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Disease-Specific Care

Palliative Care Certification Performance Measure Pilot Testing

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The Joint Commission is seeking volunteer hospitals to pilot test draft palliative care (PAL) performance measures.

Related Topics: Disease-Specific Care, Performance Measurement, Palliative Care

08/31/2015

Behavioral Health Care

Audio/Visual files for Aug 12 webinar: Peer Support Services and Accreditation

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Learn more about peer support services, how they can help improve outcomes, and how they are supported by accreditation.

Related Topics: Previous Webinar, Behavioral Health Care

08/31/2015

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

Benefits of Joint Commission Certification

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Learn more about the benefits of Joint Commission certification.

Related Topics: Certification, Benefits of Certification, Certification Fact Sheets

08/28/2015

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

Benefits of Joint Commission Accreditation

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Learn more about how Joint Commission accreditation can benefit your organization.

Related Topics: Critical Access Hospital, Home Care, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, Fact Sheets, Behavioral Health Care, Benefits of Accreditation, Nursing Care Center, Accreditation

08/28/2015

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 - 2nd Quarter 2015)

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

08/26/2015

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

Sentinel Event Data Summary

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Summary Data of Sentinel Events reviewed by The Joint Commission (as of 7/9/2015)

Related Topics: Critical Access Hospital, Home Care, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Nursing Care Center, Sentinel Event Statistics

08/26/2015

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

Sentinel Event Data - Event Type by Year

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Sentinel Event Statistics Data - Event Type by Year (1995 - 2nd Quarter 2015)

Related Topics: Critical Access Hospital, Home Care, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Root Cause, Nursing Care Center, Sentinel Event, Sentinel Event Statistics

08/26/2015

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

Sentinel Event Data - Root Causes by Event Type

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Sentinel Event Statistics Data - Root Causes by Event Type (2004 - 2nd Quarter 2015)

Related Topics: Sentinel Event Statistics, Sentinel Event, Nursing Care Center, Root Cause, Behavioral Health Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Hospital, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Home Care, Critical Access Hospital

08/26/2015

Facts about patient-centered communications

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Effective communication is critical to the successful delivery of health care services. The Joint Commission supports efforts to improve communication between health care professionals and patients.

Related Topics: Speak Up, Hospital, Language, & Culture , Patient Safety, Fact Sheets, Health Literacy, Patient Safety Fact Sheets, Patient-centered communications

08/25/2015

Disease-Specific Care

Disease-Specific Care Certification Fees

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Disease-Specific Care Certifications are on a two-year cycle.

Related Topics: Disease-Specific Care, Fees

08/19/2015

Webinar Replay - Peer Services and Accreditation: Improving Outcomes

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August 12, 2015

 
Replay and slides of complimentary webinar to learn more about how Joint Commission behavioral health care accreditation requirements support Peer Services and how they contribute to good practices.

Related Topics: Behavioral Health Care, Webinar

08/14/2015

Laboratory

Facts about Laboratory Accreditation

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The Joint Commission has been evaluating and accrediting hospital laboratory services since 1979 and freestanding laboratories since 1995. Today, The Joint Commission accredits about 1,500 organizations providing laboratory services.

Related Topics: Accreditation Program, Lab Advantage, Fact Sheets, Laboratory Accreditation, Proficiency Testing

08/14/2015

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, Certification, Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing, Fact Sheets

08/12/2015

Bureau of Primary Health Care

Technical Assistance Teleconference List

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Bureau of Primary Health Care

 
Listen to audio replays of the Bureau of Primary Healthcare's monthly technical assistance teleconferences.

Related Topics: Ambulatory Health Care, BPHC - Teleconferences

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

08/11/2015

Ambulatory Health Care

Primary Care Medical Home Certified Organizations

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Organizations that have achieved Joint Commission accreditation and Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH) certification.

Related Topics: Primary Care Medical Home, Ambulatory Health Care

08/11/2015

Integrated Care

Integrated Care Certification Frequently Asked Questions

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Some frequently asked questions to help your organization learn more about Integrated Care Certification.

Related Topics: FAQ, Integrated Care Certification

08/10/2015

Ambulatory Health Care

Diagnostic Imaging Standards

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The Joint Commission updated diagnostic imaging requirements for the hospital and ambulatory care programs. Changes went into effect July 1, 2015.

Related Topics: Diagnostic Imaging Services, Ambulatory Health Care, Standards

08/10/2015

Lynn B. Dragisic

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Executive Vice President, Support Operations

 
Lynn Dragisic, Executive Vice President, Support Operations

Related Topics: Staff Biographies

08/06/2015

Advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification , Disease-Specific Care

Revisions to Eligibility Requirements for Two Stroke Certification Programs

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Joint Commission Requirement.

Related Topics: 2015 Joint Commission Requirement, Hospital, Disease-Specific Care

08/05/2015
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08/05/2015

Advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification , Disease-Specific Care

Facts about Disease-Specific Care Certification

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The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care (DSC) certification program, launched in 2002, is designed to evaluate clinical programs across the continuum of care.

Related Topics: Certification Program, Certification Fact Sheets, Disease-Specific Care

08/03/2015

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