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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, 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, 2016 Joint Commission Requirement, Integrated Care Certification, Palliative Care, Patient Blood Management Certification

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

01/14/2016

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, Long Term Care (Medicare/Medicaid), Palliative Care, Primary Care Medical Home, Integrated Care , Perinatal Care

Using the Targeted Solutions Tool® to Improve Hand Hygiene Compliance Is Associated with Decreased Health Care–Associated Infections

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The January 2016 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety features an article on how Memorial Hermann Health System used the Center for Transforming Healthcare’s hand hygiene tool to reduce health care-associated infections.

Related Topics: Center for Transforming Healthcare, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Nursing Care Center, Health Care Staffing, Hand Hygiene, Critical Access Hospital, Disease-Specific Care, Home Care, Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, Targeted Solutions Tool

01/12/2016

Health Care Staffing Services

Health Care Staffing Single Site Pricing

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Joint Commission certification fees are based on a combination of an on-site review fee billed during the month of the organization’s on-site review and an annual fee billed in January of each year during an organization’s 2-year certification cycle.

Related Topics: Preparation, Resource, Certification Fees, Cost, Health Care Staffing

01/08/2016

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

Sentinel Event Policy and Procedures

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Sentinel Event Policy and Procedures

Related Topics: Hospital, Home Care, Disease-Specific Care, Critical Access Hospital, Health Care Staffing, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Patient Safety, Root Cause Analysis Matrix, Sentinel Event, Root Cause

01/06/2016

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

High Reliability: The Path to Zero Harm

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The Jan/Feb 2016 issue of Healthcare Executive magazine features an article by Dr. Erin DuPree, CMO and vice president of the Center for Transforming Healthcare, on the path to high reliability. Read her perspective on how health care organizations can implement the steps toward achieving Zero Harm.

Related Topics: Palliative Care, High Reliability, Integrated Care Certification, Home Care, Hospital, Critical Access Hospital, Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing, Behavioral Health Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Nursing Care Center

01/04/2016

Health Care Staffing Services

Certification Review Process Guide Corporate Addendum

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Health Care Staffing Certification

 
The 2016 Health Care Staffing Services Corporate Review Process Addendum is now available. There are no changes to the on-site review process or the contents of this guide for January, 2016.

Related Topics: Review Process Guide, Health Care Staffing, Certification Process, Corporate Review Process, Preparation, Resource, HCSS Program Overview

12/16/2015

Health Care Staffing Services

Health Care Staffing Certification Review Process Guide

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The 2016 Health Care Staffing Services Review Process Guide is available. There are no changes to the on-site review process or the contents of this guide for January, 2016.

Related Topics: HCSS Program Overview, Resource, Preparation, Corporate Review Process, Certification Process, Health Care Staffing, Review Process Guide

12/16/2015

Health Care Staffing Services

Facts about Health Care Staffing Services Certification

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The Joint Commission’s Health Care Staffing Services (HCSS) Certification Program provides an independent, comprehensive evaluation of a staffing firm’s ability to provide qualified and competent staffing services.

Related Topics: Certification Fact Sheets, Certification Program, Certification, Health Care Staffing

12/07/2015

Health Care Staffing Services

Webinar Replay and Slides from Why We Hire Joint Commission Certified Staffing Firms:

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Working together to streamline Joint Commission Requirements for hospitals and certified staffing firms, October 13, 2015

 
Webinar replay, presentation and handout material.

Related Topics: HCS Previous Teleconferences, Health Care Staffing

10/14/2015

Advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification , Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing Services, Palliative Care

Facts about scoring and the certification decision

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The scoring and decision process for certification is based on the criticality of the standards and other requirements related to the quality and safety of patient care.

Related Topics: Palliative Care, Certification Fact Sheets, Health Care Staffing, Disease-Specific Care, Fact Sheets, Certification

08/12/2015

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

08/11/2015

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

A Joint Commission and FDA Webinar on Reprocessing of Scopes Q&A Replay

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The objective of this webinar is to provide information on the FDA’s past and ongoing activities to minimize patient exposure to infections that can result from improperly reprocessing of scopes.

Related Topics: Palliative Care, Webinar, FDA Reprocessing of Scopes , Behavioral Health Home, Infection Control, Home Care, Health Care Staffing, Critical Access Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Accreditation Program

06/26/2015

Health Care Staffing Services

Recording and Slides from Strategies for a Successful Health Care Staffing Services Certification Review

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May 28, 2015

 
Recording now posted for Health Care Staffing Services Certification May 28 Teleconference.

Related Topics: HCS Previous Teleconferences, Health Care Staffing

06/03/2015

Health Care Staffing Services

Recording and Slides from Quick Start to Certification: Health Care Staffing Services Certification Preparation

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December 5, 2014

 
Previous teleconference about the benefits of health care staffing certification.

Related Topics: Certification, HCS Previous Teleconferences, Previous Webinar, Health Care Staffing

12/08/2014

Health Care Staffing Services

How Ready Is My Staffing Firm for Joint Commission Certification? (A readiness checklist)

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Take this quick quiz and find out! If you answered “yes” to at least 17 questions, your organization has the sound business principles in place that form the backbone of our certification review.

Related Topics: Resource, Preparation, Health Care Staffing, Certification Process, Certification Basics

11/24/2014

Health Care Staffing Services

Healthcare Staffing: How ready is my staffing firm?

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"How ready is my firm to apply today?" Take the quiz.

Related Topics: Health Care Staffing, Certification

10/10/2014

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

2015 Accreditation and Certification Decision Rules for All Programs

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Joint Commission Requirement

Related Topics: Home Care, Hospital, Critical Access Hospital, Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Nursing Care Center, 2014 Joint Commission Requirement, Palliative Care

10/07/2014

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

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

08/29/2014

Health Care Staffing Services

Recording of March 4 Teleconference: How to Implement Health Care Staffing Services Certification into your 2014 Business Plan

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Audio recording and presentation slides from the March 4 Teleconference: How to Implement Health Care Staffing Services Certification into your 2014 Business Plan.

Related Topics: Health Care Staffing, HCS Previous Teleconferences, Teleconferences

03/06/2014

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

Tackle your organization’s challenges using Joint Commission tools

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Tools ready for use by C-Suite leaders and organizational quality and safety teams.

Related Topics: Core Measure Solutions Exchange, Standards BoosterPak, Targeted Solutions Tool, Critical Access Hospital, Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing, Hospital, Home Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Nursing Care Center, Leading Practice Library, Brochure, Sentinel Event, Speak Up

10/11/2013

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

2014 Accreditation and Certification Decision Rules

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Joint Commission Requirement

Related Topics: 2013 Joint Commission Requirement, Decision Rule, Behavioral Health Home, Palliative Care, Health Care Staffing, Disease-Specific Care, Hospital, Home Care, Critical Access Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, Accreditation, Certification, Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Accreditation Program

07/23/2013

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