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Journey to Centers of Excellence Certification Resource Center

We are excited to work with you! Below you will find key resources to help you on your journey to Joint Commission Advanced Total Hip and Knee Replacement (THKR) Certification.

THKR Certification Standards

Joint Commission THKR certification standards help you develop strategies to address the most complex issues and identify key vulnerabilities in the patient care experience. Email Brian Johnson to request the standards.

Standards Questions

If you have questions about a specific standard, take a look in the Standards FAQs for your answer.

Review Process Guide

Learn details about the certification review process. Pages 99-108 specifically address the THKR certification process.

Your Joint Commission Certification Contact

Brian R Johnson, Ph.D.

Associate Director
Hospital Certification Team
Phone: 630.792.5144

Performance Measures

Organizations seeking initial Joint Commission certification are required to adopt a set of standardized performance measures and collect monthly data for each measure in the set to submit to The Joint Commission.

AAOS AJRR Registry

Joint Commission THKR certification requires participation in the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) for performance measures and quality improvement purposes. Sites must be contracted with AJRR and submit data to the Registry on at least a quarterly basis.

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