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The Joint Commission Selects Apervita to Enable Easier ECQM Submission

The Joint Commission (TJC) has selected health insights company Apervita to enable thousands of accredited hospitals with ORYX data reporting requirements to directly and more easily submit electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) data in 2018—a move, TJC officials say—that streamlines an annual process required for hospitals to obtain and maintain accreditation.

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The Joint Commission Reports Increased eCQM Adoption and Reporting Among U.S. Hospitals

An increased number of U.S. hospitals are adopting and reporting electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) to drive quality improvement, The Joint Commission reports in its 2017 annual report, America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety. The agency has also identified six primary priorities among those that are successfully implementing eCQM adoption and practice.

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The Joint Commission Issues Updated Emergency Management Requirements

In response to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services final rule on emergency preparedness to ensure health care professionals and suppliers meet the needs of patients, residents, clients, and communities during emergency events and throughout recovery, The Joint Commission is announcing updates to its emergency management requirements, effective November 15.

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Joint Commission Offers New Cardiovascular Certification

To recognize hospitals that demonstrate excellence in cardiac care, The Joint Commission is now offering Comprehensive Cardiac Center (CCC) Certification. CCCs may achieve the certification by demonstrating a combination of compliance with consensus-based standards, effective integration of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, and an organized approach to performance measurement and improvement.

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