The federal government is seeking easier ways for hospitals to report data under the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program.

Quality data measures reported under the program are used to inform consumers of hospital quality scores via the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Hospital Compare Web site. Now, CMS has issued a request for information on ways that hospitals can report data on a subset of measures using the same certified electronic health records systems that are used to report quality measures under the EHR meaningful use program.

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