popHealth - An Open-Source Quality Measure Reference Implementation
popHealth® is an Open-Source Clinical Quality Measure database and reporting engine with data presented through a web-based interface. It includes a centralized repository of clinical data. Data is sent from EHRs via nationally recognized standards such as Consolidated Clinical Data Architecture (C-CDA) Continuity of Care (CCD) Documents or QRDA (Quality Reporting Data Architecture) Cat 1 Documents. Clinical Quality Measures (CQMs) are calculated for providers and presented through a web-based interface with drill down ability to the provider and patient-level data. It allows providers to track trends in quality and health over time and calculate CQMs for Meaningful Use and other CQM Reporting. popHealth® leverages the Cypress validation capability, references measure bundles from the NIH, and supports use of custom defined measures that are generated by an organization with MAT/Bonnie. popHealth® can be integrated with systems supporting practices of various sizes and government entities. It is a reference implementation, and anyone is welcome to modify and extend the functionalities of popHealth®. Since popHealth® is open source (Apache 2.0 licensed), it is not required to contribute back fixes or innovations, but it is encouraged and appreciated and fosters mutual benefit for all parties.
OSEHRA is facilitating a collaboration to identify next-generation EHR-based analytics solutions suitable to help state Medicaid programs track improvements in healthcare quality over time
popHealth version 4.0.2 is now certified as a 2014 Edition EHR module
popHealth version 4.0.2 was certified by Infogard, an Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) Authorized Certification Body (ACB), in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, The certifications (IG-3687-16-001 and IG-3687-16-0002) are based on inheriting the existing Northwestern popHealth 2014 Edition Modular Inpatient version 1.0 and Ambulatory 2.0 certifications.
Transparency and Disclosures: popHealth v4.0.2 is open source (Apache 2 licensed). There is no additional cost required to implement or use the software.
Population analytics - Roadmap
ONC is leading a number of development efforts in decision support, patient matching, cost of care management and other applications that take advantage of and extend the popHealth code. OSEHRA is organizing community work to develop these capabilities for state medicaid applications.
popHealth version 4.0.2 is now certified as a 2014 Edition EHR module.
|Nov 2015||popHeath version 4.0.0 is released - see Release Note to find out what has been added since version 3.|
|July 2015||For the first time, the OSEHRA 2015 Summit welcomes the population health analytics community with an expansive program of presentations, roundtables, and workshop style meetings, including a dedicated analytics track. Please see OSEHRA Summit Agenda for details.|
|Jun 2015||Since beginning of the year, the popHealth Developer Open Source Project have merged 6 pull requests into the main trunk of the popHealth code repository. The latest merge - multiple practice functionality and role based access adds significant new capability to the popHealth code base - see link for detailed description.|
|Jan 2015||With the approval from the OSEHRA popHealth Steering Work Group, the OSEHRA popHealth Develop Open Source Project will begin the process of merging the eHealthConnect code branch into the popHealth Version 3 Master code branch. The first pull request, Provider Search / Provider Tree Preference, was submitted by Sabbir Siddiqui on January 23rd to the master branch.|
|Oct 2014||Three OSEHRA groups have been created to serve the popHealth community: popHealth® Steering Work Group, popHealth® Developer Open Source Project, and popHealth® User Work Group. Please join the groups to receive postings on announcements, meeting minutes, and discussions.|
|Sep 2014||ONC popHealth transitioned to OSEHRA. The ONC popHealth code is now frozen.
The new OSEHRA popHealth Github repository is located at https://github.com/OSEHRA/popHealth
|Feb/Mar 2014||In February and March ONC held follow-up meetings with the stakeholder community to solicit feedback on the draft governance plan.|
|Jan 2014||popHealth community attended an in-person meeting in Washington, DC on January 21st|
|Dec 2012||popHealth v2.1 support for MU Stage 2 CQMs for Eligible Professionals – Completed|
|Jun 2012||MU Stage 1 CQM performance presentation at the Government Health Information Technology conference. – Completed|
|CCDA XML Import Capability June 22, 2012 – Completed|
|Mar 2012||popHealth showcased at the Human Factors Conference: March, 12-14, 2012 – Completed|
|popHealth featured in John Halamka's blog|
|Feb 2012||Version 1.4 Webinar and new design – Completed|
|Jan 2012||popHealth v1.4 Support for provider-specific features – Completed|