Our friends at Vista Research Group have succinctly summarized The Joint Commission’s new outcome measurement requirement starting January 1, 2018. In a nice eBook they make available on their website, they state:

In January 2017, Standard CTS.03.01.09 was revised to require organizations to do the following:

  • Use a standardized tool or instrument to monitor the individual’s progress in achieving his or her care, treatment, or service goals. Ideally, the tool or instrument should monitor progress from the individual’s perspective.
  • Use the results of the standardized monitoring to inform the individual’s clinical care.
  • Periodically aggregate the data gathered through the standardized monitoring to evaluate treatment outcomes.

Furthermore, Vista Research Group has developed a patient monitoring solution which is specifically geared towards helping with these new outcome measurement requirements.

Within MedicalMime’s M2Select EHR for rehab product, we provide the ability to assess patient symptoms and progress along various measures, including the Clinical Opiate Withdrawal Scale (COWS) and the Clinical Institute Withdrawal Assessment (CIWA). Reach out to your solution consultant to find out how this standardized tool and reporting can help inform the right treatment and satisfy the Joint Commission requirements.