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The Future of HEDIS - Episode 1


5 Topics and Themes: The future of HEDIS focuses on 5 core ideas.

The Future of HEDIS: The Basics: July 12, 2019

Why are we doing this and why now?.

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.

Learn where HEDIS is headed in this webinar series:

  • Episode 1 – The Basics: July 12, 2019
    5 Topics and Themes: The future of HEDIS focuses on 5 core ideas.
  • Episode 2 – Answering Common Questions: September 27, 2019
    Get answers to common questions about digital measures, ECDS and more.
  • Episode 3 – Let’s Get Technical: Digital Measures & ECDS: October 30, 2019
    The discussion gets more technical.
  • Episode 4 – 2019 Year in Review: What’s New & What’s Next: December 10, 2019
    Recap of what’s new for HEDIS as well as a look ahead.
  • Episode 5 – FHIR® in Our Future: HEDIS and New Data Standards: February 24, 2020
    Discussion of Why FHIR and what NCQA is considering.


Peggy O’Kane, NCQA President
Michael Barr, NCQA EVP, Quality Management and Research Group


Here is the course outline:

1. Resources

2. Recording


The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:

Certificate of Attendance
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