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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: Home Care, Hospital, 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, Previous Webinar, Accreditation

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

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

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, Pricing, On-site survey fee

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, Resource, Sentinel Event

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

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

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

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

Nurses Week — How are you celebrating?

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Nurses are so much more than how they are often portrayed in the media. National Nurses Week brings some well-deserved attention to our profession.

Related Topics: Health Care Staffing, Critical Access Hospital, Disease-Specific Care, Home Care, Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Nursing Care Center, Nurses' Week, Nurse, Palliative Care

05/08/2014

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

Appreciating nurses 365 days a year, not just during Nurses’ Week

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The Joint Commission strongly believes that nurses play a pivotal role in the delivery of high-quality, high-reliability health care.

Related Topics: Palliative Care, Nursing, Nurse, Nurses' Week, Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Behavioral Health Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Hospital, Home Care, Disease-Specific Care, Critical Access Hospital, Health Care Staffing

05/07/2014

Behavioral Health Care

Pricing Worksheet - Behavioral Health Home Certification - 2014

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Pricing worksheet for determining the cost of behavioral health home certification.

Related Topics: Behavioral Health Care, Pricing Worksheet, Behavioral Health Home

04/30/2014

Behavioral Health Care

Behavioral Health Home Certification Brochure

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Information about the new Behavioral Health Home certificaiton for accredited Joint Commission Behavioral Health organizations.

Related Topics: Behavioral Health Home, Behavioral Health Care

04/30/2014

Behavioral Health Care

Behavioral Health Care: Position Yourself for Success

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This brochure describes the benefits of accreditation and behavioral health home certification in the era of healthcare reform.

Related Topics: Behavioral Health Home, Behavioral Health Care

04/29/2014

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

The Joint Commission enterprise’s key accomplishments of 2013

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Infographic - The Joint Commission enterprise’s key accomplishments of 2013

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

04/04/2014

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