Joint Commission Online - May 25, 2022
Joint Commission Online is The Joint Commission's weekly newsletter and is posted every Wednesday.
May 25, 2022
Refreshed Accelerate PI™ Dashboard Reports are available for accredited hospitals and critical access hospitals to provide updated performance measurement data on a select subset of quality measures. The refreshed Interim ORYX® reports contain data through the second quarter of 2021 and the “Other” reports (CMS) contain data through the first quarter of 2021.
The Joint Commission recognizes that some organizations were not able to submit second quarter 2021 chart-abstracted ORYX® data by the Sept. 30, 2021 deadline as a result of the former platform for direct data submission being permanently shut down. A new Joint Commission Direct Data Submission Platform (DDSP) is being built to collect both chart-abstracted and eCQM data. All organizations will have an opportunity to submit/resubmit second quarter 2021 chart-abstracted data when the new DDSP is available, after which a final report of second quarter 2021 data will be posted. Additionally, The Joint Commission acknowledges accreditation and/or certification quality measure data collection, submission and rates may have been impacted during the pandemic.
Data in the reports comes from both the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service (CMS) Compare website, as well as the ORYX® program. The dashboards, available to both Joint Commission surveyors and accredited hospitals and critical access hospitals, are intended to be a springboard for conversations on data, performance measures, and quality improvement during the survey process. Reports are located under the Resources and Tools menu below the DASH heading in Joint Commission Connect®.
May 25, 2022
The deadline to earn continuing education (CE) credits for watching three on-demand Expert to Expert series webinars is May 30.
Part of a six-webinar series, these are replays of live broadcasts from February and March 2022. The series is a partnership between The Joint Commission, Mathematica, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and it focuses on electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) annual updates and new measure reviews. They are free and there is no limit on participation from an organization’s staff.
The three webinars still being offered for CE credit until May 30 are:
- New Measure Review Webinar: Severe Obstetric Complications (PC-07) eCQM
- New Measure Review Webinar: Hospital Harm Hyper- and Hypo-Glycemia eCQMs
- Annual Updates: Safe Use of Opioids – Concurrent Prescribing (OPI-1) eCQM
For those interested in other webinars that cannot be viewed for CE credit, the webinar replays, program slides, transcripts and related resources are on The Joint Commission’s Expert to Expert series webpage.
May 25, 2022
- Leading Hospital Improvement — Winning Practices in Workplace Violence Prevention: With 773 licensed beds, SSM Health is Oklahoma’s largest healthcare campus with a significant behavioral health presence. Attacks had been escalating, and in 2020, staff members were instrumental in changing the legislation to classify aggravated assault as a felony, writes Elain Richardson, Regional Chief Nursing Officer, SSM Health Oklahoma; George Benard, Regional Vice President of Emergency Services, SSM Health Oklahoma; and Jimmy Durant, Director of Government Affairs, SSM Health Oklahoma.
- Improvement Insights — Crisis Standards of Care Lessons from COVID-19: In the open-access article, “Hospital Planning for Contingency and Crisis Conditions: Crisis Standards of Care Lessons from COVID-19,” from an upcoming issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, the authors try to offer hospitals a roadmap to plan for these situations.