The Importance of a Safe and Effective Time Out
6/8/2015 10:57:00 AM
Coleen Smith, RN, Director of High Reliability Initiatives for the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare, discusses the most common time out errors, universal protocol, and wrong-site surgery. [9:23]
Take 5: Safe Use of Health Information Technology
6/4/2015 2:11:00 PM
Health information technology (health IT) can provide valuable tools for solving many of the problems that surround America's health-care infrastructure. However, in the wake of health IT’s rapid growth new challenges have been acknowledged in health care organizations.
Gerry Castro, Project Director in the office of patient safety at The Joint Commission discusses how to get involved with the quality and safety of health IT. [4:00]
Take 5: ASC's Deemed Status Survey Tips
4/17/2015 11:44:00 AM
The Joint Commission is designated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as an approved accreditor for ASCs seeking Medicare initial certification, and can provide accreditation and Medicare certification simultaneously through its survey process.
The deemed status option The Joint Commission offers Ambulatory Surgical Centers has many other advantages that can drastically improve an organizations patient care.
Michael Kulczycki, Executive Director of the Ambulatory Care Accreditation Program explains ways to have a successful survey. [5:31]
Take 5: Home Care Deemed Status - Tips For A Timely Survey
4/13/2015 10:42:00 AM
Health care organizations that achieve accreditation through a Joint Commission deemed status survey are recognized as meeting Medicare requirements. The deemed status option for home care and hospice offers many other advantages that can drastically improve an organization's patient care. Margherita Labson, Executive Director of the Home Care Accreditation Program for The Joint Commission, discusses tips for a timely survey. [7:05]
Take 5: Home Care - When Is the Best Time To Pursue Accreditation
4/13/2015 10:20:00 AM
The Joint Commission Home Care Accreditation standards are the basis of an objective evaluation process that can help home care organizations measure, assess and improve performance. Margherita Labson, Executive Director of the Home Care Accreditation Program, elaborates on the process. [6:51]