The Future of HEDIS

Digital Quality Measures build on the HEDIS foundation, creating more efficient data collection and reporting, and better accountability at all levels. Visitors to this page often check HEDIS FAQs, QRS FAQs, or ask a question through MyNCQA.


5 Topics and Themes

The future of HEDIS focuses on 5 core ideas:

  • Allowable Adjustments: New flexibility lets users modify measures without changing their clinical intent.
  • Licensing and Certification: Updated requirements ensure accuracy of measure results.
  • Digital Measures: HEDIS specifications that download directly into users’ data systems bring new ease.
  • Electronic Clinical Data Systems (ECDS): This new reporting method helps clinical data create insight for managing the health of individuals and groups.
  • Schedule Change: A new schedule gives users more time by giving them complete measure specs sooner—11 months earlier than the current timeline.

Webinars: The Future of HEDIS

Learn where HEDIS is headed in this webinar series:

  • The Basics: July 12, 2019
    Get the recording, slides and transcript in our archives below.
  • Episode 2: September 27, 2019
    Get answers to common questions about digital measures, ECDS and more. See our archives below.
  • Let’s Get Technical: Digital Measures & ECDS: October 30, 2019
    The discussion gets more technical. Please register for the webinar.
  • Episode 4: December 10, 2019
    Again, the focus will be technical. Save the date. And make sure you’re on our mailing list so we know to invite you.

Webinar Archives

The Basics: July 12, 2019

Episode 2: September 27, 2019

Digital Quality Summit

The Digital Quality Summit convenes quality improvement stakeholders from across the health IT spectrum to work to improve coordination across disciplines and advance communication of health care information systems.

Learning Collaboratives

NCQA brings a cross section of health care professionals together in learning collaboratives to develop solutions and best practices in various areas of digital quality measures.


Visitors to this page often check HEDIS FAQs or ask a question through MyNCQA.


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