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Sentinel Event Data Summary

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Summary Data of Sentinel Events reviewed by The Joint Commission (as of 7/9/2015)

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Sentinel Event Statistics

08/26/2015
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Joint Commission Leader in JAMA: Time to Address Racial Bias in Health Care

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In the Aug. 11 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, a Viewpoint co-authored by The Joint Commission’s medical director, Ronald Wyatt, MD, MHA, calls for immediate action to address racial bias throughout the U.S. health care system.

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 , Palliative Care , Health Equity , Behavioral Health Home , Racial Disparities

08/11/2015
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2015 Survey Activity Guide

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The Survey Activity Guide for Health Care Organizations mid-year release is now available. Revisions are primarily related to changes in Life Safety Surveyor activities.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Survey Activity Guide

07/10/2015
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Audio Visual files for June 10 webinar: Improving Reimbursement in Behavioral Health Care

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Replay of complimentary webinar to learn more about Joint Commission behavioral health care accreditation and how it can help improve reimbursement.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Previous Webinar

06/11/2015
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Accreditation Process Overview

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The Joint Commission’s accreditation process seeks to help organizations identify and resolve problems and to inspire them to improve the safety and quality of care, treatment and services.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Accreditation Process , Behavioral Health Care , Accreditation

05/01/2015
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: Behavioral Health Care , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Disease-Specific Care , Home Care , Critical Access Hospital , Ambulatory Health Care , Hospital , Nursing Care Center

04/22/2015
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Facts about Behavioral Health Home Certification

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Behavioral Health Home Certification is an optional certification available to organizations accredited under The Joint Commission’s Behavioral Health Care Accreditation program. The certification recognizes organizations and agencies that act as a health home for the individuals they serve.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Certification Fact Sheets , Behavioral Health Home

03/13/2015
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Audio/Visual Files for Mar. 11 Webinar: Strategies for a Successful Survey

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Strategies for a Successful Behavioral Health Accreditation Survey, presented March 11, 2015. Features Joint Commission speakers Tracy Collander, Executive Director, Peter Vance, Field Director, and Laura O'Keefe, Sr. Account Executive.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Previous Webinar , On-Site Survey Process

03/12/2015
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Behavioral Health Care On-Site Survey Overview

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A snapshot of the survey process

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , On-Site Survey Process

03/09/2015
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Behavioral Health Care Accreditation Guide

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2015 Guide to Joint Commission Behavioral Health Care Accreditation

Related Items: Accreditation Answers , Accreditation Help , Accreditation Process , Addictions , Becoming Accredited , Behavioral Health Care

03/09/2015
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Facts about Joint Commission standards

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Joint Commission standards are the basis of an objective evaluation process that can help health care organizations measure, assess and improve performance.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Behavioral Health Care , Standards , Accreditation

03/06/2015
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Audio/Visual Files for Feb. 18 webinar: Roadmap to Accreditation

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Learn more about the benefits of accreditation, how The Joint Commission is different, and how to get started on the path to Behavioral Health Accreditation.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Previous Webinar , Accreditation

02/27/2015
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Request for Proposals-Transitions of Care for Venous Thromboembolism

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The Joint Commission, Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning & Change (IGLC) and Bristol-Myers Squibb Independent Medical Education (IME) are collaborating to offer a new grant opportunity focused on transitions of care (TOC) for patients with venous thromboembolism (VTE).

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

02/18/2015
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Facts about the unannounced survey process

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The Joint Commission generally conducts unannounced surveys unless it is not feasible or logical to do so. All hospital and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services deeming or recognition surveys are unannounced. This fact sheet includes a table listing exceptions to unannounced surveys.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Unannounced Survey Process

02/17/2015
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Pricing Worksheet - Behavioral Health Home Certification - 2015

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2015 Pricing worksheet for determining the cost of behavioral health home certification.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Pricing Worksheet , Behavioral Health Home

01/28/2015
Videos

Why providers, patients and families prefer Joint Commission accreditation

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This short video discusses why Joint Commission accreditation is valued by other providers, patients and families.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care

01/21/2015
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Apples and Oranges - Your Guide to Choosing an Accrediting Body in Behavioral Health brochure

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This short infographic shows how The Joint Commission differs from other behavioral health accrediting bodies.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care

01/15/2015
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Pricing Worksheet - Behavioral Health Care Accreditation - 2015

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2015 worksheet for estimating behavioral health accreditation fees. For any questions, please contact Peggy Lavin at 630-792-5411.

Related Items: Annual Fee , Behavioral Health Care , Cost , Fees , On-site survey fee , Pricing

01/14/2015
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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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