Emergency Department

Reducing the time patients remain in the emergency department (ED) can improve access to treatment and increase quality of care. Reducing this time potentially improves access to care specific to the patient condition and increases the capability to provide additional treatment.

The following are Emergency Department eCQMs used by The Joint Commission.

  • eED-2 Admit Decision Time to ED Departure Time for Admitted Patients
Specifications for these measures are available below:

eCQM specifications  Screen Reader Text

The following are Emergency Department chart abstracted measures used by The Joint Commission.

  • ED-1 Median Time from ED Arrival to ED Departure for Admitted ED Patients
  • ED-2 Admit Decision Time to ED Departure Time for Admitted Patients

Specifications for these measures are available below:

Chart-abstracted measures specifications  Screen Reader Text

There are no Emergency Department eCQMs applicable or available for Certification purposes.

There are no Emergency Department chart abstracted measures applicable or available for Certification purposes.

Note: The Emergency Department (ED) measures were developed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and adopted by The Joint Commission’s ORYX® program.

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