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Speak Up: Cuando a usted le están haciendo cirugía

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Cuando el médico recomienda una cirugía, puede hacer que usted se siente solo y con miedo. Tomando las medidas para estar preparado le ayudará a sentirse más en control.

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01/21/2015
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Speak Up: Preparing for Surgery

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When your doctor recommends surgery, it can make you feel alone and afraid. Taking steps to be prepared will help you feel more in control.

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Podcast: Take 5: Preparing Mentally and Physically for Surgery

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01/21/2015
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Breaking down the new diagnostic imaging standards

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In case you missed it, the new and revised diagnostic imaging standards were released last week. These are the same standards that were supposed to go into effect July, 1, 2014. However, after getting some additional information, Joint Commission postponed the launch of the standards for providers of ambulatory and hospital imaging services. Basically, our customers shared valuable feedback, we listened, and we went back to do more research.

Related Items: Diagnostic Imaging Services , AMBUZZ , Ambulatory , Ambulatory Health Care

01/20/2015
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Critical Access Hospital Accreditation

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New AHA Physician Leadership Education Report.

01/20/2015
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The American Association for Physician Leadership® and The Joint Commission Create New CMO Academy

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The CMO Academy is a series of nine online education courses designed for Chief Medical Officers. Learn management and leadership knowledge and skills to be an effective CMO.

Related Items: Critical Access Hospital , Hospital

01/20/2015
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The Infection Prevention and HAI Portal - Infographic

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Learn more about The Joint Commission's infection prevention and HAI resource portal.

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01/19/2015
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Audio/Visual files for the Jan 14 webinar: Accreditation Basics: Mythbuster Edition

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This 30-minute webinar, followed by Q&A, provides an overview of behavioral health accreditation including cost and how to get started.

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01/16/2015
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Emergency Management Resources - Vulnerable Populations

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Emergency Management Resources - Vulnerable Populations - Updated January 2015.

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01/16/2015
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Eligibility for Hospital Accreditation

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In order for an organization to be accredited under our Hospital program, the following requirements determine eligibility.

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01/15/2015
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Facts about Hospital Accreditation

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The Joint Commission has accredited hospitals for more than 60 years and today it accredits approximately 4,055 general, pediatric, long term acute, psychiatric, rehabilitation and specialty hospitals, and 358 critical access hospitals, through a separate accreditation program.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Hospital , Accreditation Program

01/15/2015
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Physician Leader Monthly January 2015

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Monthly e-newsletter for physician leaders.

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01/15/2015
01/15/2015
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Pricing Worksheet - Behavioral Health Care Accreditation - 2015

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2015 worksheet for estimating behavioral health accreditation fees. For any questions, please contact Peggy Lavin at 630-792-5411.

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01/14/2015
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It’s Time to Solve the Long Standing Environment of Care Issues

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In looking over the standards non-compliance trends in the last few years, the environment of care and life safety code issues continue to be the most often scored non-compliant standards in hospitals.

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01/14/2015
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Hospital Accreditation

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New AHA Physician Leadership Education Report.

01/13/2015
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Integrated Care Certification

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In keeping with The Joint Commission’s mission to continuously improve health care for the public, our upcoming Integrated Care Certification program is designed to help improve patient care and outcomes.

Related Items: Hospital , Ambulatory Health Care , Integrated Care Certification

01/13/2015
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2015 Disease-Specific Care Review Process Guide

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The 2015 Disease-Specific Care Review Process Guide for organizations.

Related Items: Becoming Certified , Certification Process , Disease-Specific Care , Resource

01/13/2015
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Facts about the Patient Safety Advisory Group

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In April 2002, The Joint Commission appointed a panel of widely recognized patient safety experts to advise it on the development of Sentinel Event Alert, The Joint Commission’s patient safety newsletter. At that time, the panel was named the Sentinel Event Advisory Group.

Related Items: National Patient Safety Goals , Patient Safety , Sentinel Event , Patient Safety Fact Sheets , Advisory Group Fact Sheets

01/13/2015
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2015 Survey Activity Guide for Ambulatory Health Care Organizations

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The 2015 Survey Activity Guide for Ambulatory Health Care Organizations is now available.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Survey Activity Guide

01/13/2015
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Joint Commission Launches Infection Prevention and HAI Portal

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The Joint Commission is merging its two online infection prevention resources into one convenient, expanded tool: The Infection Prevention and Healthcare-associated Infection (HAI) Portal.

Related Items: Health Care-Associated Infections , Infection Control

01/13/2015
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Facts about the National Patient Safety Goals

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In 2002, The Joint Commission established its National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs) program; the first set of NPSGs was effective January 1, 2003. The NPSGs were established to help accredited organizations address specific areas of concern in regard to patient safety.

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01/13/2015
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Facts about the Intracycle Monitoring Process

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The Joint Commission’s Intracycle Monitoring (ICM) process helps organizations with their continuous standards compliance efforts. Every accredited organization has access to an ICM Profile, an online workspace on The Joint Commission Connect extranet.

Related Items: Accreditation , Intracycle Monitoring , Focused Standards Assessment

01/13/2015
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Ambulatory Care Eligibility Requirements

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Eligibility requirements for organizations surveyed under the Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation Program. After a comprehensive review of survey eligibility criteria, these requirements were revised to ensure that the eligibility criteria are current, relevant, and appropriate for organizations.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Survey Preparation , Eligibility

01/12/2015
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Ebola Preparedness: Infection Control, Protecting Staff, and Safely and Effectively Managing Contagious Patients

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This special episode from the Joint Commission Resources Quality and Safety Network (JCRQSN) features experts from The Joint Commission and case study organizations who share their experiences treating patients who are suspected as having Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).

Related Items: Hospital , Ebola Preparedness

01/12/2015
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Joint Commission Requirements

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Joint Commission Requirements is a free listing of all policy revisions to standards published in Joint Commission Perspectives that have gone into effect since the accreditation/certification manual was last issued.

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01/12/2015