Health Plans
e-Newsletter
Intelligence Unit Special Reports Special Events Subscribe Sponsored Departments Follow Us

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn RSS

Joint Commission Announces 'Top Performers'

Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, October 31, 2013

"You look through the literature and see, the median performance on hand hygiene in hospitals around the world is 40%. Communication in transitions and coordination fails 40, 50, 60% of the time. And there are lots and lots of processes that work way under the 90%–95% level."

Chassin said that while growing numbers of hospitals are reaching the thresholds set by The Joint Commission, things will get tougher next year.

That's because starting Jan. 1, 2014, TJC-accredited hospitals will have to submit not four, but a minimum of six measure sets for evaluation, including one with five measures of perinatal quality in that measure set.

"We will be requiring that all hospitals with more than 1,100 deliveries report those measures because they are so essential to the improvement of moms and babies," Chassin said.


See Also: Joint Commission 'Top Performers' List Adds 200 Hospitals


Cheryl Clark is senior quality editor and California correspondent for HealthLeaders Media. She is a member of the Association of Health Care Journalists.
Twitter
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

Comments are moderated. Please be patient.