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New and Revised Performance Improvement Accreditation Standards

Effective January 1, 2022, The Joint Commission revised “Performance Improvement” and “Leadership” accreditation standards.

During its research, The Joint Commission found that there is a wide range of capabilities and execution strategies across health care organizations in terms of monitoring quality and improving performance. However, two common themes emerged among organizations with successful improvement programs:

  1. They adopted an established improvement methodology and used the associated tools in their efforts.
  2. They developed and maintained relevant and manageable plans for monitoring quality and prioritizing improvement initiatives.

These revisions incorporate these two aspects of successful programs, along with strengthening the link between leadership priorities and goal setting and planning organizational quality assessment and performance improvement efforts.

Prepublication Standards:

Prepublication Standards — Effective January 1, 2022