Joint Commission Online - Aug. 23, 2023
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August 23, 2023Updated Accelerate PI™ Dashboard Reports are available for hospitals (HAP), critical access hospitals (CAH) and nursing care centers (NCC) to provide performance measurement data on a select subset of quality measures. The HAP-Other and CAH-Other reports contain data through the second quarter of 2022. The refreshed NCC reports contain data through the fourth quarter of 2022.
Data in the reports comes from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service (CMS) Compare website. The reports are intended to be a springboard for conversations on performance measures and quality improvement during the survey process, as well as a guide to support an organization’s quality journey.
This refresh does not include ORYX data.
Reports are located under the “Resources and Tools” menu below the DASH heading in Joint Commission Connect®.
August 23, 2023
A new on-demand Pioneers in Quality Expert to Expert webinar is available on 2024 annual updates for the Perinatal Care (PC) -01, -05 and -06 electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs).
The webinar provides a deep dive into measure intent, logic, and other clinical/technical aspects of eCQMs to assist hospitals to improve data use for quality improvement. By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:
- Navigate the eCQI Resource Center website to locate measure specifications, value sets, measure flow diagrams and technical release notes.
- Apply concepts learned about the logic and intent for the PC-01, -05, -06 eCQMs.
- Prepare to implement the eCQMs for the 2024 eCQM reporting period.
- Identify common issues and questions regarding the eCQMs.
The webinar is approved for 1.5 Continuing Education (CE) credits through Oct. 6. To earn credit, participants must:
- Individually register for the webinar.
- Finish the recording in its entirety.
- Complete a post-program evaluation/attestation survey. The program evaluation/attestation survey link will be displayed after the recording finishes playing.
August 23, 2023
A new, on-demand Accelerate PI™ webinar on engaging physicians in quality improvement is available for Continuing Education (CE) credit. The webinar — which was originally broadcast on July 26 — focused on physicians in the hospital and post-acute care settings. Please note: Participants that earned credit for the live broadcast are not eligible for credit for this on-demand version.
During the webinar, Dr. Bobby Redwood, a physician improvement advisor with the Wisconsin Hospital Association, presented strategies for engaging physician champions. The tools, resources, and examples described in the webinar are intended to assist organizations with taking the next step forward in their continuous journey of quality improvement to provide consistent, high-quality care for patients.
The learning objectives of the webinar are to:
- Describe the role of physician quality leaders in quality improvement initiatives.
- Recognize approaches that promote engagement vs. approaches that may cause physician leaders to withdraw.
- Identify strategies to counter resistance.
This webinar is approved for 1.0 Continuing Education Credit. To claim credit, you must:
- Individually register for the webinar.
- Listen to the webinar in its entirety and complete a post-program evaluation/attestation. The program evaluation/attestation link will be sent to your registered email after the webinar.
August 23, 2023Advancing Health Care Equity — Collaboration: Engaging Patients and Communities to Advance Health Care Equity: Advancing equity in health care to ensure all people always have access to safe, high-quality care is both essential and challenging. To make meaningful progress, organizations must embrace and demonstrate Collaboration, the second domain in The Joint Commission’s recently launched Health Care Equity Certification Program, writes Christina Cordero, PhD, MPH, Senior Project Director, Healthcare Standards Development.
August 23, 2023Time is running out to register for the 2023 Hospital Executive Briefing. The annual event, scheduled this year for Sept. 20, will be held both in-person at The Joint Commission Conference Center (One Renaissance Blvd. in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois) and virtually on a live webcast.
During the Hospital Executive Briefing, experts will share data-driven observations, trends, themes, and advice based on aggregate survey data and The Joint Commission leadership experience. Attendees will have access to the recorded sessions of the event until Nov. 21, 2023. Additionally, the Hospital CMS Update event will take place the next day on Sept. 21, 2023.
August 23, 2023The 2023 Hospital Breakfast Briefings Webinar Series, an educational offering from Joint Commission Resources, is available to help prepare organizations to maintain compliance in the coming year.
This 13-part series gives a complete overview of The Joint Commission’s Hospital Accreditation Program standards, chapter by chapter, including any changes or anticipated changes to the survey process. It was designed especially for hospital leaders and all staff involved in hospital accreditation, preparation, and survey readiness. During the series, subject matter experts from The Joint Commission — including surveyors, staff from the Standards Interpretation Group (SIG) and consultants — go over standards, elements of performance, expectations for survey, and lessons learned and best practices.
Access to the content is available through Aug. 22, 2024. It is designed for unlimited use at one facility only.