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

08/03/2015

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

The Physical Environment Portal Announcements

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New modules available on the Physical Environment Portal.

Related Topics: Physical Environment, Environment of Care, Hospital, Critical Access Hospital

08/03/2015

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 a number of efforts to improve communication between health care professionals and patients.

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

07/31/2015

Disease-Specific Care

Unique Details About Certification for Spinal Surgery

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Certification for Spinal Surgery encompasses three distinct procedures. To be certified under this title, an organization must conduct all three of these procedures: discectomy, laminectomy, and spinal fusion.

Related Topics: Spinal Surgery

07/29/2015

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, Palliative Care

Facts about Joint Commission Accreditation and Certification

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Today, more than 20,500 health care organizations and programs in the United States have been certified or accredited by The Joint Commission.

Related Topics: Fact Sheets, About The Joint Commission, Accreditation, Certification

07/29/2015

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, Primary Care Medical Home, Integrated Care , Perinatal Care

Facts about The Joint Commission

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Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 20,500 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.

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

07/29/2015

Health Care Staffing Services

Certification Review Process Guide Corporate Addendum

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Health Care Staffing Certification

 
The 2015 Health Care Staffing Services Review Process Guide and Review Process Guide Corporate Addendum are available for viewing. There are no changes to these guides for 2015.

Related Topics: Review Process Guide, Health Care Staffing, Corporate Review Process, Certification Process, Preparation, Resource, HCSS Program Overview

07/28/2015

Health Care Staffing Services

Health Care Staffing Certification Review Process Guide

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The 2015 Health Care Staffing Services Review Process Guide is available for viewing. There are no changes to this guides for 2015.

Related Topics: HCSS Program Overview, Resource, Preparation, Certification Process, Corporate Review Process, Health Care Staffing, Review Process Guide

07/28/2015

Disease-Specific Care

2015 Disease-Specific Care Review Process Guide

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The 2015 mid-year update to the Disease Specific Care Certification Review Process Guide is available. A corrected version of the Disease Specific Care Certification Review Process Guide is being issued to reflect a recent change to the Comprehensive Stroke Center requirements at DSDF.

Related Topics: Resource, Becoming Certified, Certification Process, Disease-Specific Care

07/28/2015

Ambulatory Health Care

2015 Survey Activity Guide for Ambulatory Health Care Organizations

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July Update for the 2015 Survey Activity Guide for Ambulatory Health Care Organizations is now available.

Related Topics: Ambulatory Health Care, Survey Activity Guide

07/28/2015

Nursing Care Center

Facts about Memory Care accreditation requirements and optional Memory Care Certification for Nursing Care Centers

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On July 1, 2014, new Memory Care requirements became effective for the Nursing Care Center Accreditation program. In addition, The Joint Commission introduced a new, optional Memory Care Certification within its Nursing Care Center Accreditation program in July 2014.

Related Topics: Fact Sheets, Nursing Care Center, Nursing Home, Memory Care, Alzheimer's Disease

07/24/2015

Disease-Specific Care

Prepublication Standards – Deletions and Clarifications to Core Disease-Specific Care Certification Requirements

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As part of the ongoing review process for certification programs, The Joint Commission identified an opportunity to delete and/or clarify certain elements of performance in Standard DSPR.7 that are redundant to accreditation requirements.

Related Topics: Disease-Specific Care, Prepublication Standards

07/24/2015

Disease-Specific Care

Disease-Specific Care Certification Eligibility

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Read the eligibility requirements for The Joint Commission's Disease-Specific Care Certification.

Related Topics: Disease-Specific Care, Eligibility

07/22/2015

Hospitals

Electronic Patient Blood Management Performance Measures

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In 2014, funded by an unrestricted educational grant from the Masimo Corporation, work began on a new set of Patient Blood Management performance measures that build on and update the previous measure set and are derived exclusively from electronic health records (ePBM).

Related Topics: Measure, Measure Development Initiatives

07/21/2015

Health Services Research Publications

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The wide dissemination of new knowledge related to health care quality and patient safety is a Joint Commission priority. An updated list (July 2015) of research publications emanating from the Joint Commission’s Department of Health Services Research is available here.

Related Topics: Research Publications

07/20/2015

Current Externally Funded Research Projects

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Updated list (July 2015) of Currently Externally Funded Research Projects that highlight the scope of each project, Funder information, start and end date and contact information.

Related Topics: Research Projects

07/20/2015

Hospitals

Preventing Breaches in Disinfection

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One culprit for superbugs is within hospitals’ power to eradicate.

 
The July/August 2015 issue of Healthcare Executive features an article by The Joint Commission's Lisa Waldowski, APRN, discussing breaches in high-level disinfection and the role of senior leadership in stressing proper management of infection prevention, including disinfection and sterilization.

Related Topics: Disinfection, Sterilization, Hospital

07/17/2015

Bureau of Primary Health Care

Ambulatory Care Accredited BPHC-Supported Centers by State

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Ambulatory Care Accredited BPHC-Supported Centers by HRSA Regionall Division (Formerly Field Offices)

Related Topics: BPHC Accredited Centers , Community Health Center, BPHC-supported, FQHC, Health Center, Federally Qualified Health Center

07/15/2015

Ambulatory Health Care, Bureau of Primary Health Care

Map - HRSA/BPHC Supported Accredited Health Centers

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Bureau of Primary Health Care - Map of Health HRSA/BPHC Supported Accredited Health Centers.

Related Topics: Federally Qualified Health Center, Health Center, FQHC, BPHC-supported, Community Health Center, BPHC Accredited Centers

07/15/2015

Bureau of Primary Health Care

Joint Commission Accredited Health Centers by State and HRSA Regional Divisions

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Joint Commission Accredited Health Centers by State and HRSA Regional Divisions

Related Topics: Federally Qualified Health Center, FQHC, Health Center, BPHC-supported, Community Health Center, BPHC Accredited Centers

07/15/2015

Advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification , Disease-Specific Care

Wendi Roberts, RN, BA, MS, CLNC

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Executive Director, Certification

 
Wendi Roberts is the Executive Director for Certification for The Joint Commission. In this position, Ms. Roberts is responsible for driving product strategy, marketing, and growth for the Certification Programs and Strategic Business Unit in the division of Business Development and Gov't Relations.

07/14/2015

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

07/13/2015

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

07/13/2015

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory , Nursing Care Center, Home Care, Bureau of Primary Health Care

2015 Survey Activity Guide

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The Survey Activity Guide for Health Care Organizations mid-year release is now available. Revisions are primarily related to changes in Life Safety Surveyor activities.

Related Topics: Nursing Care Center, Survey Activity Guide, Hospital, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Home Care, Critical Access Hospital, Behavioral Health Care

07/10/2015

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