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Advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification , Disease-Specific Care

Comprehensive Stroke Certification: Standardized Performance Measures

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Comprehensive Stroke Centers must continue to meet the performance measure requirements for Primary Stroke Centers. Certified Comprehensive Stroke Centers will continue to collect data for the eight Joint Commission stroke core measures.

Related Topics: Performance Measurement, Disease-Specific Care, Comprehensive Stroke Center

07/02/2015

Hospitals, Advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification , Disease-Specific Care

Advanced Certification in Heart Failure: Standardized Performance Measures

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The Joint Commission has approved a set of standardized performance measures for Disease Specific Care Advanced Certification in Heart Failure (ACHF). These measures have been developed to better evaluate the care provided to the Heart Failure patient with an emphasis on transitions of care.

Related Topics: Disease-Specific Care, Heart Failure, Advanced Certification, Patient Safety, Other Measures

07/02/2015

Lisa Diehl Vandecaveye, JD, MBA, HRM, FACHE

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General Counsel

 
Lisa Diehl Vandecaveye is the General Counsel for The Joint Commission.

Related Topics: Staff Biographies

07/02/2015

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Facts about the Official “Do Not Use” List of Abbreviations

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The Joint Commission’s “Do Not Use” List is part of the Information Management standards.

Related Topics: Patient Safety, Fact Sheets, Abbreviations, Patient Safety Fact Sheets

06/30/2015

International Certification, International Accreditation

Facts about Joint Commission International

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Joint Commission International (JCI) was established in 1994 as a division of Joint Commission Resources, Inc. (JCR), a private, not-for-profit affiliate of The Joint Commission.

Related Topics: About The Joint Commission, Joint Commission International, Fact Sheets, Corporate Fact Sheets

06/30/2015

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Nursing Care Center, Home Care

Life Safety Code Information & Resources

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New - Life Safety and Environment of Care - Document List and Review Tool. Life Safety Code® is a registered trademark of the National Fire Protection Association, Quincy, MA.

Related Topics: Life Safety Code

06/29/2015

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

A Joint Commission and FDA Webinar on Reprocessing of Scopes Q&A Replay

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The objective of this webinar is to provide information on the FDA’s past and ongoing activities to minimize patient exposure to infections that can result from improperly reprocessing of scopes.

Related Topics: Webinar, Palliative Care, Behavioral Health Home, FDA Reprocessing of Scopes , Ambulatory Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Infection Control, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Home Care, Health Care Staffing, Nursing Care Center

06/26/2015

Hospitals

Perinatal Care

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New! Clarification to Perinatal Care measure PC-05: Exclusive Breast Milk Feeding. The expanded Perinatal Care (PC) measure set is comprised of 5 measures.

Related Topics: Performance Measurement, Core Measure Set, Hospital

06/26/2015

Hospitals

Study of Ebola Preparedness Resources in U.S. Hospitals: Costs, Benefits and Challenges

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The Joint Commission, Department of HSR, in collaboration with researchers from Rhode Island Hospital and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) are conducting a study that will provide estimates of the costs and benefits of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) preparedness to hospitals.

Related Topics: Hospital, Research Studies, Ebola Preparedness, Ebola Study

06/26/2015

Laboratory

Prepublication Standards – New and Revised Laboratory Standards for Individualized Quality Control Plans (IQCP)

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On January 1, 2016, The Joint Commission will implement a new voluntary quality control (QC) option for clinical laboratories.

Related Topics: Prepublication Standards, Laboratory Accreditation Program

06/23/2015

Ambulatory Health Care

Credentialing and Privileging Tips

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This resources provides basic definitions and tips on how to develop and implement your organization’s credentialing and privileging process.

Related Topics: Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation

06/19/2015

Advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification

2015 Stroke Seminar Questions and Answers

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Our 2015 Stroke Seminar was a great opportunity to learn from Joint Commission staff including Joint Commission Stroke Reviewers.

Related Topics: Disease-Specific Care, Stroke, Primary Stroke, Seminars , Advanced Certification for Acute Stroke Ready Hospital, Comprehensive Stroke Center

06/18/2015

Perinatal Care

Benefits to Your Community and Program

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Programs that submit, track and adhere to Joint Commission core performance measures may be able to demonstrate improvement.

Related Topics: Disease-Specific Care

06/16/2015

Behavioral Health Care

Audio Visual files for June 10 webinar: Improving Reimbursement in Behavioral Health Care

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Replay of complimentary webinar to learn more about Joint Commission behavioral health care accreditation and how it can help improve reimbursement.

Related Topics: Behavioral Health Care, Previous Webinar

06/11/2015

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: Ambulatory Health Care, Primary Care Medical Home

06/11/2015

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: BPHC - Teleconferences, Ambulatory Health Care

06/11/2015

Laboratory

Prepublication Standards – Standards Revisions for Laboratories

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In order to capture emerging trends in laboratories and maintain alignment with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA ‘88) regulations, two areas of the for Laboratory and Point-of-Care Testing manual require updating.

Related Topics: Laboratory Accreditation Program, Prepublication Standards

06/10/2015

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Emergency Management Resources - Leadership through Crisis

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Emergency Management Resources - Leadership through Crisis. Updated June 2015.

Related Topics: Emergency Management, Emergency Preparedness, Critical Access Hospital, Hospital, Emergency Planning

06/08/2015

Emergency Management Resources - Legal/Ethical Issues

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Legal/Ethical Emergency Management Resources. See the Joint Commission Emergency Management Portal for additional resources. Update June 2015.

Related Topics: Emergency Management

06/08/2015

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

National Time Out Day 2015

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National Time Out Day (June 10, 2015) is an annual awareness campaign created by AORN and supported by The Joint Commission for its ability to increase awareness of safe practices that lead to optimal outcomes for patients undergoing surgery and other invasive procedures.

Related Topics: Time Out Day, Hospital, Critical Access Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, Patient Safety

06/08/2015

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

Time Out Infographic

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The Joint Commission encourages health care organizations to commit to conducting a safe, effective time out for every patient, every time.

Related Topics: Patient Safety, Time Out Day

06/08/2015

Critical Access Hospitals

Prepublication Standards – Revisions to Deemed Program Requirements for Critical Access Hospitals

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In the May 12, 2014 Federal Register, CMS published changes to its CoPs for critical access hospitals (CAH). These revisions were part of CMS’s efforts to remove unnecessary, obsolete, or excessively burdensome requirements.

Related Topics: Prepublication Standards, Critical Access Hospital

06/08/2015

Nursing Care Center

Prepublication Standards – Standards Revisions for Nursing Care Centers

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As part of the ongoing review process for the Nursing Care Center accreditation requirements, staff identified opportunities to improve and clarify several existing accreditation standards.

Related Topics: Prepublication Standards, Nursing Care Center

06/08/2015

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Changes to Breast Milk Feeding Performance Measures PC-05a and PC-05

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Joint Commission requirement.

Related Topics: 2015 Joint Commission Requirement, Hospital, Critical Access Hospital

06/03/2015

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