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Audio/Visual files from Aug 13 webinar: Overcoming Challenges to Person-Centered Care/Treatment/Service Planning

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Joint Commission staff discuss tips for care/treatment/service planning in behavioral health care accreditation.

Related Items: Previous Webinar

08/18/2014
Blog

The people behind the scenes: Chad Larson

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Often, it’s easier to work with someone when you have a face to go with a name. Yet, with so much of our day-to-day contact with others being over the phone or via email, faces are in short supply. I want to change that. From time to time I’m going to interview new members of our team so you can better know them and how they can help you -- our ambulatory customers.

Related Items: Ambulatory , AMBUZZ , Ambulatory Advisor , Ambulatory Health Care

08/13/2014
Blog

Share the Extraordinary Moments at your Organization

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Nurses and other health care professionals do remarkable things that touch, improve and heal the lives of patients and their families each day. However, these events get little media coverage. We want to change that. Here are two amazing examples, and we ask our readers to send us more.

Related Items: Blog

08/13/2014
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Ronald M. Wyatt, M.D., MHA

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Ronald M. Wyatt, M.D., is the medical director in the Division of Healthcare Improvement at The Joint Commission.

08/12/2014
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Improving the Quality of Care and Communication During Patient Transitions: Best Practices for Urgent Care Centers

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Article from The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, July 2014.

Related Items: Transitions of Care

08/11/2014
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Free Webinar Replays

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June 25th Webinar Replay and Slides - Joint Commission Specialty Certification for Your Nursing Care Center: Achieving Continued Performance Excellence with Memory Care Certification

08/07/2014
Blog

Walks on the Beach and White Papers: Illustrating the Role of Urgent Care Centers

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Discover insights regarding Urgent Care providers and their positive impact on high-quality patient care.

Related Items: Ambulatory Advisor , Ambulatory , AMBUZZ , Ambulatory Health Care

08/06/2014
Blog

Are you a revolutionary?

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Dr. Ernest Amory Codman was a revolutionary. He was also considered a rebel by his peers. He was socially ostracized – even by his friends – and he resigned in disgrace as chairman of the local medical society, all because he firmly believed in the end results system. Luckily, he never wavered in his beliefs, because it was this work that led Dr. Codman to help found the American College of Surgeons and its hospital standardization program, which was the forerunner of The Joint Commission.

Related Items: Physician , Blog

08/06/2014
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Requirements for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers

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Standards, Clinical Practice Guidelines, and Performance Measures.

Related Items: Advanced Certification , Disease-Specific Care , Primary Stroke

08/04/2014
News

The Joint Commission Announces New Executive Director of Laboratory Services Accreditation Program

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The Joint Commission today announced the appointment of Stacy C. Olea, M.B.A., MT (ASCP), FACHE, as the new executive director of its Laboratory Services Accreditation program.

Related Items: Laboratory Accreditation Program

08/04/2014
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Facts about federal deemed status and state recognition

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In order for a health care organization to participate in and receive payment from the Medicare or Medicaid programs, it must meet the eligibility requirements for program participation, which are set forth in federal regulations.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Ambulatory Health Care , CMS , Critical Access Hospital , Deemed Status , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program

08/01/2014
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Deemed Status for ASCs

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The Joint Commission is designated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as an approved accreditor for ASCs seeking Medicare initial certification.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Becoming Accredited , CMS Reimbursement , Deemed Status , Toolkit for Ambulatory Surgery Centers

07/31/2014
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Ambulatory Care Accreditation Overview

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2014 Ambulatory Care Accreditation Overview provides a snapshot of The Joint Commission accreditation process for ambulatory care settings. Learn about survey process, standards, invaluable resources and more!

Related Items: Accreditation Process , Ambulatory Health Care

07/31/2014
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Ambulatory Care Accredited BPHC-Supported Centers by State

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Ambulatory Care Accredited BPHC-Supported Centers by HRSA Regionall Division (Formerly Field Offices)

Related Items: BPHC-supported , Community Health Center , Federally Qualified Health Center , FQHC , Health Center , BPHC Accredited Centers

07/30/2014
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Erin S. DuPree, M.D., FACOG

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

Related Items: Center for Transforming Healthcare , Chief Medical Officer

07/30/2014
Blog

Bart Simpson, high reliability and you

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What would you call an organization that provides safe, reliable services to roughly 60,000 guests a day, while also maintaining the safety of 15,000 staff members? You would call it a high reliability organization. Or you could call it by its more common name, Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida – an organization health care has much to learn.

Related Items: Blog

07/30/2014
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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

07/29/2014
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Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient-and Family-Centered Care

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Effective patient-provider communication is critical to the successful delivery of health care services. The Joint Commission supports a number of efforts to improve communication between health care providers and patients, including standards, monographs, videos, and other resources.

Related Items: Critical Access Hospital , Hospital , Hospital, Language, & Culture , Performance Measurement , Leading Practice Library Addendum , LGBT , Health Equity , Advancing Effective Communication , Completed Research Projects , Research Resources

07/28/2014
07/25/2014
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Map - HRSA/BPHC Supported Accredited Health Centers

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Bureau of Primary Health Care - Map of Health HRSA/BPHC Supported Accredited Health Centers.

Related Items: BPHC-supported , Community Health Center , Federally Qualified Health Center , FQHC , Health Center , BPHC Accredited Centers

07/25/2014
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Facts about Disease-Specific Care Certification

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The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care (DSC) certification program, launched in 2002, is designed to evaluate clinical programs across the continuum of care.

Related Items: Disease-Specific Care , Certification Fact Sheets , Certification Program

07/25/2014
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Facts about Primary Care Medical Home Certification

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The Joint Commission’s Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH) Certification focuses on care coordination, access to care, and how effectively a primary care clinician and interdisciplinary team work in partnership with the patient (and when applicable, their family).

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Primary Care Medical Home , Certification Fact Sheets , Certification Program

07/25/2014
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Immunization

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The Immunization measures were developed as a result of recommendations in 2006 from a National Quality Forum (NQF) Harmonization Workgroup that influenza and pneumococcal vaccination measures should apply to all patients regardless of diagnosis.

Related Items: Hospital , Core Measures , Core Measure Set

07/25/2014

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