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Audio/Visual files for March 14 webinar: Roadmap to Accreditation en Espanol

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Webinar on achieving behavioral health accreditation conducted in Spanish.

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03/19/2013
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Joint Commission Accreditation for Eating Disorders

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Brochure: 5 Reasons to Consider Joint Commission Accreditation for Eating Disorders.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Eating Disorders , Accreditation

03/19/2013
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BHC News - Issue 1, 2013

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News about the Behavioral Health Care Accreditation Program, published quarterly.

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03/06/2013
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Audio/Visual files for Jan 17 webinar: Everything you wanted to know about Joint Commission accreditation

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Download the audio/visual files for the Jan 17 webinar "Everything you wanted to know about Joint Commission Behavioral Health accreditation but were afraid to ask".

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01/23/2013
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Audio/Visual files from Dec 11 Webinar Provider Roundtable: Person-Centered Care

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Provider Roundtable featuring representatives from three Joint-Commission accredited organizations discussing unique perspectives on the planning of person-centered care, treatment or services.

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12/17/2012
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Facts about Joint Commission Accreditation and Certification

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Since its founding in 1951, The Joint Commission has been acknowledged as the leader in developing the highest standards for quality and safety in the delivery of health care, and evaluating organization performance based on these standards. Today, more than 20,000 health care organizations. . .

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Behavioral Health Care , About The Joint Commission , Accreditation , Certification , Corporate Fact Sheets , Ambulatory Health Care

12/05/2012
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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: Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Disease-Specific Care , General Public , Health Care Staffing , Home Care , Hospital , Infection Control , Laboratory Services , Nursing Care Center , Patient Education , Speak Up , Health Care-Associated Infections , Patient Education Infection , Ambulatory Health Care , Speak Up Infection Control

11/30/2012
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Improving Patient and Worker Safety

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Health care professionals whose focus is on patient safety are very familiar with these alarming and frequently cited statistics from the Institute of Medicine: medical errors result in the death of between 44,000 and 98,000 patients every year.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Services , Nursing Care Center , Monograph , Patient Education , Patient Safety , Research Resources , Patient Safety Monograph

11/19/2012
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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: Behavioral Health Care , Disease-Specific Care , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Services , Nursing Care Center , Transitions of Care , Research Resources , Ambulatory Health Care , Papers

06/27/2012
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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: Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Services , Nursing Care Center , Influenza , Health Care-Associated Infections , Ambulatory Health Care

04/09/2012
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Do you have strategies for partnering with other agencies?

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In this tough economic climate, many behavioral health care programs are facing serious funding challenges. What alternative funding ideas and opportunities have you explored? Do your strategies include partnering with other agencies to improve funding or reduce spending? We would love to hear from you.

Related Items: BHC News (Newsletter) , Behavioral Health Care

01/24/2012
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Audio/Visual Files from December 6, 2011 BHC Provider Roundtable Webinar - Leading Practices

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Listen to and/or view the Audio/Visual Files from the previous Behavioral Health Care webinar - Provider Roundtable: Leading Practices.

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12/08/2011
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?

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11/10/2011
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From Survey Report to Accreditation Decision

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Your on-site survey is an important part of the accreditation decision-making process. During the on-site survey, your survey team uses the tracer methodology and other survey techniques to identify and document areas of noncompliance with Joint Commission standards.

Related Items: Accreditation Process , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Services , Nursing Care Center , Survey Process , Hospital Accreditation Process Information , Ambulatory Health Care

10/06/2011
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The Value of Behavioral Health Care Accreditation Brochure

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Accreditation is the process of inviting outside experts to conduct a review of your organization to validate and/or improve the care, treatment or services you provide. It can be a significant undertaking.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Benefits of Accreditation , Value Brochure

07/01/2011
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Do you offer primary physical health care services?

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Is your behavioral health care organization offering primary physical health care services to the individuals you serve? The physical health care needs of people with behavioral health care issues are often ignored or overlooked. . .

Related Items: BHC News (Newsletter) , Behavioral Health Care

06/23/2011
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Audio/Visual files from June 7 Webinar - Accreditation Roundtable: Outcomes Measures

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Listen and/or view the Audio/Visual Files from the previous Behavioral Health Care webinar - Accreditation Roundtable: Outcomes Measures

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Previous Webinar , Accreditation , Mental Health , Benchmarking

06/09/2011
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Health Affairs - Still Crossing the Quality Chasm

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The April issue of Health Affairs features an article, written by Drs. Mark Chassin and Jerod Loeb, titled “The Ongoing Quality Improvement Journey: Next Stop, High Reliability.” The article highlights high reliability, which can be defined as consistent excellence over long periods of time.

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04/14/2011
Videos

In Their Own Words

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Watch as several representatives from Joint Commission Behavioral Health-accredited organizations explain, in their own words, why their organizations continue to choose The Joint Commission for their accreditation.

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03/25/2011
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Tdap Vaccination Strategies for Adolescents and Adults, Including Health Care Personnel

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The Joint Commission's Division of Healthcare Quality Evaluation is releasing "Tdap Vaccination Strategies for Adolescents and Adults, Including Health Care Personnel: Strategies from Research and Practice" to help health care organizations of all types.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Disease-Specific Care , Home Care , Hospital , Infection Control , Laboratory Services , Nursing Care Center , Monograph , Infection Control Monographs , Vaccinations , Health Care-Associated Infections , Research Resources , Ambulatory Health Care

02/01/2011

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