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PCPI's measurement science program includes three distinct but well-integrated areas — measure development, measure specifications, and measure testing — each of which is essential to producing high quality performance measures ready for widespread adoption and implementation. Information on PCPI’s full suite of Measurement Science consulting services can be found here.
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 Technical Expert Panels (TEPs) to develop measures that lead to improved health outcomes for patients. PCPI relies on public comment to refine and retool its measures.
PCPI develops specifications for multiple data source implementations, with an emphasis on specifications for electronic data sources, including electronic health records (EHRs) and clinical registries. We bring expertise in the development of health quality measures format (HQMF) electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) technical specifications in accordance with nationally accepted and adopted standards, including use of the Quality Data Model (QDM) and Clinical Quality Language (CQL).
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.