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Laboratory Accreditation Program Updates

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5 Sure-Fire Methods - Complying with QSA.01.03.01 for Laboratories - The Source, August 2013

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In addition to compromising patient safety, failure to comply with proficiency testing standards can lead to serious sanctions.

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08/12/2013
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Joint Commission to study health IT and patient safety

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Recently, The Joint Commission announced it had received a sole source contract from the federal Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) to help identify unsafe health information technology (health IT) conditions associated with serious patient safety events.

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07/19/2013
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Challenging Standards for the Initial Survey of Office Based Pathology Laboratories

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Joint Commission staff are committed to helping you on your accreditation journey. Here is a document containing some challenging standards for your initial survey.

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07/11/2013
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Preparing for Laboratory Survey

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Joint Commission staff are committed to helping you on your accreditation journey. Here is a “how to get started” document including preparation tips and resources to help prepare for your survey

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07/11/2013
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Optional Cost Savings Package - Lab Advantage

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Coordinate your accreditation, proficiency testing and educational needs into one cost saving package. Lab Advantage is a collaborative effort of three nationally known programs in the areas of accreditation, education and proficiency testing.

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07/11/2013
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Laboratory Accreditation Pricing Worksheet

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his form allows us to provide an estimate of your expenses when selecting The Joint Commission as an accrediting organization based on the number of days and surveyors required. Complete and submit to pricingunit@jointcommission.org.

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07/10/2013
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Lab Stat News - July 2013

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

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07/09/2013
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The Connection to Quality - Laboratory Accreditation

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We understand the critical importance of the laboratory --- from its vital link to patient care to its central role in providing information to hospitals and health care facilities in every setting.

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06/28/2013
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The Joint Commission CLSI Crosswalk

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CLSI Documents Referenced to The Joint Commission Laboratory Accreditation Standards Chapters

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06/26/2013
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Lab Focus - Issue 2, 2013

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News about the Laboratory Accreditation Program.

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06/17/2013
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The LOINC and short of it – why you should become a data transmission advocate

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Laboratorians are the lab data experts, but how do you transform yourself into a data transmission advocate? Talk to your leadership and IT department about having a seat at the table when interfaces between laboratory test coding and patient records are developed.

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06/04/2013
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Laboratory Standards Sampler

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To help familiarize you with the standards while you are in the early stages of exploring accreditation, The Joint Commission has prepared this resource, The Laboratory Accreditation Standards Sampler.

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05/14/2013
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Answers to Commonly Asked Questions about Laboratory Standards

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Questions (and answers!) that lab customers and colleagues frequently ask our lab team. Hopefully you and your organization will find them helpful.

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05/14/2013
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Slides and Audio from the April 23, 2013 Lab Teleconference

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Miss the April 23, 2013 teleconference: What's New and Improved for 2013? View the slideshow.

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04/25/2013
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Lab Stat News - April 2013

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

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04/22/2013
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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!

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

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News about the Laboratory Accreditation Program.

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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.

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02/26/2013
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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.

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02/04/2013
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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.

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01/14/2013

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