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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

11/25/2014

Hospitals

2015 List of ORYX Vendors Supporting eCQM Data Transmissions

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2015 ORYX Vendors Supporting eCQM Measure Sets Data Transmission

Related Topics: Performance Measurement Systems, Performance Measurement

11/25/2014

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

11/24/2014

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

11/17/2014

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

11/14/2014

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

2015 Flexible ORYX Reporting Options and Core Measure Set Selection Form

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Effective with January 1, 2015 discharges accredited hospitals have the flexibility of meeting their ORYX measure reporting requirements through one of three options.

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

10/28/2014
10/23/2014

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

10/23/2014
10/23/2014

Venous Thromboembolism

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

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

10/23/2014

Hospitals, Disease-Specific Care

Candidate Systems List

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Candidate Systems List

Related Topics: Performance Measurement, ORYX , Performance Measurement Systems

10/23/2014

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, Health Care-Associated Infections, Core Measure Set

10/16/2014

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: Core Measure Set, Performance Measurement

10/16/2014

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

10/16/2014

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

10/16/2014

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: Hospital, Performance Measurement, Core Measure Set

10/16/2014

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

10/16/2014

Hospitals

Acute Myocardial Infarction

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AMI Core Measure Set Information

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

10/16/2014

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

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

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The Joint Commission’s ORYX® initiative integrates outcomes and other performance measurement data into the accreditation process. ORYX measurement requirements are intended to support Joint Commission accredited organizations in their quality improvement efforts.

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

10/10/2014

Hospital Outpatient Department

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In November 2007, The Joint Commission announced the addition of a set of seven hospital outpatient measures to its current complement of core measure sets used to satisfy ORYX performance measurement requirements.

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

10/06/2014

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

09/04/2014

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

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, ORYX , Performance Measurement, Core Measures

07/10/2014

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

05/21/2014

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

02/10/2014

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