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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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The Tragedy of Physician Suicide

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In early September, an op-ed by Dr. Pranay Sinha, titled “Why Do Doctors Commit Suicide?,” appeared in The New York Times. The author spoke to the tragedy that is suicide, specifically about new physicians as they negotiate the difficulties of residency education. The statistics alone were worth the read – nearly 10 percent of fourth-year medical students and first-year residents reported having suicidal thoughts in the prior two weeks.

Related Items: Physician , Blog

10/08/2014
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Two Requirements Deleted from the Home Care Program

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Joint Commission Requirement.

Related Items: Home Care , 2014 Joint Commission Requirement

10/07/2014
Blog

The people behind the scenes: Denise Henkel

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Greetings social media world! I’m Denise Henkel, payor relations manager, at The Joint Commission. My charge is to increase awareness among commercial insurers and state Medicaid authorities about The Joint Commission’s accreditation programs and certification options with the goal of attaining recognition or reliance.

Related Items: Ambulatory , Ambulatory Advisor , AMBUZZ , Ambulatory Health Care

10/07/2014
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Emergency Management

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We are launching this portal to provide a valuable source of information from The Joint Commission enterprise and other healthcare organizations related to the topic of Emergency Management. Our goal is to create informed and empowered citizens by bringing relevant and timely information and resources to our community.

Related Items: Emergency Management

10/06/2014
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Hospital Outpatient Department

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In November 2007, The Joint Commission announced the addition of a set of seven hospital outpatient measures to its current complement of core measure sets used to satisfy ORYX performance measurement requirements.

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

10/06/2014
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Prepublication Standards

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New Prepublication Standards are now available.

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10/06/2014
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Emergency Management Resources - Pandemic/Public Health

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Updated Emergency Management Resources - Pandemic/Public Health - Updated October 2014

Related Items: Emergency Management

10/06/2014
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Prepublication Standards – New and Revised Standards and Elements of Performance (EPs) for the Laboratory program

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Following a comprehensive assessment of the Laboratory program manual that began in August 2011, The Joint Commission in September 2014 made a number of revisions, additions, and deletions to ensure that its accreditation requirements reflect contemporary language used in cytology laboratories.

Related Items: Prepublication Standards , Laboratory Accreditation Program

10/06/2014
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Physician Leader Monthly - September 2014

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Monthly e-newsletter for physician leaders.

Related Items: Physician Leader Monthly , Chief Medical Officer

10/06/2014
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Emergency Management Resources - General References

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Emergency Management Resources - General References - Updated October 2014

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10/06/2014
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Emergency Management Resources - Communication/Codes/Alerts

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Emergency Management Resources - Communication/Codes/Alerts - Updated October 2014

Related Items: Emergency Management

10/06/2014
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Emergency Management Resources - Violence/Security/Active Shooter

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Emergency Management Resources - Violence/Security/Active Shooter - Updated 10/6/14

Related Items: Emergency Management

10/06/2014
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For Nurses

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Free Online Influenza Testing Courses (SIRAS) added October 2013.

Related Items: SIRAS , RIDT , CE Credits , Nurse

10/02/2014
Blog

Letting others speak for us

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It is our goal to provide conference attendees with actionable information that they can take back with them to their organization and implement. From feedback like this, it sounds like we hit the mark last year. Moreover, we plan to do the same this year for the 2014 preconference and conference this November in Rosemont, Illinois.

Related Items: Ambulatory Advisor , AMBUZZ , Ambulatory , Ambulatory Health Care

09/30/2014
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Information for Pathologists

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Many pathologists are not familiar with The Joint Commission laboratory accreditation program. This page is a resource on why our laboratory standards and survey process are the best choice for you.

Related Items: Laboratory Accreditation Program

09/29/2014
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Audio/Visual Files for Sept. 17 webinar:  Roadmap to Accreditation

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Webinar on how to take the first steps towards Joint Commission behavioral health accreditation, and the resources available to help you through the process.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Previous Webinar , Accreditation

09/24/2014

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