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Audio/Visual Files for Feb. 18 webinar: Roadmap to Accreditation

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Learn more about the benefits of accreditation, how The Joint Commission is different, and how to get started on the path to Behavioral Health Accreditation.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Previous Webinar , Accreditation

02/27/2015
Blog

Taking the message year-round

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As Black History month comes to a close, it’s a good time to look ahead and consider how to best serve the needs of our African-American clients and patients throughout the rest of this year and beyond. After all, the month’s important messages and efforts shouldn’t end March 1.

Related Items: Home Care , Home Care Accreditation

02/27/2015
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Facts about Joint Commission Advisory Groups

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The Joint Commission relies on a number of advisory groups for feedback on a variety of issues, including safety and quality of care, the development of standards, and policies and procedures that support performance improvement in health care organizations.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Advisory Group Fact Sheets

02/26/2015
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NCC Requirements

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Joint Commission Requirements is a free listing of all policy revisions to standards published in Joint Commission Perspectives that have gone into effect since the accreditation/certification manual was last issued.

Related Items: Joint Commission Requirement

02/26/2015
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Seeking Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation

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Seeking Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation

02/25/2015
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Standards Applicability Grid for Dental Care Settings

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Elements of Performance (EPs) Applicable to the Dental Care Service in the Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation Program for the July 2014 Standards Release.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Applicability Grid

02/25/2015
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Ambulatory Care - Recognizing 40 Years

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Ambulatory Care - Recognizing 40 Years. New Profile - 1985.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care

02/25/2015
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Standards Applicability Grid for Convenient Care Settings

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Elements of Performance (EPs) Applicable to the Convenient Care Service in the Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation Program for the July 2014 Standards Release.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Convenient Care , Applicability Grid

02/25/2015
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Facts about Joint Commission Resources

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Established in 1986, Joint Commission Resources (JCR) is a global, knowledge-based organization that provides innovative solutions designed to help health care organizations improve patient safety and quality.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Joint Commission Resources , Corporate Fact Sheets

02/25/2015
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Facts about Home Care Accreditation

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Established in 1988, The Joint Commission’s Home Care Accreditation program accredits more than 6,000 organizations that provide home care services directly or through a contracted individual or organization.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Home Care , Home Health , Pharmacy , Accreditation Program

02/24/2015
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Brochures

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Speak Up Infographic and Brochures

Related Items: Speak Up

02/24/2015
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Facts about Office-Based Surgery Accreditation

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The Joint Commission introduced its Office-Based Surgery (OBS) Accreditation program in 2001. It serves as a quality oversight tool for smaller surgical practices.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Ambulatory Health Care , Office-Based Surgery Accreditation , Accreditation Program

02/24/2015
Standards FAQ

Sample Medications

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What issues must our organization consider relating to sample medications?

02/24/2015
Standards FAQ

Food storage

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If a digital minimum/maximum thermometer with an alarm is used to monitor the refrigerator and freezer temperatures, does there need to be daily documentation of the temperature?

02/24/2015
Standards FAQ

Reappointment of assigned clinical responsiblities

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Do licensed independent practitioners (LIP) need to continue to request clinical responsibilities from the governing body every two years?

02/24/2015
Standards FAQ

Primary source verification of education for licensed practitioners including LIP

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When credentialing licensed practitioners including licensed independent practitioners, can verification of current licensure suffice for verification of education in lieu of performing primary source verification of the education?

02/24/2015
Standards FAQ

Contracted services from a Joint Commission accredited organization

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If contracted services are provided by the staff of another Joint Commission accredited organization what are the expectations for human resource requirements?

02/24/2015
Standards FAQ

Human Resources Management

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Do the Human Resources Management standards apply to Contract and Volunteer Personnel?

02/24/2015
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Press Room

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Press Room

02/24/2015
Blog

A peek behind the curtain

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In December, 2014 I took a sabbatical from my position at the Edward P. Lawrence Center for Quality and Safety at the Massachusetts General Hospital to work for two weeks as a Physician Fellow at The Joint Commission. A goal during my fellowship was to learn how The Joint Commission develops standards. I was not disappointed.

Related Items: Blog , Physician

02/24/2015
Content Page

Disease-Specific Care Certification

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New Event - December 3, 2014 - Complimentary Webinar- Quick Start to Certification

Related Items: Measure Development Initiatives

02/19/2015
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Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers

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Provide your feedback to the open Field Review for Primary Stroke Centers posted July 26, 2012.

02/19/2015
Content Page

Advanced Certification Comprehensive Stroke Centers

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The Joint Commission and American Heart Association/American Stroke Association promoted their Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center program with this advertisement, in the March 2014 issue of Executive Insight.

Related Items: Comprehensive Stroke Center

02/19/2015
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Home Care Webinar Replays

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Webinar replay posted Feb 18, 2015

02/18/2015
Topics Library

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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