Renal Healthcare HIE EQRS Certification for EHR Vendors

The Renal Healthcare HIE facilitates a process for electronic health record (EHR) vendors to become certified to electronically submit data to the EQRS (formerly CROWNWeb) repository through the Renal Healthcare HIE.  This certification demonstrates the vendor has the technical capability to support this process and once certification is obtained may promote this capability as a feature of their software.

The certification process consists of several preparation and testing steps to submit production data to EQRS through the Renal Healthcare HIE. This process includes:

  • Preparing data files to meet the EQRS format and business rules requirements
  • Testing for conformance
  • Testing for data content and business rule compliance
  • Connectivity and end-to-end testing

A complete overview and listing of steps in the certification process are outlined in the Renal Healthcare HIE EQRS Certification Guide.

EQRS Nursing Home and Telemedicine Reference Documents

The EQRS reference documents posted below are provided by CMS for the addition of Nursing Home and Telemedicine information in EQRS data files. This addition was released by CMS in October 2021 and is ready for use by the EQRS system. The documents include updated EQRS error codes, data dictionary, XSDs and test files for development reference. 

EQRS Reference Documents

The EQRS reference documents posted below are provided by CMS for the new EQRS system launched in November 2020. The documents include the EQRS XSDs, a data dictionary and data error codes listing for the data submission files.

CROWNWeb Reference Documents

The CROWNWeb reference documents listed at this link, provide the historical schemas and business rules for the CROWNWeb system that was replaced by EQRS in November 2020.