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.
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.
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.