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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.

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07/28/2014
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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: Nursing Care Center , Infection Control , High Reliability , Research Resources , Infection Prevention

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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Pneumonia Measures

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The Joint Commission collaborates 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 Society of Emergency Room Physicians (AQSEP), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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

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
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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.

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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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Prepublication Standards – Standards Revisions for the ASC Deemed Program

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently changed its Conditions for Coverage (CfC) for ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs).

Related Items: Prepublication Standards , Ambulatory Health Care

07/22/2014
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Facts about the Cooperative Accreditation Initiative

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The Joint Commission launched the Cooperative Accreditation Initiative in 1995 to reduce the cost and duplication of survey and inspection activity experienced by hospitals and other health care organizations.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Laboratory Services , Accreditation

07/18/2014
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Facts about scoring and the certification decision

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The scoring and decision process for certification is based on the criticality of the standards and other requirements related to the quality and safety of patient care.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Disease-Specific Care , Health Care Staffing , Certification , Palliative Care , Certification Fact Sheets

07/18/2014
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Physician Leader Monthly - July 2014

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Monthly e-newsletter for physician leaders.

Related Items: Physician , Physician Leader Monthly , Chief Medical Officer

07/18/2014
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Eisenberg Award

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Eisenberg Award updated with 2014 award information

Related Items: Patient Safety , Eisenberg Award

07/17/2014
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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. It’s been estimated that there are more than 300 languages spoken in the United States...

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

07/17/2014
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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

07/16/2014
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