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Prepublication Standards – Revisions to Advanced Certification Requirements for Heart Failure

Prepublication Standards – Revisions to Advanced Certification Requirements for Heart Failure

The requirements for the Advanced Certification for Heart Failure have been updated as part of an initiative to keep The Joint Commission’s certification programs current. Learn More
 
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What does advanced certification in heart failure require?

Structure

Organizations must comply with Joint Commission standards for disease-specific care, (Manual available on the JCR Web site.) and the appendix for Advanced Certification in Heart Failure.

The heart failure program must include either a hospital-based and hospital-owned outpatient heart failure clinic, OR have a collaborative relationship with one or more attending cardiology practices.
 
Disease-specific Care standards cover the following categories:

  •  Program management
  •  Clinical information management
  •  Delivering or facilitating clinical care
  •  Supporting self-management
  •  Measuring and improving performance.

Process

Advanced Certification in Heart Failure requires participation in Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure quality improvement program at an award-winning level of performance.

Outcome

A commitment to continuous improvement is essential. Advanced Certification in Heart Failure requires that a program collect data on standardized performance measures and use this information for ongoing performance improvement efforts.

Criteria developed in collaboration with the American Heart Association.