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2016 Disease-Specific Care Review Process Guide

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The 2016 Disease Specific Care Organization Review Process Guide is available. There are no changes to the on-site review process or the contents of the guide for January, 2016.

Related Items: Becoming Certified , Certification Process , Disease-Specific Care , Resource

12/16/2015
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Certification Review Process Guide Corporate Addendum

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The 2016 Health Care Staffing Services Corporate Review Process Addendum is now available. There are no changes to the on-site review process or the contents of this guide for January, 2016.

Related Items: Certification Process , Corporate Review Process , Health Care Staffing , Preparation , Resource , HCSS Program Overview , Review Process Guide

12/16/2015
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Health Care Staffing Certification Review Process Guide

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The 2016 Health Care Staffing Services Review Process Guide is available. There are no changes to the on-site review process or the contents of this guide for January, 2016.

Related Items: Certification Process , Corporate Review Process , Health Care Staffing , Preparation , Resource , HCSS Program Overview , Review Process Guide

12/16/2015
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2016 Survey Activity Guide for Ambulatory Health Care Organizations

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The 2016 Survey Activity Guide for Ambulatory Health Care Organizations is now available. There are no changes to the guide or on-site survey process for the start of the year.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Survey Activity Guide

12/16/2015
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2016 Survey Activity Guide

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The 2016 Survey Activity Guide for Health Care Organizations is now available. There are very minimal changes for only a few programs to start the new year.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Survey Activity Guide

12/16/2015
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New Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement

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The Joint Commission will begin to accept applications on December 17th, 2015 for a new Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement.

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

12/16/2015
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Adapting Google

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I came across an article on how Google creates a culture of innovation. The article lists eight principles of innovation, but what I found most noteworthy is how adaptable they are to all industries, including health care. So I took some time and did just that; adapting these concepts to ambulatory health care , though really, they could work for all of health care.

Related Items: AMBUZZ , Ambulatory Health Care , Ambulatory

12/15/2015
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The Joint Commission Presents 2015 Enterprise Champion for Quality Award to BrightStar Care®

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The Joint Commission is proud to present the 2015 Enterprise Champion for Quality award to BrightStar Care, recognizing the national private duty home care and medical staffing franchise for its efforts to promote the delivery of high-quality care to its franchisees through Joint Commission accreditation.

Related Items: Enterprise Champion for Quality , News Releases

12/14/2015
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The portal to improvement is always open. . .

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It’s been almost a year since I indicated that the consistent trend for standards non-compliance in the last few years has been the environment of care and life safety code issues. These issues have generated many requirements for improvement (RFIs) and additional follow ups after accreditation survey the last few years. Since I first brought up this troubling topic, the trend has, unfortunately, continued. However, we see a light at the end of the tunnel thanks to some collaborative efforts.

Related Items: Environment of Care , Critical Access Hospital , Hospital

12/14/2015
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Expected Benefits of Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement

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Expected Benefits of Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement

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

12/10/2015
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Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement Eligibility

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Organizations seeking The Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement program must meet all of the general eligibility requirements for Disease-Specific Care certification.

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

12/10/2015
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Key Characteristics of Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement program

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Key Characteristic of Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement program

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

12/10/2015
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Facts about the Patient Safety Advisory Group

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In April 2002, The Joint Commission appointed a panel of widely recognized patient safety experts to advise it on the development of Sentinel Event Alert, The Joint Commission’s patient safety newsletter. At that time, the panel was named the Sentinel Event Advisory Group.

Related Items: National Patient Safety Goals , Patient Safety , Sentinel Event , Patient Safety Fact Sheets , Advisory Group Fact Sheets

12/10/2015
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Quality, Consistency and Safety

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The Advanced Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement certification program is designed to assist healthcare organizations to provide high quality healthcare with an emphasis on patient safety.

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

12/09/2015
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Frequently Asked Questions About 2016 ORYX Performance Measure Reporting Requirements and Options

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An FAQ document (updated 12/10/15) is now available to assist Joint Commission accredited hospitals and critical access hospitals in the process of deciding how best to meet their flexible ORYX performance measure reporting requirements for calendar year 2016.

Related Items: Critical Access Hospital , Hospital , ORYX , Performance Measures

12/09/2015
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Ambulatory Applicability Grid

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The Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation Applicability Grid - 2015 reprinted from the Standards Applicability Process (SAP) section of the Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Ambulatory Care.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Applicability Grid

12/08/2015
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AABB and The Joint Commission to Partner on Patient Blood Management Certification

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AABB and The Joint Commission are proud to announce a collaborative partnership to provide a joint hospital certification program for patient blood management. This voluntary certification, which will be available in early 2016, is based on the AABB Standards for a Patient Blood Management Program and will help hospitals realize the maximum benefits of establishing a comprehensive patient blood management program.

Related Items: News Releases , Hospital

12/07/2015
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Audio Visual files for Dec 2 webinar: New Standards in Opioid Treatment

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This 45-minute webinar presented by Joint Commission staff provides an overview of the proposed new Opioid Treatment standards based on new guidelines from SAMHSA. The final standards will go into effect in July of 2016.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Previous Webinar , Opioids

12/07/2015
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Standards BoosterPaks™

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New Standards BoosterPak™added - High-Level Disinfection (HLD) and Sterilization. Learn more about Joint Commission Standards BoosterPaks™.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Standards BoosterPak , Quality Improvement Tools , Behavioral Health Home

12/07/2015
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Facts about Health Care Staffing Services Certification

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The Joint Commission’s Health Care Staffing Services (HCSS) Certification Program provides an independent, comprehensive evaluation of a staffing firm’s ability to provide qualified and competent staffing services.

Related Items: Health Care Staffing , Certification , Certification Fact Sheets , Certification Program

12/07/2015
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Health Care Staffing Services Certification

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Comp webinar May 28, 2015 added.

12/03/2015
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The Joint Commission Launches Campaign to Reduce Readmissions

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The Joint Commission has developed two new resources to help health care providers in their efforts to reduce patient readmissions and improve the discharge process. The resources are a new Speak Up campaign for providers and organizations to educate patients, including an infographic, animated video and podcast; and a Quick Safety newsletter for health care professionals that includes suggested actions for improving transitions.

Related Items: News Releases

12/02/2015
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Facts about the National Patient Safety Goals

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In 2002, The Joint Commission established its National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs) program; the first set of NPSGs was effective January 1, 2003. The NPSGs were established to help accredited organizations address specific areas of concern in regard to patient safety.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , National Patient Safety Goals , Patient Safety , CAUTI , Patient Safety Fact Sheets

12/02/2015
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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 performance of accredited organizations to the public. The Quality Check® website, launched in 1996, fulfills this commitment.

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

12/01/2015
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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

11/30/2015