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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 Services , Nursing Care Center

04/01/2013
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Lab Focus - Issue 1, 2013

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News about the Laboratory Accreditation Program.

Related Items: Lab Focus (Newsletter) , Laboratory Services

03/21/2013
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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.

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03/20/2013
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Why Should Pathologists Consider Joint Commission Lab Accreditation?

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Reasons pathologists should choose Joint Commission accreditation.

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03/04/2013
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Lab Stat News - February 2013

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Some quick news for labs interested in accreditation or currently accredited by The Joint Commission.

Related Items: Laboratory Services , Quick News and Tips for Labs

02/26/2013
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Lab test follow-up: A major problem in continuity of care

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Hand-offs during transitions of care are recognized as potential problem areas in health care. An often neglected part of the hand-off is the follow-up of lab results.

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02/20/2013
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CLIA Personnel Requirements

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Regarding the qualifications for CLIA-defined personnel roles, this presentation outlines the primary routes to qualification.

Related Items: Laboratory Services , Lab Central Connect

02/04/2013
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Lab Central Connect Resources

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Over the past few months our lab team has received a lot of feedback on the Lab Central Connect portal as well as some frequently asked questions (FAQs). In order to make this information easy for our customers to find, we’ve created a new section on the laboratory section of the Joint Commission website called Lab Central Connect.

Related Items: Laboratory Services , Lab Central Connect , Laboratory Blog

01/24/2013
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Lab Stat News - January 2013

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Some quick news for labs interested in accreditation or currently accredited by The Joint Commission.

Related Items: Laboratory Services , Quick News and Tips for Labs

01/14/2013
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Benefits of Laboratory Accreditation

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The Joint Commission accredits more than 20,000 health care organizations, including approximately 3,000 clinical laboratories. The Joint Commission is the gold standard in health care accreditation, with 60 years of experience across the full spectrum of health care settings.

Related Items: Benefits of Accreditation , Laboratory Services

12/06/2012
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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 Services , 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 Services , Nursing Care Center , Monograph , Patient Education , Patient Safety , Patient Safety Monograph , Research Resources

11/19/2012
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Slides from the November 15, 2012 Webinar: A Systems Approach to Accreditation: An Alternative Method of External Quality Assessment

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Slides from the November 15, 2012 Webinar: A Systems Approach to Accreditation: An Alternative Method of External Quality Assessment.

Related Items: Laboratory Services , Previous Webinar

11/19/2012
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Free Audio conference for Non-accredited Labs

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Join us for a free audio conference on Tracer survey methodology. This audio conference is intended for non-accredited labs who have not experienced a survey and will feature case studies.

Related Items: Laboratory Blog , Laboratory Services

11/13/2012
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Slides from the September 12, 2012 Webinar: Introducing the new Joint Commission Lab Central Connect Portal

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Slides from the September 12, 2012 Webinar: Introducing the new Joint Commission Lab Central Connect Portal.

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09/14/2012
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Speak Up: Know Your Rights

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This brochure has been updated to include language from the new Patient-Centered Communication Standards for Hospitals, which require that patients have the right to care that is free from discrimination. In addition, you will find questions and answers to help you find out about your rights. . .

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Disease-Specific Care , General Public , Health Care Staffing , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Services , Nursing Care Center , Speak Up , Patient Rights

07/20/2012
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The 2012 Fifth International High Reliability Conference Proceedings Paper

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Mindfulness and perfection. These two words summed up a progressive way of thinking about high reliability in health care and other industries, according to thought leaders presenting at the 2012 Fifth International High Reliability Conference, May 21 - 23, 2012.

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06/27/2012
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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.

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06/27/2012
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CMS Recognizes The Joint Commission’s Accreditation of Clinical Labs

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The Department of Health and Human Services' Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has again granted The Joint Commission deeming authority for the accreditation of clinical laboratories under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA).

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06/21/2012
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Slides from Most Challenging Lab Standards 2012 on April 26, 2012.

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Slides from Most Challenging Lab Standards 2012 teleconference on April 26, 2012.

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04/27/2012
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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 Services , Nursing Care Center , Influenza , Health Care-Associated Infections

04/09/2012
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Nominate a colleague for the Point of Care Testing Coordinator of the Year Award

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In recognition of their important role, the American Association of Clinical Chemistry CPOCT Division honors one outstanding POC coordinator every year. Nominations for the 2012 award are due March 15.

Related Items: 2011 National Patient Safety Goals , Lab Advantage , Laboratory Services , Lab Forms , Accreditation , Laboratory Blog , Laboratory Accreditation , Quality Professionals , Accessing the Quality of Care , Lab Focus (Newsletter)

01/23/2012
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Teleconference on Standard IC.02.04.01 (Non-Acute)

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Handouts and audio replay for the 11/16/2011 conference call on Standard IC.02.04.01 Influenza Vaccination for Licensed Independent Practitioners and Staff for Ambulatory Health Care, Laboratory, Long Term Care (Medicare/Medicaid), Office-Based Surgery and Home Care accreditation programs.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Home Care , Laboratory Services , Nursing Care Center , Standards , Influenza , Vaccination , Vaccine , Influenza Vaccination Teleconference , Standard IC.02.04.01

11/17/2011

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