ALERT! Warning: your browser isn't supported. Please install a modern one, like Firefox, Opera, Safari, Chrome or the latest Internet Explorer. Thank you!
Specifications Manual for Joint Commission National Quality Measures (v2016B1)
Home » Event Date

Release Notes:
Data Element
Version 2016B1

Data Element Name: Event Date
Collected For: HBIPS-2, HBIPS-3, , Not collected for HBIPS-1 and 5
Definition:The date the associated event type occurred.
Suggested Data Collection Question:What is the date recorded in the medical record that the associated event type occurred?
Length:10 – MM-DD-YYYY (includes dashes)
Allowable Values:

MM = Month (01-12)
DD = Day (01-31)
YYYY =Year (20xx)

Notes for Abstraction:Medical record documentation only should be used to collect this data element.

This information is abstracted once for each day on which an event (Event Type) occurs during the patient’s hospitalization. A patient may have multiple events during the hospitalization.

When an event (Event Type) begins and ends on different dates (crosses midnight) this is considered 2 separate events; therefore, both dates must be documented in order to determine the total amount of time associated with each Event Date. If one of the event dates is missing, the event will be rejected.
Suggested Data Sources:

  • Licensed independent practitioner orders
  • Nursing notes
  • Nursing flow sheet
  • Observation sheets
  • Physician orders
  • Progress notes
  • Psychiatrist notes
  • Restraint monitoring form
  • Therapist notes

Additional Notes:
Guidelines for Abstraction:
Inclusion Exclusion
  • None
  • None

Event Date
Specifications Manual for Joint Commission National Quality Measures (v2016B1)
Discharges 01-01-17 (1Q17) through 06-30-17 (2Q17)