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Ambulatory Health Care/Blog Updates

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More than just Acronyms

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PCMH, NPs, PAs - more than just acronyms, together they’ve provided organizations and patients real results!

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07/23/2015
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Picture this - new diagnostic imaging requirements

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The Joint Commission’s new diagnostic imaging requirements for hospital and ambulatory care programs go into effect July 1, 2015.

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06/09/2015
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Taking time out before procedures: a team effort

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It’s not just a Joint Commission requirement nor one more check on the checklist. Taking a time out is actually a team effort, with every member in the surgical suite or procedure room accountable to the patient and his or her teammates.

Related Items: Patient Safety , Time Out Day , Blog

06/08/2015
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Aiming high

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“Aim high" is not just a motto to the U.S. Air Force. It’s a way of life; one that literally takes its members higher than most people ever go. It’s also a motto we plan to follow now that we’ve once again joined forces.

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05/29/2015
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Defying those challenging standards

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Defy those challenging ambulatory care standards! Reach for resources that can help.

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05/12/2015
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Flu preparedness, no matter the season

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Be prepared, be ready. Free Course: Influenza Pandemic Preparedness and Response in Ambulatory Settings.

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04/27/2015
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Gearing up for ASCA

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The last several years, ASCA has requested that a Joint Commission surveyor present a pre-meeting workshop on preparing for Joint Commission accreditation. This year, we’ll have ambulatory surveyors Susan Herrold and Pamela Roark present. Here’s what they have in store.

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04/16/2015
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Planes, Trains and Automobiles: Vigilance Needed to Minimize Unauthorized Access to Vehicles

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What do an ambulance, delivery van, police cruiser, snow plow and private car all have in common? They’ve all been stolen from hospitals by patients or other individuals in the past year.

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04/14/2015
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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.

Related Items: Leadership , Primary Care Medical Home , Blog

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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