Joint Commission Seeks Comment on Electronic Patient Blood Management Performance Measures

PUBLISHED: Oct 18, 2018
Relevant to: Ambulatory Care, Critical Access Hospitals, Hospitals

The Joint Commission (TJC) is seeking comment on options for utilization of electronic Patient Blood Management (ePBM) performance measures in Joint Commission accreditation or certification programs.

According to TJC, “Patient blood management is an evidence-based, multidisciplinary approach to optimizing care of patients who might need transfusion.” ePBM includes patient evaluation and clinical management with regards to the decision-making process including strategies to minimize blood loss and optimization of patient red cell mass.

Based on consultation with clinical experts, TJC is proposing three performance measures.

  • PBM-01 Pre-operative Anemia Screening
  • PBM-03 Pre-operative Blood Type Testing and Antibody Screening
  • PBM-04 Initial Transfusion Threshold

TJC is seeking comments that address the importance, scientific acceptability, usability, feasibility and logic of the proposed measures. Comments will be accepted through November 15, 2018. Follow the link below to review the proposed measures and for comment submission instructions.

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