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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

02/05/2016
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Home Care Webinar Replays

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Webinar replay Q&A posted Sep 29, 2015 Webinar replay posted Aug 20, 2015

02/04/2016
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Journal Highlights Successful Joint Commission Project to Reduce Employee Falls

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The 2015 issue of the International Journal of Six Sigma and Competitive Advantage includes an article about the results of a Joint Commission project that successfully reduced the average number of monthly falls of Joint Commission field staff by 64.8 percent and has sustained the results for four years.

Related Items: Robust Process Improvement , High Reliability , Falls , News Releases

02/04/2016
Standards FAQ

Inidividualized Quality Control Plan (IQCP) Requirement

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Is IQCP (Individualized Quality Control Plan) required for Joint Commission Accredited Laboratories?

02/03/2016
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Disinfection and Sterilization

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Disinfection and Sterilization

02/02/2016
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Press Room

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Press Room

02/02/2016
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Audio/Visual files for Jan 26 webinar: Basics

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Learn more about the basics of what it takes to achieve Joint Commission Behavioral Health accreditation in this one-hour webinar. Along the way we'll bust some commonly-held misconceptions about Joint Commission accreditation and answer many common questions.

Related Items: Previous Webinar , Behavioral Health Home

02/01/2016
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Infection Prevention and HAI Portal External Resources - Zika Virus

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Zika Virus information

Related Items: HAI

02/01/2016
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Facts about Hospital Accreditation

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The Joint Commission has accredited hospitals for more than 60 years and today it accredits approximately 4,055 general, pediatric, long term acute, psychiatric, rehabilitation and specialty hospitals, and 358 critical access hospitals, through a separate accreditation program.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Hospital , Accreditation Program

01/29/2016
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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

01/29/2016
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Prepublication Standards – Standards Revisions Related to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Guidelines for the Accreditation of Opioid Treatment Programs

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Recently, SAMHSA issued an update to its 2007 Guidelines for the Accreditation of Opioid Treatment Programs. The Joint Commission conducted an analysis of this update to make certain that Joint Commission standards continue to align with the SAMHSA guidelines.

Related Items: Prepublication Standards , Behavioral Health Care , Opioids

01/28/2016
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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 , Environment of Care , Physical Environment

01/28/2016
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What you need to know about Joint Commission Primary Care Medical Home

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The Primary Care Medical Home option enables the improvements in quality of care and patient safety achieved through accreditation to be combined with the potential for increased reimbursement when the additional requirements of a Primary Care Medical Home.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Primary Care Medical Home

01/27/2016
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Patient Blood Management Certification Now Available

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Certification helps hospitals maximize benefits of a Patient Blood Management program

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01/27/2016
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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

01/27/2016
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Patient Blood Management Performance Measures Project - 2011

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The development of the Patient Blood Management Performance Measures and this implementation guide is the result of the Blood Management Performance Measures Project, which was implemented in two phases from 2007 – 2010.

Related Items: Performance Measurement , Other Measures

01/27/2016
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Patient Blood Management Certification

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Patient Blood Management Certification

Related Items: Patient Blood Management Certification , Certification

01/26/2016
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Facts about ORYX vendors

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The Joint Commission defines an ORYX vendor as an entity composed of a set of process and/or outcome measures of performance; processes for collecting, analyzing and disseminating these measures from multiple organizations.

Related Items: ORYX , vendors

01/26/2016
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Best Blogs of 2015

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Last year was a great year for our ambulatory care blog, AmBuzz, which touched on many important topics that impacted the ambulatory care community. To make sure you didn’t miss the key happenings in our industry, we put together an encore showcasing of the biggest topics our AmBuzz blog talked about in 2015.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Ambulatory , AMBUZZ

01/26/2016
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Prepublication Standards

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New Prepublication Standards are now available.

Related Items: Prepublication Standards

01/26/2016
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Facts about the Tracer Methodology

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A key part of The Joint Commission’s on-site survey process is the tracer methodology. The tracer methodology uses information from the organization to follow the experience of care, treatment, or services for a number of patients through the organization’s entire health care delivery process.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Tracer Methodology

01/26/2016
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Facts about the Intracycle Monitoring Process

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The Joint Commission’s Intracycle Monitoring (ICM) process helps organizations with their continuous standards compliance efforts. Every accredited organization has access to an ICM Profile, an online workspace on The Joint Commission Connect extranet.

Related Items: Accreditation , Intracycle Monitoring , Focused Standards Assessment

01/26/2016
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The Joint Commission Awards First Integrated Care Certification

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The Joint Commission’s Hospital Accreditation Program announced today that Parrish Medical Center, a public, not-for-profit facility in Titusville, Florida, is the first hospital in the United States to be awarded Integrated Care Certification.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Hospital , Integrated Care Certification , News Releases

01/25/2016
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Prepublication Standards – Community-Based Palliative Care Certification Option for Home Care

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The Joint Commission recently approved requirements for a new optional certification product for accredited Home Care Organizations that address palliative care needs outside of the hospital setting. The new Community-Based Palliative Care (CBPC) Certification will be available July 1, 2016.

Related Items: Prepublication Standards , Home Care , Palliative Care

01/25/2016
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Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement

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Attention Total Hip and Knee Replacement programs! The Joint Commission will begin to accept applications on December 17th, 2015 for a new Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement. On-site reviews will be starting in early 2016.

Related Items: Disease-Specific Care , Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement

01/22/2016
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