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Applying High Reliability Principles to Infection Prevention and Control in Long Term Care

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Do you work in a nursing home, assisted living facility or related health care setting? View this easy-to-use, engaging e-learning tool designed for staff across all levels and disciplines.

Related Items: High Reliability , Nursing Care Center , Infection Prevention , Research Resources , Infection Control , Long Term Care High Reliaiblity

07/31/2014
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Deemed Status for ASCs

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The Joint Commission is designated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as an approved accreditor for ASCs seeking Medicare initial certification.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Becoming Accredited , CMS Reimbursement , Deemed Status , Toolkit for Ambulatory Surgery Centers

07/31/2014
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Ambulatory Care Accreditation Overview

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2014 Ambulatory Care Accreditation Overview provides a snapshot of The Joint Commission accreditation process for ambulatory care settings. Learn about survey process, standards, invaluable resources and more!

Related Items: Accreditation Process , Ambulatory Health Care

07/31/2014
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Ambulatory Care Accredited BPHC-Supported Centers by State

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Ambulatory Care Accredited BPHC-Supported Centers by HRSA Regionall Division (Formerly Field Offices)

Related Items: BPHC-supported , Community Health Center , Federally Qualified Health Center , FQHC , Health Center , BPHC Accredited Centers

07/30/2014
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Erin S. DuPree, M.D., FACOG

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Erin S. DuPree, M.D., FACOG, Chief Medical Officer and Vice President, The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare

Related Items: Center for Transforming Healthcare , Chief Medical Officer

07/30/2014
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Pneumonia Measures

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The Joint Commission collaborated with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as well as the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA), the American Thoracic Society (ATS), the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Related Items: Hospital , Performance Measurement , Core Measure Set , Vaccinations , Health Care-Associated Infections , Vaccination , Vaccine

07/30/2014
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Bart Simpson, high reliability and you

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What would you call an organization that provides safe, reliable services to roughly 60,000 guests a day, while also maintaining the safety of 15,000 staff members? You would call it a high reliability organization. Or you could call it by its more common name, Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida – an organization health care has much to learn.

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07/30/2014
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Top Performer 2014 Eligibility Criteria (For 2015 Recognition)

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Joint Commission-accredited hospitals and critical access hospitals reporting ORYX data on one or more core measure sets, which contain accountability measures identified for inclusion in The Joint Commission’s calculation of accountability measure composite rates for calendar year 2014...

Related Items: Accountability Measures , Critical Access Hospital , Hospital , Eligibility , Top Performer

07/29/2014
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Emergency Management Resources - Active Shooter

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Emergency Management Resources - Active Shooter

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07/29/2014
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Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient-and Family-Centered Care

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Effective patient-provider communication is critical to the successful delivery of health care services. The Joint Commission supports a number of efforts to improve communication between health care providers and patients, including standards, monographs, videos, and other resources.

Related Items: Critical Access Hospital , Hospital , Hospital, Language, & Culture , Performance Measurement , Leading Practice Library Addendum , LGBT , Health Equity , Advancing Effective Communication , Completed Research Projects , Research Resources

07/28/2014
07/25/2014
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Map - HRSA/BPHC Supported Accredited Health Centers

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Bureau of Primary Health Care - Map of Health HRSA/BPHC Supported Accredited Health Centers.

Related Items: BPHC-supported , Community Health Center , Federally Qualified Health Center , FQHC , Health Center , BPHC Accredited Centers

07/25/2014
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Facts about Disease-Specific Care Certification

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The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care (DSC) certification program, launched in 2002, is designed to evaluate clinical programs across the continuum of care.

Related Items: Disease-Specific Care , Certification Fact Sheets

07/25/2014
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Facts about Primary Care Medical Home Certification

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The Joint Commission’s Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH) Certification focuses on care coordination, access to care, and how effectively a primary care clinician and interdisciplinary team work in partnership with the patient (and when applicable, their family).

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Primary Care Medical Home , Certification Fact Sheets

07/25/2014
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Immunization

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The Immunization measures were developed as a result of recommendations in 2006 from a National Quality Forum (NQF) Harmonization Workgroup that influenza and pneumococcal vaccination measures should apply to all patients regardless of diagnosis.

Related Items: Hospital , Core Measures , Core Measure Set

07/25/2014
07/23/2014
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Emergency Management Resources - General References

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Emergency Management Resources - General References

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07/23/2014
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Core Measure Solution Exchange®

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A database of success stories from accredited hospitals that have attained excellent performance on core measures - including accountability measures.

Related Items: Core Measures , Core Measure Solutions Exchange , Quality Improvement Tools

07/23/2014
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Joint Commission Education Module Aims to Reduce Long Term Care Infection

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The Joint Commission today released an innovative online educational tool designed to apply the principles of high reliability to reducing infections in long term care settings such as nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

Related Items: News Releases , Patient Safety , Infection Control , Infection Prevention , Nursing Care Center

07/23/2014
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Emergency Management Resources - Exercises and Drills

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Emergency Management Resources - Exercises and Drills

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07/23/2014
Blog

Primary Care Medical Home Certification: The Three-Year Mark

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Marking three years since its launch, the Ambulatory Care Program makes great strides in Primary Care Medical Home Certification.

Related Items: AMBUZZ , Ambulatory Advisor , Primary Care Medical Home , Ambulatory , Ambulatory Health Care

07/22/2014
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Articles, Case Studies, Publications

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NEW articles on High Reliability added March 2013

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07/22/2014
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R3 Report Issue 6: Memory care accreditation requirements for nursing care centers

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The aim of the new memory care requirements for nursing care centers is to enable residents with memory-impacting conditions to remain engaged in their environment at the level of their cognitive ability and to function at the highest level possible for as long as possible.

Related Items: Nursing Care Center , R3 Report (Newsletter) , Memory Care

07/22/2014
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Prepublication Standards

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New Prepublication Standards are now available.

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07/22/2014
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Prepublication Standards – Standards Revisions Related to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

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The Joint Commission has revised its requirements for critical access hospitals (CAHs) in response to recent changes in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Conditions of Participation (CoPs) for CAHs.

Related Items: Prepublication Standards , Critical Access Hospital

07/22/2014
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