Electronic Pediatric Measures
The National Quality Forum (NQF) defines eMeasures or electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) as “standardized performance measures in an electronic format”. eMeasures are developed specifically using data from EHRs and can promote more accurate, efficient, and comprehensive performance measurement. The two DQA eMeasures have been tested for validity, reliability, feasibility and usability. For more information on these eMeasures, please contact the DQA staff or the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Care Continuity for Children 2-20 Years
Description: Children, age 2-20 years, who received a limited, periodic, comprehensive, or problem focused oral evaluation or an oral assessment in the year prior to the measurement year. To access the eMeasure detailed specifications, please see the United States Health Information Knowledgebase.
Sealants for Children 6-9 Years
Description: Children, age 6-9 years, who received a comprehensive or periodic oral evaluation or an oral assessment and are at moderate to high risk for caries in the measurement year. To access the eMeasure detailed specifications, please see the United States Health Information Knowledgebase.