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Release Notes:
Data Element
Version 2010A1

Data Element Name: Unique Blinded Health Care Organization Identifier
Collected For: , All Records (Used in transmission of anonymous patient-level data to the Joint Commission)
Definition:An identifier assigned by the Joint Commissionís Division of Research to uniquely identify the hospitals that are participating in the Blood Management pilot. It is a fictitious identifier used to differentiate between data from different hospitals.

This identifier is transmitted to the Joint Commission instead of the Joint Commissionís Health Care Organization Identifier (HCO ID) to ensure that the data is completely anonymous within the Joint Commissionís Data Warehouse. Only those individuals within the Division of Research that need to know the identity of a specific hospital will have access to this crosswalk information.

Suggested Data Collection Question:Not applicable, this data element is not data entered.
Allowable Values:

Joint Commission assigned.

Notes for Abstraction:None
Suggested Data Sources:

Does not apply, Joint Commission assigned.

Additional Notes:
Guidelines for Abstraction:
Inclusion Exclusion

Unique Blinded Health Care Organization Identifier
Specifications Manual for Joint Commission National Quality Core Measures (2010A1)
Discharges 04-01-10 (2Q10) through 09-30-10 (3Q10)