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Behavioral Health Care

Audio/Visual files for Aug 12 webinar: Peer Support Services and Accreditation

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Learn more about peer support services, how they can help improve outcomes, and how they are supported by accreditation.

Related Topics: Behavioral Health Care, Previous Webinar

08/31/2015

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

08/28/2015

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 - 2nd Quarter 2015)

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

08/26/2015

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 7/9/2015)

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

08/26/2015

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 - 2nd Quarter 2015)

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

08/26/2015

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 - 2nd Quarter 2015)

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

08/26/2015

Webinar Replay - Peer Services and Accreditation: Improving Outcomes

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August 12, 2015

 
Replay and slides of complimentary webinar to learn more about how Joint Commission behavioral health care accreditation requirements support Peer Services and how they contribute to good practices.

Related Topics: Behavioral Health Care, Webinar

08/14/2015

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

Joint Commission Leader in JAMA: Time to Address Racial Bias in Health Care

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In the Aug. 11 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, a Viewpoint co-authored by The Joint Commission’s medical director, Ronald Wyatt, MD, MHA, calls for immediate action to address racial bias throughout the U.S. health care system.

Related Topics: Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Health Care Staffing, Critical Access Hospital, Disease-Specific Care, Home Care, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Hospital, Nursing Care Center, Racial Disparities, Behavioral Health Home, Health Equity, Palliative Care

08/11/2015

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

2015 Survey Activity Guide

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The Survey Activity Guide for Health Care Organizations mid-year release is now available. Revisions are primarily related to changes in Life Safety Surveyor activities.

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

07/10/2015

Behavioral Health Care

Audio Visual files for June 10 webinar: Improving Reimbursement in Behavioral Health Care

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Replay of complimentary webinar to learn more about Joint Commission behavioral health care accreditation and how it can help improve reimbursement.

Related Topics: Behavioral Health Care, Previous Webinar

06/11/2015

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, Fact Sheets, Accreditation Process, Behavioral Health Care

05/01/2015

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

03/13/2015

Behavioral Health Care

Audio/Visual Files for Mar. 11 Webinar: Strategies for a Successful Survey

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Strategies for a Successful Behavioral Health Accreditation Survey, presented March 11, 2015. Features Joint Commission speakers Tracy Collander, Executive Director, Peter Vance, Field Director, and Laura O'Keefe, Sr. Account Executive.

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

03/12/2015

Behavioral Health Care

Behavioral Health Care On-Site Survey Overview

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A snapshot of the survey process

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

03/09/2015

Behavioral Health Care

Behavioral Health Care Accreditation Guide

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2015 Guide to Joint Commission Behavioral Health Care Accreditation

Related Topics: Behavioral Health Care, Becoming Accredited, Addictions, Accreditation Answers, Accreditation Help, Accreditation Process

03/09/2015

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

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: Accreditation, Standards, Behavioral Health Care, Fact Sheets

03/06/2015

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

Accreditation Decisions for Organizations Undergoing Initial Surveys

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Joint Commission Requirement

Related Topics: Hospital, Home Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Behavioral Health Care, Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Accreditation Program, 2015 Joint Commission Requirement

03/05/2015

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

Accreditation with Follow-up Survey and Preliminary Denial of Accreditation Decision Processes for Organizations Undergoing Resurvey

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Joint Commission Requirement

Related Topics: Critical Access Hospital, Hospital, Home Care, Behavioral Health Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Nursing Care Center, 2015 Joint Commission Requirement

03/05/2015

Behavioral Health Care

Audio/Visual Files for Feb. 18 webinar: Roadmap to Accreditation

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Learn more about the benefits of accreditation, how The Joint Commission is different, and how to get started on the path to Behavioral Health Accreditation.

Related Topics: Previous Webinar, Accreditation, Behavioral Health Care

02/27/2015

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, Bureau of Primary Health Care

Request for Proposals-Transitions of Care for Venous Thromboembolism

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The Joint Commission, Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning & Change (IGLC) and Bristol-Myers Squibb Independent Medical Education (IME) are collaborating to offer a new grant opportunity focused on transitions of care (TOC) for patients with venous thromboembolism (VTE).

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

02/18/2015

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

02/17/2015

Behavioral Health Care

Pricing Worksheet - Behavioral Health Home Certification - 2015

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2015 Pricing worksheet for determining the cost of behavioral health home certification.

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

01/28/2015

Behavioral Health Care

Apples and Oranges - Your Guide to Choosing an Accrediting Body in Behavioral Health brochure

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This short infographic shows how The Joint Commission differs from other behavioral health accrediting bodies.

Related Topics: Behavioral Health Care

01/15/2015

Behavioral Health Care

Pricing Worksheet - Behavioral Health Care Accreditation - 2015

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2015 worksheet for estimating behavioral health accreditation fees. For any questions, please contact Peggy Lavin at 630-792-5411.

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

01/14/2015

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

01/13/2015

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