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Facts about Hospital Accreditation

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The Joint Commission has accredited hospitals for more than 60 years and today it accredits approximately 4,055 general, pediatric, long term acute, psychiatric, rehabilitation and specialty hospitals, and 358 critical access hospitals, through a separate accreditation program.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Hospital , Accreditation Program

01/15/2015
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Physician Leader Monthly January 2015

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Monthly e-newsletter for physician leaders.

Related Items: Physician , Physician Leader Monthly

01/15/2015
01/15/2015
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Pricing Worksheet - Behavioral Health Care Accreditation - 2015

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2015 worksheet for estimating behavioral health accreditation fees. For any questions, please contact Peggy Lavin at 630-792-5411.

Related Items: Annual Fee , Behavioral Health Care , Cost , Fees , On-site survey fee , Pricing

01/14/2015
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It’s Time to Solve the Long Standing Environment of Care Issues

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In looking over the standards non-compliance trends in the last few years, the environment of care and life safety code issues continue to be the most often scored non-compliant standards in hospitals.

Related Items: Blog , Environment of Care

01/14/2015
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Hospital Accreditation

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New AHA Physician Leadership Education Report.

01/13/2015
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Integrated Care Certification

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In keeping with The Joint Commission’s mission to continuously improve health care for the public, our upcoming Integrated Care Certification program is designed to help improve patient care and outcomes.

Related Items: Hospital , Ambulatory Health Care , Integrated Care Certification

01/13/2015
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2015 Disease-Specific Care Review Process Guide

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The 2015 Disease-Specific Care Review Process Guide for organizations.

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

01/13/2015
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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

01/13/2015
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2015 Survey Activity Guide for Ambulatory Health Care Organizations

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The 2015 Survey Activity Guide for Ambulatory Health Care Organizations is now available.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Survey Activity Guide

01/13/2015
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Joint Commission Launches Infection Prevention and HAI Portal

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The Joint Commission is merging its two online infection prevention resources into one convenient, expanded tool: The Infection Prevention and Healthcare-associated Infection (HAI) Portal.

Related Items: Health Care-Associated Infections , Infection Control

01/13/2015
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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

01/13/2015
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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.

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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

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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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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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