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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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Certification in Inpatient Diabetes

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Certification in Inpatient Diabetes

Related Items: Inpatient Diabetes , Disease-Specific Care , Certification

09/01/2015
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Palliative Care Certification Performance Measure Pilot Testing

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The Joint Commission is seeking volunteer hospitals to pilot test draft palliative care (PAL) performance measures.

Related Items: Disease-Specific Care , Performance Measurement , Palliative Care

08/31/2015
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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.

Related Items: Disease-Specific Care , Certification

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.

Related Items: Disease-Specific Care , Fees

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.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Disease-Specific Care , Health Care Staffing , Certification , Palliative Care , Certification Fact Sheets

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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Facts about Disease-Specific Care Certification

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The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care (DSC) certification program, launched in 2002, is designed to evaluate clinical programs across the continuum of care.

Related Items: Disease-Specific Care , Certification Fact Sheets , Certification Program

08/03/2015
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2015 Disease-Specific Care Review Process Guide

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The 2015 mid-year update to the Disease Specific Care Certification Review Process Guide is available. A corrected version of the Disease Specific Care Certification Review Process Guide is being issued to reflect a recent change to the Comprehensive Stroke Center requirements at DSDF.

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

07/28/2015
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Prepublication Standards – Deletions and Clarifications to Core Disease-Specific Care Certification Requirements

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As part of the ongoing review process for certification programs, The Joint Commission identified an opportunity to delete and/or clarify certain elements of performance in Standard DSPR.7 that are redundant to accreditation requirements.

Related Items: Prepublication Standards , Disease-Specific Care , COPD Requirements

07/24/2015
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Disease-Specific Care Certification Eligibility

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Read the eligibility requirements for The Joint Commission's Disease-Specific Care Certification.

Related Items: Disease-Specific Care , Eligibility

07/22/2015
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Webinar Replay: The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) 2015 Updates

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During this webinar, the AJRR Program Coordinators provided information about AJRR’s hip and knee replacement Registry as well as a first-hand demonstration of the Demand Reporting & Electronic Dashboard System.

Related Items: Disease-Specific Care , Hospital , Joint Replacement , Previous Webinar

07/09/2015
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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

07/02/2015
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2015 Stroke Seminar Questions and Answers

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Our 2015 Stroke Seminar was a great opportunity to learn from Joint Commission staff including Joint Commission Stroke Reviewers.

Related Items: Disease-Specific Care , Primary Stroke , Seminars , Stroke , Comprehensive Stroke Center , Advanced Certification for Acute Stroke Ready Hospital

06/18/2015
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Webinar Replay: Overview of The Perinatal Care Certification Program

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Overview of the New Perinatal Care Certification Standards, Application Process, Review Process, and Q & A Session.

Related Items: Advanced Certification , Disease-Specific Care , Previous Webinar , Previous Webinar Perinatal

06/02/2015
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Webinar Replay: Perinatal Care (PC) Core Measures: Updates for Fall 2015

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This webinar is a continuation to the April 28 webinar: Overview to The Joint Commission’s NEW Perinatal Care Certification and focuses primarily on Perinatal Care Core Performance Measures. Attendance at the Overview to Joint Commission's NEW Perinatal Care Certification is not a requirement.

Related Items: Disease-Specific Care , Hospital , Previous Webinar Perinatal

06/02/2015
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Acute Stroke Ready Hospital Certification Fees

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Disease-Specific Care Certifications are on a two-year cycle. The certification fee consists of two parts: an on-site fee, which is assessed following the on-site review, and an annual subscription fee, which is billed each January.

Related Items: Disease-Specific Care , Hospital

04/23/2015
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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Joint Commission Announces New Executive Director of Certification Programs

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The Joint Commission today announced the appointment of Wendi J. Roberts, RN, BA, MS, CLNC, TNS, as executive director of its certification programs.

Related Items: Disease-Specific Care , News Releases

04/06/2015
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Webinar Replay: Preparation Essentials for New Acute Stroke Ready Hospital Certification

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Webinar replay covers new Acute Stroke Ready Hospital (ASRH) certification program! This certification was developed by the Joint Commission in collaboration with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for Joint Commission accredited hospitals and critical access hospitals.

Related Items: Critical Access Hospital , Disease-Specific Care , Hospital , Previous Webinar , Advanced Certification for Acute Stroke Ready Hospital

04/02/2015
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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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CLABSI Toolkit and Monograph

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Access current information and find guidance on practices, as well as the most appropriate tools, resources, and education to assist your organization in reducing CLABSIs.

Related Items: CLABSI , Home Care , Disease-Specific Care , Toolkit , Nursing Care Center , Hospital , Infection Prevention and HAIs , Central line , Research Resources , Ambulatory Health Care , Infection Control

02/12/2015
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Webinar Replay for Managing the Measures: A Serious Look at Key Abstraction Concepts for the Comprehensive Stroke (CSTK) Measure Set - Session 2

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Audio/Visual files from the webinar: Managing the Measures: A Serious Look at Key Abstraction Concepts for the Comprehensive Stroke (CSTK) Measure Set.

Related Items: Disease-Specific Care , Previous Webinar , Teleconferences , Performance Measures , Webinar , Comprehensive Stroke Center

01/29/2015
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Webinar Replay for Managing the Measures: A Serious Look at Key Abstraction Concepts for the Comprehensive Stroke (CSTK) Measure Set

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Audio/Visual files from the webinar: Managing the Measures: A Serious Look at Key Abstraction Concepts for the Comprehensive Stroke (CSTK) Measure Set

Related Items: Disease-Specific Care , Previous Webinar , Teleconferences , Performance Measures , Webinar , Comprehensive Stroke Center

01/26/2015
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