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The Use of Clinical Data Registries to Improve Care and Meet Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluation Requirements

      Ongoing professional practice evaluation (OPPE) is a set of standards requiring collection of information to document physician performance with a focus on improving quality of care.

      The Joint Commission. Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluation (OPPE)—Understanding the Requirements. Apr 11, 2016. (Updated: Feb 4, 2022.) Accessed Jun 14, 2022. https://www.jointcommission.org/standards/standard-faqs/critical-access-hospital/medical-staff-ms/000001500/.

      These standards were designed to accommodate modern data collection and assess six core competencies: patient care, clinical knowledge, interpersonal skills, professionalism, systems-based practice, and practice-based learning and improvement. Participation in OPPE by physicians is required by hospitals and other health systems as part of the ongoing Joint Commission accreditation process. Currently, there are 6,093 hospitals in the United States,

      American Hospital Association. Fast Facts on U.S. Hospitals, 2022. (Updated: Jan 2022.) Accessed Jun 14, 2022. https://www.aha.org/statistics/fast-facts-us-hospitals.

      of which approximately 4,000 are accredited by The Joint Commission.
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      References

      1. The Joint Commission. Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluation (OPPE)—Understanding the Requirements. Apr 11, 2016. (Updated: Feb 4, 2022.) Accessed Jun 14, 2022. https://www.jointcommission.org/standards/standard-faqs/critical-access-hospital/medical-staff-ms/000001500/.

      2. American Hospital Association. Fast Facts on U.S. Hospitals, 2022. (Updated: Jan 2022.) Accessed Jun 14, 2022. https://www.aha.org/statistics/fast-facts-us-hospitals.

      3. The Joint Commission. Advanced Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement. Accessed Jun 14, 2022. https://www.jointcommission.org/accreditation-and-certification/certification/certifications-by-setting/hospital-certifications/orthopedic-certification/advanced-orthopedic/advanced-total-hip-and-total-knee-replacement/.

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