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Healthcare Framework HCSS
Version 2010A1

Health Care Staffing Services Framework

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The application of a systematic approach can be useful in identifying the varied factors that influence a process. The following framework was created as part of the identification and development of the standardized performance measures. It served as a guide to selecting areas of performance measurement that will enhance the quality of services, are evidence based, and are scientifically sound. The framework was designed to identify domains and key measurement areas for health care staffing services (HCSS).

The framework is included in this guide exactly as it was used during the process of identifying the related performance measures. While it is not meant to be exhaustive, it does provide a foundation for considering performance measurement in HCSS programs. As such, your organization may wish to use or enhance the framework to assess for additional opportunities for performance measurement within your quality improvement initiative. In addition, factors in the framework may be helpful when considering root causes (see section Data Analysis and Display) as your organization undertakes analysis and interpretation of data collected for the performance measures.

Standardized Measure Set Framework (pdf)

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