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Speak Up: Help Prevent Medical Test Mistakes

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Medical tests and laboratory tests are important aids for doctors. However, sometimes the wrong test is ordered. Or the test results can be misunderstood.

Related Items: General Public , Speak Up , Medical Tests

03/04/2015
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Speak Up: Understanding Your Doctors and Other Caregivers

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It can be difficult to understand what your doctors and other caregivers are telling you about your care and treatment. This brochure has questions and answers to help you understand caregivers.

Related Items: General Public , Speak Up , Understanding Your Doctor , Transitions of Care Patient Information

03/04/2015
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Speak Up Coloring Book

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A special Speak Up brochure for kids to learn and color.

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03/04/2015
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Primary Care Medical Home Certified Organizations

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Organizations that have achieved Joint Commission accreditation and Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH) certification.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Primary Care Medical Home

03/04/2015
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Ambulatory Care - Recognizing 40 Years

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Ambulatory Care - Recognizing 40 Years. New Profile - 1985.

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03/04/2015
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2014 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award Recipients Announced

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The Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum (NQF) have announced the 2014 recipients of the annual John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards. For 2014, three recipients have been selected in three categories. The awards will be presented March 23, 2015 at the NQF Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.

Related Items: Eisenberg Award , News Releases

03/04/2015
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Perinatal Care Certification

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NEW! Perinatal Care Certification in 2015! 2015 is an exciting time for the Perinatal community! The Joint Commission will be accepting applications for Perinatal Care Certification in July, 2015.

Related Items: Disease-Specific Care , Perinatal Care Certification

03/03/2015
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And the Oscar goes to …

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We recently watched as all of Hollywood’s elite gathered for the presentation of the 87th annual Academy Awards. As always there were red carpets, limos, fashion critics, paparazzi and some of the most glamorous ladies and gentlemen in the world. Among all this glitz and glamor, two of the nominees brought attention to a very serious topic that probably resonated with everyone watching the telecast and beyond: Alzheimer’s disease and other memory-impairing conditions.

Related Items: Nursing Care Center , Memory Care , Blog

03/03/2015
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Joint Commission Awards First Memory Care Certification

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The Joint Commission’s Nursing Care Center Accreditation Program announced today that Chaparral House, a nonprofit skilled nursing facility in Berkeley, California, is the first skilled nursing facility in the United States to be awarded the organization’s Memory Care Certification.

Related Items: Nursing Care Center , Memory Care

03/03/2015
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Implementing Hospital Respiratory Protection Programs: Strategies from the Field

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This educational monograph is intended to stimulate greater awareness and knowledge of the importance of effective respiratory protection programs in hospitals as well as to provide examples of strategies to assist hospitals in overcoming common implementation challenges and barriers.

Related Items: Critical Access Hospital , Hospital , Infection Control , Infection Prevention , Respiratory protection programs , Respirators , Respiratory hazards , Airborne transmissible diseases

03/03/2015
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Home Care Webinar Replays

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Webinar replay posted Mar 2, 2015

03/02/2015
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Core Systems List (for Accreditation and Certification)

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Core Systems List - Updated March 2015

Related Items: Performance Measurement , Performance Measurement Systems

03/02/2015
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Facts about Speak Up™ Initiatives

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The Joint Commission’s award winning Speak Up™ program urges patients to take an active role in preventing health care errors by becoming involved and informed participants on their health care team.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , General Public , Patient Safety , Speak Up , Patient Rights , Patient Safety Fact Sheets

03/02/2015
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Prepublication Standards

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New Prepublication Standards are now available.

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03/02/2015
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Audio/Visual Files for Feb. 18 webinar: Roadmap to Accreditation

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Learn more about the benefits of accreditation, how The Joint Commission is different, and how to get started on the path to Behavioral Health Accreditation.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Previous Webinar , Accreditation

02/27/2015
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Taking the message year-round

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As Black History month comes to a close, it’s a good time to look ahead and consider how to best serve the needs of our African-American clients and patients throughout the rest of this year and beyond. After all, the month’s important messages and efforts shouldn’t end March 1.

Related Items: Home Care , Home Care Accreditation

02/27/2015
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Facts about Joint Commission Advisory Groups

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The Joint Commission relies on a number of advisory groups for feedback on a variety of issues, including safety and quality of care, the development of standards, and policies and procedures that support performance improvement in health care organizations.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Advisory Group Fact Sheets

02/26/2015
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NCC Requirements

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Joint Commission Requirements is a free listing of all policy revisions to standards published in Joint Commission Perspectives that have gone into effect since the accreditation/certification manual was last issued.

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02/26/2015
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Seeking Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation

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Seeking Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation

02/25/2015
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Standards Applicability Grid for Dental Care Settings

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Elements of Performance (EPs) Applicable to the Dental Care Service in the Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation Program for the July 2014 Standards Release.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Applicability Grid

02/25/2015
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Standards Applicability Grid for Convenient Care Settings

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Elements of Performance (EPs) Applicable to the Convenient Care Service in the Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation Program for the July 2014 Standards Release.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Convenient Care , Applicability Grid

02/25/2015
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Facts about Joint Commission Resources

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Established in 1986, Joint Commission Resources (JCR) is a global, knowledge-based organization that provides innovative solutions designed to help health care organizations improve patient safety and quality.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Joint Commission Resources , Corporate Fact Sheets

02/25/2015
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Facts about Home Care Accreditation

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Established in 1988, The Joint Commission’s Home Care Accreditation program accredits more than 6,000 organizations that provide home care services directly or through a contracted individual or organization.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Home Care , Home Health , Pharmacy , Accreditation Program

02/24/2015
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