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Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement

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Attention Total Hip and Knee Replacement programs! The Joint Commission will begin to accept applications on December 17th, 2015 for a new Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement. On-site reviews will be starting in early 2016.

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01/22/2016
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What Is Certification?

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New event - Dec 5 2014 Qucik Start to HCS Certification

Related Items: Advanced Certification , Certification , Disease-Specific Care , Health Care Staffing

01/22/2016
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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.

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 , Patient Safety , Palliative Care , Integrated Care Certification

01/14/2016
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Using the Targeted Solutions Tool® to Improve Hand Hygiene Compliance Is Associated with Decreased Health Care–Associated Infections

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The January 2016 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety features an article on how Memorial Hermann Health System used the Center for Transforming Healthcare’s hand hygiene tool to reduce health care-associated infections.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Disease-Specific Care , Hand Hygiene , Health Care Staffing , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Center for Transforming Healthcare , Targeted Solutions Tool

01/12/2016
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Comment on draft performance measures for Total Hip & Total Knee Replacement

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The Joint Commission invites comment through February 5, 2016 on specifications for six draft performance measures which will be used to enhance performance measurement requirements for the Total Hip/Total Knee Replacement Advanced Disease Specific Certification program.

Related Items: Disease-Specific Care , Hospital , Measure Development Initiatives , Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement

01/08/2016
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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.

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 , High Reliability , Integrated Care Certification

01/04/2016
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Prepublication Standards – Requirements for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement Advanced Certification

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The Joint Commission recently approved a new, optional certification program for Joint Commission accredited Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, and Ambulatory Surgery Centers that will support the quality, consistency, and safety in total hip and total knee replacement.

Related Items: Prepublication Standards , Disease-Specific Care , Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement

12/17/2015
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2016 Disease-Specific Care Review Process Guide

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The 2016 Disease Specific Care Organization Review Process Guide is available. There are no changes to the on-site review process or the contents of the guide for January, 2016.

Related Items: Becoming Certified , Certification Process , Disease-Specific Care , Resource

12/16/2015
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New Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement

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The Joint Commission will begin to accept applications on December 17th, 2015 for a new Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement.

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12/16/2015
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Expected Benefits of Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement

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Expected Benefits of Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement

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12/10/2015
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Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement Eligibility

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Organizations seeking The Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement program must meet all of the general eligibility requirements for Disease-Specific Care certification.

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12/10/2015
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Key Characteristics of Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement program

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Key Characteristic of Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement program

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12/10/2015
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Quality, Consistency and Safety

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The Advanced Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement certification program is designed to assist healthcare organizations to provide high quality healthcare with an emphasis on patient safety.

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12/09/2015
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Advanced Certification in Heart Failure: Standardized Performance Measures

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The Joint Commission has approved a set of standardized performance measures for Disease Specific Care Advanced Certification in Heart Failure (ACHF). These measures have been developed to better evaluate the care provided to the Heart Failure patient with an emphasis on transitions of care.

Related Items: Advanced Certification , Disease-Specific Care , Heart Failure , Patient Safety , Other Measures

11/17/2015
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Certification in Inpatient Diabetes

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Certification in Inpatient Diabetes

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10/30/2015
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Replay - PART 2: Disease-Specific Care Certification Most Cited Standards: Reviewers Insight

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Webinar Replay - Speakers: Caroline Isbey RN, MSN, CDE Associate Director and Wendi Roberts RN, MS, TNS, CLNC Executive Director, Certification - October 19, 2015 Webinar.

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10/20/2015
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Replay - PART 1: Quick Steps to Certification: Disease-Specific Care Preparation

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Quick Steps to Certification Webinar Replay is now posted. Learn an overview and tips to prepare Disease-Specific Care Certification.

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10/05/2015
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Replay - Going for the Gold Seal: Joint Commission Chest Pain Certification

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Chest Pain Certification Webinar Replay is now posted!

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10/01/2015
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Comprehensive Stroke Certification: Standardized Performance Measures

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Comprehensive Stroke Centers must continue to meet the performance measure requirements for Primary Stroke Centers. Certified Comprehensive Stroke Centers will continue to collect data for the eight Joint Commission stroke core measures.

Related Items: Disease-Specific Care , Performance Measurement , Comprehensive Stroke Center

09/02/2015
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Apply Now for Disease-Specific Care Certification

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The certification process is initiated when an organization completes and submits the Application for Certification.

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08/31/2015
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Disease-Specific Care Certification Fees

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Disease-Specific Care Certifications are on a two-year cycle.

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08/19/2015
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Facts about scoring and the certification decision

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The scoring and decision process for certification is based on the criticality of the standards and other requirements related to the quality and safety of patient care.

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08/12/2015
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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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