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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.

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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.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , National Patient Safety Goals , Patient Safety , CAUTI , Patient Safety Fact Sheets

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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Prepublication Standards – Diagnostic Imaging Services Requirements

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New and revised elements of performance (EPs) for accredited hospitals, critical access hospitals, and ambulatory health care organizations that provide diagnostic imaging services have been finalized and will go into effect July 1, 2015.

Related Items: Prepublication Standards , Ambulatory Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Hospital , Diagnostic Imaging Services

01/09/2015
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Best Blogs of 2014

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The results are in! The Best Blogs of 2014 - Recognizing the most interesting topics to our ambulatory care community.

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01/07/2015
01/06/2015
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Medical Home News, December 2014: Catching Up With Lon Berkeley

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Medical Home News interviews Lon Berkeley, Project Director for Community Health Center Accreditation and Co-Project Lead for the Joint Commission’s Primary Care Medical Home Initiative

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Primary Care Medical Home

12/31/2014
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Giving a boost

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Joint Commission BoosterPaks provide no shortage of tools that can help an organization meet compliance in a multitude of settings. The release of the newest BoosterPak – “Credentialing and Privileging in the Non-Hospital Setting” – marks the first BoosterPak released that focuses solely on non-hospital settings.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Ambulatory , Standards BoosterPak , AMBUZZ

12/18/2014
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Standards BoosterPaks™

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New Standards BoosterPaks™added - Waived Testing. Learn more about Joint Commission Standards BoosterPaks™.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Standards BoosterPak , Quality Improvement Tools , Behavioral Health Home

12/18/2014
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Made a Good Catch in the OR Lately?

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Ensure patient safety while juggling competing priorities in the OR. Is it possible? The Joint Commission addresses this challenge.

Related Items: AMBUZZ , Ambulatory , Ambulatory Health Care

12/02/2014
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New structure, better results

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If one is good, two is better. If you’re talking about speeding tickets, you’d probably disagree. But if you’re talking about pay raises, vacation days or pounds lost, I think you’d agree. So when I mention that there will now be two surveyors instead of one on your survey team, think of it like you would the pay raises.

Related Items: AMBUZZ , Ambulatory , Ambulatory Health Care

11/20/2014
11/14/2014
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What You Can Do to Prevent Health IT-Related Sentinel Events

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Health Information Technology plays an increasingly important role in modern healthcare. Learn how to ensure you're using it wisely - and safely!

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11/05/2014
11/05/2014
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The people behind the scenes: Denise Henkel

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Greetings social media world! I’m Denise Henkel, payor relations manager, at The Joint Commission. My charge is to increase awareness among commercial insurers and state Medicaid authorities about The Joint Commission’s accreditation programs and certification options with the goal of attaining recognition or reliance.

Related Items: Ambulatory , AMBUZZ , Ambulatory Health Care

10/07/2014
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Letting others speak for us

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It is our goal to provide conference attendees with actionable information that they can take back with them to their organization and implement. From feedback like this, it sounds like we hit the mark last year. Moreover, we plan to do the same this year for the 2014 preconference and conference this November in Rosemont, Illinois.

Related Items: AMBUZZ , Ambulatory , Ambulatory Health Care

09/30/2014
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Standards Applicability Grid for Kidney Care/Dialysis Settings

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Elements of Performance (EPs) Applicable to the Kidney Care/Dialysis Service in the Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation Program for the July 2014 Standards Release.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Applicability Grid , Element of Performance

09/23/2014

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