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February 13, 2013

Joint Commission Online is The Joint Commission's weekly newsletter and is posted every Wednesday.




Daniel J. Castillo, M.D., named medical director, Division of Healthcare Quality Evaluation

The Joint Commission announced on February 8 the appointment of Daniel J. Castillo, M.D., as the medical director in the Division of Healthcare Quality Evaluation.




Tips for compliance: A seven-step approach to risk assessment

The Joint Commission requires organizations to regularly assess and respond to risks in the health care environment. This should include a defined process for examining risks and their potential consequences, determining mitigating factors, and whether safeguards are needed to prevent or lessen identified risks. The risk assessment process should be appropriate for the organization’s size, scope and patient population.


Customize your on-site survey and help improve accreditation via the CVA survey

Joint Commission customers can get more from their on-site survey and accreditation experience by completing a Customer Value Assessment (CVA) survey. The CVA is a two-part survey: the first part is completed after the E-App (electronic application) is submitted; the second part is completed after the on-site survey takes place.




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