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Prepublication Standards

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New Prepublication Standards are now available.

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07/01/2015
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Ambulatory Care - Recognizing 40 Years

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Ambulatory Care - Recognizing 40 Years. New Profile - 1982.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care

07/01/2015
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DSC 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.

Related Items: Joint Commission Requirement

07/01/2015
Blog

A noteworthy three-peat

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Every year, we honor organizations with the Enterprise Champion for Quality award for health care. This is a unique recognition for Joint Commission-accredited health care franchisors that acknowledges their hard work and sustained commitment to designing a health care-service delivery model that is driven by safety and quality. And only BrightStar Care has successfully achieved this recognition every year since the award was first given in 2013!

Related Items: Home Care Accreditation , Enterprise Champion for Quality , Home Care

06/30/2015
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Press Room

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Press Room

06/30/2015
Topics Library

Facts about the Official “Do Not Use” List of Abbreviations

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The Joint Commission’s “Do Not Use” List is part of the Information Management standards.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Patient Safety , Abbreviations , Patient Safety Fact Sheets

06/30/2015
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Facts about Joint Commission International

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Joint Commission International (JCI) was established in 1994 as a division of Joint Commission Resources, Inc. (JCR), a private, not-for-profit affiliate of The Joint Commission.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , About The Joint Commission , Joint Commission International , Corporate Fact Sheets

06/30/2015
News

New Joint Commission General Counsel Appointed

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The Joint Commission announces the appointment of Lisa Diehl Vandecaveye, JD, MBA, FACHE, to the position of general counsel, effective today.

Related Items: News Releases

06/29/2015
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Life Safety Code Information & Resources

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New - Life Safety and Environment of Care - Document List and Review Tool. Life Safety Code® is a registered trademark of the National Fire Protection Association, Quincy, MA.

Related Items: Life Safety Code

06/29/2015
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A Joint Commission and FDA Webinar on Reprocessing of Scopes Q&A Replay

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The objective of this webinar is to provide information on the FDA’s past and ongoing activities to minimize patient exposure to infections that can result from improperly reprocessing of scopes.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Health Care Staffing , Home Care , Infection Control , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Palliative Care , Webinar , Behavioral Health Home , FDA Reprocessing of Scopes

06/26/2015
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Perinatal Care

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New! Clarification to Perinatal Care measure PC-05: Exclusive Breast Milk Feeding. The expanded Perinatal Care (PC) measure set is comprised of 5 measures.

Related Items: Hospital , Performance Measurement , Core Measure Set

06/26/2015
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Study of Ebola Preparedness Resources in U.S. Hospitals: Costs, Benefits and Challenges

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The Joint Commission, Department of HSR, in collaboration with researchers from Rhode Island Hospital and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) are conducting a study that will provide estimates of the costs and benefits of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) preparedness to hospitals.

Related Items: Hospital , Research Studies , Ebola Preparedness , Ebola Study

06/26/2015
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Prepublication Standards – New and Revised Laboratory Standards for Individualized Quality Control Plans (IQCP)

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On January 1, 2016, The Joint Commission will implement a new voluntary quality control (QC) option for clinical laboratories.

Related Items: Prepublication Standards , Laboratory Accreditation Program

06/23/2015
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Safe Health IT

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Free Online Course - Investigating and Preventing Health Information Technology-Related Patient Safety Events

Related Items: Patient Safety , Safe Health IT , Electronic Health Record EHR , Adverse Events , Sentinel Event

06/23/2015
Topics Library

Credentialing and Privileging Tips

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This resources provides basic definitions and tips on how to develop and implement your organization’s credentialing and privileging process.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation

06/19/2015
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Home Care Webinar Replays

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Webinar replay posted May 27, 2015

06/19/2015
Topics Library

2015 Stroke Seminar Questions and Answers

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Our 2015 Stroke Seminar was a great opportunity to learn from Joint Commission staff including Joint Commission Stroke Reviewers.

Related Items: Disease-Specific Care , Primary Stroke , Seminars , Stroke , Comprehensive Stroke Center , Advanced Certification for Acute Stroke Ready Hospital

06/18/2015
Topics Library

Benefits to Your Community and Program

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Programs that submit, track and adhere to Joint Commission core performance measures may be able to demonstrate improvement.

Related Items: Disease-Specific Care

06/16/2015
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Audio Visual files for June 10 webinar: Improving Reimbursement in Behavioral Health Care

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Replay of complimentary webinar to learn more about Joint Commission behavioral health care accreditation and how it can help improve reimbursement.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Previous Webinar

06/11/2015
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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

06/11/2015
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Technical Assistance Teleconference List

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Listen to audio replays of the Bureau of Primary Healthcare's monthly technical assistance teleconferences.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , BPHC - Teleconferences

06/11/2015
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Prepublication Standards – Standards Revisions for Laboratories

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In order to capture emerging trends in laboratories and maintain alignment with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA ‘88) regulations, two areas of the for Laboratory and Point-of-Care Testing manual require updating.

Related Items: Prepublication Standards , Laboratory Accreditation Program

06/10/2015
Blog

Picture this - new diagnostic imaging requirements

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The Joint Commission’s new diagnostic imaging requirements for hospital and ambulatory care programs go into effect July 1, 2015.

Related Items: AMBUZZ , Ambulatory Health Care , Ambulatory , Imaging

06/09/2015
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Emergency Management Resources - Leadership through Crisis

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Emergency Management Resources - Leadership through Crisis. Updated June 2015.

Related Items: Critical Access Hospital , Emergency Planning , Hospital , Emergency Preparedness , Emergency Management

06/08/2015
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