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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, Palliative Care, Primary Care Medical Home, Integrated Care , Perinatal Care, Patient Blood Management Certification

Busting the Myths about Engaging Patients and Families in Patient Safety

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Open and candid communication with patients and their families is a key component of safe and effective health care. However, communication between caregivers and patients is sometimes hindered by longstanding myths and misconceptions about the sharing of information.

Related Topics: Patient Blood Management Certification, Rights and Responsibilities, Palliative Care, Papers, Patient Engagement, Patient-centered communications, Integrated Care Certification, Patient-Provider Communication, Patient Rights, Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Patient Safety, Hospital, Home Care, Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Critical Access Hospital

06/27/2016

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, Health Care Staffing Services

Evaluating and Responding to Suicide Risk - Tools and Practices for Consideration

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Webinar Replay

 
This webinar highlights recommendations for screening, risk assessment, safety, treatment, discharge, and follow up care for individuals at risk for suicide.

Related Topics: Suicide, Webinar, Critical Access Hospital, Behavioral Health Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Hospital, Home Care, Health Care Staffing, Nursing Care Center

06/24/2016

Behavioral Health Care

Audio/Visual files for June 7 webinar: Strategies for a Successful Survey

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This webinar provides an overview of what happens during an accreditation survey and discusses strategies for preparation.

Related Topics: Previous Webinar, Behavioral Health Care

06/09/2016

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

CMS and Joint Commission Adopt 2012 Life Safety Code

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Joint Commission Requirement.

Related Topics: Nursing Care Center, Home Care, Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Behavioral Health Care, 2016 Joint Commission Requirement

06/01/2016

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, Integrated Care , Perinatal Care

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

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, Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing, Patient Blood Management Certification, 2016 Joint Commission Requirement, Palliative Care, Integrated Care Certification

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

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

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

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

02/09/2016

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