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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

Joint Commission Names Ronald Wyatt, MD, MHA, First Patient Safety Officer

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Ronald M. Wyatt, MD, MHA, is the first appointee to the newly created position of patient safety officer, reflecting The Joint Commission's commitment to promoting a safe and high-quality health care system with a goal of zero patient harm.

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

02/11/2016

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

Sentinel Event Data - General Information

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Sentinel Event Statistics Data - General Information (1995 - 2015)

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

02/09/2016

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 - 2015)

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

02/09/2016

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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Summary Data of Sentinel Events reviewed by The Joint Commission (as of 2/4/2016)

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

02/09/2016

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 - 2015)

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

02/09/2016

Behavioral Health Care

Prepublication Standards – Standards Revisions Related to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Guidelines for the Accreditation of Opioid Treatment Programs

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Recently, SAMHSA issued an update to its 2007 Guidelines for the Accreditation of Opioid Treatment Programs. The Joint Commission conducted an analysis of this update to make certain that Joint Commission standards continue to align with the SAMHSA guidelines.

Related Topics: Opioids, Prepublication Standards, Behavioral Health Care

01/28/2016

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

Facts about the Tracer Methodology

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A key part of The Joint Commission’s on-site survey process is the tracer methodology. The tracer methodology uses information from the organization to follow the experience of care, treatment, or services for a number of patients through the organization’s entire health care delivery process.

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

01/26/2016

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

Modern Healthcare Q&A with Joint Commission CEO

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Joint Commission CEO Mark R. Chassin, MD, FACP, MPP, MPH, recently spoke with Modern Healthcare magazine about a wide range of issues, from changes to our recognition program to the overall safety of health care today. His insights are available in a Q&A and a podcast.

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

01/14/2016

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

01/06/2016

Behavioral Health Care

Approved: Permanent Housing Support Services Standards

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Joint Commission Requirement

Related Topics: Behavioral Health Care, 2016 Joint Commission Requirement

01/06/2016

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

2016 National Patient Safety Goals Presentation

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The Joint Commission's National Patient Safety Goals presentation for 2015 is now available!

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

01/04/2016

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

High Reliability: The Path to Zero Harm

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The Jan/Feb 2016 issue of Healthcare Executive magazine features an article by Dr. Erin DuPree, CMO and vice president of the Center for Transforming Healthcare, on the path to high reliability. Read her perspective on how health care organizations can implement the steps toward achieving Zero Harm.

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

01/04/2016

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

12/18/2015

Behavioral Health Care

Prepublication Standards – Requirements for Behavioral Health Care Permanent Housing Support Services

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The Joint Commission recently approved new requirements for its Behavioral Health Care program that address permanent housing support services aimed at assisting homeless individuals with serious mental illness, substance use disorders, or other behavioral health care issues.

Related Topics: Prepublication Standards, Behavioral Health Care

12/17/2015

Behavioral Health Care

Prepublication Standards – Requirements for Behavioral Health Care Eating Disorders Care, Treatment, or Services

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The Joint Commission recently approved new requirements for its Behavioral Health Care program that specifically address care, treatment, or services related to eating disorders.

Related Topics: Prepublication Standards, Behavioral Health Care, Eating Disorders

12/17/2015

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

2016 Survey Activity Guide

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The 2016 Survey Activity Guide for Health Care Organizations is now available. There are very minimal changes for only a few programs to start the new year.

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

12/16/2015

Behavioral Health Care

Audio Visual files for Dec 2 webinar: New Standards in Opioid Treatment

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This 45-minute webinar presented by Joint Commission staff provides an overview of the proposed new Opioid Treatment standards based on new guidelines from SAMHSA. The final standards will go into effect in July of 2016.

Related Topics: Opioids, Previous Webinar, Behavioral Health Care

12/07/2015

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

12/02/2015

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, Behavioral Health Care, Fact Sheets

11/30/2015

Behavioral Health Care

Guide to Choosing An Accreditation Body in Behavioral Health Care

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Deciding on an accreditation body? This short guidebook covers some of things you might want to consider as you evaluate accrediting organizations.

Related Topics: Behavioral Health Care, Accreditation Help

11/13/2015

Behavioral Health Care

Audio/Visual files for Nov 4 webinar: Strategies for a Successful Survey

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An overview of the accreditation survey process and strategies for preparation for organizations interested in Behavioral Health Care accreditation.

Related Topics: Previous Webinar, Behavioral Health Care

11/10/2015

Behavioral Health Care

Behavioral Health Care: 2016 National Patient Safety Goals

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2016 National Patient Safety Goals

Related Topics: Behavioral Health Care, National Patient Safety Goals

11/05/2015

Behavioral Health Care

Facts about Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) accreditation

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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) established an accreditation requirement in federal regulations in 2001 to help opioid treatment programs (OTPs) improve the quality of patient care, treatment and services delivered in the OTP setting.

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

10/22/2015

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

10/13/2015

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