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Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Facts about accountability measures

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Learn more about accountability measures—quality measures that meet four criteria designed to identify measures that produce the greatest positive impact on patient outcomes when hospitals demonstrate improvement.

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

09/04/2014

Hospitals

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

08/22/2014

Certification Systems List

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View the Certification Systems List which includes all performance measurement systems that support at least one hospital certification measure set.

Related Topics: Performance Measurement

08/22/2014

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Pneumonia Measures

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The Joint Commission collaborated with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as well as the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA), the American Thoracic Society (ATS), the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Related Topics: Performance Measurement, Core Measure Set, Health Care-Associated Infections, Vaccination, Vaccine, Vaccinations

08/22/2014

Hospitals

Acute Myocardial Infarction

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AMI Core Measure Set Information

Related Topics: Core Measure Set, Core Measures, Performance Measurement

08/22/2014

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

07/28/2014

Hospitals

ORYX® Risk Adjustment Guide

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The ORYX Risk Adjustment Guide provides ORYX vendors an understanding of how to implement The Joint Commission's risk models for core paper-based measure data. This guide is written by and the data files provided by the Joint Commission's statistical unit.

Related Topics: Hospital, Performance Measurement, ORYX , Core Measures

07/10/2014

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

07/01/2014

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 Systems, Performance Measurement

07/01/2014

Hospitals

Children's Asthma Care

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Three Children's Asthma Care measures were introduced for implementation effective April 1, 2007. Data collection for the measure set began with April 2007 discharges. CAC-3 was initially implemented as a test measure pending National Quality Forum (NQF) endorsement.

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

06/24/2014

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Surgical Care Improvement Project

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The Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP) is a national quality partnership of organizations interested in improving surgical care by significantly reducing surgical complications. SCIP Partners include the Steering Committee of 10 national organizations who have pledged their commitment. . .

Related Topics: Performance Measurement, Core Measure Set, Health Care-Associated Infections

06/23/2014

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

05/21/2014

Hospitals

Perinatal Care

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New! Clarification to Perinatal Care measure PC-05: Exclusive Breast Milk Feeding. The expanded Perinatal Care (PC) measure set is comprised of 5 measures.

Related Topics: Core Measure Set, Performance Measurement, Hospital

05/13/2014

Advanced Certification , Disease-Specific Care

Comprehensive Stroke Certification: Standardized Performance Measures

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Comprehensive Stroke Centers must continue to meet the performance measure requirements for Primary Stroke Centers. Certified Comprehensive Stroke Centers will continue to collect data for the eight Joint Commission stroke core measures.

Related Topics: Comprehensive Stroke Center, Performance Measurement, Disease-Specific Care

05/12/2014
05/09/2014
05/08/2014

Hospital-Based Inpatient Psychiatric Services

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The Joint Commission and the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS), the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) and the NASMHPD Research Institute, Inc. (NRI) collaborated on the development of a set of core performance measures.

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

05/05/2014

Venous Thromboembolism

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

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

04/28/2014

Hospitals

2014 Core eMeasure Pilot Project Systems List

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View the 2014 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 Systems, Performance Measurement

04/10/2014

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

03/25/2014

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

02/10/2014

Hospitals, Disease-Specific Care

Candidate Systems List

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Candidate Systems List

Related Topics: Performance Measurement Systems, Performance Measurement, ORYX

01/24/2014

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

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

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: Performance Measurement, Accountability Measures

09/09/2013

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