Joint Commission announces heart failure disease-specific care advanced certification

Accreditation Connection, March 27, 2009

The Joint Commission, in collaboration with the American Heart Association, has rolled out the latest in its disease-specific care advanced certification programs: heart failure.

The program is intended to recognize excellence in hospitals making distinct efforts to improve quality of care and outcomes for heart failure patients.

Among other requirements of the program, certified organizations must sustain an 85% compliance rate with five achievement measures in heart failure for 90 days as well as collect data on Joint Commission core measures for use in ongoing performance improvement activities.

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