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Help your medical staff shine during survey

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It was always easy to tell the medical staffs that were prepared. As a hospital physician surveyor for a number of years before becoming a field director, I had the opportunity to observe and interact with medical staffs from all kinds of hospitals. During that time, I noticed a simple trend – organizations that took time to prepare their physicians for their on-site surveys had better experiences.

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02/19/2014
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Strategies for Improving Rapid Influenza Testing in Ambulatory Settings (SIRAS)

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Strategies for Improving Rapid Influenza Testing in Ambulatory Settings (SIRAS)- Updated free course offering for the 2013-2014 Flu season. Enroll in the course. Download the inforgraphic. Listen to new Podcast.

Related Items: Hospital , Laboratory Services , Home Care , Nursing Care Center , Ambulatory Health Care , Influenza , Disease-Specific Care , Research Resources

02/18/2014
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Post-Acute Care and Memory Care

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Joint Commission's Nursing Care Center accreditation program offers two certification options for organizations looking to further recognize their care competencies.

Related Items: Nursing Care Center , Certification Options , Memory Care , Post-Accute

02/18/2014
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Health Services Research Publications

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The wide dissemination of new knowledge related to health care quality and patient safety is a Joint Commission priority. An updated list of research publications emanating from the Joint Commission’s Department of Health Services Research is available here.

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02/18/2014
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Accreditation and Specialty Certification

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Overview Guide covering fees, timelines, and resources.

Related Items: Nursing Care Center

02/18/2014
02/14/2014
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Physician Leader Monthly - February 2014

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Monthly e-newsletter for physician leaders.

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02/13/2014
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Facts about Primary Care Medical Home Certification

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Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH) Certification for Joint Commission accredited ambulatory care organizations focuses on care coordination, access to care, and how effectively a primary care clinician and interdisciplinary team work in partnership with the patient (and where applicable, their family)

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Primary Care Medical Home , Certification Fact Sheets

02/13/2014
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Facts about Quality Check® and Quality Reports®

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The Joint Commission has a longstanding commitment to providing meaningful information about the comparative performance of accredited organizations to the public.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Quality Check , Quality Report , Patient Safety Fact Sheets

02/13/2014
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Four New Members Appointed to Joint Commission Board

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The Joint Commission today announced the appointment of health care experts Grant Davies, Jane Englebright, Ph.D., R.N., and Gregg S. Meyer, M.D., MSc, and education leader Aurie Hollingsworth “Holly” Miller, B.A., M.A., to the Board of Commissioners. JCR announced the re-appointments of LaMar S. McGinnis, M.D., FACS, as chair of its Board of Directors and Clarion E. Johnson, M.D., as vice chair for 2014. JCR is a not-for-profit affiliate of The Joint Commission.

Related Items: Joint Commission Resources , News Releases , Board of Commissioners

02/13/2014
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Facts about special quality awards listed in Quality Reports®

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In addition to receiving The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval, many organizations earn special quality awards. These awards recognize achievement by a health care organization or program that goes above and beyond accreditation or certification.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Quality Report , Patient Safety Fact Sheets

02/12/2014
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Deemed Status for ASCs

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The Joint Commission is designated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as an approved accreditor for ASCs seeking Medicare initial certification.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Becoming Accredited , CMS Reimbursement , Deemed Status , Toolkit for Ambulatory Surgery Centers

02/12/2014
02/11/2014
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Facts about the Early Survey Policy

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The Joint Commission’s Early Survey Policy allows healthcare organizations to undergo a survey prior to having the ability to demonstrate full compliance with all Joint Commission standards, and receive a preliminary accreditation decision.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Services , Survey Process , Accreditation

02/11/2014
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Trade show fever spikes in spring and fall

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The Joint Commission’s ambulatory team may be just the thing for your trade show fever. While we can’t offer you “The Joint Commission’s greatest survey hits from the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s,” or the ever-popular “Score-o-matic,” or “Pocket fish-for-a-standard,” we can offer you plenty of frank, no-nonsense information and resources about ambulatory care accreditation.

Related Items: Ambulatory , Ambulatory Advisor

02/11/2014
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Prepublication Standards – Requirements for Comprehensive Stroke Center (CSC) Advanced Certification

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In September 2012, The Joint Commission launched its Advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers (CSC) program in collaboration with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

Related Items: Prepublication Standards , Advanced Certification , Disease-Specific Care , Comprehensive Stroke Center

02/10/2014
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National Quality Forum (NQF) Endorsed Nursing-Sensitive Care Performance Measures

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In January 2004, the National Quality Forum (NQF) endorsed a compilation of nursing-sensitive care performance measures. The measures were identified through the NQF consensus development process within a framework that organized the measures into categories and provided a structure to define. . .

Related Items: Performance Measurement , Other Measures , CAUTI , CLABSI , Health Care-Associated Infections , VAP

02/10/2014
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Hospital Accreditation

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New AHA Physician Leadership Education Report.

02/10/2014
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Technical Assistance Teleconference List

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Listen to audio replays of the Bureau of Primary Healthcare's monthly technical assistance teleconferences.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , BPHC - Teleconferences

02/07/2014
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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

02/06/2014
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Guest Blogger Darrell Anderson Asks, “Whither Goeth the ASC industry?”

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Discover insights regarding the Ambulatory Care marketplace.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care

02/06/2014
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Readiness Checklist for Joint Commission Behavioral Health Care Accreditation

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How ready are you for Joint Commission accreditation?

Related Items: Becoming Accredited , Behavioral Health Care

02/06/2014
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10 Steps to BHC Accreditation

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Great achievements come one step at a time. Your 10-step guide to achieving Joint Commission Behavioral Health Care accreditation.

Related Items: Accreditation Answers , Accreditation Help , Accreditation Process , Addictions , Becoming Accredited , Behavioral Health Care

02/06/2014
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Behavioral Health Care On-Site Survey Overview

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A snapshot of the survey process

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , On-Site Survey Process

02/06/2014
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10 Steps to Accreditation (Spanish)

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10 steps to behavioral health accreditation provided in Spanish language (diez pasos para lograr la acreditación).

Related Items: Accreditation Process , Behavioral Health Care

02/06/2014

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