[ASCLS Education SA] Joint Commission request
elissap at ascls.org
Wed May 11 21:08:10 EDT 2011
Joint Commission Request:
2013 Standards Subject Matter Experts (SME) Panel
The Joint Commission is beginning the standards development process for 2013 and is soliciting ASCLS members to volunteer from the broad range of specialties listed below. Please review Objective, Specialty Areas, and Process. If anyone is interested please contact either Bill Hunt at William.hunt at uphs.upenn.edu<mailto:William.hunt at uphs.upenn.edu> or Elissa Passiment at elissap at ascls.org<mailto:elissap at ascls.org>
Thank you in advance.
Recommend to The Joint Commission enhancement opportunities for the laboratory accreditation standards. This input will be collated and prioritized for the 2013 standard edition, the next that the organization is eligible to produce due to the CMS deeming process. The group will be asked to answer the following questions:
1. Are there evidence-based practices that should be included in the standards?
2. Are there practices that while not evidence-based, are commonly accepted within the industry and improve reliability of processes that should be included in the standards?
3. Are there standards that should be updated or revised to reflect current practice and data?
4. Other comments?
* Quality Systems/ISO/LDT management/ Waimed Testing
* Molecular, including personalized genomics
* Pathology including ACS CoC requirements and surgical sample requirements
* Transfusion Medicine
* Informatics- task force to define future state requirements for integration into the EMR, external stakeholders, and clinician utility.
The groups will meet via conference call to develop recommendations for areas which would benefit from additional clarity and specificity in the standards while maintaining The Joint Commission philosophy of system standards focused on outcomes. Each specialty will name a lead which will coordinate and communicate for their areas. Specialty composition at a minimum will include both doctoral level and administrative input, and will be sized according to the need. Overall, there will be a representation of laboratories that reflects the constituent base. The panel will also be asked to identify possible education resources for Joint Commission staff and surveyors.
Duration of the panel will be June to December, 2011. Time commitment will not exceed 8 hours per month. Once standards are developed as an output from this group, there will be a request for review and comment in 2012.
The chair of the PTAC, Vice Chair and other members of PTAC, depending on topics, will be advisors to this group.
Volunteers from PTAC have already been identified, although more may be utilized and they will be encouraged to promote within their organizations
TJC Staff Contact
Jennifer Rhamy, Executive Director
jrhamy at jointcommission.org<mailto:jrhamy at jointcommission.org>
2025 M Street, NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036
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