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

Statement of Conditions Process Changes Effective August 1

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Joint Commission Requirement.

Related Topics: 2016 Joint Commission Requirement, Hospital, Home Care, Critical Access Hospital, Behavioral Health Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Nursing Care Center

07/27/2016

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

UPDATE: Surveying to the 2012 Life Safety Code

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Joint Commission Requirement.

Related Topics: Life Safety Code, Nursing Care Center, Home Care, Hospital, Critical Access Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, 2016 Joint Commission Requirement

07/27/2016

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory , Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care, Advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification , Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing Services, Palliative Care, Primary Care Medical Home, Integrated Care , Perinatal Care, Patient Blood Management Certification

Busting the Myths about Engaging Patients and Families in Patient Safety

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Open and candid communication with patients and their families is a key component of safe and effective health care. However, communication between caregivers and patients is sometimes hindered by longstanding myths and misconceptions about the sharing of information.

Related Topics: Patient-Provider Communication, Palliative Care, Patient Engagement, Patient-centered communications, Papers, Integrated Care Certification, Rights and Responsibilities, Patient Blood Management Certification, Behavioral Health Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Disease-Specific Care, Critical Access Hospital, Health Care Staffing, Home Care, Hospital, Patient Rights, Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Patient Safety

07/25/2016

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

Leading Practice Library

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An online library of solutions to help with health care safety.

 
The Leading Practice Library is a complimentary tool available to organizations that are currently accredited or certified by The Joint Commission.

Related Topics: Quality Improvement Tools, Hospital, Home Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Accreditation Program

07/20/2016

Behavioral Health Care

Audio Visual files for July 12 webinar: New Standards and Compliance Overview

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Webinar replay: recent additions/revisions to Behavioral Health standards for Permanent Housing Support Services, Eating Disorders Treatment, and Opioid Treatment; and more.

Related Topics: Previous Webinar, Behavioral Health Care

07/14/2016

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

Evaluating and Responding to Suicide Risk - Tools and Practices for Consideration

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Webinar Replay

 
This webinar highlights recommendations for screening, risk assessment, safety, treatment, discharge, and follow up care for individuals at risk for suicide.

Related Topics: Webinar, Suicide, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Hospital, Home Care, Health Care Staffing, Critical Access Hospital, Nursing Care Center

06/24/2016

Behavioral Health Care

Audio/Visual files for June 7 webinar: Strategies for a Successful Survey

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This webinar provides an overview of what happens during an accreditation survey and discusses strategies for preparation.

Related Topics: Previous Webinar, Behavioral Health Care

06/09/2016

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

CMS and Joint Commission Adopt 2012 Life Safety Code

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Joint Commission Requirement.

Related Topics: Nursing Care Center, Critical Access Hospital, Home Care, Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, 2016 Joint Commission Requirement

06/01/2016

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

Common myths about The Joint Commission pain standards

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This free downloadable poster debunks the five most common myths about The Joint Commission pain standards.

Related Topics: Integrated Care Certification, Palliative Care, Home Care, Health Care Staffing, Hospital, Disease-Specific Care, Critical Access Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Pain Management, Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Accreditation Program

05/06/2016

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

Update: Texting Orders

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Joint Commission Requirement.

Related Topics: 2016 Joint Commission Requirement, Hospital, Home Care, Critical Access Hospital, Behavioral Health Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Accreditation Program

04/29/2016

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

Policy Changes Announced for Preliminary Denial of Accreditation PDA02 Decisions

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Joint Commission Requirement.

Related Topics: 2016 Joint Commission Requirement, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Hospital, Home Care, Critical Access Hospital, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Nursing Care Center

04/29/2016

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory , Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care, Advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification , Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing Services, International Certification, Palliative Care, Integrated Care , Perinatal Care, Patient Blood Management Certification

The SAFER Matrix: A New Scoring Methodology

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Joint Commission Requirement.

Related Topics: Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Critical Access Hospital, Disease-Specific Care, Home Care, Health Care Staffing, Hospital, Behavioral Health Care, Ambulatory Health Care, 2016 Joint Commission Requirement, Patient Blood Management Certification, Integrated Care Certification, Palliative Care

04/29/2016

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

Accreditation Process Overview

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The Joint Commission’s accreditation process seeks to help organizations identify and resolve problems, and to inspire them to improve the safety and quality of care, treatment, and services.

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

04/27/2016

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

Joint Commission Statement on Pain Management

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Read the statement on pain management from David W. Baker, MD, MPH, FACP, executive vice president, Healthcare Quality Evaluation, The Joint Commission.

Related Topics: Pain Management, Standards, Nursing Care Center, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Hospital, Home Care, Critical Access Hospital, Disease-Specific Care, Palliative Care

04/18/2016

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

Heightened Security Awareness for Healthcare and Public Health Community

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The Departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services have issued a joint resource for health care providers to support situational awareness and preparedness in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Brussels. They emphasize that no specific credible threats in the US are known. . .

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

04/15/2016

Behavioral Health Care

Certification Requirements Sampler

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This document is a brief listing of some of the requirements for behavioral health home certification, plus more information about the requirements and resources available for assistance.

Related Topics: Behavioral Health Home, Behavioral Health Care

04/12/2016

Behavioral Health Care

Certified Community Behavioral Health Centers (CCBHC) and Accreditation

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View this short flyer on how Joint Commission accreditation and behavioral health home certification can be a helpful first step towards becoming a Certified Community Behavioral Health Center (CCBHC).

Related Topics: Behavioral Health Care, Behavioral Health Home

04/12/2016

Behavioral Health Care

Audio/Visual files for March 22 webinar: Resources for Readiness

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This short webinar provides an overview of many of the free resources provided by the Joint Commission to help organizations achieve and maintain behavioral health care accreditation.

Related Topics: Previous Webinar, Behavioral Health Care

04/06/2016

Behavioral Health Care

Facts about Behavioral Health Home Certification

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Behavioral Health Home Certification is an optional certification available to organizations accredited under The Joint Commission’s Behavioral Health Care Accreditation program. The certification recognizes organizations and agencies that act as a health home for the individuals they serve.

Related Topics: Certification Fact Sheets, Behavioral Health Home, Behavioral Health Care

03/25/2016

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory , Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care, Advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification , Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing Services, Palliative Care, Primary Care Medical Home, Integrated Care , Perinatal Care, Patient Blood Management Certification

Facts about Joint Commission standards

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Joint Commission standards are the basis of an objective evaluation process that can help health care organizations measure, assess and improve performance.

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

03/25/2016

Behavioral Health Care

Audio/Visual files for Feb 23 Webinar: Roadmap to Accreditation

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This short webinar presented by Joint Commission staff provides an overview of the accreditation process and first steps for organizations interested in Behavioral Health Care accreditation.

Related Topics: Previous Webinar, Behavioral Health Care

02/25/2016

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory , Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care, Advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification , Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing Services, Bureau of Primary Health Care, Palliative Care, Primary Care Medical Home, Integrated Care , Perinatal Care, Patient Blood Management Certification

Sentinel Event Alert 56: Detecting and treating suicide ideation in all settings

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The rate of suicide is increasing in America. Now the 10th leading cause of death, suicide claims more lives than traffic accidents and more than twice as many as homicides. Access the Alert, a downloadable Infographic, and a document of related Joint Commission standards.

Related Topics: Sentinel Event, Sentinel Event Alert, Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Critical Access Hospital, Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing, Home Care, Hospital, Behavioral Health Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Suicide, Palliative Care, Patient Blood Management Certification, Integrated Care Certification

02/24/2016

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