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VA Technical Reference Model v 24.4

Quality Indicators (QI) Windows
Quality Indicators (QI) Windows Technology

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Description: Quality Indicators (QI) Windows software links to the data warehouse allowing the extraction of associated International Classification of Diseases (ICD)-9/ ICD-10 codes giving users the ability to calculate the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) QI rates based on administrative data. The AHRQ QIs are organized around four collections (modules) of indicators: Inpatient Quality Indicators (IQIs), Pediatric Quality Indicators (PDIs), Prevention Quality Indicators (PQIs), and Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs). AHRQ`s QI software is intended to be used with data that cover an entire patient population (e.g., all discharges from a hospital in a year) or that were sampled from a patient population using simple random sampling.

This technology requires an installation of Microsoft Structured Query Language (SQL) Server for data storage and manipulation.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has not been assessed by the Section 508 Office. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v20.6
Decision Date: 06/25/2020 at 12:10:35 UTC
Aliases: WinQI; AHRQ Quality Indicators Windows Application
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (06/25/2020 at 12:10:35 UTC).