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Facts about Disease-Specific Care Certification

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The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Certification Program, launched in 2002, is designed to evaluate clinical programs across the continuum of care. Joint Commission accredited organizations may seek certification for virtually any chronic disease or condition.

Related Items: Disease-Specific Care , Certification Fact Sheets

06/25/2013
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Facts about Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers

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In September 2012, The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association launched Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers (CSCs).

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

06/19/2013
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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

05/13/2013
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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: Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Disease-Specific Care , Health Care Staffing , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Services , Nursing Care Center , Ambulatory Health Care

04/01/2013
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Sudden Cardiac Arrest Initiatives

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Sudden cardiac arrest accounts for approximately 350,000 deaths in the United States annually; while many people affected have a history of cardiac disease, countless others have no cardiac history and are unaware of any risk factors.

Related Items: Disease-Specific Care , Hospital , Nursing Care Center , Monograph , Performance Measurement , Other Measures , Research Resources , Ambulatory Health Care

03/21/2013
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Replay of Feb 21st Teleconference: What You Need to Know About Performance Measurement in Disease-Specific Care

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Audio recording and presentation slides from the 2/21/13 teleconference on perfomance measures for Disease-Specific Care.

Related Items: Disease-Specific Care , Teleconferences

02/22/2013
01/01/2013
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Communication guidelines for Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Centers, Certified Comprehensive Stroke Centers, and Advanced Certification in Heart Failure Programs

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The following communication guidelines have been developed by The Joint Commission to provide guidance to Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Centers, Certified Comprehensive Stroke Centers, and Advanced Certification in Heart Failure Programs for promoting their advanced certification.

Related Items: Disease-Specific Care , Primary Stroke

10/22/2012
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Recording of the July 17, 2012 Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification webinar

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Recording of the July 17, 2012 Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification webinar answering questions about comprehensive stroke center certification.

Related Items: Disease-Specific Care , Hospital , Previous Webinar , Comprehensive Stroke Center

07/18/2012
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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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Disease-Specific Care Certification Fees

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Certification for Disease-Specific Care is 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 , Fees

06/01/2012
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Certificate of Distinction for Chronic Kidney Disease

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The Joint Commission's Certificate of Distinction for Chronic Kidney Disease recognizes organizations that make exceptional efforts to foster better outcomes for CKD patients.

Related Items: Advanced Certification , Disease-Specific Care , Kidney Disease

04/30/2012
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Certificate of Distinction for Primary Stroke Centers

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The Joint Commission's Certificate of Distinction for Primary Stroke Centers recognizes centers that make exceptional efforts to foster better outcomes for stroke care.

Related Items: Advanced Certification , Disease-Specific Care , Primary Stroke

04/30/2012
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Requirements for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers

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Includes Standards, Clinical Practice Guidelines, and Performance Measures.

Related Items: Advanced Certification , Disease-Specific Care , Primary Stroke

04/30/2012
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The Franklin Award of Distinction

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The American Case Management Association (ACMA) and The Joint Commission announced, in November 2002, their formal recognition of an exceptional Hospital/Health System Case Management Service with the creation of the first "Franklin Award of Distinction."

Related Items: Disease-Specific Care , Franklin Award

04/27/2012
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 , Laboratory Services , Nursing Care Center , Ambulatory Health Care , Hospital , Behavioral Health Care , Disease-Specific Care

11/10/2011
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Is certification or advanced certification for you?

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The Joint Commission offers certification at two levels – core and advanced. Both are evaluated through the same set of standards.

Related Items: DSC Update , Certification

06/14/2011

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