The Joint Commission recognizes laboratory professionals as part of National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, April 22-28. National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week is an annual celebration of the medical laboratory professionals and pathologists who play a vital role in every aspect of health care.
Health care organizations are encouraged to submit real-world success stories of using health information technology to meet The Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goals or the recommendations of the National Priorities Partnership (NPP). The Health Information and Management Systems Society’s (HIMSS) Stories of Success program showcases outstanding accomplishments in the adoption and use of health IT to meet these goals.
The Standards Applicability Grid (SAG) chapter of the 2012 Update 1 of the Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Hospitals includes some incorrect information. The applicability data for three services – Psychiatric, Surgical Specialty, and Long Term Acute Care – was transposed.
Since its launch on September 13, 2010, the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare’s Targeted Solutions Tool™ (TST) has collected almost 500,000 hand hygiene observations. Using the TST, users have significantly improved their hand hygiene by mirroring the work of the Center’s participating health care organizations – which include some of the nation’s leading hospitals and health systems – and achieving similar positive results.
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The prepublication standards for The Joint Commission’s new Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Center program are now available on the website. The program was developed in partnership with The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) in order to improve the quality and safety of care for complex stroke patients. These prepublication standards will be available until the standards publish in late 2012.