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Measurement Science Practice Areas
PCPI follows a rigorous, evidence-based and multi-disciplinary measure development process that has been refined and standardized since its inception. The process combines staff expertise in measure development methodology with the clinical expertise of multi-specialty, multi-disciplinary work groups to develop measures that lead to improved health outcomes for patients.
Key measure development considerations:
PCPI relies on public comment to refine and retool its measures and will publish calls for public comment on this page as needed
PCPI develops specifications for multiple data source implementations, with an emphasis on specifications for electronic health records (EHRs) and clinical data registries. We bring expertise in the development of health quality measures format (HQMF) electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) specifications in accordance with nationally adopted standards, models and tools.
Key measure specification considerations:
Through novel qualitative and quantitative measure testing methodologies, PCPI tests measures for feasibility and scientific acceptability. We initiate testing as early as possible during the measure development process and encourage measure developers to test early and test often.
Measure testing is a critical step in the measure development process. PCPI's Measure Testing Protocol (updated in 2010) is a standardized methodology that tests performance measures and guides measure testing activities.