Joint Commission Online - Feb. 22, 2023
Joint Commission Online is The Joint Commission's weekly newsletter and is posted every Wednesday.
February 22, 2023
We are happy to announce the opening of the calendar year (CY) 2022 Direct Data Submission Platform. The Joint Commission delayed the opening of CY 2022 module to improve the platform’s stability.
This delay will extend the data submission deadlines for CY 2022 data and delay the opening of the platform for CY 2023 data submissions. The following are the new deadlines:
- CY 2022: Electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) deadline extended from March 15, 2023, to June 14, 2023
- CY 2022: Chart-abstracted data (Q1/Q2/Q3/Q4) deadline extended from April 30, 2023, to June 14, 2023
- CY2023: Opening rescheduled from early May 2023 to mid-July 2023
The onboarding process is delayed for newly accredited assisted living communities, critical access hospitals, and hospitals that are initially onboarding to the DDSP beginning with CY 2022 or CY 2023 data submissions. Newly accredited healthcare organizations will receive separate correspondence regarding onboarding and data submission to the DDSP.
Updated timelines are available on The Joint Commission’s Measurement Resources page under the Supporting Materials section. Healthcare organizations and users currently on the platform can still access non-data submission features on the platform.
A DDSP Office Hours webinar for hospitals that took place on Feb. 21 was recorded and is now available online. All active DDSP users will receive email registration invitations for additional CY 2022 and CY 2023 platform office hour webinars later in 2023.
A DDSP webinar for Assisted Living Communities will take place on Feb. 23.
Platform-specific inquiries may be submitted via the DDSP “Need Help?” button. Other performance measure-related questions may be directed to the ORYX Help Line at email@example.com.
February 22, 2023
The Joint Commission, the National Committee for Quality Assurance, and the National Quality Forum have released a joint statement on digital health data exchange of social determinants of health (SDOH) assessments.
“Collecting and exchanging data on SDOH connects individuals, healthcare organizations and community-based organizations committed to achieving health equity,” the statement reads. “The National Committee for Quality Assurance, The Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum joined the Sync for Social Needs coalition with the aim of integrating digital SDOH data for standardized exchange across health records using a Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®)-based approach. As leading quality organizations, we believe effective use of person-reported data to meet social needs is a healthcare quality priority, and that FHIR enables interoperable use of this information.”
Read the full statement.
February 22, 2023
A new episode has launched in a special Take 5 podcast series interviewing the 2022 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award recipients.
The second episode featured a conversation with Jason S. Adelman, MD, MS, chief patient safety officer and associate chief quality officer; executive director, Center for Patient Safety Research; director, Patient Safety Research Fellowship, Columbia University Irving Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian; associate professor of medicine (in biomedical informatics) and vice chair for quality and patient safety, Department of Medicine, Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Dr. Adelman received the Eisenberg Award for Individual Achievement. He is a leader and innovator in the medical errors field and has developed novel methods to measure and prevent errors in health information technology systems. Among Dr. Adelman’s key accomplishments is the development of the Wrong-Patient Retract-and-Reorder (RAR) Measure that detects wrong patient orders in electronic health record data. The RAR Measure has subsequently facilitated a large body of patient safety research, including medication errors and wrong-patient orders in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs).
The Eisenberg Awards recognize major achievements to improve patient safety and healthcare quality. There are three recipients each year: for an individual; an organization impacting quality care at a national level; and an organization impacting quality care at a local level. The first episode featured a conversation with the national winner, North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA). A future episode will feature the other award recipient — Parkland Health.
Listen to the podcast. [16:16]