The Joint Commission’s Chest Pain Accreditation Overview
The Joint Commissions Disease-Specific Care Certification for Chest Pain is a combination of two previously separate programs into one (1) certification award, the two programs combined to make up this award are Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) and Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS). Certifications for the Chest Pain program are sub certifications under the Standards for Disease-Specific Care. This certification along with other Disease-Specific Care Certifications are built on a framework aimed at establishing strong foundations for well-run disease management programs.
The certification process is categorized into three areas which are "Compliance with consensus-based national standards", "Effective and consistent use of appropriate, evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for the AMI and ACS patient populations" and "Collection and analysis of a minimum of four performance measures specific to the chest pain patient population (a minimum of two performance measures must be clinical in nature.)" The certification is valid for two (2) years.
Following the criteria specified in the request, we have completed Column C of the attached spreadsheet with detailed information on the website of the Joint Commissions Chest Pain Accreditation Program, a description of the program, accreditation requirements, launch year, information on program pricing, sample hospital press release, reviews, marketing collateral, FAQ's, length of accreditation and source links.
Column C of the attached spreadsheet has been completed with all information requested on the overview on the Joint Commission's Chest Pain Accreditation Program.