Orange Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce that it is has received national recognition from The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States, for its contributions to electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) adoption. The recognition appears in The Joint Commission’s Annual Report, “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” as part of its Pioneers in Quality™ program to acknowledge hospitals at the forefront of a new era in health care quality reporting. Orange Regional is one of only six organizations in the United States to be named a “2016 Expert Contributor” and the only organization in New York State to be included in this recognition.
Orange Regional is being recognized as a Pioneer in Quality – 2016 Expert Contributor. To be recognized as a 2016 Pioneers in Quality™ hospital, criteria must have been met in at least one of three categories of participation with The Joint Commission:
- Expert Contributor: Hospitals that have advanced the evolution and utilization of eCQMs through such contributions as presenting at a Pioneers in Quality™ webinar or participating in eCQM development during 2016.
- Solution Contributor: Hospitals that submitted an eCQM solution or implementation experience during 2016 for the Core Measure Solution Exchange®, a quality improvement tool that promotes the sharing of performance measurement successes among accredited hospitals.
- Data Contributor: Hospitals that voluntarily transmitted 2015 eCQM data during Orange Regional’s achievement was made possible by the development and increased status of its EPIC system and Electronic Medical Records. Quality measures assess health care processes and outcomes and help to make sure care is delivered safely, effectively and timely.
“We are proud to be recognized by The Joint Commission and thrilled to be only one of six hospitals nationwide to receive this honor,” said Orange Regional Medical Center President and CEO Scott Batulis. “It reflects our staff’s commitment to continuous quality improvement, especially as it relates to the adoption of eCQMs—the evolution of data reporting. We believe gathering and analyzing performance data is crucial to continuously improving quality of care and outcomes for our patients.”
The Joint Commission developed the Pioneers in Quality™ program to assist health care organizations in their transition to electronic reporting. Click here for more information on the Pioneers in Quality™ program.