Follow us on Twitter Friend us on Facebook Look for us on Google Plus Share with your Friends Print this Page
 
Wednesday 2:32 CST, September 17, 2014

News

Press Room











shareslide1
CATEGORY: YEAR:
1 2 3 Next

The Joint Commission Awarded Joint Accreditation™ for Interprofessional Continuing Education

Read More
 
The Joint Commission and its affiliates today announced that their interprofessional continuing education programs have been accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education and the American Nurses Credentialing Center under the umbrella of “Joint Accreditation™.”

Related News: Education Resources

08/22/2014

Joint Commission Alerts Organizations to Tubing Misconnection Risks

Read More
 
The Joint Commission issued a new Sentinel Event Alert today that addresses the risks of accidental medical tubing misconnections that can cause severe patient injury or death. Examples of potentially fatal misconnections include a feeding administration tube mistakenly connected to a tracheostomy tube, or an intravenous tube connected to an epidural site.

Related News: Sentinel Event Alert, News Releases

08/20/2014

Laboratory Services

The Joint Commission Announces New Executive Director of Laboratory Services Accreditation Program

Read More
 
The Joint Commission today announced the appointment of Stacy C. Olea, M.B.A., MT (ASCP), FACHE, as the new executive director of its Laboratory Services Accreditation program.

Related News: Laboratory Services

08/04/2014

Nursing Care Center

Joint Commission Education Module Aims to Reduce Long Term Care Infection

Read More
 
The Joint Commission today released an innovative online educational tool designed to apply the principles of high reliability to reducing infections in long term care settings such as nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

Related News: Infection Control, Nursing Care Center, Patient Safety, News Releases, Infection Prevention

07/23/2014

CMS Renews Joint Commission Hospital Accreditation Deeming Authority

Read More
 
he Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it has renewed the approval of The Joint Commission’s deeming authority for the accreditation of hospitals that want to participate in the Medicare program. The continued recognition was awarded for a six-year period effective July 15, 2014, through July 15, 2020.

Related News: CMS, Deemed Status, News Releases

07/01/2014

The Joint Commission Alerts Health Care Industry to Prevalence of Unsafe Injection Practices

Read More
 
The Joint Commission alerts health care industry to prevalence of unsafe injection practices.

Related News: Sentinel Event, News Releases

06/16/2014

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Office-Based Surgery

The Joint Commission Releases New Speak Up™ Infographic on Anesthesia and Sedation Safety

Read More
 
Nearly 40 million anesthetics are administered annually in the United States. To raise awareness of the risks of anesthesia or sedation and precautions that should be taken, The Joint Commission released a new Speak Up™ infographic today for patients and consumers titled “Speak Up: About Anesthesia and Sedation.”

Related News: Speak Up, News Releases, Anesthesia, Sedation, Speak Up Infographic

06/06/2014

Nursing Care Center

Joint Commission Offers New Memory Care Certification for Nursing Homes

Read More
 
The Joint Commission’s Nursing Care Center Accreditation program will begin offering a new Memory Care Certification in July to recognize organizations that provide memory care services for patients and residents with dementia and other cognitive impairments.

Related News: Nursing Care Center, Certification, News Releases, Memory Care

06/04/2014

Home Care

CMS Renews Joint Commission Home Health Accreditation Deeming Authority

Read More
 
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it has granted The Joint Commission deeming authority for the accreditation of home health agencies for a six-year period effective March 31, 2014, through March 31, 2020. The Joint Commission has been recognized as a CMS deeming authority for home health since 1993.

Related News: News Releases

05/13/2014

The Joint Commission Releases New Speak Up™ Video About Seeking Help for Depression

Read More
 
The Joint Commission today released a new Speak Up™ video titled “Speak Up: About Your Depression,” to draw attention to the importance of learning the warning signs of depression and seeking help for the condition.

Related News: News Releases, Speak Up Videos

05/07/2014

Four New Members Appointed to Joint Commission Board

Read More
 
The Joint Commission today announced the appointment of health care experts Grant Davies, Jane Englebright, Ph.D., R.N., and Gregg S. Meyer, M.D., MSc, and education leader Aurie Hollingsworth “Holly” Miller, B.A., M.A., to the Board of Commissioners. JCR announced the re-appointments of LaMar S. McGinnis, M.D., FACS, as chair of its Board of Directors and Clarion E. Johnson, M.D., as vice chair for 2014. JCR is a not-for-profit affiliate of The Joint Commission.

Related News: Joint Commission Resources, News Releases, Board of Commissioners

02/13/2014

2013 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award Recipients Announced

Read More
 
The Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum (NQF) announce the 2013 recipients of the annual John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards.

Related News: Eisenberg Award, Patient Safety, News Releases

01/27/2014

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

Joint Commission Resources Announces 2014 Conferences and Seminars

Read More
 
Joint Commission Resources (JCR), a not-for-profit affiliate of The Joint Commission, today announced its list of 2014 conferences and seminars. The learning events cover a wide variety of Joint Commission accreditation and certification programs including Hospital, Ambulatory Healthcare, Behavioral Healthcare, Home Care, and Disease-Specific Care Certification.

Related News: Joint Commission Resources, News Releases

01/14/2014

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Joint Commission Announces New and Revised Diagnostic Imaging Standards

Read More
 
The Joint Commission announces new and revised diagnostic imaging standards.

Related News: News Releases, Diagnostic Imaging Services

12/20/2013

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Joint Commission R3 Report Explains New Clinical Alarm National Patient Safety Goal

Read More
 
The Joint Commission today released an “R3 Report” for the new National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG) that requires accredited hospitals and critical access hospitals to improve the safety of their clinical alarm systems.

Related News: National Patient Safety Goals, News Releases, NPSG, Alarm Safety

12/11/2013

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, International Certification, International Accreditation, Bureau of Primary Health Care, Long Term Care (Medicare/Medicaid), Palliative Care

The Joint Commission Releases New Speak Up™ Video on Important Role of Health Care Advocates

Read More
 
The Joint Commission today released a new Speak Up™ video titled, “Ask Your Advocate to Speak Up,” to illustrate the important role health care advocates play in patient treatment.

Related News: Patient Safety, Speak Up, News Releases, Speak Up Videos, Advocate

11/25/2013

New Toolkit Aims to Decrease Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections

Read More
 
A new toolkit, “Preventing Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections – Useful Tools, An International Perspective,” developed by The Joint Commission, Joint Commission Resources (JCR) and Joint Commission International (JCI), is now available.

Related News: Infection Control, CLABSI, Health Care-Associated Infections

11/20/2013

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’s New Speak Up™ Brochure Offers Advice about Memory Problems and Dementia

Read More
 
Today, The Joint Commission announced the release of a new Speak Up™ brochure, “What You Should Know about Memory Problems and Dementia,” that provides facts about forgetfulness.

Related News: Speak Up, News Releases, Dementia, Memory Problems

11/13/2013

Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare Joins Forces with the Patient Safety Movement Foundation

Read More
 
The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare, a leading non-profit organization dedicated to solving health care’s most critical safety and quality problems, and the Patient Safety Movement Foundation are partnering to host a summit to help eliminate the many preventable deaths in U.S. hospitals by 2020.

11/12/2013

Ambulatory Health Care

The Joint Commission’s Ambulatory Health Care Program Reaches Certification Milestone

Read More
 
The Joint Commission’s Ambulatory Health Care accreditation program today announced that more than 100 organizations have achieved its Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH) certification option over the past two years. These organizations currently serve more than 3.2 million patients at 1,008 sites of care in 35 states as well as in Puerto Rico.

Related News: Ambulatory Health Care, News Releases, Primary Care Medical Home Certification Option

11/05/2013

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Joint Commission Annual Report Recognizes 1,099 “Top Performer” Hospitals

Read More
 
The Joint Commission's 2013 Annual Report recognizes 1,099 “Top Performer” hospitals.

Related News: Accountability Measures, News Releases, Top Performer

10/30/2013

Ambulatory Health Care, Bureau of Primary Health Care

Joint Commission, California Primary Care Association Team Up for Quality

Read More
 
The Joint Commission and the California Primary Care Association (CPCA) today announced a strategic alliance to improve quality of care and patient safety at community clinics and health centers in California.

Related News: News Releases

10/24/2013

Ambulatory Health Care

The Joint Commission Offers Free Continuing Education Course

Read More
 
The Joint Commission today announced an updated version of the free Strategies for Improving Rapid Influenza Testing in Ambulatory Settings (SIRAS) continuing education (CE) course for physicians, physician assistants and registered nurses. SIRAS was developed under a cooperative agreement between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and The Joint Commission.

Related News: Ambulatory Care Education, Ambulatory Health Care, News Releases, Education Resources, SIRAS

10/21/2013

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Office-Based Surgery

Joint Commission Alert: Preventing Retained Surgical Items

Read More
 
Joint Commission Sentinel Event Alert: Preventing Retained Surgical Items

Related News: Sentinel Event Alert, News Releases

10/17/2013

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Improving Health Care Quality, Safety Defies Simple Solutions

Read More
 
A viewpoint published in the October 2013 issue of Health Affairs contends that American health care will not get better or be safer until issues related to overuse of health services, process improvement tools, and organizational culture are addressed.

Related News: High Reliability, Overuse, Robust Process Improvement

10/10/2013

1 2 3 Next

This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information:
verify here.