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

07/02/2015

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: Performance Measurement, Core Measure Set, Hospital

06/26/2015

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

05/29/2015

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

05/29/2015

Hospitals, Disease-Specific Care

Core Systems List (for Accreditation and Certification)

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Core Systems List - Updated May 14, 2015

Related Topics: Performance Measurement Systems, Performance Measurement

05/14/2015

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

05/14/2015

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

03/11/2015

Hospital Outpatient Department

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Joint Commission accredited hospitals are required to collect and submit data to The Joint Commission for a minimum of six core measure sets.

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

01/12/2015

Hospitals

General ORYX* requirements for hospitals

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ORYX® is The Joint Commission’s performance measurement and improvement initiative, first implemented in 1997. Learn more about the ORYX requirements for hospitals.

Related Topics: ORYX , Performance Measurement

01/12/2015

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Pneumonia Measures

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The Joint Commission will no longer require data collection for this measure set. The Joint Commission will be providing accredited hospitals greater flexibility in meeting ORYX® performance measure reporting requirements beginning with measure set selections for calendar year 2015.

Related Topics: Infection Prevention and HAIs, Vaccinations, Vaccine, Vaccination, Core Measure Set, Performance Measurement

01/09/2015

Hospitals

Heart Failure

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The Joint Commission will no longer require data collection for this measure set. The Joint Commission will be providing accredited hospitals greater flexibility in meeting ORYX® performance measure reporting requirements beginning with measure set selections for calendar year 2015.

Related Topics: Performance Measurement, Core Measure Set

01/09/2015

Hospitals, Disease-Specific Care

Candidate Systems List

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Candidate Systems List

Related Topics: Performance Measurement Systems, Performance Measurement, ORYX

01/08/2015

Hospitals

Acute Myocardial Infarction

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AMI Core Measure Set Information

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

01/08/2015

Disease-Specific Care

Optimizing Comprehensive Stroke Data Collection

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Beginning with discharges on and after January 1, 2015, new performance measurement requirements will become effective for comprehensive stroke centers (CSCs).

Related Topics: Performance Measurement, Comprehensive Stroke Center

12/17/2014

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

12/10/2014

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

11/24/2014

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: Hospital ORYX Forms, Core Measures, 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, Core Measure Set, Transitions of Care and Performance Measurement

10/23/2014
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, Core Measure Set, Infection Prevention and HAIs

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

10/10/2014

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: ORYX , Performance Measurement, Core Measures, Hospital

07/10/2014

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