The BIG Hospital SBIRT Initiative

A Learning Collaborative to Expand SBIRT into Hospitals and Other Medical Settings

Implementing the Joint Commission's Inpatient SBIRT Measures


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The Joint Commission (TJC) is the nation’s largest health care accreditation body that accredits more than 19,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. TJC has piloted new standards for accreditation including use of screening, brief intervention, and follow up for inpatient adults addressing alcohol use. This year TJC included substance abuse and tobacco as new core measures as indicators of an organization’s performance. These measures can inform onsite accreditation activities and facility reporting. The purpose of this webinar is to increase the understanding regarding the TJC and its emerging position regarding adoption of clinical preventative interventions within hospitals and health centers.

Topics include:
  • The TJC rationale for substance use measures
  • Discussion of substance use performance measurement
  • How to successfully adopt these new criteria
Eric Goplerud & Celeste Milton