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

Join popHealth Steering Group to receive announcements on popHealth roadmap development

Join popHealth Developers Group to participate in popHealth code development

Join PopHealth User Group to receive announcements on what is new with popHealth 

Join EHR Data Access & Extraction Group to receive announcements on solutions to accessing clinical data from EHR vendors and healthcare providers 

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.