Fred L. Brown, former chairman and member of The Joint Commission Board of Commissioners from 2001-2007, has been chosen for Modern Healthcare’s Health Care Hall of Fame.
A Chest Pain Certification is now available under the Disease-Specific Care Certification program. Certified programs must demonstrate a systematic approach to care delivery and a commitment to performance improvement through ongoing data collection and analysis.
Revisions have been made to the requirements for the disease-specific care (DSC) advanced certification program for Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) for Destination Therapy that align the requirements with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) final National Coverage Decision (NCD) memorandum for VADs for Bridge-to-Transplant and Destination Therapy.
Two online courses are available to guide physicians on when to order a rapid influenza diagnostic test (RIDT), and to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of influenza.
Medline University is now featuring The Joint Commission’s award-winning Speak Up™ patient advocacy video series on its Patient Education website.
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2014 annual conference will be held February 23-27, in Orlando, Fla.
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Joint Commission Resources (JCR) has released two free, complementary guides aimed at improving patient safety.