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Pioneers in Quality Facts

The Joint Commission believes care processes and patient outcomes can be improved and sustained only through the gathering and analysis of performance measurement data and by an organized and comprehensive approach to performance improvement. Read more about the Pioneers in Quality® program below.


Pioneers in Quality is a Joint Commission collaborative program to improve health care quality and patient safety through education, innovation and recognition of pioneering practices for Joint Commission stakeholders. 

PIQ fact sheet

Launched in September 2011, The Joint Commission’s Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® program recognizes accredited hospitals that attain excellence on accountability measure performance. 

Top Performers fact sheet