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Surveyor Insights

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Surveyor Insights is an addition to our Physical Environment Portal as a benefit for Joint Commission accredited organizations.

Related Items: Critical Access Hospital , Hospital , Quality Improvement Tools , Physical Environment

11/02/2015
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Certification in Inpatient Diabetes

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Certification in Inpatient Diabetes

Related Items: Inpatient Diabetes , Certification , Disease-Specific Care

10/30/2015
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Communication guidelines for The Joint Commission’s Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® program

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Recognized hospitals should follow these communication guidelines when promoting and publicizing recognition as a Top Performer.

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10/29/2015
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PCMH Integration with Behavioral Health Care Services

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Joint Commission Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH) Certification Integration with Behavioral Health Care Services.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Primary Care Medical Home

10/29/2015
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Facts about Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® Program

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Launched in September 2011, The Joint Commission’s Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®* program recognizes accredited hospitals that attain excellence on accountability measure performance.

Related Items: Critical Access Hospital , Hospital , Top Performer

10/29/2015
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PCMH Requirements Relating to Behavioral Healthcare

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PCMH Requirements Relating to Behavioral Healthcare

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Primary Care Medical Home

10/29/2015
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Instructions and Due Dates for Submitting ORYX Measure Set Selections for 2016

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As announced in September, The Joint Commission will continue to provide accredited hospitals and critical access hospitals with flexibility in meeting ORYX performance measure reporting requirements for calendar year (CY) 2016.

Related Items: ORYX , Performance Measurement , Hospital ORYX Forms

10/28/2015
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2016 Flexible ORYX Reporting Options Measure Set Selection Instructions and Forms

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Joint Commission accredited hospitals and critical access hospitals will continue to have flexibility in meeting their 2016 ORYX performance measure reporting requirements through one of three options.

Related Items: ORYX , Performance Measurement , Hospital ORYX Forms

10/27/2015
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Modifications to 2016 ORYX Electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM) Reporting Options

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Hospitals and critical access hospitals interested in selecting and reporting on electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) sets will now be able to report on as few as one measure in an eCQM set.

Related Items: ORYX , Performance Measurement

10/27/2015
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Facts about Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) accreditation

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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) established an accreditation requirement in federal regulations in 2001 to help opioid treatment programs (OTPs) improve the quality of patient care, treatment and services delivered in the OTP setting.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Behavioral Health Care , Opioids , Accreditation Program

10/22/2015
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Replay - PART 2: Disease-Specific Care Certification Most Cited Standards: Reviewers Insight

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Webinar Replay - Speakers: Caroline Isbey RN, MSN, CDE Associate Director and Wendi Roberts RN, MS, TNS, CLNC Executive Director, Certification - October 19, 2015 Webinar.

Related Items: Disease-Specific Care , Previous Webinar , Teleconferences

10/20/2015
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Be Flu Smart

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People getting the flu this time of year is as predictable as autumn colors, shorter days and birds flying south for the winter. That’s why it’s more important than ever to follow the slogan of a popular flu campaign and “keep calm and get your flu shot.” That said, it’s equally important to be flu smart. That is, be knowledgeable about current and best practices to diagnose and treat the flu as well as prevent it from spreading.

Related Items: Influenza , SIRAS , Ambulatory , AMBUZZ , Ambulatory Health Care , Influenza Pandemic

10/20/2015
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Physician Leader Monthly October 2015

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Monthly e-newsletter for physician leaders.

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

10/16/2015
10/14/2015
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Facts about scoring and accreditation decisions

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The scoring and decision process is based on the criticality of the standards and other requirements regarding their relationship to the quality and safety of patient care.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Accreditation Process , Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Nursing Care Center , Scoring , Accreditation Decisions

10/13/2015
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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

10/13/2015
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Facts about Critical Access Hospital Accreditation

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The Joint Commission has accredited hospitals for more than 60 years. In 2001, The Joint Commission introduced its program to accredit critical access hospitals. As of December 2014, there were 1,325 critical access hospitals in the U.S.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Critical Access Hospital , Accreditation Program

10/09/2015
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Influenza Pandemic Preparedness and Response in Ambulatory Settings

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New Free Online Education Course - with CE Credits.

Related Items: Pandemic , Research Resources , Influenza , Influenza Pandemic , Online Course , CE Credits

10/09/2015
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Strategies for Improving Rapid Influenza Testing and Treatment in Ambulatory Settings (SIRAS)

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Strategies for Improving Rapid Influenza Testing and Treatment in Ambulatory Settings (SIRAS)- Updated free course offering for the current Flu season. Enroll in the course. Download the inforgraphic. Listen to Podcast.

Related Items: Home Care , Research Resources , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Disease-Specific Care , Ambulatory Health Care , Hospital , Influenza , Nursing Care Center

10/09/2015
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A Digital Decade

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We have more machines that see and do more than ever before to help take care of patients. Though we may not recognize it, one of the biggest technological advances in health care has been our ability to record, store and share patient information using health IT – electronic health records (EHRs), in particular. Used wisely, health IT can increase patient safety and deliver relevant clinical information that improves patient care and shared decision making.

Related Items: Blog , Safe Health IT , Leadership

10/06/2015
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Replay - PART 1: Quick Steps to Certification: Disease-Specific Care Preparation

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Quick Steps to Certification Webinar Replay is now posted. Learn an overview and tips to prepare Disease-Specific Care Certification.

Related Items: Disease-Specific Care , Previous Webinar , Teleconferences

10/05/2015
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