May 30, 2019

Joint Commission announces performance measures for heart attack certifications

By: Judy Mathias
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Editor’s Note

The Joint Commission on May 29 announced performance measures for two newly developed advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification programs−Acute Heart Attack Ready and Primary Heart Attack Center.

The measures will go into effect July 1, 2019, for critical access hospitals and hospitals (including freestanding emergency departments) pursuing these certifications.

Data collection for the measures must begin 4 months before the initial certification review visit.

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