Tips from BESD: Improve the focus of your Periodic Performance Review

Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, July 16, 2010

The Periodic Performance Review (PPR) is an annual self-assessment process designed to enhance Joint Commission readiness. However, organizations often make the mistake of scoring their electronic surveys so harshly that they end up with numerous noncompliant standards. This leads to the initiation of cumbersome, complex action plans that are difficult to fulfill.

It is more helpful for organizations to focus on standards that put your organization at highest risk of failure to achieve/maintain accreditation. Here are some suggestions that will help you to conduct a more efficient, helpful PPR:

  • Don't go through the entire electronic PPR every year. Use your previous year's PPR as a baseline and incorporate assessment of new or changed standards.
  • Determine priority standards on which to focus and develop a measure of success (MOS) that is both realistic and attainable.

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