Pioneers in Quality Recognition
Pioneers in Quality Proven Practices Recognition
Annually, through its Pioneers in Quality Program, The Joint Commission recognizes health care organizations and health systems that have demonstrated advanced use of measures (eCQM and chart-abstracted measures) and health information technology (HIT) for performance improvement. There are several different efforts/activities for which recognition can be earned and there are also levels of achievement.
- Hospitals or health care systems that submit eCQM Proven Practices that are determined by the Pioneers in Quality Advisory Panel to have exceptionally strong applicability and specific, concrete recommendations for other hospitals and health care systems to improve their own eCQM use. Solutions are featured in the Joint Commission’s Proven Practices Collection and are presented during a Pioneers in Quality webinar.
- Hospitals also can achieve Expert recognition by participating in specific Joint Commission measure development and testing activities (i.e., meet the participation and eligibility criteria for an Expert-level project).
- Hospitals that submit a Proven Practice that The Joint Commission uses to inform eCQM Pioneers in Quality program activities and determine trends to include within its Proven Practices Collection. These organizations contribute to the body of knowledge about the current eCQM environment, including the barriers and challenges to eCQM data collection and use for quality improvement.
- Hospitals also can achieve Solution Contributor recognition by participating in specific Joint Commission measure development and testing activities (i.e., meet the participation and eligibility criteria for a Solution Contributor-level project).
Measure Testing and Development Engagement Opportunities
The Joint Commission often seeks assistance from health care organizations to share their experiences and successes (i.e., Proven Practices Program), assist in our development and testing activities for clinical performance measures, as well as participate in other field input opportunities. Organizations that complete specific activities/deliverables for these projects may be eligible for recognition. See the below links for more information about how to volunteer/participate in these engagement opportunities.