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U.S. Health Information Knowledgebase (USHIK) Common Formats Technical Summary

What is AHRQ/USHIK?    http://ushik.ahrq.gov

  • System of Registries
  • Based on a core ISO/IEC 11179 architecture
  • One Source / Publically Available / Centralized Metadata System with Custom Portals: (HITSP / Patient Safety / Common Formats)
  • Meaningful Use Measures and State All Payers Portals

AHRQ/USHIK - Administered/Registered Items:

  • Data Elements
  • Derived Data Elements
  • Value Sets / Values
  • Constraints
  • Functional Groups
  • Transaction Sets / Templates / Models
  • Forms / Survey Forms (supporting Patient Safety / CARE-MDS)
  • Question / Answer Value Sets
  • Links to Vocabulary Services
  • CCR / CCD / CDA - with comparison ability

AHRQ/USHIK - Functionality / Features:

  • Information Models/Model Views which Hierarchical Relationships
  • Improved Information Model Navigation
  • Sophisticated (Advanced) Search Capabilities
  • Multiple View Feature
  • Developer /Implementer Quick View (Custom views to easily view and download Data Elements / Value Sets and their OIDs)
  • Online Feedback Mechanism
  • Dynamic Links to other HIT Information Sources / Providers
  • Comparison Matrix
  • Downloads: XML, PDF, Excel™
  • Information Management
  • Web Services - RESTful/SOAP /*T66 Compliance
  • Metadata Evaluation / Certification Engines

AHRQ/USHIK - Registry/Metadata Administration Features:

  • Secure, role-based administration - easy “fill in” schema templates to facilitate quick loading services
  • Organization administrative rights / permissions / access - Organization control to fill or feed data to register
  • Facilitating Data Governance/Data Governance Infrastructure
  • Copying & Versioning of Administered Items / Set
  • Reference Document Links with PDF file capability

AHRQ/USHIK - Reporting Features:

  • Reporting HHS Secretary-approved Data Elements
  • Available On Demand Reporting Capabilities

AHRQ/USHIK Facts:

  • Lifecycle tied to Federal Health IT
  • Hosted and backed by AHRQ's IT infrastructure
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