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Facts about Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® Program

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Launched in September 2011, The Joint Commission’s Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®* program recognizes accredited hospitals that attain excellence on accountability measure performance.

Related Items: Critical Access Hospital , Hospital , Top Performer

11/13/2014
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Hospital List of The Joint Commission’s Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®

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The Joint Commission recognizes the following accredited hospitals that attained excellence in accountability measure performance during calendar year 2013.

Related Items: Critical Access Hospital , Hospital , Top Performer

11/13/2014
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Top Performer on Key Quality Measures Program®

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The Joint Commission created the Top Performer Program to provide both incentives and recognition to accredited hospitals that demonstrate the ability to achieve and sustain excellence in accountability measure performance.
 

Related Items: Top Performer

11/12/2014
Blog

Inspiring Change

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The health care industry is changing rapidly. With that change comes ever-increasing challenges: payment changes, government mandates, public reporting, technology costs, and informing and engaging patients. The impact to physicians is enormous. Even though physicians find great pride and satisfaction in caring for people, burnout is a real concern. That got me thinking about how physicians can LEAD change instead of being the recipients of change.

Related Items: Blog , Physician

11/12/2014
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Audio/Visual Files for Nov. 5 webinar: Strategies for a Successful Survey

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Webinar from Nov 5 on Strategies for a Successful Behavioral Health Accreditation Survey, featuring Joint Commission speakers Tracy Collander, Executive Director and Merlin Wessels, Associate Director, Standards Interpretation.

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

11/10/2014
Blog

In the company of giants

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Every now and again, life reminds you of just how fortunate we are to be living and working with the very best examples of quality in home care. Such was my experience over the last few weeks. With that in mind, I want to highlight two giants in the industry.

Related Items: Home Care Accreditation , Home Care

11/06/2014
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Recording and Slides from Stroke Core Measure Update: STK-4 Thrombolytic Therapy Teleconference

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Recording and Slides from Stroke Core Measure Update: STK-4 Thrombolytic Therapy Teleconference - November 5, 2014

Related Items: Disease-Specific Care , Previous Webinar , Teleconferences , Core Measures , Stroke , Primary Stroke Previous Teleconference , Comprehensive Stroke Center

11/06/2014
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Standards Information for Hospitals

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Environmental Assessment–Proactive Risk Assessment - Provide your comment through November 20, 2013.

Related Items: Hospital , National Patient Safety Goals , Standards , Prepublication Standards

11/06/2014
11/06/2014
News

The Joint Commission Presents 2014 Enterprise Champion for Quality Award to BrightStar Care®

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For the second consecutive year, The Joint Commission has presented BrightStar Care® with the Enterprise Champion for Quality award. The award recognizes BrightStar Care for its efforts to promote the delivery of high-quality home health care to its franchisees through Joint Commission accreditation.

Related Items: Home Care , Enterprise Champion for Quality , Patient Safety , Quality

11/06/2014
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Revised Equipment Maintenance Standards for Critical Access Hospitals

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Revised Equipment Maintenance Standards for Critical Access Hospitals

Related Items: Critical Access Hospital , 2014 Joint Commission Requirement

11/05/2014
Blog

What You Can Do to Prevent Health IT-Related Sentinel Events

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Health Information Technology plays an increasingly important role in modern healthcare. Learn how to ensure you're using it wisely - and safely!

Related Items: Ambulatory , Ambulatory Health Care , AMBUZZ

11/05/2014
11/05/2014
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Joint Commission standards - safely and effectively managing the infectious Ebola patient

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Joint Commission standards - safely and effectively managing the infectious Ebola patient.

Related Items: Hospital , Ebola Preparedness

11/05/2014
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Ann Scott Blouin, RN, PhD, FACHE

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Ann Scott Blouin,RN, PhD, FACHE, Executive Vice President of Customer Relations

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11/03/2014
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PCMH - Ambulatory Question & Answer Guide

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Question & Answer Guide for PCMH Certification for Accredited Ambulatory Health Care Organizations

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation , Primary Care Medical Home Certification Option

11/01/2014
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Webinars Offered by CLSI and The Joint Commission

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Visit the CLSI Web site to view upcoming education offerings with The Joint Commission as well as On-Demand Webinars.

Related Items: Laboratory Accreditation Program , Laboratory Resource

10/31/2014
Standards FAQ

Perception of Care

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Q. How many patients do we need to evaluate for patient perception of care to meet the standard DSPM.5 EP.1 if we do not have this requirement as one of our performance measures?

10/31/2014
Standards FAQ

Hypoglycemia

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Q. What is the definition of hypoglycemia? DSPM.1 EP.2.a

10/31/2014
Standards FAQ

Nutritional Screening Documentation

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Q. Who is supposed to perform the nutritional screening and document results to meet standard DSCT.5 EP.4.a?

10/31/2014
Standards FAQ

Protocols and Orders

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Q. Can hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia pre-printed protocols/orders be used for meeting DSDF.4 EP.2.b “plans for the treatment of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia are established for each patient?”

10/31/2014
Standards FAQ

Nutritional Assessment

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Q. Explain further what the following statement means: “nutritional assessments are conducted for patients not consistently reaching glucose targets”. Who does the assessment? What type of glucose targets are you referring too? DSDF.3 EP.2.a

10/31/2014
Standards FAQ

Discharge Documentation

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Q. What type of communication is acceptable for meeting DSCT.3 EP.2.a? Can the nurse give the discharge papers to the patient and tell them to take this to the health care provider when they go for their visit?

10/31/2014
Standards FAQ

Diabetic Educator

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Q. Does a Certified Diabetic Educator have to be on the staff/multidisciplinary team in order to achieve certification? DSPR.1 EP.1

10/31/2014

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