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Hospitals

Core eMeasure Pilot Project Systems List

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View the Core eMeasure Pilot Project Systems List which includes all performance measurement systems and Electronic Health Record (EHR) companies that have agreed to participate in the ORYX Core eMeasure Pilot Project.

Related Topics: Performance Measurement, Performance Measurement Systems

04/10/2014

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care

Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient-and Family-Centered Care

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Effective patient-provider communication is critical to the successful delivery of health care services. The Joint Commission supports a number of efforts to improve communication between health care providers and patients, including standards, monographs, videos, and other resources.

Related Topics: Critical Access Hospital, Hospital, Hospital, Language, & Culture , Performance Measurement, Leading Practice Library Addendum, Research Resources, Completed Research Projects, Health Equity, Advancing Effective Communication, LGBT

04/03/2014

Stroke

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The stroke (STK) measures were developed in collaboration with the American Heart Association (AHA)/American Stroke Association (ASA)/Brain Attack Coalition (BAC) for use by Disease-Specific Care (DSC)-certified primary stroke centers.

Related Topics: Core Measure Set, Performance Measurement, Transitions of Care and Performance Measurement

03/25/2014

Hospitals, Disease-Specific Care

Core Systems List (for Accreditation and Certification)

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Core Systems List

Related Topics: Performance Measurement, Performance Measurement Systems

03/20/2014

Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Nursing Care Center, Home Care

Non-Core Systems List

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Non-Core Systems List

Related Topics: Performance Measurement, Performance Measurement Systems

03/14/2014

Perinatal Care

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The expanded Perinatal Care (PC) measure set is comprised of 5 measures.

Related Topics: Core Measure Set, Performance Measurement

02/21/2014

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

National Quality Forum (NQF) Endorsed Nursing-Sensitive Care Performance Measures

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In January 2004, the National Quality Forum (NQF) endorsed a compilation of nursing-sensitive care performance measures. The measures were identified through the NQF consensus development process within a framework that organized the measures into categories and provided a structure to define. . .

Related Topics: Health Care-Associated Infections, CAUTI, CLABSI, VAP, Performance Measurement, Other Measures

02/10/2014

Hospitals, Disease-Specific Care

Candidate Systems List

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Candidate Systems List

Related Topics: Performance Measurement Systems, ORYX , Performance Measurement

01/24/2014

Venous Thromboembolism

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The Joint Commission Response to the Annals of Internal Medicine Editorial Regarding VTE.

Related Topics: Transitions of Care and Performance Measurement, Performance Measurement, Core Measure Set

12/19/2013

Hospitals, Nursing Care Center, Home Care, Disease-Specific Care

Improving and Measuring Osteoporosis Management

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For postmenopausal females living in North America, the chances of hip fracture due to osteoporosis are greater than the chances of being diagnosed with breast cancer, uterine cancer, or ovarian cancer, combined.

Related Topics: Research Resources, Monograph, Home Care, Hospital, Disease-Specific Care, Other Measures, Performance Measurement, Nursing Care Center, Monograph

12/02/2013

Hospitals

Osteoporosis Initiative

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For postmenopausal females living in North America, the chances of hip fracture due to osteoporosis are greater than the chances of being diagnosed with breast cancer, uterine cancer, or ovarian cancer, combined.

Related Topics: Measure Development Initiatives, Performance Measurement, Transitions of Care and Performance Measurement

09/20/2013

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Core measure changes that impact Accountability Measures

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Effective with inpatient discharges starting with January 1, 2014.

 
In August, 2013, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced modifications to its hospital quality measures data reporting requirements under its Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program.

Related Topics: Accountability Measures, Performance Measurement

09/09/2013

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Facts about ORYX® for Hospitals (National Hospital Quality Measures)

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ORYX® is The Joint Commission’s performance measurement and improvement initiative, first implemented in 1997.

Related Topics: Performance Measurement, ORYX , Core Measures, Core Measure Fact Sheets, Fact Sheets, Hospital

09/09/2013

Heart Failure

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In May 2001, the Joint Commission announced four initial core measurement areas for hospitals, which included acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and heart failure (HF).

Related Topics: Performance Measurement, Core Measure Set

05/13/2013

Health Care Staffing Services

Performance Measurement Examples for Health Care Staffing

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Examples of How to Calculate HCSS Standardized Measure Rates

Related Topics: Health Care Staffing, Performance Measurement

04/04/2013

Hospitals, Nursing Care Center, Disease-Specific Care

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Initiatives

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Sudden cardiac arrest accounts for approximately 350,000 deaths in the United States annually; while many people affected have a history of cardiac disease, countless others have no cardiac history and are unaware of any risk factors.

Related Topics: Monograph, Nursing Care Center, Performance Measurement, Other Measures, Disease-Specific Care, Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, Research Resources

03/21/2013

Critical Access Hospitals

Critical Access Hospital Project

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Standardized Performance Measures

 
The Joint Commission is seeking volunteer critical access hospitals to pilot test draft critical access hospital (CAH) performance measures.

Related Topics: Performance Measurement, Measure Development Initiatives, Critical Access Hospital

03/18/2013

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Nursing Care Center, Home Care, Advanced Certification , Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing Services

ORYX Non-Core Measure Information

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Related Topics: Behavioral Health Care, Other Measures, Performance Measurement

02/07/2013

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Facts about accountability measures

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The Joint Commission categorizes its process performance measures into accountability and non-accountability measures.

Related Topics: Top Performer, Critical Access Hospital, Fact Sheets, Accountability Measures, Hospital, ORYX , Performance Measurement, Core Measure Fact Sheets, Core Measures

10/29/2012
08/15/2012

Hospitals, Advanced Certification

Advanced Certification in Heart Failure Measures

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The Joint Commission is seeking volunteer hospitals and their associated heart failure outpatient facilities to pilot test draft advanced certification in heart failure (ACHF) performance measures.

Related Topics: Measure Development Initiatives, Certification, Performance Measurement, Heart Failure, Transitions of Care and Performance Measurement

08/08/2012

Advanced Certification , Disease-Specific Care

Performance Measures for Comprehensive Stroke Centers

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Comprehensive Stroke Centers must continue to meet the performance measure requirements for Primary Stroke Centers.

Related Topics: Comprehensive Stroke Center, Performance Measurement

07/12/2012

Hospitals, Advanced Certification

Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification

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The Joint Commission is seeking volunteer hospitals to pilot test draft comprehensive stroke (CSTK) performance measures.

Related Topics: Performance Measurement, Stroke, Certification, Measure Development Initiatives

06/06/2012
02/24/2012

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