The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has announced the plan for beta testing the ICD-10 compliant versions of SAS QI v7.0 and WinQI v7.0 software. The SAS and WinQI Beta v7.0 software will enable organizations to apply the AHRQ Quality Indicators (QIs) to their own inpatient hospital administrative data to inform quality improvement efforts in acute care settings. This free SAS or Windows-based software can be used to calculate results for the AHRQ QIs, including: Prevention Quality Indicators (PQI), Inpatient Quality Indicators (IQI), Patient Safety Indicators (PSI), and Pediatric Quality Indicators (PDI). The SAS and WinQI v7.0 software will be posted on the AHRQ QI website and notification will be sent via the AHRQ QI list serv. As part of the ICD-10 software release process, AHRQ will facilitate beta testing opportunities for up to five hospitals. Complete information about all of the changes in the software will be included in the Release Notes and Change Logs that will be published when the software is released.
For more information, contact the AHRQ QI team at QISupport@ahrq.hhs.gov.