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Standards FAQ

A1C Requirement

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Q. Are women with GDM included in the A1C requirement? DSDF.2 EP.5.a

10/31/2014
Standards FAQ

Follow-up Appointment

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Q. If the patient already has an appointment with the physician managing their diabetes, do you need to make another appointment? DSDF.6 EP.1.a

10/31/2014
Standards FAQ

Staff Education

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Q. How much diabetes specific education must the identified members demonstrate? DSDF.1 EP.1

10/31/2014
Standards FAQ

Eligibility

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Q. What types of patients are included in this program? Are only those patients that the diabetes team is consulted on, included?

Related Items: Inpatient Diabetes

10/31/2014
Topics Library

List of 2014 Accountability Measures

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This list includes all measures designated as accountability measures, including the year designated.

Related Items: Accountability Measures , Hospital

10/31/2014
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List of 2014 Accountability Measures (For 2015 Recognition)

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The Accountability Measure list includes an additional column where a check is displayed next to each individual measure for which CY 2014 data will be used for Top Performer Recognition in 2015.

Related Items: Hospital , Top Performer

10/31/2014
Topics Library

Ebola Preparedness: A CDC/Joint Commission Webinar

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This webinar provides information on recommended hospital protocols and containing the spread of infectious disease.

Related Items: Ebola Preparedness

10/30/2014
Blog

Envisioning a safety culture - The perspective of one psychiatric hospital

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To me, it’s one of the most moving and inspiring, parts of surveying an accredited psychiatric hospital. As the last day rolls around and the leadership session begins invariably the subject of high reliability in health care comes up. That topic usually spawns talk of how staff and leadership envision a safety culture at their facility. As a surveyor and field director, I have had the privilege to witness many of these conversations, and they rarely fail to move me.

Related Items: Physician , Blog

10/29/2014
Topics Library

2015 Flexible ORYX Reporting Options and Core Measure Set Selection Form

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Effective with January 1, 2015 discharges accredited hospitals have the flexibility of meeting their ORYX measure reporting requirements through one of three options.

Related Items: Hospital , ORYX , Performance Measurement , Core Measures , Hospital ORYX Forms

10/28/2014
Topics Library

The Joint Commission - Inspiring Health Care Excellence

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This brochure provides an overview of the services, standards and quality and safety efforts of The Joint Commission, including the work of the Center for Transforming Healthcare, Joint Commission Resources and Joint Commission International.

Related Items: About The Joint Commission , Joint Commission Resources , Joint Commission International , Center for Transforming Healthcare

10/27/2014
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Facts about Joint Commission Resources

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Joint Commission Resources is a global, knowledge-based organization that provides innovative solutions designed to help health care organizations improve patient safety and quality. An affiliate of The Joint Commission, JCR is the official publisher and educator of The Joint Commission.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Joint Commission Resources , Corporate Fact Sheets

10/24/2014
Topics Library

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

10/23/2014
Topics Library

Stroke

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The stroke (STK) measures were developed in collaboration with the American Heart Association (AHA)/American Stroke Association (ASA)/Brain Attack Coalition (BAC) for use by Disease-Specific Care (DSC)-certified primary stroke centers.

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

10/23/2014
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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

10/23/2014
Blog

The seasons of our lives

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When my children were small, our fall calendar was punctuated by school conferences and fall festivals that celebrated our community relationships. Now, my fall calendar follows the ebb and flow of industry conferences.

Related Items: Home Care , Home Care Accreditation

10/21/2014
News

New Hospital Accreditation Chapter Puts Heightened Focus on Safety

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New Hospital Accreditation Chapter Puts Heightened Focus on Safety

Related Items: Patient Safety , News Releases

10/20/2014
Topics Library

Patient Safety Systems Chapter for the Hospital program

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The 2015 Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Hospitals includes the new "Patient Safety Systems" chapter, a blueprint for leaders that uses existing standards to achieve an integrated approach to patient safety.

Related Items: Hospital , Patient Safety , Standards , Patient Safety Systems

10/17/2014
Blog

Crisis Response

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Every day, there is more news about Ebola. While the CDC remains a primary source of information, we know our customers, along with other health care organizations, are looking to us for guidance, too. So we are launching a new Ebola Preparedness page on our website that will house all our Ebola resources and link to credible outside resources as well.

Related Items: Ebola Preparedness , Leadership , Blog

10/17/2014
Topics Library

Teleconference Audio Replay: Inpatient Diabetes: Be an Ace about the Follow-Up Appointment Prior to Discharge - October 16, 2014

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This special Question and Answer Teleconference is about the Advanced Inpatient Diabetes Care Standard DSDF.6 EP.1.a: Prior to discharge, a follow-up diabetes management appointment is made for the patient.

Related Items: Disease-Specific Care , Teleconferences , Inpatient Diabetes Previous Teleconference

10/17/2014
Topics Library

Physician Leader Monthly October 2014

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Monthly e-newsletter for physician leaders.

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

10/16/2014
Topics Library

Surgical Care Improvement Project

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The Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP) is a national quality partnership of organizations interested in improving surgical care by significantly reducing surgical complications. SCIP Partners include the Steering Committee of 10 national organizations who have pledged their commitment. . .

Related Items: Performance Measurement , Core Measure Set , Health Care-Associated Infections

10/16/2014
Topics Library

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

10/16/2014
Blog

PCMH Certification at work, no matter the location

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When it comes to The Joint Commission’s Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH) Certification, Sand Point Community Health Center really took the model to heart. Sand Point CHC adopted the PCMH model about three years ago as a primary care delivery site of Eastern Aleutian Tribes, a Federally Qualified Health Center supported by a grant from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration.

Related Items: Blog , Leadership , Primary Care Medical Home

10/16/2014
Topics Library

Emergency Department

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The Emergency Department (ED) measure set was developed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and has been adopted by The Joint Commission’s ORYX program in order to maintain alignment with CMS reporting requirements.

Related Items: Core Measure Set

10/16/2014
Topics Library

Children's Asthma Care

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Three Children's Asthma Care measures were introduced for implementation effective April 1, 2007. Data collection for the measure set began with April 2007 discharges. CAC-3 was initially implemented as a test measure pending National Quality Forum (NQF) endorsement.

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

10/16/2014

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