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Accreditation … a Magic Potion?

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Can accreditation help ambulatory surgery centers achieve their quality and safety goals? Certainly, but it doesn't mean that accreditation is this magic potion you take and everything proceeds smoothly.

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06/10/2014
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Emergency Management Resources - Legal/Ethical Issues

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Legal/Ethical Emergency Management Resources. See the Joint Commission Emergency Management Portal for additional resources.

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06/06/2014
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The Joint Commission Releases New Speak Up™ Infographic on Anesthesia and Sedation Safety

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Nearly 40 million anesthetics are administered annually in the United States. To raise awareness of the risks of anesthesia or sedation and precautions that should be taken, The Joint Commission released a new Speak Up™ infographic today for patients and consumers titled “Speak Up: About Anesthesia and Sedation.”

Related Items: Sedation , Speak Up , Anesthesia , News Releases , Speak Up Infographic

06/06/2014
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Brochures

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Speak Up Infographic and Brochures

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06/06/2014
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Speak Up: Anesthesia and Sedation

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New Speak Up infographic that includes a description of types of anesthesia, information to tell your doctor, and precautions you should take before and after receiving anesthesia or sedation.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Disease-Specific Care , Health Care Staffing , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Speak Up , Palliative Care , Anesthesia , Sedation , Speak Up Infographic , Infographic

06/06/2014
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Prepublication Standards – Revised Requirements for the Environment of Care (EC) Chapter

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Read an important update about Environment of Care requirements for deemed-status hospitals.

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06/05/2014
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Joint Commission Offers New Memory Care Certification for Nursing Homes

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The Joint Commission’s Nursing Care Center Accreditation program will begin offering a new Memory Care Certification in July to recognize organizations that provide memory care services for patients and residents with dementia and other cognitive impairments.

Related Items: News Releases , Certification , Nursing Care Center , Memory Care

06/04/2014
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Culture Trumps Policies

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Sound policies and systematic processes implemented and followed are proven to make a difference. Yet, risk remains, and there is much work to be done.

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06/04/2014
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Joint Commission Resources

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Joint Commission Resources (JCR) is a global, knowledge-based organization providing innovative solutions to help health care organizations across all settings improve patient safety and quality.

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06/03/2014
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Before you shake hands with your surveyor, grab that “ready to go” list

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In certain circles, a “ready to go” list may not seem as important as a passport, a car title or your current cable contract. However, if your organization is preparing for survey, do not underestimate its value!

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06/03/2014
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Core Measure Success: Sharing Lessons Learned

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The Core Measure Solution Exchange is a forum available to provide organizations a place to exchange core measure solutions and challenges.

Related Items: Hospital , Critical Access Hospital , Core Measure Solutions Exchange

06/03/2014
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Patients’ Access to Test Reports:Changes to CLIA Regulations and HIPAA Privacy Rule

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The Joint Commission recently revised Information Management (IM) Standard IM.02.01.03, element of performance (EP) 5, Note 2, for laboratories.

Related Items: Laboratory Accreditation Program , 2014 Joint Commission Requirement

06/03/2014
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Performance Measures for Comprehensive Stroke Certification Finalized

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In March 2014, The Joint Commission’s Board of Com-missioners approved a final set of standardized performance measures for the Disease-Specific Care Comprehensive Stroke Center (CSC) advanced certification program.

Related Items: Disease-Specific Care , 2014 Joint Commission Requirement

06/03/2014
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Revised Opioid Treatment Program Requirements for Behavioral Health Care

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The Joint Commission recently incorporated several revisions within its Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) for behavioral health care organizations.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , 2014 Joint Commission Requirement

06/03/2014
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External Studies Highlight Positive Differences in How Joint Commission Accredited Nursing Facilities Perform

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Three recent independent studies have shown that Joint Commission-accredited organizations outperform non-accredited facilities in a number of key areas.

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05/30/2014
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Disease-Specific Care Certification Q & A Guide

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Q&A Guide for Disease-Specific Care Certification - A preparation guide to answer your questions about this unique recognition program.

Related Items: Becoming Certified , Benefits of Certification , Resource

05/29/2014
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Leading improvement: Go to the gemba

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Some of you may be familiar with the term “gemba,” while for others it may be new. Gemba is the Japanese term for “the real place.” So, going to the gemba is going to the place where value is created, where the real work is taking place. It stems from the Japanese mindset that when there is a problem, one should get as close to it as possible and learn BEFORE proposing a solution.

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05/28/2014
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Ambulatory Care Program Showcased on LinkedIn

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The Ambulatory Care program is pleased to announce its new presence on LinkedIn. We invite you to follow us and make the Ambulatory Care Accreditation Showcase Page your digital destination for timely, ambulatory-focused tidbits.

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05/27/2014
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Customer Spotlight: Innovative Strategies To Improve Care and Efficiency—Season’s Hospice

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A customer interview, featured in a recent issue of The Remington Report magazine, highlights new business models and strategies home care providers, just like you, are utilizing to increase quality of care, boost efficiency and improve operations.

Related Items: Home Care , Hospice

05/23/2014
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Seeking Home Care Accreditation

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New - links to QuickTools form Seeking Home Care Accreditation - Learn about upcoming seminars, webinars, publications or other services to help you prepare staff for an upcoming survey.

05/22/2014
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New Hospice Awareness Campaign Launches

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The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is excited to introduce a new national campaign, "Moments of Life: Made Possible by Hospice." The Joint Commission is proud to be a member of NHPCO and support their message throughout the continuum.

Related Items: Home Care , Hospice

05/21/2014
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Sudden Cardiac Arrest Initiatives

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Sudden cardiac arrest accounts for approximately 350,000 deaths in the United States annually; while many people affected have a history of cardiac disease, countless others have no cardiac history and are unaware of any risk factors.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Disease-Specific Care , Hospital , Nursing Care Center , Monograph , Performance Measurement , Other Measures , Research Resources

05/21/2014
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Home Care Accreditation

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Research Resources added.

05/21/2014
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Revised imaging requirements implementation date postponed

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While our goal is to advance diagnostic imaging quality and safety, we also need to listen to our customers and key stakeholders.

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05/20/2014

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