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CAPC Podcast:The Joint Commission Certification for Palliative Care

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CAPC presents a behind the scenes look at The Joint Commission's Advanced Certification for Palliative Care recognizing hospital inpatient teams who demonstrate exceptional patient and family-centered care.

Related Items: Podcast , Palliative Care

05/19/2014
Content Page

Laboratory Educational Resources

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Laboratory Educational Resources - Research Resources added.

05/16/2014
Blog

Thanks to hospitals every day, not just one week a year!

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Read new blog on National Hospital Week! A week is not enough!

Related Items: Critical Access Hospital , Hospital

05/16/2014
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Facts about the Advanced Certification Program for Palliative Care

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Launched in 2011, The Joint Commission’s Advanced Certification Program for Palliative Care recognizes hospital inpatient programs that demonstrate exceptional patient and family-centered care and optimize the quality of life for patients (both adult and pediatric) with serious illness.

Related Items: Advanced Certification , Palliative Care , Certification Fact Sheets

05/16/2014
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Facts about Joint Commission International

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Joint Commission International (JCI) was established in 1994 as a division of Joint Commission Resources, Inc. (JCR), a private, not-for-profit affiliate of The Joint Commission.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , About The Joint Commission , Joint Commission International , Corporate Fact Sheets

05/16/2014
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Physician Leader Monthly - May 2014

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Monthly e-newsletter for physician leaders.

Related Items: Physician , Physician Leader Monthly , Chief Medical Officer

05/16/2014
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Joint Commission Primary Care Medical Home Self-Assessment Tool

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For organizations that want to elect the Joint Commissions Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH) certification option, this self-assessment tool can be used to determine to what extent the PCMH requirements are being met.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Primary Care Medical Home

05/15/2014
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Performance Measurement and Improvement for Disease-Specific Care Certification Programs

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Performance Measurement and Improvement for Disease-Specific Care Certification Programs

Related Items: Performance Measurement for Disease Specific Care

05/15/2014
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Facts about Speak Up™ Initiatives

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The Joint Commission’s award winning Speak Up™ program urges patients to take an active role in preventing health care errors by becoming involved and informed participants on their health care team. First launched as a print campaign in March 2002 with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services,

Related Items: Fact Sheets , General Public , Patient Safety , Speak Up , Patient Rights , Patient Safety Fact Sheets

05/15/2014
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Advanced Certification in Heart Failure: Standardized Performance Measures

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The Joint Commission has approved a set of standardized performance measures for Disease Specific Care Advanced Certification in Heart Failure (ACHF). These measures have been developed to better evaluate the care provided to the Heart Failure patient with an emphasis on transitions of care.

Related Items: Advanced Certification , Disease-Specific Care , Heart Failure , Patient Safety , Other Measures

05/14/2014
Blog

Violence in the Health Care Setting

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Many physicians have witnessed it. A few of us have personally experienced it. All of us have heard about it – patients, nurses, staff or physicians injured or killed by violence in the workplace. Can this violence be reduced, and do physicians have a role in its reduction?

Related Items: Physician , Blog , Violence

05/14/2014
Videos

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
News

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
Blog

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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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

Related Items: Emergency Management

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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