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Facts about Memory Care accreditation requirements and optional Memory Care Certification for Nursing Care Centers

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On July 1, 2014, new Memory Care requirements became effective for the Nursing Care Center Accreditation program. In addition, The Joint Commission introduced a new, optional Memory Care Certification within its Nursing Care Center Accreditation program in July 2014.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Nursing Care Center , Nursing Home , Alzheimer's Disease , Memory Care

07/24/2015
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Prepublication Standards

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New Prepublication Standards are now available.

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07/24/2015
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Prepublication Standards – Deletions and Clarifications to Core Disease-Specific Care Certification Requirements

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As part of the ongoing review process for certification programs, The Joint Commission identified an opportunity to delete and/or clarify certain elements of performance in Standard DSPR.7 that are redundant to accreditation requirements.

Related Items: Prepublication Standards , Disease-Specific Care

07/24/2015
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The Physical Environment

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The Joint Commission and the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) launched the new Physical Environment Portal. The purpose of this portal is to provide guidance and education to reduce instances of non-compliance with the top eight Environment of Care/Life Safety standards.

Related Items: Physical Environment , Environment of Care , Life Safety Code

07/24/2015
Blog

More than just Acronyms

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PCMH, NPs, PAs - more than just acronyms, together they’ve provided organizations and patients real results!

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

07/23/2015
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Joint Commission Offers New Perinatal Care Certification

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The Joint Commission is offering a new Perinatal Care Certification to recognize accredited organizations looking to elevate their perinatal health care services.

Related Items: News Releases , Perinatal Care Certification

07/23/2015
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Disease-Specific Care Certification Eligibility

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Read the eligibility requirements for The Joint Commission's Disease-Specific Care Certification.

Related Items: Disease-Specific Care , Eligibility

07/22/2015
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Ambulatory Care - Recognizing 40 Years

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

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07/22/2015
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Advanced Certification in Inpatient Diabetes

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Advanced Certification in Inpatient Diabetes - Upcoming November 12, 2013 teleconference.

07/21/2015
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Disease-Specific Care Certification

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New Event - March 31, 2015- Complimentary Webinar- Adv Certification Acute Stroke Ready Hospitals

Related Items: Measure Development Initiatives

07/21/2015
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The Joint Commission Offers Integrated Care Certification

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A new certification option from The Joint Commission is focused on helping health care organizations improve care coordination across the continuum of care, beginning with hospital and ambulatory care settings.

07/21/2015
Standards FAQ

Emergency Management

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Q. What kinds of situations should be included in an organization's emergency management plans?

Related Items: Emergency Management

07/21/2015
Standards FAQ

Emergency Management - Annual Drill

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Q. Does the Joint Commission require home care organizations to perform an annual drill of the Emergency Management plan?

07/21/2015
Standards FAQ

Tabletop Exercise

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Q: Is a tabletop exercise acceptable for home care as an implementation of the Emergency Management / Emergency Operations Plan?

07/21/2015
Standards FAQ

Tabletop Drills

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Q: Is a tabletop exercise acceptable as an implementation of the Emergency Management / Emergency Operations Plan?  

Related Items: Emergency Preparedness , Emergency Planning , Emergency Management

07/21/2015
Standards FAQ

Requirements for Criminal Background Checks

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Q:  What is the Joint Commission requirement for criminal background checks and for which type of individual must it be performed?    

07/21/2015
Standards FAQ

Primary Source Verification

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Q. What is Primary Source Verification? Who does it apply to?  

07/21/2015
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Electronic Patient Blood Management Performance Measures

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In 2014, funded by an unrestricted educational grant from the Masimo Corporation, work began on a new set of Patient Blood Management performance measures that build on and update the previous measure set and are derived exclusively from electronic health records (ePBM).

Related Items: Measure Development Initiatives , Measure

07/21/2015
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Health Services Research Publications

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The wide dissemination of new knowledge related to health care quality and patient safety is a Joint Commission priority. An updated list (July 2015) of research publications emanating from the Joint Commission’s Department of Health Services Research is available here.

Related Items: Research Publications

07/20/2015
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Current Externally Funded Research Projects

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Updated list (July 2015) of Currently Externally Funded Research Projects that highlight the scope of each project, Funder information, start and end date and contact information.

Related Items: Research Projects

07/20/2015
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Preventing Breaches in Disinfection

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The July/August 2015 issue of Healthcare Executive features an article by The Joint Commission's Lisa Waldowski, APRN, discussing breaches in high-level disinfection and the role of senior leadership in stressing proper management of infection prevention, including disinfection and sterilization.

Related Items: Hospital , Disinfection , Sterilization

07/17/2015
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The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association launch new stroke certification program

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The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association announce the launch of a new Disease-Specific Care Advanced Certification Program for Acute Stroke Ready Hospitals.

Related Items: Primary Stroke , Comprehensive Stroke Center , Acute Stroke Ready Hospital

07/16/2015
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Free Webinar Replays

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Infection Prevention and Control for Nursing Care Centers; A Systems Perspective from The Joint Commission Video Replay - March 12, 2015 Replay of Joint Commission Accreditation and Specialty Certifications for Nursing Care Centers: Gaining A Quality-Focused Competitive Edge - November 20, 2014

07/16/2015
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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

07/15/2015
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