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Raising the Bar Just Got Easier

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Are you considering accreditation for your office-based surgery (OBS) practice? A recent revision to The Joint Commission’s eligibility criteria for OBS practices may make your quest more achievable.

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03/17/2015
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All patients, all together

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At one point or another, we’ve all been patients. We’ve had ailments. We’ve had injuries. We put our care in the hands of others. That’s why Patient Safety Awareness Week is so important.

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03/06/2015
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The seminar not to miss

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Let me let you in on one seminar you should be sure to attend if your focus is on ambulatory patient safety and quality: the Joint Commission Resources Ambulatory Care Accreditation Essentials workshop April 16-17.

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03/05/2015
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Hospital Security – Different Approaches to Mitigate Violence

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The Joint Commission’s monthly Leadership blog is written by leaders at The Joint Commission to promote the sharing of knowledge and information, and to support and inspire health care professionals in their efforts to improve health care for the future.

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02/18/2015
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Setting strategic priorities for leaders

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Ambulatory Health Care System Accreditation: Setting strategic priorities for leaders

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02/17/2015
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Recognizing 40 years

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I’m fortunate enough to have been a part of three 40th celebrations.

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02/04/2015
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Breaking down the new diagnostic imaging standards

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In case you missed it, the new and revised diagnostic imaging standards were released last week. These are the same standards that were supposed to go into effect July, 1, 2014. However, after getting some additional information, Joint Commission postponed the launch of the standards for providers of ambulatory and hospital imaging services. Basically, our customers shared valuable feedback, we listened, and we went back to do more research.

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01/20/2015
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It’s Time to Solve the Long Standing Environment of Care Issues

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In looking over the standards non-compliance trends in the last few years, the environment of care and life safety code issues continue to be the most often scored non-compliant standards in hospitals.

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01/14/2015
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Best Blogs of 2014

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The results are in! The Best Blogs of 2014 - Recognizing the most interesting topics to our ambulatory care community.

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01/07/2015
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Giving a boost

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Joint Commission BoosterPaks provide no shortage of tools that can help an organization meet compliance in a multitude of settings. The release of the newest BoosterPak – “Credentialing and Privileging in the Non-Hospital Setting” – marks the first BoosterPak released that focuses solely on non-hospital settings.

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12/18/2014
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Made a Good Catch in the OR Lately?

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Ensure patient safety while juggling competing priorities in the OR. Is it possible? The Joint Commission addresses this challenge.

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12/02/2014
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New structure, better results

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If one is good, two is better. If you’re talking about speeding tickets, you’d probably disagree. But if you’re talking about pay raises, vacation days or pounds lost, I think you’d agree. So when I mention that there will now be two surveyors instead of one on your survey team, think of it like you would the pay raises.

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11/20/2014
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What You Can Do to Prevent Health IT-Related Sentinel Events

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Health Information Technology plays an increasingly important role in modern healthcare. Learn how to ensure you're using it wisely - and safely!

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11/05/2014
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Crisis Response

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Every day, there is more news about Ebola. While the CDC remains a primary source of information, we know our customers, along with other health care organizations, are looking to us for guidance, too. So we are launching a new Ebola Preparedness page on our website that will house all our Ebola resources and link to credible outside resources as well.

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10/17/2014
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PCMH Certification at work, no matter the location

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When it comes to The Joint Commission’s Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH) Certification, Sand Point Community Health Center really took the model to heart. Sand Point CHC adopted the PCMH model about three years ago as a primary care delivery site of Eastern Aleutian Tribes, a Federally Qualified Health Center supported by a grant from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration.

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10/16/2014
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The people behind the scenes: Denise Henkel

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Greetings social media world! I’m Denise Henkel, payor relations manager, at The Joint Commission. My charge is to increase awareness among commercial insurers and state Medicaid authorities about The Joint Commission’s accreditation programs and certification options with the goal of attaining recognition or reliance.

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10/07/2014
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Letting others speak for us

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It is our goal to provide conference attendees with actionable information that they can take back with them to their organization and implement. From feedback like this, it sounds like we hit the mark last year. Moreover, we plan to do the same this year for the 2014 preconference and conference this November in Rosemont, Illinois.

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09/30/2014
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It’s all about spreading the positive stories -- Continuing the #HealingStories

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It’s all about spreading the positive stories. In last month’s Leadership Blog, I wrote about two examples of health care professionals going above and beyond to improve the lives of their patients. I also invited readers to respond with their own stories of caring and compassionate staff who have gone to extraordinary lengths to support patients, both physically and emotionally. I was happy that readers responded with several additional examples that we are proud to share.

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09/24/2014
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We listened, and we want to listen again

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I’ve gotten this quite a bit the last couple months: Hey, Michael. Whatever happened to those proposed changes to diagnostic imaging standards? To fill you in, new changes to our diagnostic imaging standards were supposed to go into effect this January and July 2015. However, after getting some additional information, Joint Commission decided to postpone the launch of these revised standards for providers of both ambulatory and hospital imaging services.

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09/16/2014
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What Ambulatory Health Care Organizations and the Airline Industry Have in Common

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The who, what, when, and where of ambulatory care program credentialing and privileging: hear insights from Virginia McCollum, Associate Director, Standards Interpretation Group on this challenging topic.

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09/03/2014
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A few extra words

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Learn more about standards changes for ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) that use The Joint Commission for Medicare “deeming”.

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08/26/2014
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Top Eight Best Practices for Urgent Care Centers

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Improving the Quality of Care and Communication During Patient Transitions. See the Top Eight Best Practices for Urgent Care Centers.

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08/19/2014
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The people behind the scenes: Chad Larson

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Often, it’s easier to work with someone when you have a face to go with a name. Yet, with so much of our day-to-day contact with others being over the phone or via email, faces are in short supply. I want to change that. From time to time I’m going to interview new members of our team so you can better know them and how they can help you -- our ambulatory customers.

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08/13/2014
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Share the Extraordinary Moments at your Organization

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Nurses and other health care professionals do remarkable things that touch, improve and heal the lives of patients and their families each day. However, these events get little media coverage. We want to change that. Here are two amazing examples, and we ask our readers to send us more.

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08/13/2014
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Walks on the Beach and White Papers: Illustrating the Role of Urgent Care Centers

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Discover insights regarding Urgent Care providers and their positive impact on high-quality patient care.

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08/06/2014
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