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March 26, 2014

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


Accreditation and Certification


Most challenging requirements in 2013

The Joint Commission collects data on organizations’ compliance with standards, National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs), the Universal Protocol for Preventing Wrong Site, Wrong Procedure, Wrong Person Surgery™, and Accreditation and Certification Participation Requirements to identify trends and focus education on challenging requirements.




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New: Updates to accreditation and certification standards

The Joint Commission is planning two updates to accreditation and certification manuals this spring. The first update, which is available now, includes changes to the E-dition® for the behavioral health care, critical access hospital, disease-specific care, home care, and hospital programs.