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Advanced Certification in Inpatient Diabetes

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

09/22/2014
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2015 Flexible ORYX® Performance Measure Reporting Options

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The Joint Commission will be providing accredited hospitals greater flexibility in meeting ORYX® performance measure reporting requirements beginning with measure set selections for calendar year 2015.

Related Items: Critical Access Hospital , Hospital

09/22/2014
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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

09/19/2014
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Charting a course for success

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As a child, I remember being fascinated by the sextant on my father’s desk. It was more than just an odd-looking contraption, he would explain. It was a tool used by expert mariners to navigate their ships safely across the unseen dangers of the oceans. Even one degree off in their calculations would result in their ships sailing miles off course, so they checked their measurements regularly along their journeys.

Related Items: Home Care , Home Care Accreditation

09/17/2014
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We listened, and we want to listen again

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I’ve gotten this quite a bit the last couple months: Hey, Michael. Whatever happened to those proposed changes to diagnostic imaging standards? To fill you in, new changes to our diagnostic imaging standards were supposed to go into effect this January and July 2015. However, after getting some additional information, Joint Commission decided to postpone the launch of these revised standards for providers of both ambulatory and hospital imaging services.

Related Items: Ambulatory , AMBUZZ , Ambulatory Advisor , Diagnostic Imaging Services , Ambulatory Health Care

09/16/2014
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Resources for Maintaining Behavioral Health Accreditation

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Research Resources added.

09/12/2014
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Facts about the on-site survey process

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The Joint Commission survey process is data-driven, patient-centered and focused on evaluating actual care processes.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Behavioral Health Care , Survey Process , Accreditation

09/12/2014
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Facts about the Patient and Family Advisory Council

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A diverse group of nationally prominent individuals and organizations serve on The Joint Commission’s Patient and Family Advisory Council.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Patient Safety , Patient Rights , Advisory Group Fact Sheets

09/12/2014
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Stacy Olea, MBA, MT(ASCP), FACHE

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Stacy Olea is the Executive Director for Laboratory Accreditation at The Joint Commission. In this role, she oversees the strategic direction and performance of the Laboratory Accreditation Program and guides The Joint Commission’s efforts to strengthen the program.

Related Items: Biographies , Laboratory Services

09/11/2014
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Emergency Management Resources - Pandemic/Public Health

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Updated Emergency Management Resources - Pandemic/Public Health

Related Items: Emergency Management

09/11/2014
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Doing No Harm

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Primum non nocere – Not many of us remember Latin phrases, but all physicians recognize this one: First, do no harm. That motto has been one of the principal ethical obligations of physicians ever since it was declared by Hippocrates, the father of Western medicine

Related Items: Blog , Physician

09/10/2014
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Current Externally Funded Research Projects

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Updated list 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

09/09/2014
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Facts about Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) accreditation

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To help opioid treatment programs (OTPs) improve the quality of care, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) established an accreditation requirement in 2001. The requirement emphasizes person-focused care, integrated and individualized approaches to OTP services. . .

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Behavioral Health Care , Opioids , Accreditation Program

09/08/2014
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For Physicians

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New AHA Physician Leadership Education Report

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09/08/2014
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Facts about scoring and accreditation decisions

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The scoring and decision process is based on the criticality of the standards and other requirements regarding their relationship to the quality and safety of patient care.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Accreditation Process , Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Nursing Care Center , Scoring , Accreditation Decisions

09/08/2014
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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: Long Term Care High Reliaiblity , Nursing Care Center , Infection Prevention , High Reliability , Health Care-Associated Infections , Infection Control , Research Resources

09/05/2014
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Enterprise Champion for Quality - A Recognition for Franchisors

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The Joint Commission's annual recognition for Franchisors, Enterprise Champion for Quality.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Home Care , Franchisor Recognition

09/04/2014
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Antimicrobial Stewardship

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Resources include a free toolkit that provides guidance to health care organizations building or looking to improve antimicrobial stewardship programs.

Related Items: Health Care-Associated Infections , Antimicrobial Stewardship

09/04/2014
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Facts about accountability measures

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Learn more about accountability measures—quality measures that meet four criteria designed to identify measures that produce the greatest positive impact on patient outcomes when hospitals demonstrate improvement.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Accountability Measures , Critical Access Hospital , Hospital , ORYX , Performance Measurement , Core Measures , Core Measure Fact Sheets , Top Performer

09/04/2014
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Benefits of Joint Commission Certification

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Learn more about the benefits of Joint Commission certification.

Related Items: Benefits of Certification , Certification , Certification Fact Sheets

09/04/2014
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What Ambulatory Health Care Organizations and the Airline Industry Have in Common

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The who, what, when, and where of ambulatory care program credentialing and privileging: hear insights from Virginia McCollum, Associate Director, Standards Interpretation Group on this challenging topic.

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

09/03/2014
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Laboratory Educational Resources

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Laboratory Educational Resources - Research Resources added.

09/03/2014
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