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Engage with the eCQI community

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Engage with the eCQI community

02/12/2016
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eCQM 101

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External Resources - eCQM 101

02/12/2016
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eCQM specifications

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eCQM specifications include eCQM packages and value sets, which are published in the CMS’s eCQM Library and the Value Set Authority Center (VSAC), respectively.

02/12/2016
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How to report issues with eCQM specs and reporting

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CMS and ONC use the JIRA system to track issues with eCQM specifications and eCQM data reporting issues. JIRA provides a space in which internal and external users can transparently log, prioritize, and discuss issues with appropriate subject matter experts on a host of topics.

02/12/2016
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Standard vocabularies used in eCQMs

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Standard vocabularies used in eCQMs

02/12/2016
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Facts about Office-Based Surgery Accreditation

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The Joint Commission introduced its Office-Based Surgery (OBS) Accreditation program in 2001. It serves as a quality oversight tool for smaller surgical practices.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Ambulatory Health Care , Office-Based Surgery Accreditation , Accreditation Program

02/12/2016
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Addressing the No. 1 issue

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When something is ranked No. 1, it’s best to take notice. When it’s the No. 1 cause of immediate threat to life and preliminary denial of accreditation, it’s even better to take action. So we did with our latest BoosterPak.

Related Items: Leadership , Blog

02/12/2016
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Facts about the unannounced survey process

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The Joint Commission generally conducts unannounced surveys unless it is not feasible or logical to do so. All hospital and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services deeming or recognition surveys are unannounced. This fact sheet includes a table listing exceptions to unannounced surveys.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Unannounced Survey Process

02/12/2016
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Home Care Webinar Replays

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Webinar replay Q&A posted Sep 29, 2015 Webinar replay posted Aug 20, 2015

02/12/2016
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New Community-Based Palliative Care Certification Option for Home Health & Hospice Launches July 1, 2016. Standards Available Now!

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Community-Based Palliative Care (CBPC) Certification will recognize home health and hospice organizations that provide top caliber, community-based palliative care to patients and families at home.

Related Items: Home Care , Palliative Care

02/11/2016
News

Joint Commission Names Ronald Wyatt, MD, MHA, First Patient Safety Officer

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The Joint Commission today announced the appointment of Ronald M. Wyatt, MD, MHA, to the newly created position of patient safety officer, reflecting the organization’s commitment to promoting a safe and high-quality health care system with a goal of zero patient harm.

Related Items: Patient Safety , News Releases

02/11/2016
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Joint Commission Names Ronald Wyatt, MD, MHA, First Patient Safety Officer

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Ronald M. Wyatt, MD, MHA, is the first appointee to the newly created position of patient safety officer, reflecting The Joint Commission's commitment to promoting a safe and high-quality health care system with a goal of zero patient harm.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Disease-Specific Care , Health Care Staffing , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Patient Safety , Palliative Care , Integrated Care Certification , Patient Blood Management Certification

02/11/2016
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Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement

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Attention Total Hip and Knee Replacement programs! The Joint Commission will begin to accept applications on December 17th, 2015 for a new Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement. On-site reviews will be starting in early 2016.

Related Items: Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement , Disease-Specific Care

02/10/2016
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Ronald M. Wyatt, M.D., MHA

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Ronald M. Wyatt, MD, MHA, is the patient safety officer and medical director in the Division of Healthcare Improvement at The Joint Commission.

02/10/2016
02/09/2016
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Sentinel Event Data Summary

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Summary Data of Sentinel Events reviewed by The Joint Commission (as of 2/4/2016)

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Sentinel Event Statistics

02/09/2016
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Chart-based Vendor List (for Accreditation and Certification)

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Chart-based Vendor List - Updated February 2016

Related Items: Performance Measurement , Performance Measurement Systems

02/09/2016
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Certification Vendor List

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View the Certification Vendor List which includes all vendors that support at least one hospital certification measure set.

Related Items: Performance Measurement

02/09/2016
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eCQM Vendor List

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View the eCQM Vendor List which includes all vendors that have embedded at least one hospital eCQM measure set.

Related Items: Performance Measurement , Performance Measurement Systems

02/09/2016
Blog

You Share, We Share: Part 1 of our Voice of the Customer Series

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We asked our customers for feedback. No we want to share what they said. So over the next four weeks, we’ll be publishing AmBuzz blogs that address some of the key topics.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Ambulatory , AMBUZZ

02/08/2016
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National Patient Safety Goals

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2016 National Patient Safety Goals Now Available!

Related Items: NPSG Infection , National Patient Safety Goals

02/08/2016
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