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The seasons of our lives

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When my children were small, our fall calendar was punctuated by school conferences and fall festivals that celebrated our community relationships. Now, my fall calendar follows the ebb and flow of industry conferences.

Related Items: Home Care , Home Care Accreditation

10/21/2014
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Facts about patient safety

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As part of its mission, The Joint Commission is committed to improving health care safety for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , National Patient Safety Goals , Patient Safety , Sentinel Event , Speak Up , Universal Protocol , Patient Safety Fact Sheets

10/21/2014
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New Hospital Accreditation Chapter Puts Heightened Focus on Safety

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New Hospital Accreditation Chapter Puts Heightened Focus on Safety

Related Items: Patient Safety , News Releases

10/20/2014
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Hospital Accreditation

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New AHA Physician Leadership Education Report.

10/17/2014
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Standards Information for Hospitals

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Environmental Assessment–Proactive Risk Assessment - Provide your comment through November 20, 2013.

Related Items: Standards , Prepublication Standards , Hospital , National Patient Safety Goals

10/17/2014
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Patient Safety Systems Chapter for the Hospital program

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The 2015 Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Hospitals includes the new "Patient Safety Systems" chapter, a blueprint for leaders that uses existing standards to achieve an integrated approach to patient safety.

Related Items: Hospital , Patient Safety , Standards , Patient Safety Systems

10/17/2014
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Crisis Response

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Every day, there is more news about Ebola. While the CDC remains a primary source of information, we know our customers, along with other health care organizations, are looking to us for guidance, too. So we are launching a new Ebola Preparedness page on our website that will house all our Ebola resources and link to credible outside resources as well.

Related Items: Ebola Preparedness , Leadership , Blog

10/17/2014
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Teleconference Audio Replay: Inpatient Diabetes: Be an Ace about the Follow-Up Appointment Prior to Discharge - October 16, 2014

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This special Question and Answer Teleconference is about the Advanced Inpatient Diabetes Care Standard DSDF.6 EP.1.a: Prior to discharge, a follow-up diabetes management appointment is made for the patient.

Related Items: Disease-Specific Care , Teleconferences , Inpatient Diabetes Previous Teleconference

10/17/2014
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Physician Leader Monthly October 2014

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Monthly e-newsletter for physician leaders.

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

10/16/2014
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Surgical Care Improvement Project

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The Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP) is a national quality partnership of organizations interested in improving surgical care by significantly reducing surgical complications. SCIP Partners include the Steering Committee of 10 national organizations who have pledged their commitment. . .

Related Items: Performance Measurement , Core Measure Set , Health Care-Associated Infections

10/16/2014
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Heart Failure

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In May 2001, the Joint Commission announced four initial core measurement areas for hospitals, which included acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and heart failure (HF).

Related Items: Performance Measurement , Core Measure Set

10/16/2014
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Hospital-Based Inpatient Psychiatric Services

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The Joint Commission and the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS), the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) and the NASMHPD Research Institute, Inc. (NRI) collaborated on the development of a set of core performance measures.

Related Items: Performance Measurement , Core Measure Set , Transitions of Care and Performance Measurement

10/16/2014
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PCMH Certification at work, no matter the location

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When it comes to The Joint Commission’s Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH) Certification, Sand Point Community Health Center really took the model to heart. Sand Point CHC adopted the PCMH model about three years ago as a primary care delivery site of Eastern Aleutian Tribes, a Federally Qualified Health Center supported by a grant from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration.

Related Items: Blog , Leadership , Primary Care Medical Home

10/16/2014
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Emergency Department

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The Emergency Department (ED) measure set was developed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and has been adopted by The Joint Commission’s ORYX program in order to maintain alignment with CMS reporting requirements.

Related Items: Core Measure Set

10/16/2014
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Children's Asthma Care

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Three Children's Asthma Care measures were introduced for implementation effective April 1, 2007. Data collection for the measure set began with April 2007 discharges. CAC-3 was initially implemented as a test measure pending National Quality Forum (NQF) endorsement.

Related Items: Hospital , Performance Measurement , Core Measure Set , Transitions of Care and Performance Measurement

10/16/2014
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Perinatal Care

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New! Clarification to Perinatal Care measure PC-05: Exclusive Breast Milk Feeding. The expanded Perinatal Care (PC) measure set is comprised of 5 measures.

Related Items: Hospital , Performance Measurement , Core Measure Set

10/16/2014
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Pneumonia Measures

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The Joint Commission collaborated 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 College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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

10/16/2014
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Acute Myocardial Infarction

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AMI Core Measure Set Information

Related Items: Performance Measurement , Core Measures , Core Measure Set

10/16/2014
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2015 List of ORYX Vendors Supporting eCQM Data Transmissions

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2015 List of ORYX Vendors Supporting eCQM Data Transmissions - Coming soon.

Related Items: Performance Measurement , Performance Measurement Systems

10/15/2014
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Healthcare Staffing: How ready is my staffing firm?

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"How ready is my firm to apply today?" Quiz

Related Items: Health Care Staffing , Certification

10/10/2014
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Facts about Critical Access Hospital Accreditation

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The Joint Commission has accredited hospitals for more than 60 years. In 2001, The Joint Commission introduced its program to accredit critical access hospitals. As of June 2014, there were 1,326 critical access hospitals in the U.S.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Critical Access Hospital , Accreditation Program

10/10/2014
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Facts about ORYX® for Hospitals (National Hospital Quality Measures)

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The Joint Commission’s ORYX® initiative integrates outcomes and other performance measurement data into the accreditation process. ORYX measurement requirements are intended to support Joint Commission accredited organizations in their quality improvement efforts.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Hospital , ORYX , Performance Measurement , Core Measures , Core Measure Fact Sheets

10/10/2014
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Facts about Behavioral Health Care Accreditation

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In 1969, The Joint Commission began accrediting providers of programs/services for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and expanded in 1972 to include the evaluation and accreditation of organizations providing mental health and chemical dependency services.

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

10/09/2014
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