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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

01/13/2015
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Ambulatory Care Eligibility Requirements

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Eligibility requirements for organizations surveyed under the Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation Program. After a comprehensive review of survey eligibility criteria, these requirements were revised to ensure that the eligibility criteria are current, relevant, and appropriate for organizations.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Survey Preparation , Eligibility

01/12/2015
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Ebola Preparedness: Infection Control, Protecting Staff, and Safely and Effectively Managing Contagious Patients

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This special episode from the Joint Commission Resources Quality and Safety Network (JCRQSN) features experts from The Joint Commission and case study organizations who share their experiences treating patients who are suspected as having Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).

Related Items: Hospital , Ebola Preparedness

01/12/2015
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Joint Commission Requirements

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Joint Commission Requirements is a free listing of all policy revisions to standards published in Joint Commission Perspectives that have gone into effect since the accreditation/certification manual was last issued.

Related Items: Joint Commission Requirement

01/12/2015
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OBS Requirements

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Joint Commission Requirements is a free listing of all policy revisions to standards published in Joint Commission Perspectives that have gone into effect since the accreditation/certification manual was last issued.

Related Items: Joint Commission Requirement

01/12/2015
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OME Requirements

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Joint Commission Requirements is a free listing of all policy revisions to standards published in Joint Commission Perspectives that have gone into effect since the accreditation/certification manual was last issued.

Related Items: Joint Commission Requirement

01/12/2015
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BHC Requirements

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Joint Commission Requirements is a free listing of all policy revisions to standards published in Joint Commission Perspectives that have gone into effect since the accreditation/certification manual was last issued.

Related Items: Joint Commission Requirement

01/12/2015
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Office-Based Surgery Eligibility Requirements

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Eligibility requirements for organizations surveyed under the Office-Based Surgery Accreditation Program. After a comprehensive review of survey eligibility criteria, these requirements were revised to ensure that the eligibility criteria are current, relevant, and appropriate.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Office-Based Surgery

01/12/2015
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Hospital Outpatient Department

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Joint Commission accredited hospitals are required to collect and submit data to The Joint Commission for a minimum of six core measure sets.

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

01/12/2015
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2015 Flexible ORYX® Performance Measure Reporting Options

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The Joint Commission will be providing accredited hospitals greater flexibility in meeting ORYX® performance measure reporting requirements beginning with measure set selections for calendar year 2015.

Related Items: Critical Access Hospital , Hospital

01/12/2015
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Joint Commission Measure Sets Effective January 1, 2015

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Joint Commission Measure Sets Effective January 1, 2015

Related Items: Core Measure Information

01/12/2015
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General ORYX* requirements for hospitals

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ORYX® is The Joint Commission’s performance measurement and improvement initiative, first implemented in 1997. Learn more about the ORYX requirements for hospitals.

Related Items: ORYX , Performance Measurement

01/12/2015
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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

01/12/2015
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Sustaining and Spreading Improvement in Hand Hygiene Compliance

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Hospitals and infection prevention specialists have attempted to achieve high levels of compliance with hand hygiene protocols for many decades. Despite these efforts, measured performance is disappointingly low.

Related Items: Critical Access Hospital , Hand Hygiene , Hospital

01/12/2015
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Primary Care Medical Home Certified Organizations

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Organizations that have achieved Joint Commission accreditation and Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH) certification.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Primary Care Medical Home

01/09/2015
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Pneumonia Measures

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The Joint Commission will no longer require data collection for this measure set. The Joint Commission will be providing accredited hospitals greater flexibility in meeting ORYX® performance measure reporting requirements beginning with measure set selections for calendar year 2015.

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

01/09/2015
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Heart Failure

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The Joint Commission will no longer require data collection for this measure set. The Joint Commission will be providing accredited hospitals greater flexibility in meeting ORYX® performance measure reporting requirements beginning with measure set selections for calendar year 2015.

Related Items: Performance Measurement , Core Measure Set

01/09/2015
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National Patient Safety Goals

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2015 National Patient Safety Goals Now Available!

Related Items: NPSG Infection , National Patient Safety Goals

01/09/2015
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Prepublication Standards – Diagnostic Imaging Services Requirements

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New and revised elements of performance (EPs) for accredited hospitals, critical access hospitals, and ambulatory health care organizations that provide diagnostic imaging services have been finalized and will go into effect July 1, 2015.

Related Items: Prepublication Standards , Ambulatory Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Hospital , Diagnostic Imaging Services

01/09/2015
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Performance Measurement Systems Information

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Updated "Guidelines" document

Related Items: Performance Measurement

01/08/2015
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Venous Thromboembolism

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The Joint Commission Response to the Annals of Internal Medicine Editorial Regarding VTE.

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

01/08/2015
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Candidate Systems List

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Candidate Systems List

Related Items: ORYX , Performance Measurement , Performance Measurement Systems

01/08/2015
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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

01/08/2015
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Best Blogs of 2014

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The results are in! The Best Blogs of 2014 - Recognizing the most interesting topics to our ambulatory care community.

Related Items: AMBUZZ , Ambulatory , Ambulatory Health Care

01/07/2015
Standards FAQ

Submission Of Tissue To Pathology

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Q:  Do the standards require all tissue removed during surgery to be submitted to Pathology?  

01/07/2015

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