Tag: Quality

Competition tight in annual “top hospital” rankings

Editor's Note:  The 250 best hospitals in the US perform at such a high level that those at the lower end of the rankings aren’t much different from those at the higher end, according to a January 23 report from Chief Healthcare Executive. Released annually by Healthgrades, the 2024 "Top…

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By: Matt Danford
January 29, 2024
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Mastering surveys in 2024 by The Joint Commission and CMS

Takeaways • The Joint Commission eliminated 56 redundant or outdated Elements of Performance, revised four others, and is using more checklists. • The Joint Commission is emphasizing healthcare equity and identifies it as a priority to address healthcare quality and safety, calling organizations to integrate health equity into their QAPI…

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By: Uyen Vo, BSN, MBA
December 20, 2023
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ASC luncheon: Quality Measure Reporting Updates for ASCs

Editor’s Note  In this luncheon presentation, OR Manager Conference attendees delved into the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Quality Measure Reporting Program for ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs).  Gina Throneberry, MBA, RN, CASC, CNOR, director of education and clinical affairs at the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA), shared which quality…

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By: Bridget Brown
September 20, 2023
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The Joint Commission updates Health Care Equity resource centers

Editor's Note The Joint Commission, on August 2, announced that it had updated its Health Care Equity (HCE) Accreditation Standards & Resource Center and its HCE Certification Resource Center. A new resource available in the HCE Accreditation Standards & Resource Center is an On Demand Accelerate PI Webinar that provides…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 3, 2023
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New session announced: Quality Measure Reporting Updates for ASCs

Editor's Note The 2023 OR Manager Conference this week announced a new luncheon, “Quality Measure Reporting Updates for ASCs,” to be presented Monday, September 18, at 12:10 pm. The session led by Gina Throneberry, MBA, RN, CASC, CNOR, director of education and clinical affairs for the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association,…

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By: Lindsay Botts
July 13, 2023
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The Joint Commission seeking input on eCQMs survey

Editor's Note The Joint Commission, on March 22, announced that it is seeking input to a survey on the implementation and utilization of electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) to better assess the impact of prospective changes to data submission practices. This applies, in particular, to a healthcare organization’s readiness in…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 27, 2023
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Study: Race, income, insurance associated with delayed appendicitis diagnosis, long hospital stays

Editor's Note A study led by researchers at Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University in Chicago finds non-Hispanic Black, low income, and publicly insured patients received higher rates of delayed appendicitis diagnoses and long postoperative hospital stays. The cohort study included 80,312 patients who underwent open or laparoscopic appendectomy in…

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By: Lindsay Botts
March 9, 2023
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The Joint Commission: Refreshed Accelerate PI Dashboard Reports now available

Editor's Note The Joint Commission on March 1 announced that updated Accelerate PI Dashboard Reports, which provide performance measurement data on certain quality measures, are available for hospitals (HAPs), critical access hospitals (CAHs), ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), and nursing care centers (NCCs). ASC reports contain data through the fourth quarter…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 2, 2023
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The Joint Commission updates ORYX performance measure requirements

Editor's Note The Joint Commission on November 23 announced that it had updated its 2023 ORYX performance measure reporting requirements, effective January 1, 2023. Key updates for hospitals and critical access hospitals include: Three new electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs)—hospital harm, severe hypoglycemia; hospital harm, severe hyperglycemia; and ST-segment elevation…

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By: Judy Mathias
November 30, 2022
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New standards for quality care in emergency general surgery

Editor's Note The American College of Surgeons (ACS) and American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST) on September 21 announced the launch of a new surgical quality program to help hospitals establish and maintain the highest standards in emergency general surgery. The Emergency General Surgery Verification Program focuses on…

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By: Judy Mathias
September 22, 2022
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