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Data Collection Tools HCSS
Version 2010A1

Data Collection Tools

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Introduction

These data collection tools have been developed as one option for collecting HCSS performance measure data. Your firm may choose to design a manual data collection tool of its own or develop an electronic format for data collection.

These data collection tools have been created with the following objectives:

  • Minimize unnecessary entries;
  • Expedite and streamline the data collection process; and,
  • Facilitate data aggregation for measure rate calculations.

Guide to Use

These data collection tools consist of worksheets and tally sheets for each measure. The worksheet should be utilized to collect data to identify the numerator population for that measure, and the tally sheet for data aggregation and measure rate calculations.

  • Always complete the report period information. This is important to provide the monthly data points necessary for trend analysis, and to prevent gaps in data collection.
  • Always create a unique identifier for each occurrence of Do Not Return. This is important since individual employees may be involved in more than one occurrence during the same reporting period or different reporting periods.
  • Always create a unique identifier for each personnel file audited. This is also important since an individual personnel file might be included in the random sample for multiple reporting periods. Personnel files should not be re-audited until all files have been audited one time.

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Data Collection Tools HCSS
Specifications Manual for Joint Commission National Quality Core Measures (2010A1)
Discharges 04-01-10 (2Q10) through 09-30-10 (3Q10)