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NOW OPEN - Submit Your 2019 Pioneer in Quality eCQM Proven Practices

February 27, 2019 - 10:06am

The Joint Commission supports organizations adopting electronic clinical quality measuresinfo-icon (eCQMsinfo-icon) by enabling the sharing of eCQMinfo-icon and health-IT driven quality improvement practices. The Joint Commission is seeking your pioneering "eCQM Proven Practices" success stories. This program recognizes hospitals and systems that effectively leverage eCQMs and health ITinfo-icon to drive quality improvement-and provides a platform for organizations to share their work as learning for other accredited organizations. 

The 2019 "eCQM Proven Practices" submission tool is now open and you are invited to submit your application.

View the full PDF application before completing online. PLEASE NOTE SUBMISSIONS ARE ACCEPTED VIA THE ONLINE APPLICATION ONLY. 

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Demonstrated success in improving clinical performance or outcomes utilizing eCQMs
  • Robust and integrated clinical decision support into EHRinfo-icon workflows and quality      measurement
  • Optimizing clinical workflow and eCQM collection to support quality care
  • Improving or ensuring eCQM data quality and accuracy
  • Innovative use of staffing (e.g. quality, informatics, clinical roles) or governance to support eCQM implementation
  • Educating clinicians on quality improvement and electronic data collection 

* Recognition is limited to Joint Commission and/or Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) eCQMs. 

The submission period closes April 5, 2019 at 11:59 pm Central Daylight Time

You can earn recognition in one of two categories for the Pioneers in Qualityinfo-icon program: 

  • Expert Contributors: Hospitals that advance the evolution and utilization of eCQMs through contributions by submitting a Proven Practice selected for inclusion within The Joint Commission's Proven Practices Collection and presenting their solution on a Pioneers in Quality™ webinar.
  • Solution Contributors: Hospitals that submit a Proven Practice to be considered for inclusion within The Joint Commission's Proven Practices Collection.

The eCQM Proven Practices Collection was published in 2018 and reflected the submissions from the 2017 and 2018 programs. A 2019 publication is also planned for fall 2019. The 2017-2018 Proven Practices Collection can be accessed here

We look forward to receiving your submissions by April 5, 2019. Should you have questions, please contact us at

For more information, visit the Pioneers in Quality Program portal

Last Updated: February 27, 2019