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The Joint Commission Addresses Equipment Shortages amid COVID-19 Pandemic

In a statement, the Joint Commission said it is “painfully aware of the shortages of personal protective equipment, ventilators, and swab kits at hospitals and other healthcare organizations across the nation amid the COVID-19 pandemic” and shared the actions it is taking to combat the problem.

The Joint Commission Issues New Alert on Violence Against Health Care Workers

The Joint Commission has issued a new Sentinel Event Alert during Workplace Violence Awareness Month to help health care workers in hospitals and other health care settings recognize violence from patients and visitors, become prepared to handle it, and more effectively address the aftermath. To help address these contributing factors, the alert provides seven actions suggested by The Joint Commission.

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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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