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The Joint Commission Announces New Speak Up™ Campaign to Educate Public on Medical Imaging Tests

Monday December 8, 2014
The Joint Commission Announces New Speak Up™ Campaign to Educate Public on Medical Imaging Tests

Health care organizations and providers now have access to a new Joint Commission public service campaign “Speak Up™: X-rays, MRIs and other medical imaging tests.” The campaign, written in easy-to-understand language for patients, highlights the benefits and risks of medical imaging tests and outlines suggested precautions. Learn More
 

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

Thursday November 13, 2014
Joint Commission Recognizes 1,224 Hospitals for Outstanding Performance on Key Quality Measures

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. Learn More
 

The Joint Commission Presents 2014 Enterprise Champion for Quality Award to BrightStar Care®

Thursday November 6, 2014
The Joint Commission Presents 2014 Enterprise Champion for Quality Award to BrightStar Care®

For the second consecutive year, The Joint Commission has presented BrightStar Care® with the Enterprise Champion for Quality award. The award recognizes BrightStar Care for its efforts to promote the delivery of high-quality home health care to its franchisees through Joint Commission accreditation. Learn More
 

Joint Commission Alerts Organizations to Tubing Misconnection Risks

Wednesday August 20, 2014
Joint Commission Alerts Organizations to Tubing Misconnection Risks

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. Learn More
 
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