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Setting strategic priorities for leaders

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Ambulatory Health Care System Accreditation: Setting strategic priorities for leaders

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02/17/2015
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CLABSI Toolkit and Monograph

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Access current information and find guidance on practices, as well as the most appropriate tools, resources, and education to assist your organization in reducing CLABSIs.

Related Items: CLABSI , Home Care , Disease-Specific Care , Toolkit , Nursing Care Center , Hospital , Infection Prevention and HAIs , Central line , Research Resources , Ambulatory Health Care , Infection Control

02/12/2015
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Ambulatory Care Accreditation Overview

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2015 Ambulatory Care Accreditation Overview provides a snapshot of The Joint Commission accreditation process for ambulatory care settings. Learn about survey process, standards, invaluable resources and more!

Related Items: Accreditation Process , Ambulatory Health Care

02/05/2015
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Recognizing 40 years

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I’m fortunate enough to have been a part of three 40th celebrations.

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02/04/2015
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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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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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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
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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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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.

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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.

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11/20/2014
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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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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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What Ambulatory Health Care Organizations and the Airline Industry Have in Common

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The who, what, when, and where of ambulatory care program credentialing and privileging: hear insights from Virginia McCollum, Associate Director, Standards Interpretation Group on this challenging topic.

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09/03/2014
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Why Organizations Self Report Sentinel Events to The Joint Commission

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This article, first published in the September 2014 issue of Joint Commission Perspectives, explores the benefits to organizations of working through the sentinel event process and how it improves patient safety.

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 , Resource , Sentinel Event

08/29/2014
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Sentinel Event Alert 53: Managing risk during transition to new ISO tubing connector standards

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Tubing misconnections continue to cause severe patient injury and death, since tubes with different functions can easily be connected using luer connectors, or connections can be “rigged” (constructed) using adapters, tubing or catheters. 12/3/14 Webinar replayand slides added.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Nursing Care Center , Sentinel Event , Sentinel Event Alert , Infographic

08/20/2014
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Primary Care Medical Home Certification: The Three-Year Mark

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Marking three years since its launch, the Ambulatory Care Program makes great strides in Primary Care Medical Home Certification.

Related Items: AMBUZZ , Primary Care Medical Home , Ambulatory , Ambulatory Health Care

07/22/2014
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Putting PFIs in the Palm of Your Hand

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Think back to the last time you held a $100 bill in your hands. It was quite a bit different than just seeing you have $100 in your bank account on a computer screen, wasn’t it? Basically, it prompted different actions, and that’s exactly what the recent changes to Plans for Improvement (PFIs) were meant to do.

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07/15/2014
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So You’re About to Have a Survey … Part II

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Are you ready for your survey? Hear again from two of our ambulatory care account executives with additional resources to help your survey preparation.

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07/08/2014
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So you’re about to have a Joint Commission survey … and you have no idea if you’re ready.

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So you’re about to have a Joint Commission survey … and you have no idea if you’re ready. Hear from two ambulatory care account executives who can assist you with your pre-survey questions.

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06/24/2014