Inventory of Health Care Information Standards. CPRI Project Evaluation Criteria


V. Contact for more information

Note: A) Include name, E-mail address, phone and fax number.

Margaret Amatayakul

Executive Director

Computer-based Patient Record Institute

1000 East Woodfield Road., Suite 102

Schaumburg, IL 60173

TEL. 847-706-6746

FAX. 847-706-6747


VI. Description of Standard

Notes: A) Include separate statements for:

- objectives:


CPR Project Evaluation Criteria is a product developed for use in the Nicholas E. Davies CPR Recognition Program conducted by the CPRI. In addition to serving as the specific criteria providers must meet for this recognition, the document may be used outside of the recognition program to:

  1. Promote the vision of CPR systems through concrete examples.
  2. Understand and share documented value of CPR systems on health care quality, costs, and access.
  3. Promote development and use of health care information standards.
  4. Provide visibility and recognition for high-impact CPR systems.
  5. Share successful implementation strategies and organizational benefits derived from CPR systems.


The primary function of CPR Project Evaluation Criteria outside of the Davies CPR Recognition Program is to help providers understand the scope of CPR systems and evaluate their progress toward that goal.

- user environment (reimbursement, administrative,

clinical and/or other functional areas)

User Environment

CPR Project Evaluation Criteria is designed to be used primarily in the understanding of computer-based patient records as they may be implemented in provider settings. They are not intended to be used to describe a specific product. CPR system implementation depends upon not only technology, but the environment in which the CPR system is implemented. The criteria includes that for management, functionality, technology, and impact.

- systems environment (operating systems, network,

hardware or other requirements)

- Application function/domain completeness (Within the

defined scope of this standard, what functions/codes

are complete?

- In what way(s) is this standard superior to other

standards in this category/classification?

Competing Standards

To our knowledge there is no other tool that provides criteria for evaluating implementation of CPR systems in provider settings.

- any other relevant characteristics

VII. Readiness of Standard

Notes: A) Is it a guideline? If so, does it address policy,

process, practice or design?


CPR Project Evaluation Criteria address design.

B) Is it implementable? (If so, is it fully or partially

implementable?, explain)


CPR Project Evaluation Criteria is implementable by any organization that wishes to use it as a tool for planning, any consulting firm that wishes to use it to assist clients in evaluating progress toward implementing CPR systems, and by vendors to establish provider expectations.

C) How can the standard be obtained?


CPR Project Evaluation Criteria can be obtained for a nominal fee from the Computer-based Patient Record Institute.

D) Does it require a separate implementation guide? (If so

is the guide approved by the SDO?

Implementation Guide

Not required.

E) Is there only one implementation guideline (or are there major options that impact compatibility)?

Conformance Standard Specification

Traditional conformance testing does not apply, however, the CPR Project Evaluation Criteria have been pilot tested and have been used in three years of Davies CPR Recognition Program implementation.

F) Is a conformance standard specified?

G) Are conformance test tools available?

H) Source of test tools?

I) If the standard is under development, what parts of it

are ready now?

Development Stage

CPR Project Evaluation Criteria is in Version 2.1, released in March 1996.

J) What extensions are now under development?


CPR Project Evaluation Criteria may be revised as experience with the Davies CPR Recognition Program may suggest the need, as reflected by industry advances.

K) What are the major milestones toward standards


L) What are the projected dates for final ballotting and/or


M) Please note any other indicators of readiness that may

be appropriate.

VIII. Indicator of Market Acceptance

Notes: A) If the standard is a guideline, how many copies have been

requested and distributed?

Market Acceptance

Many copies of CPR Project Evaluation Criteria have been sold, as well as distributed as part of the Davies CPR Recognition Program. In this program, providers who have been recognized attest to the usefulness of the review process and the importance of the recognition. Recognized providers have included: Intermountain Health Care, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, Department of Veterans Affairs, and Brigham & Women=s Hospital. Providers to be recognized in 1997 have not been selected as of the writing of this report.

B) If the standard is an implementable standard, how many

vendors, healthcare organizations and/or government

agencies are using it?

C) Is this standard being used in other countries (which

are they)?

D) Please note any other relevant indicator of market

acceptance within the public or private sector.

IX. Level of Specificity

Notes: A) If your standard is a guideline, how detailed is it?

B) If it is an implementable standard, describe how

detailed its framework is and its level of granularity.

C) Does the standard(s) reference or assume other standards

to achieve more specificity?

D) If it includes or assumes code sets, which ones are they?

E) What is the description of the code set?

F) How is the code set acquired?

G) Is there a users' guide or some other assistance

available on the code set?

H) If the code set is currently in use, what is the extent

of its use (e.g., approximate number of users)?

I) If the code set is under development, what are the

projected dates of completion and implementation?

X. Relationships with other standards

Notes: A) Identify other standards and the relationship(s) with

other standards such as inclusion, dependency, interface

overlap, conflict or coordination.

B) Identify specific standards reconciliation or

coordination activities.

C) What portion of the specification and functionality is

affected by this coordination?

D) What conditions are assumed in order for this

coordination to be effective?

E) Is this standard consistent with international standards?

If so, which standards?

F) What gaps remain among related standards that should be


G) Describe what is being done to address these gaps.

XI. Identifiable Costs

Notes: A) Please indicate the cost or your best estimate for the


  • Cost of licensure
  • Cost of acquisition (if different from licensure)


CPR Project Evaluation Criteria is available from CPRI at a cost of $100.

  • Cost/timeframes for education and training
  • Cost/timeframes for implementation
  • Please note any other cost considerations.