Glossary & Acronyms
The term used to describe machines that mimic “cognitive” functions such as learning and problem solving to facilitate humans’ ability to process large volumes of information that would otherwise be unusable.
Clinical Quality Language
A Health Level Seven International (HL7) authoring language standard.
Clinical Quality Measure
A technical specification assessing the quality of health care being provided to a person.
Data Assessment Quality Framework
A descriptive taxonomy of specific measurement types that are designed to measure the quality of electronic clinical data and provide guidance for its use in quality measurement. These measurements are conceptual and HIT independent and can be applied to any data intended for use in quality.
Persons who support initial data capture, who extract and manage data from originating data systems, or who receive data and perform analyses.
Individuals receiving data from stewards and perform analyses and create visualizations that highlight features for results consumers.
Individuals who support the initial data capture or data recording at an institution.
A role within an organization responsible for utilizing an organization’s data governance processes to ensure fitness of data elements – both the content and metadata.
HL7 DaVinci Project
Da Vinci is a private sector initiative that addresses the needs of the Value Based Care Community by leveraging the HL7 FHIR platform.
DaVinci Data Exchange for Quality Measurement
A FHIR implementation guide that supports value-based care data exchange in the US Realm.
Data Measure Roadmap
NCQA’s strategic project to improve the quality of healthcare through efficient use of electronic data.
Data Source Inventory System
A system which catalogs and profiles data sources and data lineage on a secure web application used as the basis for data validations and quality assessment.
Electronic Clinical Data Systems
A network of data containing a plan member’s personal health information and records of their experiences within the healthcare system.
Electronic Clinical Quality Measure
Quality measure specifications that use data electronically extracted from to assess the quality of health care provided.
The task of disambiguating manifestations of real world data in various records or mentions by linking and grouping.
Extract Transform Load
The procedure of copying data from one or more sources into a destination system which represents the data differently from the source.
Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resource
A standard for health care data exchange, published by HL7.
Health Effectiveness Data and Information Set
One of health care’s most widely used performance improvement tools.
Health Information Exchange
A system that allows health care professionals and patients to access and securely share a patient’s medical information electronically.
Health Level Seven International
A not-for-profit, ANSI-accredited standards developing organization dedicated to providing a comprehensive framework and related standards for the exchange, integration, sharing and retrieval of electronic health information.
Informatics for Integrating Biology and the Bedside
A member-driven non-profit foundation developing an open-source / open-data community around the i2b2, tranSMART and OpenBEL translational research platforms.
National Committee for Quality Assurance
The National Committee for Quality Assurance is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit that uses measurement, transparency and accountability to improve health care. NCQA creates standards, measures performance and highlights organizations that do well. All this helps drive improvement, save lives, keep people healthy and save money.
Natural Language Processing
A field of computer science, information engineering, and artificial intelligence concerned with the interactions between computers and human (natural) languages.
Observational Medical Outcomes Partnership
The OMOP Common Data Model allows for the systematic analysis of disparate observational databases.
Point of Service Verification
A procedure of the NCQA HEDIS® Compliance Audit whereby the integrity of the data represented in the HEDIS report is assessed through a review of the source data.
Quality Data Model
An information model that defines relationships between patients and clinical concepts in a standardized format to enable electronic quality performance measurement.
Source System of Record
A data management term for an information storage system that is the authoritative data source for a given data element or piece of information.