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

06/23/2014

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
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

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

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

Hospitals

Emergency Department

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Related Topics: Core Measure Set

11/30/2012

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Pneumonia Measures

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In May 2001, the Joint Commission announced four initial core measurement areas for hospitals, which included pneumonia (PN).

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

11/02/2011

Hospitals, Disease-Specific Care

Immunization

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Related Topics: Core Measure Set, Core Measures

10/28/2011

Acute Myocardial Infarction

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AMI Core Measure Set Information

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

02/23/2011

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