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

Sentinel Event Policy and Procedures

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Sentinel Event Policy and Procedures

Related Topics: Root Cause Analysis Matrix, Sentinel Event, Root Cause, Patient Safety, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing, Home Care, Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Critical Access Hospital

11/19/2014

Behavioral Health Care

Behavioral Health Care: 2015 National Patient Safety Goals

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2015 National Patient Safety Goals

Related Topics: National Patient Safety Goals, Behavioral Health Care

11/14/2014

Behavioral Health Care

Audio/Visual Files for Nov. 5 webinar: Strategies for a Successful Survey

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Webinar from Nov 5 on Strategies for a Successful Behavioral Health Accreditation Survey, featuring Joint Commission speakers Tracy Collander, Executive Director and Merlin Wessels, Associate Director, Standards Interpretation.

Related Topics: Behavioral Health Care, Previous Webinar, On-Site Survey Process

11/10/2014

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

Standards by Program Related to IC and EM for Ebola Situations

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Standards Supporting Preparedness and Collaboration

 
Standards by Accreditation Program Related to Infection Control and Emergency Management for Ebola Situations

Related Topics: Critical Access Hospital, Behavioral Health Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Home Care, Hospital, Infection Control, Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Ebola Preparedness, Emergency Management

11/05/2014

Behavioral Health Care

Facts about Behavioral Health Care Accreditation

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In 1969, The Joint Commission began accrediting providers of programs/services for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and expanded in 1972 to include the evaluation and accreditation of organizations providing mental health and chemical dependency services.

Related Topics: Accreditation Program, Fact Sheets, Behavioral Health Care

10/09/2014

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory , Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care, Advanced Certification , Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing Services

2015 Accreditation and Certification Decision Rules for All Programs

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Joint Commission Requirement

Related Topics: Home Care, Hospital, Health Care Staffing, Disease-Specific Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Nursing Care Center, 2014 Joint Commission Requirement, Palliative Care

10/07/2014

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

Sentinel Event Data - Root Causes by Event Type

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Sentinel Event Statistics Data - Root Causes by Event Type (2004 - 2Q 2014)

Related Topics: Laboratory Accreditation Program, Nursing Care Center, Root Cause, Sentinel Event, Sentinel Event Statistics, Behavioral Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, Hospital, Home Care

09/30/2014

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

Sentinel Event Data - Event Type by Year

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Sentinel Event Statistics Data - Event Type by Year (1995 - 2Q 2014)

Related Topics: Home Care, Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Behavioral Health Care, Sentinel Event Statistics, Sentinel Event, Root Cause, Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Accreditation Program

09/30/2014

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

Sentinel Event Data Summary

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Sentinel Event Statistics as of September 5, 2014.

Related Topics: Hospital, Home Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Behavioral Health Care, Sentinel Event Statistics, Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Accreditation Program

09/30/2014

Behavioral Health Care

Audio/Visual Files for Sept. 17 webinar:  Roadmap to Accreditation

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Webinar on how to take the first steps towards Joint Commission behavioral health accreditation, and the resources available to help you through the process.

Related Topics: Behavioral Health Care, Accreditation, Previous Webinar

09/24/2014

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory , Nursing Care Center, Home Care

Facts about the on-site survey process

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The Joint Commission survey process is data-driven, patient-centered and focused on evaluating actual care processes.

Related Topics: Behavioral Health Care, Fact Sheets, Accreditation, Survey Process

09/12/2014

Behavioral Health Care

Facts about Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) accreditation

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To help opioid treatment programs (OTPs) improve the quality of care, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) established an accreditation requirement in 2001. The requirement emphasizes person-focused care, integrated and individualized approaches to OTP services. . .

Related Topics: Fact Sheets, Behavioral Health Care, Accreditation Program, Opioids

09/08/2014

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

Facts about scoring and accreditation decisions

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The scoring and decision process is based on the criticality of the standards and other requirements regarding their relationship to the quality and safety of patient care.

Related Topics: Accreditation Decisions, Nursing Care Center, Scoring, Critical Access Hospital, Behavioral Health Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Fact Sheets, Accreditation Process, Hospital, Home Care

09/08/2014

Behavioral Health Care

Pricing Worksheet - Behavioral Health Care Accreditation - 2014

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Worksheet for estimating behavioral health accreditation fees. For any questions, please contact Peggy Lavin at 630-792-5411.

Related Topics: Fees, Annual Fee, Cost, Behavioral Health Care, On-site survey fee, Pricing

09/02/2014

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory , Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care, Advanced Certification , Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing Services, Palliative Care

Why Organizations Self Report Sentinel Events to The Joint Commission

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This article, first published in the September 2014 issue of Joint Commission Perspectives, explores the benefits to organizations of working through the sentinel event process and how it improves patient safety.

Related Topics: Home Care, Hospital, Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Sentinel Event, Resource

08/29/2014

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

Benefits of Joint Commission Accreditation

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Learn more about how Joint Commission accreditation can benefit your organization.

Related Topics: Accreditation, Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Home Care, Hospital, Critical Access Hospital, Fact Sheets, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Benefits of Accreditation

08/21/2014

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, CAUTI, Patient Safety, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Nursing Care Center, National Patient Safety Goals, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Hospital, Home Care, Critical Access Hospital

07/15/2014

Behavioral Health Care

Audio/Visual Files for July 9 webinar: An Orientation to the Accreditation Requirements

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Webinar featuring an overview of the standards and review of frequently cited accreditation requirements.

Related Topics: Previous Webinar, Behavioral Health Care

07/11/2014

Behavioral Health Care

Revised: “Human Resources” Chapter for Behavioral Health Care

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The Joint Commission recently completed revisions to the “Human Resources” (HR) chapter in the Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Behavioral Health Care (CAMBHC). The revisions, which are effective January 1,2015, are intended to assure that the requirements remain up-to-date and relevant.

Related Topics: Behavioral Health Care, 2014 Joint Commission Requirement

07/03/2014

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory , Nursing Care Center, Home Care, Bureau of Primary Health Care

2014 Survey Activity Guide

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The Survey Activity Guide for Health Care Organizations mid-year release contains minimal changes. This release is primarily focused on revisions related to the discontinued Priority Focus Process reports and use of the related Priority Focus Areas and Clinical/Service Groups categories.

Related Topics: Behavioral Health Care, Hospital, Home Care, Critical Access Hospital, Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Survey Activity Guide

07/01/2014

Behavioral Health Care

Prepublication Standards - Revisions to Human Resources Chapter for Behavioral Health Care

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As announced in the July 2014 issue of Perspectives, The Joint Commission recently completed revisions to the Human Resources (HR) chapter of the Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Behavioral Health Care (CAMBHC), effective January 1, 2015.

Related Topics: Prepublication Standards, Behavioral Health Care

06/20/2014

Behavioral Health Care

"Accreditation Tips and Topics" - BHC Emails

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Accreditation Tips and Topics is a monthly email of helpful tips and topics for organizations in the process of achieving Behavioral Health accreditation.

Related Topics: Behavioral Health Care

06/18/2014

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory , Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care, Advanced Certification , Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing Services, Palliative Care

Speak Up: Anesthesia and Sedation

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New Speak Up infographic that includes a description of types of anesthesia, information to tell your doctor, and precautions you should take before and after receiving anesthesia or sedation.

Related Topics: Palliative Care, Anesthesia, Sedation, Speak Up Infographic, Infographic, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Nursing Care Center, Speak Up, Hospital, Home Care, Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Critical Access Hospital

06/06/2014

Behavioral Health Care

Revised Opioid Treatment Program Requirements for Behavioral Health Care

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The Joint Commission recently incorporated several revisions within its Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) for behavioral health care organizations.

Related Topics: Behavioral Health Care, 2014 Joint Commission Requirement

06/03/2014

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