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Laboratory Accreditation Updates

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Facts about Laboratory Accreditation

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The Joint Commission has been evaluating and accrediting hospital laboratory services since 1979 and freestanding laboratories since 1995.

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01/28/2014
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Come See Us At ASCP!

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We will be at ASCP in Boston 10/31- 11/2.

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10/22/2012
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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.

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01/23/2012
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Industry Reference Documents for Laboratory Accreditation

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These documents are provided for your reference and will not be considered as mandatory practices.

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12/22/2011
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Join us in Chicago to learn more about the impact of the lab setting on diagnostic testing errors

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The Joint Commission and the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) are co-leading a special pre-conference short course on “The Role of Laboratory Testing in Diagnostic Error” at the Diagnostic Error in Medicine Conference, October 23-26, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

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09/26/2011
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Working together to reduce diagnostic errors

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The IOM report “To Err is Human” published in 2001 highlighted the need to improve patient care. Subsequent reports including “Crossing the Quality Chasm” have driven home the concept of patient centeredness in designing high reliability care systems and procedures. How can labs be part of the solution by driving high reliability in diagnostic processes?

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09/21/2011
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Culture of Safety

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Sometimes, there can be friction between front-line care providers and laboratory staff. This type of “us” versus “them” attitude can be dangerous. Intimidating and disruptive behaviors can foster medical errors, cause preventable adverse outcomes, increase the cost of care, and contribute to poor patient satisfaction, as well as employee dissatisfaction.

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04/19/2011
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More Value for Your Lab Services

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We accredit more organizations than anyone else in health care. The Joint Commission accredits more than 18,000 health care organizations, including approximately 3,000 clinical laboratories..

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02/03/2011
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10 Steps to Laboratory Accreditation

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Joint Commission Lab accreditation means that your organization has met rigorous standards of quality. Broken into steps, it is all achievable.

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01/31/2011
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Calculating your Laboratory Application Due Date

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It’s important to submit your re-survey application on time because failing to do so could affect your laboratory’s accreditation status. Here’s what you need to know to submit your application on time...

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12/30/2010
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Eligibility For Laboratory Accreditation

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For purposes of CLIA certification, laboratory testing is defined as analyzing a substance removed from the body and using this information for the diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of any disease, impairment, or assessment of the health of human beings.

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01/11/2008
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In Our Customers Words: Benefits of Joint Commission Lab Accreditation

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Laboratory customers' statements about Joint Commission accreditation.

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08/04/2007

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