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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
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Joint Commission Primary Care Medical Home Self-Assessment Tool

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For organizations that want to elect the Joint Commissions Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH) certification option, this self-assessment tool can be used to determine to what extent the PCMH requirements are being met.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Primary Care Medical Home

05/15/2014
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Enterprise Champion for Quality Publicity Kit

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Publicity Kit for the Enterprise Champion for Quality Award Winners.

Related Items: Home Care , Enterprise Champion for Quality , Franchisor Recognition , Ambulatory Health Care

04/30/2014
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We are listening…Make the Customer Value Assessment Work for You!

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Tell us what you expect from your survey. Help The Joint Commission improve its survey process and make the Customer Value Assessment work for you.

Related Items: Ambulatory Blog , Ambulatory Health Care

04/29/2014
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Standards Applicability Grid for Urgent Care Settings

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Elements of Performance (EPs) applicable to the urgent/immediate care service in the Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation Program.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Urgent Care , Applicability Grid

04/28/2014
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Focusing on Provider-Performed Microscopy Procedure Requirements for Ambulatory Health Care

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Do you find the laboratory Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) requirements for ambulatory health care a little confusing? There certainly are some gray areas. So we asked Stacy Olea, field director for the laboratory and ambulatory health care programs, to provide some clarity on the requirements for organizations that have Certificates of Provider-Performed Microscopy Procedures (PPMP).

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care

04/01/2014
03/31/2014
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Guest Blogger Pearl Darling: Ambulatory Settings Applying the “Golden Rule” in Adverse Events

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Ambulatory practices face many challenges every day. While they all strive to provide safe, efficient care, there are times when things just go wrong.

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03/04/2014
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Guest Blogger John Maurer: Asked & Answered – Questions from Ambulatory Care Conference Attendees

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Environment of care insights for Ambulatory Care customers.

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02/20/2014
01/24/2014
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Best of the Blogs for 2013

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After the year’s end is a good time to reflect on our ambulatory ‘musings’ for 2013. Let’s draw your attention to some of the highlights of 2013 ambulatory care blog postings.

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01/09/2014
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Guest Blogger Lisa Waldowski: Asked & Answered – Questions from Ambulatory Care Conference Attendees

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The Ambulatory Care Program provides answers to customer questions.

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12/23/2013
12/05/2013
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High Water Mark: Ambulatory organization DaVita meets challenge of providing quality dialysis water to hospital inpatients

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Water. It’s one of the most critical components involved in dialysis care. Learn how inpatient kidney care provider, DaVita Hospital Services, meets the challenge of consistently providing high-quality, dialysis-pure water for its patients in the hospital environment.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , DaVita

12/04/2013
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A Timely Update from Ambulatory Surgery Centers

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The Ambulatory Team offers insights gathered while attending a surgery center trade show.

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11/20/2013
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Guest Blogger Darrell Anderson: The Urgent Care Business – That Was Then, This Is Now

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The Joint Commission's Ambulatory Care Team offers feedback from the annual meeting of Urgent Care providers.

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10/24/2013
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Helping You Choose Quality Ambulatory Care

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When you need ambulatory care, you should find out some information to help you choose the best ambulatory care provider for you or your loved one.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , General Public , How to Choose an Accreditor , Patient Education , Helping You Choose Guides

10/18/2013
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Sentinel Event Alert Issue 51: Preventing unintended retained foreign objects

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The unintended retention of foreign objects (URFOs) – also called retained surgical items (RSIs) – after invasive procedures can cause death, and surviving patients may sustain both physical and emotional harm, depending on the type of object retained and the length of time it is retained.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Hospital , Office-Based Surgery , Sentinel Event , Sentinel Event Alert , Webinar

10/17/2013
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Guest Blogger Brittany Tisza: Be surprised at the 2013 Ambulatory Care Conference!

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The Ambulatory Program urges you to consider attending the 2013 Ambulatory Care Conference!

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10/07/2013
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Guest Blogger Mike Dye: The Top Four Challenging Standards: A Repeat Performance for 2013

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That old adage, “the more things change, the more they stay the same,” couldn’t be more accurate when you’re talking about the most challenging standards for the first half of 2013. The September 2013 edition of The Joint Commission Perspectives summarizes the top 10 challenging standards assessed through June 2013 for both the ambulatory and office-based surgery accreditation programs.

Related Items: Blog , Ambulatory Health Care

09/25/2013