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Press Room

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02/24/2015
Blog

A peek behind the curtain

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In December, 2014 I took a sabbatical from my position at the Edward P. Lawrence Center for Quality and Safety at the Massachusetts General Hospital to work for two weeks as a Physician Fellow at The Joint Commission. A goal during my fellowship was to learn how The Joint Commission develops standards. I was not disappointed.

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02/24/2015
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Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers

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Provide your feedback to the open Field Review for Primary Stroke Centers posted July 26, 2012.

02/19/2015
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Advanced Certification Comprehensive Stroke Centers

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The Joint Commission and American Heart Association/American Stroke Association promoted their Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center program with this advertisement, in the March 2014 issue of Executive Insight.

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02/19/2015
Topics Library

Request for Proposals-Transitions of Care for Venous Thromboembolism

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The Joint Commission, Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning & Change (IGLC) and Bristol-Myers Squibb Independent Medical Education (IME) are collaborating to offer a new grant opportunity focused on transitions of care (TOC) for patients with venous thromboembolism (VTE).

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Disease-Specific Care , Home Care , Hospital , Nursing Care Center

02/18/2015
Blog

Hospital Security – Different Approaches to Mitigate Violence

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The Joint Commission’s monthly Leadership blog is written by leaders at The Joint Commission to promote the sharing of knowledge and information, and to support and inspire health care professionals in their efforts to improve health care for the future.

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02/18/2015
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David W. Baker, MD, MPH, FACP

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David W. Baker, MD, MPH, FACP is the Executive Vice President for Health Care Quality Evaluation at The Joint Commission in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois.

02/18/2015
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2015 List of ORYX Vendors Supporting eCQM Data Transmissions

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2015 ORYX Vendors Supporting eCQM Measure Sets Data Transmission

Related Items: Performance Measurement , Performance Measurement Systems

02/17/2015
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Facts about the unannounced survey process

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The Joint Commission generally conducts unannounced surveys unless it is not feasible or logical to do so. All hospital and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services deeming or recognition surveys are unannounced. This fact sheet includes a table listing exceptions to unannounced surveys.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Unannounced Survey Process

02/17/2015
News

David W. Baker, MD, FACP, MPH, Named Joint Commission Executive Vice President

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The Joint Commission announced today the appointment of David W. Baker, MD, FACP, MPH, to the position of executive vice president for the Division of Healthcare Quality Evaluation.

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02/17/2015
Blog

Setting strategic priorities for leaders

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Ambulatory Health Care System Accreditation: Setting strategic priorities for leaders

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02/17/2015
Topics Library

Physician Leader Monthly February 2015

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Monthly e-newsletter for physician leaders.

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02/13/2015
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Certification Systems List

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View the Certification Systems List which includes all performance measurement systems that support at least one hospital certification measure set.

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02/12/2015
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CLABSI Toolkit and Monograph

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Access current information and find guidance on practices, as well as the most appropriate tools, resources, and education to assist your organization in reducing CLABSIs.

Related Items: CLABSI , Home Care , Disease-Specific Care , Toolkit , Nursing Care Center , Hospital , Central line , Health Care-Associated Infections , Research Resources , Ambulatory Health Care , Infection Control

02/12/2015
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Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning and Change (IGLC) and Bristol-Myers Squibb Independent Medical Education (IME) Collaboration

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The Joint Commission, Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning & Change (IGLC) and Bristol-Myers Squibb Independent Medical Education (IME) are collaborating to provide grant opportunities that support an array of projects designed to accelerate the adoption of evidence-based innovations.

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02/10/2015
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Enhancing Care Transitions Intervention Protocol

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An article from the Journal of Healthcare Quality on enhancing the care transitions intervention protocol to better address the needs of family caregivers.

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02/06/2015
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Top Performer 2014 Eligibility Criteria (For 2015 Recognition)

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Joint Commission-accredited hospitals and critical access hospitals reporting ORYX data on one or more core measure sets, which contain accountability measures identified for inclusion in The Joint Commission’s calculation of accountability measure composite rates for calendar year 2014...

Related Items: Accountability Measures , Critical Access Hospital , Hospital , Eligibility , Top Performer

02/06/2015
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Certification Review Process Guide Corporate Addendum

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The 2015 Health Care Staffing Services Review Process Guide and Review Process Guide Corporate Addendum are available for viewing. There are no changes to these guides for 2015.

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02/06/2015
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HAP 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.

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02/06/2015
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CAH 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.

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02/06/2015
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DSC 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.

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02/06/2015
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Health Care Staffing Certification Review Process Guide

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The 2015 Health Care Staffing Services Review Process Guide is available for viewing. There are no changes to this guides for 2015.

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

02/06/2015
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Primary Care Medical Home Certification Option for Hospitals

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Learn more about the Primary Care Medical Home Certification Option for Hospitals. Take the new Self-Assessment.

Related Items: Hospice , Primary Care Medical Home , PCMH Self-Assessment , PCMH FAQs

02/06/2015