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

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

Related News: Sentinel Event, News Releases

06/16/2014

Hospitals

New Hospital Accreditation Chapter Puts Heightened Focus on Safety

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New Hospital Accreditation Chapter Puts Heightened Focus on Safety

Related News: Patient Safety, News Releases

10/20/2014

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

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

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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

Joint Commission Alerts Organizations to Tubing Misconnection Risks

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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

New Sentinel Event Alert Examines Safe Use of Health Information Technology

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Safe use of health information technology (health IT) is the focus of a new Sentinel Event Alert released today by The Joint Commission. The new alert examines the contributing factors to sentinel events that are health IT-related and includes suggested solutions to be implemented by health care organizations.

Related News: Sentinel Event Alert, News Releases, Safe Health IT

03/31/2015

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Joint Commission Recognizes 1,224 Hospitals for Outstanding Performance on Key Quality Measures

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Hospitals across the United States continue to improve their rates for complying with evidence-based care processes according to “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety: The Joint Commission’s 2014 Annual Report.” The results, released today, are based on data reported by more than 3,300 Joint Commission accredited hospitals in 2013.

Related News: Annual Report, News Releases, Top Performer

11/13/2014

CMS Renews Joint Commission Hospital Accreditation Deeming Authority

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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

Nursing Care Center

Joint Commission Education Module Aims to Reduce Long Term Care Infection

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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

Nursing Care Center

Joint Commission Offers New Memory Care Certification for Nursing Homes

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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

2014 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award Recipients Announced

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The Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum (NQF) have announced the 2014 recipients of the annual John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards. For 2014, three recipients have been selected in three categories. The awards will be presented March 23, 2015 at the NQF Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.

Related News: Eisenberg Award, News Releases

03/04/2015

The Joint Commission and the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare Appoint New Board Members

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The Joint Commission and the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare Appoint New Board Members.

Related News: News Releases, Board of Commissioners

03/12/2015

Advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification , Disease-Specific Care

Joint Commission Announces New Executive Director of Certification Programs

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The Joint Commission today announced the appointment of Wendi J. Roberts, RN, BA, MS, CLNC, TNS, as executive director of its certification programs.

Related News: Disease-Specific Care, News Releases

04/06/2015

David W. Baker, MD, FACP, MPH, Named Joint Commission Executive Vice President

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The Joint Commission announced today the appointment of David W. Baker, MD, FACP, MPH, to the position of executive vice president for the Division of Healthcare Quality Evaluation.

Related News: News Releases, Staff Biographies

02/17/2015