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Facts about Pioneers in Quality™

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Pioneers in Quality™ (PIQ) is a Joint Commission program to assist hospitals on their journey toward electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) adoption.

Related Topics: Fact Sheets, Patient Safety, Patient Safety Fact Sheets

06/21/2017

Facts about the Nursing Advisory Council

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The Nursing Advisory Council (NAC) counsels senior leadership at The Joint Commission on present and evolving nursing- and patient care-related issues that are impacting health care quality and patient safety.

Related Topics: Advisory Group Fact Sheets, Patient Safety Fact Sheets, Patient Safety, National Patient Safety Goals, Sentinel Event

06/16/2017

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Facts about the Official “Do Not Use” List of Abbreviations

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The Joint Commission’s “Do Not Use” List is part of the Information Management standards.

Related Topics: Abbreviations, Patient Safety Fact Sheets, Fact Sheets, Patient Safety

06/09/2017

Facts about the Patient Safety Advisory Group

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In April 2002, The Joint Commission appointed a panel of widely recognized patient safety experts to advise it on the development of Sentinel Event Alert, The Joint Commission’s patient safety newsletter. At that time, the panel was named the Sentinel Event Advisory Group.

Related Topics: Sentinel Event, National Patient Safety Goals, Patient Safety, Patient Safety Fact Sheets, Advisory Group Fact Sheets

05/19/2017

Facts about patient safety

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As part of its mission, The Joint Commission is committed to improving health care safety for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value.

Related Topics: Patient Safety Fact Sheets, Universal Protocol, Patient Safety, National Patient Safety Goals, Speak Up, Sentinel Event, Fact Sheets

02/01/2017

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory , Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care

Facts about the National Patient Safety Goals

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In 2002, The Joint Commission established its National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs) program; the first set of NPSGs was effective January 1, 2003. The NPSGs were established to help accredited organizations address specific areas of concern in regard to patient safety.

Related Topics: Patient Safety Fact Sheets, National Patient Safety Goals, Patient Safety, Nursing Care Center, Hospital, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Home Care

12/12/2016

Facts about Speak Up™

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In March 2002, The Joint Commission launched its Speak Up™ patient safety program. Over time, the program has expanded to more than 70 countries and features infographics, animated videos, and brochures.

Related Topics: General Public, Fact Sheets, Patient Safety, Patient Rights, Speak Up, Patient Safety Fact Sheets

11/16/2016

Facts about patient-centered communications

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Effective communication is critical to the successful delivery of health care services. The Joint Commission supports efforts to improve communication between health care professionals and patients.

Related Topics: Patient-centered communications, Patient Safety Fact Sheets, Hospital, Language, & Culture , Patient Safety, Speak Up, Health Literacy, Fact Sheets

10/26/2016

Facts about Quality Check® and Quality Reports®

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The Joint Commission has a longstanding commitment to providing meaningful information about the performance of accredited organizations to the public. The Quality Check® website,launched in 1996, fulfills this commitment.

Related Topics: Fact Sheets, Quality Check, Patient Safety Fact Sheets, Quality Report

02/23/2016

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