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Joint Commission Names Ronald Wyatt, MD, MHA, First Patient Safety Officer

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Ronald M. Wyatt, MD, MHA, is the first appointee to the newly created position of patient safety officer, reflecting The Joint Commission's commitment to promoting a safe and high-quality health care system with a goal of zero patient harm.

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02/11/2016
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Sentinel Event Data Summary

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Summary Data of Sentinel Events reviewed by The Joint Commission (as of 2/4/2016)

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02/09/2016
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Prepublication Standards – Standards Revisions Related to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Guidelines for the Accreditation of Opioid Treatment Programs

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Recently, SAMHSA issued an update to its 2007 Guidelines for the Accreditation of Opioid Treatment Programs. The Joint Commission conducted an analysis of this update to make certain that Joint Commission standards continue to align with the SAMHSA guidelines.

Related Items: Prepublication Standards , Behavioral Health Care , Opioids

01/28/2016
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Facts about the Tracer Methodology

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A key part of The Joint Commission’s on-site survey process is the tracer methodology. The tracer methodology uses information from the organization to follow the experience of care, treatment, or services for a number of patients through the organization’s entire health care delivery process.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Tracer Methodology

01/26/2016
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Modern Healthcare Q&A with Joint Commission CEO

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Joint Commission CEO Mark R. Chassin, MD, FACP, MPP, MPH, recently spoke with Modern Healthcare magazine about a wide range of issues, from changes to our recognition program to the overall safety of health care today. His insights are available in a Q&A and a podcast.

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01/14/2016
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High Reliability: The Path to Zero Harm

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The Jan/Feb 2016 issue of Healthcare Executive magazine features an article by Dr. Erin DuPree, CMO and vice president of the Center for Transforming Healthcare, on the path to high reliability. Read her perspective on how health care organizations can implement the steps toward achieving Zero Harm.

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01/04/2016
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Facts about the on-site survey process

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The Joint Commission survey process is data-driven, patient-centered and focused on evaluating actual care processes.

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

12/18/2015
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Prepublication Standards – Requirements for Behavioral Health Care Eating Disorders Care, Treatment, or Services

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The Joint Commission recently approved new requirements for its Behavioral Health Care program that specifically address care, treatment, or services related to eating disorders.

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12/17/2015
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Prepublication Standards – Requirements for Behavioral Health Care Permanent Housing Support Services

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The Joint Commission recently approved new requirements for its Behavioral Health Care program that address permanent housing support services aimed at assisting homeless individuals with serious mental illness, substance use disorders, or other behavioral health care issues.

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12/17/2015
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2016 Survey Activity Guide

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The 2016 Survey Activity Guide for Health Care Organizations is now available. There are very minimal changes for only a few programs to start the new year.

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12/16/2015
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Audio Visual files for Dec 2 webinar: New Standards in Opioid Treatment

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This 45-minute webinar presented by Joint Commission staff provides an overview of the proposed new Opioid Treatment standards based on new guidelines from SAMHSA. The final standards will go into effect in July of 2016.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Previous Webinar , Opioids

12/07/2015
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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.

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12/02/2015
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Facts about Behavioral Health Care Accreditation

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In 1969, The Joint Commission began accrediting providers of programs/services for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and expanded in 1972 to include the evaluation and accreditation of organizations providing mental health and chemical dependency services.

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

11/30/2015
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Guide to Choosing An Accreditation Body in Behavioral Health Care

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Deciding on an accreditation body? This short guidebook covers some of things you might want to consider as you evaluate accrediting organizations.

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11/13/2015
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Audio/Visual files for Nov 4 webinar: Strategies for a Successful Survey

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An overview of the accreditation survey process and strategies for preparation for organizations interested in Behavioral Health Care accreditation.

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11/10/2015
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Facts about Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) accreditation

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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) established an accreditation requirement in federal regulations in 2001 to help opioid treatment programs (OTPs) improve the quality of patient care, treatment and services delivered in the OTP setting.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Behavioral Health Care , Opioids , Accreditation Program

10/22/2015
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Facts about scoring and accreditation decisions

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The scoring and decision process is based on the criticality of the standards and other requirements regarding their relationship to the quality and safety of patient care.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Accreditation Process , Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Nursing Care Center , Scoring , Accreditation Decisions

10/13/2015
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