Furthering its mission to drive interoperability and improve quality of care, Nebraska Health Information Initiative (NEHII) is excited to announce the successful achievement of certification for 18 electronic clinical quality measures (eCQM) from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

NEHII was the very first health information exchange to earn the NCQA eMeasure certification in June 2019.

The NCQA eCQM certification program evaluates how well electronic systems calculate eCQMs using electronic clinical data. Health plans, provider organizations and others rely on accurate data to make decisions about value-based contracting. By earning eCQM certification from NCQA, NEHII can confidently say their system has undergone the industry’s most rigorous assessment. Reporting is more accurate for these systems than systems not certified by NCQA.

“Certification by NEHII in these measures speaks to our goal to reduce the administrative burden of data reporting,” said Melanie Surber, Chief Clinical Officer at NEHII “By being able to abstract and submit data by these NCQA standards to our payers, we are reducing the ask of our providers and health systems to provide this data through submission of medical records. It also allows the payers to have data that meets the rigors of their NCQA accreditation standards.”

To learn more about NEHII and how it can help you meet your quality reporting needs, email support@nehii.org or call 402.506.9900, ext. 1.

About Nebraska Health Information Initiative (NEHII)
NEHII Inc is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a public/private governance model that includes health care providers, payers and the State of Nebraska. NEHII’s purpose is to achieve health care transformation through community betterment collaboration while protecting the security and privacy of medical information. For more information, please visit www.nehii.org.

About NCQA
NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance. NCQA’s Health care Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®) is the most widely used performance measurement tool in health care. NCQA’s Web site (ncqa.org) contains information to help consumers, employers and others make more informed health care choices. NCQA can be found online at ncqa.org, on Twitter, on Facebook, and on LinkedIn.

HEDIS® is a registered trademark of NCQA. NCQA Measure Certification is a service mark of NCQA. All rights reserved.

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