Joint Commission Standards and Processes Health care providers may volunteer to be accredited by an external body. The Centers of Medicare and Medicaid provide an updated list of approved accrediting organizations. For this discussion, we are focusing on the acute care hospital. Below are fourteen of the categories in The Joint Commission Standards Manual and accreditation process topics. The topics for this discussion are assigned by students last names. See the chart below for your assigned topic.
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Running head: HEDIS MEASURES OF QUALITY IMPROVEMENT
HEDIS measures of quality improvement
HEDIS MEASURES OF QUALITY IMPROVEMENT
HEDIS measures of quality improvement
The measures from the list that can aid in the improvement of quality of patient outcome
are the smokers cessations and the weight assessment. The smokers are advised to quit and
cessation recommendations were recommended without any follow up. In attempt of ensuring
that the patient outcome improves, there should be acquisition of data that can be used for further
examinations and ensuring that the patients took the advice into practice. The physician practice
therefore seeks that the quality of patient outcome and in this case the smokers can be achieved
through following up on the patient till their recovery and complete quit of smoking so as to
ensure that the recovery outcomes are successful.
On the weight management aspect too, the measures can be improved by ensuring that
the medical facility does not only advice patients in the outpatient department but also be part of
the champions to help patients in the weight loos process. The facility is supposed to involve the
patients in the physical activities with some guidance of experts. By advising them to get into
physical activities and leaving it at that would not yield much in terms of patient outcome
because some may end up ignoring or overdoing the exercises and end up getting health risks
On the smokers cessation, the data can be obtained from the hospital rehabilitation
Centre and the data weight assessment can be collected from the outpatient department records.
Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) model is the best to apply in implementation of these measures
(Liebler et al 1998). On the smokers cessation, a proper plan on how to follow up about the
recovery of the patients should be drawn, the patients are received in the facility, the physician
carefully assesses their level of damages caused by the smoking and finally the situation is acted
on. The weight assessment is also similarly done as smokers cessation. There must be a plan on
how to deal with the weight loss issue systematically such that the patients are not affected
eventually. The assessment process is done and study is done on how best the patients can lose
weight and finally put them into practice. The health care sectors of the government are rising in
joining hands with HEDIS in implementing the health measures.
Liebler, J.G, Di Lima, S.D& Johns, T.T. (1998).health introduction management: a practical
introduction to healthy information management. 3rd edition. Jones & Bartlett learning.
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Joint Commission Standards and Processes
Health care providers may volunteer to be accredited by an external body. The Centers of
Medicare and Medicaid provide an updated list of approved accrediting organizations. For this
discussion, we are focusing on the acute care hospital. Below are fourteen of the categories in
The Joint Commission Standards Manual and accreditation process topics. The topics for this
discussion are assigned by students last names. See the chart below for your assigned topic.
Student Assignment Based upon Last
Environment of Care (EC)
Student last name begins with A
Emergency Management (EM)
Student last name begins with B
Human Resources (HR)
Student last name begins with C
Infection Prevention and Control (IC)
Student last name begins with D
Information Management (IM)
Student last name begins with E and F
Student last name begins with G
Life Safety (LS)
Student last name begins with H
Medication Management (MM)
Student last name begins with I and J
Medical Staff (MS)
Student last name begins with K
National Patient Safety Goals (NPSG)
Student last name begins with L
Student last name begins with M
Provision of Care, Treatment, and Services
Student last name begins with N
Record of Care, Treatment, and Services
Student last name begins with O
Rights and Responsibilities of the Individual
Student last name begins with P
* Accreditation Process Information
Student last name begins with Q and R
* Transplant Safety
Student last name begins with S
* Sentinel Events
Student last name begins with T
* Performance Measurement and the
Student last name begins with U, V, and X
* Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH)
Student last name begins with W, Y, and Z
Note: The (*) indicates measures found under Accreditation Processes
For your assigned topic, access The Joint Commission Standards Manual and The Joint
Commissions publication The Source. To access this information follow the steps below:
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Click on Joint Commission E-dition for the Standards Manual. Review the standard
assigned to you.
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The Source link located just below the Joint Commission E-dition link. Do not access
The Source via the Joint Commission E-dition link or it will ask you to pay a fee.
To select two articles, do one of the following:
o Select two journal articles from The Source that were published within the past 58 years pertaining to your assigned topic. Please use The Source tip sheet for
guidance to find what you need through The Source.
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Once you have chosen two articles related to your assigned Standard, identify, and
summarize the two articles chosen. In addition, your response should reflect the TJC
Standard, how it is utilized, and why it is important in health care. Include any best
practice mentioned, and discuss at least one new concept that you learned from the
Initial Post: Your initial post should be 250 to 300 words. Cite and reference your two articles in
APA format as outlined in the Ashford Writing Centers Introduction to APA (Links to an
external site.)Links to an external site..
Guided Response: After reading your fellow classmates posts, provide responses to at least two
of your peers by Day 7 by answering the questions listed below. Your guided response posts
should be a minimum of five well-developed sentences.
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