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Facts about Laboratory Accreditation

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The Joint Commission has been evaluating and accrediting hospital laboratory services since 1979 and freestanding laboratories since 1995.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Lab Advantage , Laboratory Accreditation , Proficiency Testing , Accreditation Program

03/23/2015
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Electronic Patient Blood Management Performance Measures - Call for Public Comment

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The Joint Commission is seeking volunteers to comment on a new set of electronic Patient Blood Management Performance Measure (ePBM) profiles.

Related Items: Measure Development Initiatives , Measure

03/19/2015
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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 , Accreditation , Accreditation Program

03/19/2015
Videos

Ambulatory Health Care - Kicking Off 40 Years

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Four decades of impoving patient care in Ambulatory care. 

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care

03/18/2015
Blog

Raising the Bar Just Got Easier

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Are you considering accreditation for your office-based surgery (OBS) practice? A recent revision to The Joint Commission’s eligibility criteria for OBS practices may make your quest more achievable.

Related Items: Office-Based Surgery Accreditation , Ambulatory Health Care , AMBUZZ , Ambulatory

03/17/2015
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Facts about patient safety

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As part of its mission, The Joint Commission is committed to improving health care safety for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , National Patient Safety Goals , Patient Safety , Sentinel Event , Speak Up , Universal Protocol , Patient Safety Fact Sheets

03/17/2015
Standards FAQ

Licensed Independent Practitioner Health Screening

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Q: Are non-employed physicians and other licensed independent practitioners included in the health requirements specified in IC.4.10 EPs 5, 6 & 7? Do we need to screen them for TB infection as well as immunity to other diseases?

03/16/2015
Standards FAQ

Time Periods for Completing the Credentialing Process

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Q: Must a specific timeframe be established for each step of the process for appointment, reappointment and initial, renewal, or revised clinical privileges?  

03/16/2015
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Prepublication Standards – Integrated Care Certification Program

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The Joint Commission recently approved a new, optional Integrated Care Certification Program.

Related Items: Prepublication Standards , Integrated Care Certification

03/16/2015
Standards FAQ

LPNs Performing Assessment

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Q: Can an LPN perform assessments?

03/16/2015
Standards FAQ

Restraint and Seclusion for Organizations that Do Not Use Joint Commission Accreditation for Deemed Status

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Q. There seems to be some confusion regarding where the Acute Medical and Surgical (Nonpsychiatric) Care restraint standards, and the Behavioral Health Care Restraint and Seclusion Standards apply in a hospital. What determines which set of standards would apply?

03/16/2015
Standards FAQ

Define Concentrated KCL

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Q:  What is considered "concentrated" in terms of potassium chloride? We have 100ml bags of potassium chloride in strengths of 20 and 40 mEq. The bag label states that it is concentrated. Must these be kept out of patient care areas?  What is considered concentrated in terms of sodium chloride?  

03/16/2015
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Facts about Behavioral Health Home Certification

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Behavioral Health Home Certification is an optional certification available to organizations accredited under The Joint Commission’s Behavioral Health Care Accreditation program. The certification recognizes organizations and agencies that act as a health home for the individuals they serve.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Certification Fact Sheets , Behavioral Health Home

03/13/2015
Content Page

Free Webinar Replays

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Infection Prevention and Control for Nursing Care Centers; A Systems Perspective from The Joint Commission Video Replay - March 12, 2015 Replay of Joint Commission Accreditation and Specialty Certifications for Nursing Care Centers: Gaining A Quality-Focused Competitive Edge - November 20, 2014

03/13/2015
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Public Information Policy

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The Joint Commission is committed to making relevant and accurate information about health care organizations available to interested parties. Information regarding a health care organization's quality and safety can help organizations improve their services.

03/13/2015
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Facts about the Public Information Policy

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The Joint Commission is committed to making relevant and accurate information about its accredited and certified health care organizations available to interested parties.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Quality Check , About The Joint Commission , Quality Report , Corporate Fact Sheets

03/13/2015
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Request an Application

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Thank you for your interest in pursuing Joint Commission accreditation and specialty certification!

03/13/2015
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Audio/Visual Files for Mar. 11 Webinar: Strategies for a Successful Survey

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Strategies for a Successful Behavioral Health Accreditation Survey, presented March 11, 2015. Features Joint Commission speakers Tracy Collander, Executive Director, Peter Vance, Field Director, and Laura O'Keefe, Sr. Account Executive.

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

03/12/2015
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Accelerating the Adoption of a Safety Culture

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The March/April issue of Healthcare Executive magazine features an interview with Ana Pujols McKee, M.D., executive vice president and chief medical officer, The Joint Commission, discussing how to build a culture of safety.

Related Items: Hospital

03/12/2015
News

The Joint Commission and the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare Appoint New Board Members

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The Joint Commission and the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare Appoint New Board Members.

Related Items: News Releases , Board of Commissioners

03/12/2015
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List of 2014 Accountability Measures

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This list includes all measures designated as accountability measures, including the year designated.

Related Items: Accountability Measures , Hospital

03/11/2015
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List of 2014 Accountability Measures (For 2015 Recognition)

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The Accountability Measure list includes an additional column where a check is displayed next to each individual measure for which CY 2014 data will be used for Top Performer Recognition in 2015.

Related Items: Hospital , Top Performer

03/11/2015
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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

03/11/2015
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2014 Health Centers Most Challenging Standards/NPSGs

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Joint Commission Ambulatory Care Standards Generating Findings in 20%+ CHCs Surveyed.

Related Items: BPHC Challenging Standards

03/10/2015
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Facts about Joint Commission stroke certification

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The Joint Commission offers three advanced levels of certification for stroke programs in Joint Commission-accredited hospitals: Acute Stroke Ready Hospital to launch in July 2015, Primary Stroke Center and Comprehensive Stroke Center.

Related Items: Primary Stroke , Stroke , Comprehensive Stroke Center

03/09/2015