The Public Information Policy applies to all organizations that have an accreditation history with The Joint Commission. The Joint Commission is committed to making relevant and accurate information about health care organizations available to interested parties. Information regarding a health care organization’s quality and safety of care helps organizations improve their services. This information may also help educate consumers and health care purchasers in making informed choices about health care. At the same time, it is important that confidentiality be maintained for certain information to encourage candor in the accreditation process. The Joint Commission’s primary vehicles for providing this information publicly are Quality Check® and Quality Reports.