The Joint Commission and Joint Commission Resources (JCR) Inc., announced a new data transparency initiative – DASH (Data Analytics for Safe Healthcare). The initiative offers three business intelligence tools in the form of dashboards and performance improvement resources to power customers’ performance improvement efforts on their journey to zero harm.  

The three business intelligence tools include:  

  • Accelerate PI (The Joint Commission): Provides data on quality measures selected because of their validity, importance and known evidence-based improvement strategies. Compares an organization to national, state and Joint Commission accredited organization averages. 
  • SAFER Dashboard (The Joint Commission): Presents the findings from accreditation survey reports in a dashboard to empower timely, data-driven decisions that drive the delivery of safe, high-quality care.  
  • Illuminate Analytics (JCR): Offers greater visibility on the collective performance of a JCR customer to help draw meaningful, actionable conclusions from disparate data sources (i.e. Tracers with AMP and consulting data).  

“The data DASH provides will help organizations see at a glance their greatest needs and opportunities for improvement in key areas,” says David W. Baker, MD, MPH, FACP, executive vice president for Health Care Quality Evaluation, The Joint Commission. “With DASH, healthcare leaders can easily see how they compare to their peers and to the performance of leading organizations.”  

DASH’s three business intelligence tools are or are anticipated to be available to select Joint Commission accredited healthcare organizations and/or select JCR E-product customers in 2021—spanning across ambulatory surgery center, home health and hospice, hospital, and nursing care center settings for select dashboards. There is no additional fee to use DASH or any of its business intelligence tools.  

For more information, visit The Joint Commission website.