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6 Topics and Themes: The future of HEDIS focuses on 6 core ideas.

The Future of HEDIS®: New Ideas for 2024 and Digital Content

Leaders from NCQA HEDIS Policy and Digital Content Services brief the HEDIS community on diverse plans and proposals, including:

  • Digital Content Services. New ways to make measurement more flexible and integrate quality into organizations’ workstreams.
  • Improving Diabetes Care. Updates to nine measures related to diabetes care, including adding a Glucose Management Indicator.
  • Enhancing Health Equity. Extend gender-inclusive language in two measures and race and ethnicity stratification in 15.
  • Reducing Burden. Retire seven measures.

The future of HEDIS focuses on 6 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 traditional timeline.
  • Telehealth: The access to care that telehealth has brought Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic is vital to quality now and after the pandemic.

Learn where HEDIS is headed in this webinar series

  • Episode 1 – The Basics: July 12, 2019
    Get the recording, slides and transcript in our archives below.
  • Episode 2 – Answering Common Questions: September 27, 2019
    Get answers to common questions about digital measures, ECDS and more. See our archives below.
  • Episode 3 – Let’s Get Technical: Digital Measures & ECDS: October 30, 2019
    The discussion gets more technical. See our archives below.
  • 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. See our archives below.
  • Episode 5 – FHIR® in Our Future: HEDIS and New Data Standards: February 24, 2020
    Discussion of Why FHIR and what NCQA is considering. See our archives below.
  • Episode 6 – Telehealth and the Future of Quality: June 29, 2020.
    Discussion on telehealth’s rapid rise during COVID-19 and its implications for quality. See our archives below.
  • Episode 7 – Emerging Strategies for Telehealth, HEDIS and NCQA Products: September 24, 2020
    Discussion on telehealth, HEDIS and NCQA’s products. See our archives below.
  • Episode 8 – Digital Measures and Health Equity: February 24, 2021
    Discussion on digital measures and health equity. See our archives below.
  • Episode 9 – Health Equity: June 22, 2021
    Discussion on using HEDIS to address health disparities.
  • Episode 10 – Future of HEDIS During and After the Pandemic: September 30, 2021
    Discussion on the future of HEDIS during and after the pandemic. See our archives below.
  • Episode 11 – Future of HEDIS: Better Data, Better Measures, Better Care: March 2, 2022
    Discussion on our plan to fully digitalize HEDIS and our new plans for evolving measurement.
  • Episode 12 – Future of HEDIS: Using HEDIS to improve Health Equity: October 6, 2022
    A look at race and ethnicity stratification, social-needs measurement and gender-inclusive measurement.
  • Episode 13 – New Ideas for 2024 and Digital Content – February 28, 2023
    Leaders from NCQA HEDIS Policy and Digital Content Services brief the HEDIS community on diverse plans and proposals.


Cindy Ottone, HMA
Director, Measures Policy

Burke Burnett
Director, Product Management


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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