May 15, 2019

Joint Commission offers accredited hospitals real-time quality metrics

By: Judy Mathias
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Editor’s Note

The Joint Commission on May 14 announced that it is expanding its quality measure program to provide accredited hospitals with year-round, real-time access to quality measures without additional outside vendors.

The Joint Commission can now use a single environment to specify, develop, test, and distribute clinical quality language (CQL) measures.

CQL is the new industry standard for measures, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for 2019 electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) reporting and endorsed by Health Level Seven International.

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