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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, Critical Access Hospital, Laboratory Services, Home Care, Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Nursing Care Center, Patient Safety, National Patient Safety Goals

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: Behavioral Health Care, Previous Webinar

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 Services, 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 Services, 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 Services, 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 Services, Nursing Care Center, Speak Up, Sedation, Palliative Care, Anesthesia, Speak Up Infographic, Infographic

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, Disease-Specific Care, Laboratory Services, Home Care, Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Behavioral Health Care, Nursing Care Center, Nurses' Week, Nurse, Palliative Care

05/08/2014

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory Services, 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, Behavioral Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, Hospital, Home Care, Laboratory Services, Disease-Specific Care, 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 Home, Behavioral Health Care, Pricing Worksheet

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, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory Services, 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 - 2013)

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

04/15/2014

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory Services, 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 - 2013)

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

04/15/2014

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

Sentinel Event Data Summary

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Sentinel Event Statistics as of March 25, 2014.

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

04/15/2014

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory Services, 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: Nursing Care Center, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Hospital, Home Care, Laboratory Services, Health Care Staffing, Disease-Specific Care, Joint Commission History

04/04/2014

Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient-and Family-Centered Care

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A Roadmap for Hospitals

 
This monograph was developed by The Joint Commission to inspire hospitals to integrate concepts from the communication, cultural competence, and patient- and family-centered care fields into their organizations.

Related Topics: Research Resources, Hospital, Behavioral Health Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Monograph

04/03/2014

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory Services, Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care, Advanced 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: Fact Sheets, Behavioral Health Care, Standards, Accreditation

03/25/2014

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

Facts about scoring and accreditation decisions for 2014

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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, Behavioral Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Accreditation Process, Fact Sheets, Ambulatory Health Care, Hospital, Home Care, Accreditation Decisions

03/19/2014

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 and services provided. The process focuses on systems critical to the safety and the quality of care, treatment and services.

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

03/19/2014

Behavioral Health Care

Facts about Behavioral Health Home Certification

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Behavioral Health Home Certification, which launched January 1, 2014, is an optional certification available to organizations accredited under The Joint Commission’s Behavioral Health Care Accreditation program.

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

03/03/2014

Behavioral Health Care

Audio/Visual Files for Feb. 12, 2014 webinar: Roadmap to Accreditation

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Webinar on how to take the first steps towards Joint Commission behavioral health accreditation.

Related Topics: Accreditation, Previous Webinar, Behavioral Health Care

02/24/2014

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

Facts about the unannounced survey process

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Find out more about The Joint Commission's unannounced survey process.

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

02/11/2014

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