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

Accreditation Decisions for Organizations Undergoing Initial Surveys

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Joint Commission Requirement

Related Topics: Hospital, Home Care, Critical Access Hospital, Behavioral Health Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Accreditation Program, 2015 Joint Commission Requirement

03/05/2015

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Update: Performance Measures

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Joint Commission Requirement

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

03/05/2015

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

Accreditation with Follow-up Survey and Preliminary Denial of Accreditation Decision Processes for Organizations Undergoing Resurvey

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Joint Commission Requirement

Related Topics: Laboratory Accreditation Program, Nursing Care Center, Home Care, Hospital, Critical Access Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, 2015 Joint Commission Requirement

03/05/2015

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care, Advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification , Disease-Specific Care, Bureau of Primary Health Care

Request for Proposals-Transitions of Care for Venous Thromboembolism

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The Joint Commission, Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning & Change (IGLC) and Bristol-Myers Squibb Independent Medical Education (IME) are collaborating to offer a new grant opportunity focused on transitions of care (TOC) for patients with venous thromboembolism (VTE).

Related Topics: Nursing Care Center, Disease-Specific Care, Hospital, Home Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Behavioral Health Care

02/18/2015

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Top Performer 2014 Eligibility Criteria (For 2015 Recognition)

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Joint Commission-accredited hospitals and critical access hospitals reporting ORYX data on one or more core measure sets, which contain accountability measures identified for inclusion in The Joint Commission’s calculation of accountability measure composite rates for calendar year 2014...

Related Topics: Eligibility , Accountability Measures, Critical Access Hospital, Hospital, Top Performer

02/06/2015

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

2015 Flexible ORYX® Performance Measure Reporting Options

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The Joint Commission will be providing accredited hospitals greater flexibility in meeting ORYX® performance measure reporting requirements beginning with measure set selections for calendar year 2015.

Related Topics: Hospital, Critical Access Hospital

01/12/2015

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Sustaining and Spreading Improvement in Hand Hygiene Compliance

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Hospitals and infection prevention specialists have attempted to achieve high levels of compliance with hand hygiene protocols for many decades. Despite these efforts, measured performance is disappointingly low.

Related Topics: Critical Access Hospital, Hospital, Hand Hygiene

01/12/2015

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety – The Joint Commission’s Annual Report 2014

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The 2014 report includes The Joint Commission’s list of Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® hospitals. Now, 36.9 percent or 1,224 Joint Commission-accredited hospitals reporting accountability measure performance data to The Joint Commission for 2013 are Top Performer hospitals.

Related Topics: Hospital, Critical Access Hospital, Annual Report, Top Performer

11/13/2014

Critical Access Hospitals

Revised Equipment Maintenance Standards for Critical Access Hospitals

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Revised Equipment Maintenance Standards for Critical Access Hospitals

Related Topics: 2014 Joint Commission Requirement, Critical Access Hospital

11/05/2014

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

Clarification of the Pain Management Standard

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Joint Commission Requirement

Related Topics: Nursing Care Center, Hospital, Home Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, 2014 Joint Commission Requirement

11/05/2014

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

Standards by Program Related to IC and EM for Ebola Situations

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Standards Supporting Preparedness and Collaboration

 
Standards by Accreditation Program Related to Infection Control and Emergency Management for Ebola Situations

Related Topics: Critical Access Hospital, Home Care, Hospital, Infection Control, Behavioral Health Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Ebola Preparedness, Emergency Management

11/05/2014
10/07/2014

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

2015 Accreditation and Certification Decision Rules for All Programs

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Joint Commission Requirement

Related Topics: Home Care, Hospital, Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing, Ambulatory Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Behavioral Health Care, Palliative Care, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Nursing Care Center, 2014 Joint Commission Requirement

10/07/2014
09/09/2014

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

Why Organizations Self Report Sentinel Events to The Joint Commission

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This article, first published in the September 2014 issue of Joint Commission Perspectives, explores the benefits to organizations of working through the sentinel event process and how it improves patient safety.

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

08/29/2014

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

Sentinel Event Alert 53: Managing risk during transition to new ISO tubing connector standards

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Tubing misconnections continue to cause severe patient injury and death, since tubes with different functions can easily be connected using luer connectors, or connections can be “rigged” (constructed) using adapters, tubing or catheters. 12/3/14 Webinar replayand slides added.

Related Topics: Infographic, Critical Access Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, Home Care, Hospital, Nursing Care Center, Sentinel Event, Sentinel Event Alert

08/20/2014

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Modification to ORYX® Noncore Measure Reporting Requirements

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Joint Commission Requirement.

Related Topics: 2014 Joint Commission Requirement, Critical Access Hospital, Hospital

08/01/2014

Critical Access Hospitals

Waived Testing Requirements for Critical Access Hospitals

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The Joint Commission recently approved new waived testing requirements for critical access hospitals. The new requirements—effective January 1, 2015—address policies, staff competency, quality control, and documenting test results.

Related Topics: 2014 Joint Commission Requirement, Waived Test , Critical Access Hospital

07/03/2014

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Revised Hospital and Critical Access Hospital Requirements to Align with CMS

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In fall 2013, The Joint Commission reapplied to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for deeming authority for accredited hospitals.

Related Topics: Patient Rights, Critical Access Hospital, CMS, Hospital, 2014 Joint Commission Requirement

07/03/2014

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

The "Patient Flow Standard" and the 4-Hour Recommendation

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In September 2012, The Joint Commission published revisions to Leadership (LD) Standard LD.04.03.11, known as the "patient flow standard."

Related Topics: Critical Access Hospital, Hospital

03/13/2014

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Navigating the Challenges of Patient Flow and Boarding in Hospitals - Storyboard

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The background, requirements, and challenges of meeting The Joint Commission's expanded patient flow and boarding standards and how they can help your organization improve patient safety and the quality of care provided to the vulnerable patient populations you serve.

Related Topics: Hospital, Critical Access Hospital

03/13/2014

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

Applicability of MM Standards to Sample Medications

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Joint Commission Requirement.

Related Topics: Office-Based Surgery, Medication Management, Home Care, Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, 2014 Joint Commission Requirement

01/02/2014
01/02/2014

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Revised Requirements Maintain Alignment with CMS CoPs

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Joint Commission Requirement.

Related Topics: Hospital, CMS, Critical Access Hospital, 2014 Joint Commission Requirement

01/02/2014