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

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, 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

Policy Changes Announced for Preliminary Denial of Accreditation PDA02 Decisions

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Joint Commission Requirement.

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

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: Behavioral Health Care, Previous Webinar

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

02/24/2016

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

Facts about the unannounced survey process

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The Joint Commission generally conducts unannounced surveys unless it is not feasible or logical to do so. All hospital and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services deeming or recognition surveys are unannounced. This fact sheet includes a table listing exceptions to unannounced surveys.

Related Topics: Unannounced Survey Process, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Nursing Care Center, Fact Sheets, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Hospital, Home Care

02/12/2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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: Prepublication Standards, Behavioral Health Care, Opioids

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

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

01/14/2016

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