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Free Webinar Replays

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Leveraging Specialty Certifications to Grow Census - July 30, 2015

07/31/2015
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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: Life Safety Code , Physical Environment , Environment of Care

07/31/2015
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Facts about patient-centered communications

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Effective 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 professionals and patients.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Health Literacy , Hospital, Language, & Culture , Patient Safety , Speak Up , Patient Safety Fact Sheets , Patient-centered communications

07/31/2015
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Hospital Accreditation

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New AHA Physician Leadership Education Report.

07/30/2015
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Patient Safety

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Patient Safety Awareness Week: March 8-14, 2015

07/30/2015
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Sentinel Event

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Sentinel Event Alerts, statistics, forms and tools, FAQs and more.

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07/30/2015
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Unique Details About Certification for Spinal Surgery

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Certification for Spinal Surgery encompasses three distinct procedures. To be certified under this title, an organization must conduct all three of these procedures: discectomy, laminectomy, and spinal fusion.

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07/29/2015
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Facts about Joint Commission Accreditation and Certification

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Today, more than 20,500 health care organizations and programs in the United States have been certified or accredited by The Joint Commission.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , About The Joint Commission , Accreditation , Certification

07/29/2015
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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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07/29/2015
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Facts about The Joint Commission

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Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 20,500 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.

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

07/29/2015
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Certification Review Process Guide Corporate Addendum

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The 2015 Health Care Staffing Services Review Process Guide and Review Process Guide Corporate Addendum are available for viewing. There are no changes to these guides for 2015.

Related Items: Certification Process , Corporate Review Process , Health Care Staffing , Preparation , Resource , HCSS Program Overview , Review Process Guide

07/28/2015
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Health Care Staffing Certification Review Process Guide

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The 2015 Health Care Staffing Services Review Process Guide is available for viewing. There are no changes to this guides for 2015.

Related Items: Certification Process , Corporate Review Process , Health Care Staffing , Preparation , Resource , HCSS Program Overview , Review Process Guide

07/28/2015
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Press Room

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Press Room

07/28/2015
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2015 Disease-Specific Care Review Process Guide

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The 2015 mid-year update to the Disease Specific Care Certification Review Process Guide is available. A corrected version of the Disease Specific Care Certification Review Process Guide is being issued to reflect a recent change to the Comprehensive Stroke Center requirements at DSDF.

Related Items: Becoming Certified , Certification Process , Disease-Specific Care , Resource

07/28/2015
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2015 Survey Activity Guide for Ambulatory Health Care Organizations

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July Update for the 2015 Survey Activity Guide for Ambulatory Health Care Organizations is now available.

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07/28/2015
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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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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.

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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.

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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

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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?

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07/21/2015
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