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Joint Commission Website E-Alerts

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E-alerts now available for Joint Commission Podcasts - update your subscription to sign up today!

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

04/01/2013
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Leading Practice Library

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The Leading Practice Library is a complimentary tool available to organizations that are currently accredited or certified by The Joint Commission.

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

03/20/2013
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Ambulatory Applicability Grid

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The Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation Applicability Grid - 2013 reprinted from the Standards Applicability Process (SAP) section of the Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Ambulatory Care.

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12/13/2012
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Pricing Worksheet - Advanced Diagnostic Imaging

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Advanced Diagnostic Imaging Option - Ambulatory Care 2013 Fees

Related Items: Advanced Diagnostic Imaging Mandate , Ambulatory Health Care , Becoming Accredited , Pricing Worksheet

12/04/2012
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Speak Up: Five Things You Can Do To Prevent Infection

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Avoiding contagious diseases like the common cold, strep throat, and the flu is important to everyone. Here are five easy things you can do to fight the spread of infection.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Disease-Specific Care , General Public , Health Care Staffing , Home Care , Hospital , Infection Control , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Patient Education , Speak Up , Speak Up Infection Control , Health Care-Associated Infections , Patient Education Infection

11/30/2012
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Safe Surgery Checklist

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CMS's new structural measure on the use of a safe surgery checklist and its relationship to the Universal Protocol. The new measure applies to ambulatory surgery centers and hospital outpatient surgery, and is being considered for the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Hospital , Universal Protocol , Safe Surgery Checklist

07/24/2012
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Transitions of Care: The need for a more effective approach to continuing patient care

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This paper is the first of many planned communications that will report on new developments from The Joint Commission enterprise about work underway to address the problems related to transitions of care.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Disease-Specific Care , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Transitions of Care , Papers , Research Resources

06/27/2012
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Preventing Central Line-Associated Infections

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The Joint Commission, in collaboration with Joint Commission Resources and Joint Commission International, has produced a new monograph containing the most current information, evidence-based guidance, and resources to assist healthcare organization in reducing CLABSI.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Health Care Staffing , Home Care , Hospital , Nursing Care Center , Monograph , CLABSI , Health Care-Associated Infections

05/16/2012
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Strategies for Improving Health Care Personnel Influenza Vaccination Rates

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This document provides evidence-based strategies recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for improving health care personnel influenza vaccination rates, along with supporting documentation that can be found in The Joint Commission's influenza monograph.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Influenza , Health Care-Associated Infections

04/09/2012
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The Joint Commission Accredits 2,000th Ambulatory Care Organization

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Hopewell Ambulatory Surgery Center, LLC, located in Pennington, New Jersey, is the 2,000th ambulatory care organization to be accredited by The Joint Commission. The Joint Commission has been accrediting ambulatory care organizations since 1975, using state-of-the-art standards developed in consultation with health care experts, providers, measurement experts and patients.

Related Items: Accreditation , Ambulatory Health Care

03/27/2012
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Guest Blogger Virginia McCollum: Credentialing and Privileging-Implementing a process

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Guest Blogger Virginia McCollum: Credentialing and Privileging-Implementing a process (This 3-part content represents a summary of compliance tips originally published in early 2012, and still relevant today!)

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care

03/12/2012
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Imaging Services

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Do you need to meet the CMS regulation for advanced imaging services?

Related Items: Advanced Diagnostic Imaging Mandate , Ambulatory Health Care , CMS , Imaging Centers , MIPPA

02/13/2012
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Replay of Urgent Care Accreditation Process and Benefits Webinar - Dec. 1, 2011

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Presented by the UCAOA and its online education series, learn about urgent care accreditation from Barbara McKee, Joint Commission customer and COO with Millennium Healthcare Management and Jim Bersot - Ambulatory Care Surveyor, The Joint Commission.

Related Items: Accreditation Process , Ambulatory Health Care , Urgent Care , Webinar

12/02/2011
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Teleconference on Standard IC.02.04.01 (Non-Acute)

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Handouts and audio replay for the 11/16/2011 conference call on Standard IC.02.04.01 Influenza Vaccination for Licensed Independent Practitioners and Staff for Ambulatory Health Care, Laboratory, Long Term Care (Medicare/Medicaid), Office-Based Surgery and Home Care accreditation programs.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Home Care , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Standards , Influenza , Vaccination , Vaccine , Influenza Vaccination Teleconference , Standard IC.02.04.01

11/17/2011
Standards FAQ

Texting Orders

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Is it acceptable for physicians and licensed independent practitioners (and other practitioners allowed to write orders) to text orders for patients to the hospital or other healthcare setting?

Related Items: Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Nursing Care Center , Ambulatory Health Care , Hospital , Behavioral Health Care , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Disease-Specific Care

11/10/2011

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