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July 2016 - NEWS FROM PHC

This month’s Perspectives announces the 1/1/17 implementation date for the new antimicrobial stewardship standard, MM.09.01.01. There are 8 elements of performance, the first of which requires that leadership establish antimicrobial stewardship as a priority.

July 2016 - NEWS FROM PHC

This month’s Perspectives announces the 1/1/17 implementation date for the new antimicrobial stewardship standard, MM.09.01.01. There are 8 elements of performance, the first of which requires that leadership establish antimicrobial stewardship as a priority. Requirements like this are sometimes confusing on exactly how you go about doing this. The good news is TJC supplies a note with this EP stating 6 examples of how leadership can provide evidence of doing this. They include as examples:

  • Accountability documents – in other words a statement of accountability, a charge to a committee or individuals.
  • Budget plans – provide funding and a cost center for the new program
  • Infection prevention plans – the 2017 IC plan could make the implementation of the program a goal, and could even include some planned measurement of effectiveness
  • Performance improvement plans – the 2017 plan could make the implementation an organizational priority.
  • Strategic plans – the board approved strategic plan including the implementation of an antimicrobial stewardship program would sent a strong message.
  • Using the EMR to collect antimicrobial stewardship data – This seems like somewhat of a given, but the 2017 IT budget or goals to make this happen would be one way to show commitment to this new priority.

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