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Optional Behavioral Health Home Certification Product

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The Joint Commission will offer an optional Behavioral Health Home (BHH) certification product for organizations accredited under the Behavioral Health Care Accreditation Program effective January 1, 2014.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , 2013 Joint Commission Requirement , Behavioral Health Home

08/28/2013
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Why Seek Joint Commission Accreditation

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Take a new look.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Brochure

08/13/2013
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Tracy Griffin Collander, L.C.S.W.

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Tracy Griffin Collander, L.C.S.W. is the Executive Director of the Behavioral Health Care Accreditation program at The Joint Commission. In this role, she is the behavioral health product line leader responsible for tactical operations including product development and strategic planning.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care

08/12/2013
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Do your practitioners use sample medications? If so, how are you tracking the use of the samples?

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If your community mental health center (CMHC) uses sample medications, we’re looking for your input on revised requirements in a field review that is open through August 6, 2013.

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

07/16/2013
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BHC News - Issue 2, 2013

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

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

07/01/2013
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Why seek Joint Commission accreditation?

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Two CEOs discuss why their organizations continue to support Joint Commission behavioral health accreditation.
 

Related Items: Accreditation , Behavioral Health Care

06/25/2013
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Benefits of Joint Commission behavioral health accreditation

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Two CEOs provide their viewpoints on the value of Joint Commission accreditation.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care

06/25/2013
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Start now on getting state recognition of your behavioral health home certification

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When The Joint Commission’s Behavioral Health Home certification option becomes available on January 1, 2014, will your state authority recognize it for purposes of licensure or certification?

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

05/17/2013
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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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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.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Previous Webinar

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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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".

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Previous Webinar

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.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Previous Webinar

12/17/2012
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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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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 Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Monograph , Patient Education , Patient Safety , Patient Safety Monograph , Research Resources

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: 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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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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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.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Previous Webinar

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?

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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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 , Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Survey Process , Hospital Accreditation Process Information

10/06/2011

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