Joint Commission recognizes 15 hospitals, health systems for contributions to quality data reporting

The Joint Commission recognized 15 hospitals and health systems for their contributions to measuring quality through the organization's Pioneers in Quality program.

The accrediting organization launched the program in 2016 to help hospitals adopt and report electronic quality measures. Last year, 470 accredited hospitals voluntarily submitted eCQM data to The Joint Commission, compared to just 34 hospitals in 2015.

In its 2017 annual report, The Joint Commission named nine expert contributors that helped advance the utilization of eCQMs and 11 solution contributors that submitted a proven practice that was selected for the organization's proven practice collection. While the Joint Commission recognized a total of 20 contributors, some organizations received both titles, resulting in a total of 15 organizations.

Expert Contributors: 

  • BayCare Health System (Clearwater, Fla.)
  • Centura Health-Penrose St. Francis Health Services (Colorado Springs, Colo.)
  • Memorial Hermann Healthcare System (Houston)
  • Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center (Spokane, Wash.)
  • Rush University Medical Center (Chicago)
  • St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital (Newburgh, N.Y.)
  • St. Mary Medical Center (Langhorne, Pa.)
  • TriStar Centennial Medical Center (Nashville, Tenn.)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University Health System (Richmond, Va.)

Solution Contributor:

  • BayCare Health System
  • HCA (Nashville, Tenn.)
  • MedStar St. Mary's Hospital (Leonardtown, Md.)
  • Memorial Hermann Healthcare System
  • OSF Saint Elizabeth Medical Center (Ottawa, Ill.)
  • St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital
  • St. Mary Medical Center
  • Trinity Health (Livonia, Mich.)
  • University Medical Center New Orleans
  • UPMC (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University Health System

For more information on The Joint Commission's 2017 report, click here.

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