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Facts about the Nursing Advisory Council

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The Nursing Advisory Council advises The Joint Commission on nursing and patient care issues and shares perspectives on Joint Commission initiatives that may impact the nursing profession or effect patient safety.

Related Topics: Advisory Group Fact Sheets, Fact Sheets, Nurse

04/02/2015

Ambulatory Health Care

Facts about Ambulatory Care Accreditation

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The Joint Commission’s Ambulatory Care Accreditation program was established in 1975, and today more than 2,100 freestanding ambulatory care organizations are Joint Commission-accredited.

Related Topics: Imaging Centers, Diagnostic/Theraputic, Endoscopy, Ambulatory Health Care, Fact Sheets, Advanced Imaging, Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation, Medical/Dental, Office-Based Surgery, Urgent Care, Accreditation, Telehealth/NonSurgical, Telehealth/Surgical, Sleep Centers, Accreditation Program

03/19/2015

Facts about patient safety

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As part of its mission, The Joint Commission is committed to improving health care safety for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value.

Related Topics: Universal Protocol, Speak Up, Patient Safety, National Patient Safety Goals, Sentinel Event, Fact Sheets, Patient Safety Fact Sheets

03/17/2015

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 standards

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Joint Commission standards are the basis of an objective evaluation process that can help health care organizations measure, assess and improve performance.

Related Topics: Accreditation, Standards, Fact Sheets, Behavioral Health Care

03/06/2015

Facts about Joint Commission Advisory Groups

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The Joint Commission relies on a number of advisory groups for feedback on a variety of issues, including safety and quality of care, the development of standards, and policies and procedures that support performance improvement in health care organizations.

Related Topics: Advisory Group Fact Sheets, Fact Sheets

02/26/2015

Facts about Joint Commission Resources

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Established in 1986, Joint Commission Resources (JCR) is a global, knowledge-based organization that provides innovative solutions designed to help health care organizations improve patient safety and quality.

Related Topics: Joint Commission Resources, Fact Sheets, Corporate Fact Sheets

02/25/2015

Home Care

Facts about Home Care Accreditation

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Established in 1988, The Joint Commission’s Home Care Accreditation program accredits more than 6,000 organizations that provide home care services directly or through a contracted individual or organization.

Related Topics: Pharmacy, Accreditation Program, Home Health, Home Care, Fact Sheets

02/24/2015

Ambulatory Health Care, Office-Based Surgery

Facts about Office-Based Surgery Accreditation

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The Joint Commission introduced its Office-Based Surgery (OBS) Accreditation program in 2001. It serves as a quality oversight tool for smaller surgical practices.

Related Topics: Fact Sheets, Ambulatory Health Care, Office-Based Surgery Accreditation, Accreditation Program

02/24/2015

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

Facts about the unannounced survey process

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The Joint Commission generally conducts unannounced surveys unless it is not feasible or logical to do so. All hospital and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services deeming or recognition surveys are unannounced. This fact sheet includes a table listing exceptions to unannounced surveys.

Related Topics: Unannounced Survey Process, Nursing Care Center, Home Care, Hospital, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Fact Sheets, Ambulatory Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Behavioral Health Care

02/17/2015

Facts about Pain Management

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It is estimated that in the United States more than 76 million people suffer from pain. Pain can be chronic or acute, such as post-surgical pain.

Related Topics: Pain Management, Speak Up, Standards, Fact Sheets, Patient Safety Fact Sheets

02/02/2015

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Laboratory

Facts about the Cooperative Accreditation Initiative

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The Joint Commission launched the Cooperative Accreditation Initiative in 1995 to reduce the cost and duplication of survey and inspection activity experienced by hospitals and other health care organizations.

Related Topics: Laboratory Accreditation Program, Fact Sheets, Accreditation

11/19/2014

The Joint Commission Mission Statement

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Mission: To continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and...

Related Topics: About The Joint Commission, Fact Sheets

08/15/2009