The Project to Monitor Indicators (PMI) will be a collaborative effort between the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). The goal of this collaboration is to create an intellectual infrastructure to support the effective use, development, understanding, and continuous improvement of clinical quality indicators through coordinated study by hospital epidemiologists.
The Joint Commission is in the midst of an extensive effort to develop a set of indicators that reflect the performance of various aspects of clinical practice. These indicators will form the foundation of a national comparative measurement system called the Indicator Measurement System (IMSystem). It is the Joint Commission's plan that hospitals will be required to participate in the IMSystem as part of the accreditation process in the near future.