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Advanced Certification for Acute Stroke Ready Hospitals

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Added Fees Mar 31, 2015 Added Webinar on Mar 13, 2015

03/31/2015
Topics Library

Acute Stroke-Ready Hospital Certification Fees

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Disease-Specific Care Certifications are on a two-year cycle. The Acute Stroke Ready Hospital Certification fee consists of two parts: an on-site fee, which is assessed following the on-site review, and an annual subscription fee, which is billed each January.

Related Items: Disease-Specific Care , Hospital

03/31/2015
News

New Sentinel Event Alert Examines Safe Use of Health Information Technology

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Safe use of health information technology (health IT) is the focus of a new Sentinel Event Alert released today by The Joint Commission. The new alert examines the contributing factors to sentinel events that are health IT-related and includes suggested solutions to be implemented by health care organizations.

Related Items: Safe Health IT , Sentinel Event Alert , News Releases

03/31/2015
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Sentinel Event Alert 54: Safe use of health information technology

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Health information technology (health IT) is rapidly evolving and its use is growing, presenting new challenges to health care organizations.

Related Items: Sentinel Event Alert , Safe Health IT

03/31/2015
Standards FAQ

Reappointment/Reprivileging Dates

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Q.  Is the reappointment/reprivileging date due on the same date or same month of the previous appointment/reappointment or privileging?    

03/31/2015
Standards FAQ

Permission to Administer Moderate Sedation

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Q: Are specific privileges to administer sedation required?

03/31/2015
Standards FAQ

Human Resource Standards Applicability to Contracted and Volunteer Personnel

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Do the standards in the human resource chapter apply to contracted and volunteer personnel? If yes, how is compliance with the standards surveyed?

Related Items: Standards FAQs

03/31/2015
Videos

Safe Health IT Saves Lives

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Safe Heath IT Saves Lives

03/31/2015
Topics Library

Ambulatory Health Care Advisory Council Members

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Listing of the members of the Medical/Diagnostic and Therapeutic Advisory Council and Surgical Advisory Council for the Ambulatory Health Care program.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation

03/30/2015
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Press Room

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Press Room

03/30/2015
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Emergency Management Resources - Leadership through Crisis

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Emergency Management Resources - Leadership through Crisis. Updated March 30, 2015.

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

03/30/2015
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Emergency Management Resources - Vulnerable Populations

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Emergency Management Resources - Vulnerable Populations - Updated March 30, 2015.

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03/30/2015
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Prepublication Standards – Revisions to Deemed Program Requirements for Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals

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Revisions to Deemed Program Requirements for Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals to align with changes made in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Conditions of Participation (CoPs).

Related Items: Prepublication Standards , Critical Access Hospital , Hospital

03/27/2015
Content Page

Ambulatory Care - Recognizing 40 Years

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Ambulatory Care - Recognizing 40 Years. New Profile - 1987. New module- A look back

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care

03/27/2015
Blog

Recognition Patient's Choice Award

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As I thought more about ways of engaging staff in the hospital’s mission it occurred to me that I hadn’t often run across hospitals that offer recognition programs to physicians. Perhaps they should.

Related Items: Physician , Blog

03/25/2015
Standards FAQ

Installation of Call Buttons

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Q. What are the requirements for an emergency call button in a public accessible restroom?  Is the requirement different if used by patients only? Is the requirement different in occupancy compared to business occupancy?  

03/24/2015
Standards FAQ

Eyewashes - Frequency of Flushing

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Q: How often do eyewashes need to be inspected or flushed?  

03/24/2015
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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

03/23/2015
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Ronald M. Wyatt, M.D., MHA

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Ronald M. Wyatt, M.D., is the medical director in the Division of Healthcare Improvement at The Joint Commission.

03/23/2015
Content Page

Ebola Preparedness Resources

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Ebola Preparedness Resources

Related Items: Ebola Preparedness

03/23/2015
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Facts about Laboratory Accreditation

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The Joint Commission has been evaluating and accrediting hospital laboratory services since 1979 and freestanding laboratories since 1995.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Lab Advantage , Laboratory Accreditation , Proficiency Testing , Accreditation Program

03/23/2015
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Electronic Patient Blood Management Performance Measures - Call for Public Comment

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The Joint Commission is seeking volunteers to comment on a new set of electronic Patient Blood Management Performance Measure (ePBM) profiles.

Related Items: Measure Development Initiatives , Measure

03/19/2015
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Facts about Ambulatory Care Accreditation

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The Joint Commission’s Ambulatory Care Accreditation program was established in 1975, and today more than 2,100 freestanding ambulatory care organizations are Joint Commission-accredited.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Advanced Imaging , Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation , Ambulatory Health Care , Diagnostic/Theraputic , Endoscopy , Imaging Centers , Medical/Dental , Office-Based Surgery , Sleep Centers , Urgent Care , Telehealth/NonSurgical , Telehealth/Surgical , Accreditation , Accreditation Program

03/19/2015
Videos

Ambulatory Health Care - Kicking Off 40 Years

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Four decades of impoving patient care in Ambulatory care. 

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03/18/2015
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