America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety: The Joint Commission’s Annual Report 2016
This year’s annual report recaps 2015 as a year of significant transition in performance measurement for The Joint Commission. We retired 20 measures that had consistently excellent performance, introduced flexible reporting options to allow organizations choice in which measures to report, and accepted electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) data for the first time.
Despite the challenges of our rapidly changing environment, hospitals continued to improve their quality performance results. This report summarizes data on 29 accountability measures reported by more than 3,300 Joint Commission-accredited hospitals in 2015.