The QICore model defines a set of FHIR profiles that provide a physical implementation of the Quality Information and Clinical Knowledge (QUICK) logical model.
Authors of future quality measures and clinical decision support artifacts may use QUICK, together with the Clinical Quality Language (CQL), to create interoperable and executable knowledge artifacts. QICore bridges QUICK and FHIR, making data accessible via the FHIR API.
The use of QICore FHIR profiles to implement quality applications is optional. If the QICore FHIR profiles are not used, the implementer is responsible for mapping their data directly into the QUICK model via their own customized data access layer.