Advertisements

Bristol Hospital Named 2017 Pioneer in Quality

Bristol Hospital

The Joint Commission has recognized Bristol Hospital as one of its 2017 Pioneers in Quality for the hospital’s voluntary submission of 2016 electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) data for quality improvement in health care.

Until recently, most hospitals collected information to measure health care quality by manually abstracting data from patient records. Today, through eCQMs—which rely on structured, encoded data present in the electronic health record—hospitals can electronically collect and transmit data on the quality of care that patients receive. The electronic data can be analyzed to measure and improve care processes, performance and outcomes.

The Joint Commission, the United States’ leading accreditor of health care organizations, established the Pioneers in Quality™ program to assist and recognize hospitals that report eCQM data, as well as share best practices for all hospitals in gathering, analyzing and leveraging eCQM data for quality improvement.

“We are thrilled to be recognized by The Joint Commission,” said Kurt A. Barwis, FACHE, president and CEO of Bristol Hospital and Health Care Group. “This reflects on our staff’s commitment to continuous quality improvement, especially as it relates to the adoption of electronic clinical quality measures—the evolution and future of health care data reporting. Like The Joint Commission, we believe gathering and analyzing performance data is crucial to continuously improving quality of care and outcomes for all patients.”

“We commend Bristol Hospital as a 2017 Pioneers in Quality™ organization for its contributions and commitment to electronic clinical quality measure data and practice toward quality improvement,” added David W. Baker, MD, MPH, FACP, executive vice president, Division of Health Care Quality Evaluation, The Joint Commission. “Out of 3,200 health care organizations, Bristol Hospital is among only 480 that The Joint Commission has recognized this year for embracing new technology to submit data about the care it provides to patients. That work to voluntarily share information helps the entire industry move forward in utilizing electronic clinical quality measurement for health care improvement.”

Pioneers in Quality recognition is not an indicator or measure of data quality or quality of care, but an indicator of an organization’s commitment to adopting eCQMs toward quality improvement. It recognizes eCQM data reporting and other contributions that advance eCQM adoption in health care. For more information about The Joint Commission and the Pioneers in Quality™ program, visit www.jointcommission.org.

Advertisements

ABOUT BRISTOL ROUNDUP

The Roundup is a popular magazine covering local news, events and information about the greater Bristol Connecticut area. The Roundup, started by Bristol native Mike Uchalid currently has over 6,500 subscriptions and a local social media following of over 50,000 readers across multiple sites, apps, pages and groups. The Roundup provides accurate information, events, news and so much more. We hope you enjoy it!

MORE NEWS FROM ROUNDUP PARTNER: FOX 61

Students walk out in East Haddam for better school security

Students walk out in East Haddam for better school security

EAST HADDAM — A school walk out took place at Nathan Hale Ray High School in East Haddam. The protest took place at around 7:45 a.m., after the morning announcements, and a school assembly that was meant to talk students about their safety concerns. Students said they were protesting about school safety. About 300 students attend the school. About 50 students walked out in an event that was organized Thursday through social media channels on Snapchat and Instagram. The students […]

Suspect crashes stolen car on Hartford/West Hartford line, ends up in hospital and under arrest

Suspect crashes stolen car on Hartford/West Hartford line, ends up in hospital and under arrest

WEST HARTFORD — A stolen vehicle crash closed down an intersection on the West Hartford-Hartford line Friday morning and West Hartford police arrested  the driver, Andre Gaston, 20. Police said the crash happened on Fern and North Beacon streets at around 5:30 a.m. and the intersection was closed Police said they went to the area of Whitman Avenue and Grennan Road for a report of suspects trying to get into a vehicle. They said suspects left that area in a Jeep […]

PD: Ansonia man set fire to his car after argument with girlfriend

PD: Ansonia man set fire to his car after argument with girlfriend

ANSONIA — Police arrested a man after they say he set his own car on fire after his girlfriend kicked him out of the house. It all started just after midnight when police got a complaint of a car fire at 4 Crescent Street. When officers arrived, they found the 1999 Honda Accord fully engulfed in flames. The fire was so close to the house, it prompted an evacuation. Thankfully, the fire department was able to put out the fire […]

Emotional support dog bites child on flight

Emotional support dog bites child on flight

An emotional support dog bit a young girl’s head before a Southwest Airlines flight Wednesday, leading to the removal of a passenger from the plane and a 20-minute delay, CBS News reports. Southwest spokesperson Melissa Ford tells Bloomberg the girl, who is around 6 years old, approached the dog despite being told to stay away by the dog’s owner. Ford says the dog’s teeth “scraped” the girl’s forehead, breaking the skin. Passenger Todd Rice tells CBS the girl “was screaming and crying.” He […]

Comments

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s