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Quality and Safety Resources for Joint Commission Customers

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Learn more about the quality and safety tools that are available with Joint Commission accreditation by watching this video.
 

Related Items: Quality Improvement Tools , Quality Improvement (Video)

05/13/2014
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Charles A. Mowll, FACHE, CSSBB

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Chuck Mowll, Executive Vice President, Business Development, Government and External Relations

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05/13/2014
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Current Externally Funded Research Projects

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Updated list of Currently Externally Funded Research Projects that highlight the scope of each project, Funder information, start and end date and contact information.

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05/13/2014
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CMS Renews Joint Commission Home Health Accreditation Deeming Authority

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it has granted The Joint Commission deeming authority for the accreditation of home health agencies for a six-year period effective March 31, 2014, through March 31, 2020. The Joint Commission has been recognized as a CMS deeming authority for home health since 1993.

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05/13/2014
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Perinatal Care

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New! Clarification to Perinatal Care measure PC-05: Exclusive Breast Milk Feeding. The expanded Perinatal Care (PC) measure set is comprised of 5 measures.

Related Items: Hospital , Performance Measurement , Core Measure Set

05/13/2014
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It’s Accreditation … and I Like It! Celebrating Your Achievement

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You’ve achieved accreditation … Now what? Well, you can always go to Disney World, but we encourage you to share your success with your staff, patients and community. After all, you deserve it. Your organization has just undergone a rigorous survey and has met the highest distinction for safety and quality of care.

Related Items: Ambulatory , AMBUZZ , Ambulatory Advisor

05/13/2014
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Most Challenging Primary Care Medical Home Requirements

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Most Challenging Primary Care Medical Home Requirements in 2013.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Primary Care Medical Home , Most Challenging Standards

05/12/2014
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A River Runs Through It: 3 Lessons from the West Virginia Water Emergency

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Last month, Joint Commission staff had the privilege of meeting with seven West Virginia hospitals to discuss how they handled the week-long water emergency resulting from the chemical spill in the Elk River - the primary water source for not only Charleston but the surrounding eight-county area.

Related Items: Emergency Management

05/12/2014
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Erin S. DuPree, M.D.

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Erin S. DuPree, M.D., Chief Medical Officer and Vice President, The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare

Related Items: Center for Transforming Healthcare , Chief Medical Officer

05/12/2014
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Comprehensive Stroke Certification: Standardized Performance Measures

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Comprehensive Stroke Centers must continue to meet the performance measure requirements for Primary Stroke Centers. Certified Comprehensive Stroke Centers will continue to collect data for the eight Joint Commission stroke core measures.

Related Items: Disease-Specific Care , Performance Measurement , Comprehensive Stroke Center

05/12/2014
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Emergency Management Resources - Water Crisis from industrial incident

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Emergency Management Resources - Water Crisis from industrial incident

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05/12/2014
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Substance Use

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Substance Use (SUB) Core Measure Set

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

05/09/2014
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Most Challenging Ambulatory Care Standards for Dental Services in 2012

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Accredited BPHC-Supported Health Centers Most Challenging Ambulatory Care Standards For Dental Services In 2012

Related Items: BPHC-supported , Community Health Center , Federally Qualified Health Center , FQHC , Health Center , BPHC Challenging Standards , Most Challenging Standards

05/09/2014
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Tobacco Treatment

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Tobacco Treatment (TOB) Core Measure Set

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

05/08/2014
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Nurses Week — How are you celebrating?

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Nurses are so much more than how they are often portrayed in the media. National Nurses Week brings some well-deserved attention to our profession.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Disease-Specific Care , Health Care Staffing , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Services , Nursing Care Center , Palliative Care , Nurse , Nurses' Week

05/08/2014
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Appreciating nurses 365 days a year, not just during Nurses’ Week

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The Joint Commission strongly believes that nurses play a pivotal role in the delivery of high-quality, high-reliability health care.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Disease-Specific Care , Health Care Staffing , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Services , Nursing Care Center , Nursing , Palliative Care , Nurse , Nurses' Week

05/07/2014
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The Joint Commission Releases New Speak Up™ Video About Seeking Help for Depression

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The Joint Commission today released a new Speak Up™ video titled “Speak Up: About Your Depression,” to draw attention to the importance of learning the warning signs of depression and seeking help for the condition.

Related Items: Speak Up Videos , News Releases

05/07/2014
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Nurses on nursing

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What better way to celebrate National Nurses Week, than to hear from some of The Joint Commission’s nurses? Enjoy these thoughts and stories that capture the essence of nursing in every setting, on every shift.

Related Items: Ambulatory Advisor , Ambulatory , AMBUZZ

05/06/2014
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Speak Up: About your depression

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Everybody feels blue sometimes, but depression is more than that. Don’t wait for depression to go away, Speak Up and get the help you need!

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Related Items: Depression , Patient Safety , Speak Up , Speak Up Videos

05/06/2014
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Speak Up Video Posters Available in English and Spanish

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Encourage patients and their families to Speak Up with these fun, colorful posters that feature the engaging characters from the Speak Up videos.

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05/06/2014
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Speak Up: Acerca de su depresión

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Todos nos sentimos tristes de vez en cuando, pero la depresión es más que eso. Si no se trata, la depresión puede causar mucho daño, así que ¡haga oír su voz!

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Related Items: Speak Up (Spanish) , Patient Safety , Speak Up Videos , Depression

05/06/2014
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For Nurses

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Free Online Influenza Testing Courses (SIRAS) added October 2013.

Related Items: SIRAS , RIDT , CE Credits , Nurse , Influenza

05/06/2014
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Hospital-Based Inpatient Psychiatric Services

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The Joint Commission and the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS), the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) and the NASMHPD Research Institute, Inc. (NRI) collaborated on the development of a set of core performance measures.

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

05/05/2014
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Lynn's song

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If you’re like me, you check your phone regularly for news from family and friends. Some news is anticipated, and then there is the news that takes your breath away and makes you say, “Oh God, no!” For those of us in the infusion community, that was the case last night when we got the news that former National Home Infusion Association Board Chairwoman Lynn Giglione had died.

Related Items: Home Care , Home Care Accreditation

05/02/2014
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Taking a stand against falls

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“Why do we fall? So we can learn to pick ourselves back up.” That may be a movie quote, but we in health care know the danger of falls. That’s why earlier this week, the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare announced its Preventing Falls with Injury project. With patient falls accounting for approximately 11,000 deaths in U.S. hospitals annually, the Center began working on systems and solutions to combat this problem.

Related Items: Falls , Center for Transforming Healthcare , Physician , Blog

05/01/2014

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