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February 5, 2014


Patient safety


Free online SIRAS training helps physicians diagnose and treat influenza; CE credits offered

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 features Speak Up™ videos on Patient Education website

Medline University is now featuring The Joint Commission’s award-winning Speak Up™ patient advocacy video series on its Patient Education website.


HIMSS14 focuses on IT challenges and solutions for making healthcare safer

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2014 annual conference will be held February 23-27, in Orlando, Fla.


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Chest Pain Certification option now available

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.


VAD for Destination Therapy requirements revised to align with CMS

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.


Joint Commission Resources


Free guides help leaders and physicians develop patient safety strategies, improve bedside care

Joint Commission Resources (JCR) has released two free, complementary guides aimed at improving patient safety.




Former Joint Commission Board Chairman Fred Brown named to Health Care Hall of Fame

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.


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