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Accelerate PI propels meaningful, data-driven conversations about performance measures and quality improvement. The dashboards are a tool for both surveyors and customers alike in that they address unique but also overlapping needs to guide survey and quality improvement activities.

What’s Included in the Accelerate PI Dashboard Performance Report?

  • The report uses a select subset the most recent and available external data from the US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Compare websites that meet Joint Commission unique criteria for impact and actionability. Measure subsets vary by health care setting.
  • For each measure, the dashboard shows that organization’s performance compared to national, state, and Joint Commission–accredited organization averages.
  • The dashboard is not a scorable element on survey, but rather a tool to facilitate discussion about ongoing quality improvement work.
  • Access to vetted national improvement resources that help organizations explore solutions to challenge areas.
  • For select health care settings such as hospitals, the dashboard will additionally display chart-based and electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) quality measurement data reported by hospitals to The Joint Commission under the ORYX® program.


Where Can I Find Accelerate PI Performance Report?

The dashboard report — which is posted in the "Resources and Tools" section of an accredited organization's secure Joint Commission Connect® extranet site — is representative of each organization's relative performance on each of the selected measures.

Joint Commission accredited organizations can access the SAFER Dashboard on their organization’s Joint Commission Connect extranet site, under the “Resources and Tools” tab.

Which Health Care Settings Have Accelerate PI Performance Reports?

The report is available for health care settings where available CMS performance measure data exists including:

  • Ambulatory Surgery Centers
  • Home Health Agencies
  • Hospices
  • Hospitals
  • Critical Access Hospitals
  • Long Term Care Hospitals
  • Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities
  • Nursing Homes

Part of a Bigger Collection of PI Resources

The Accelerate PI performance report is just one of the improvement tools available within the Accelerate PI program and our DASH collection of improvement tools. Other resources include:

Educational Webinars

Learn best practices to address underperformance on key quality measures from our team of experts and your peers. Specially developed webinars focus on measures in which the greatest opportunity for improvement exists among accredited organizations, based on our analysis of aggregate performance in each measure. Visit our webinar resources web page and choose Continuous Customer Engagement Webinars for the offerings.

Heads Up Report

A special bulletin communication summarizing a description of an emerging, identified risk prevalent among accredited providers and next steps an organization can take regarding investigation and mitigation.

ORYX® Trends and Benchmarks Report

Quality Measurement Trends and Benchmarks Reports contain aggregate data for each of the ORYX® measures in a program across all the health care organizations, regardless of whether an individual health care organization reports data for those measures. Depending on the data available, reports may contain data that spans over a calendar year or a rolling 12 month period.

Dashboard User Guides

The User Guide increases awareness of the data contained in the dashboard reports and where to locate specific information, as well as enhances a health care organization’s ability to interpret the data contained in the dashboard reports to ultimately help organizations to improve quality and safety.
For additional information about Accelerate PI resources, please contact your account executive.

DASH (Data Analytics for Safe Healthcare) is a data transparency initiative launched by The Joint Commission. DASH demonstrates our commitment to empowering our clients and the decisions they make as they seek to improve the delivery of safe, quality healthcare. Accelerate PI is part of the DASH family of business intelligence tools powering our client’s performance improvement efforts.