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Ambulatory Health Care

Facts about Primary Care Medical Home Certification

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The Joint Commission’s Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH) Certification focuses on care coordination, access to care, and how effectively a primary care clinician and interdisciplinary team work in partnership with the patient (and when applicable, their family).

Related Topics: Certification Program, Certification Fact Sheets, Ambulatory Health Care, Primary Care Medical Home

10/13/2015

Critical Access Hospitals

Facts about Critical Access Hospital Accreditation

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The Joint Commission has accredited hospitals for more than 60 years. In 2001, The Joint Commission introduced its program to accredit critical access hospitals. As of December 2014, there were 1,325 critical access hospitals in the U.S.

Related Topics: Critical Access Hospital, Fact Sheets, Accreditation Program

10/09/2015

Disease-Specific Care

Replay - PART 1: Quick Steps to Certification: Disease-Specific Care Preparation

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Quick Steps to Certification Webinar Replay is now posted. Learn an overview and tips to prepare Disease-Specific Care Certification.

Related Topics: Disease-Specific Care, Teleconferences, Previous Webinar

10/05/2015

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, Primary Care Medical Home, Integrated Care , Perinatal Care

Approved: 2016 Accreditation and Certification Decision Rules

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Joint Commission Requirement.

Related Topics: 2015 Joint Commission Requirement

10/02/2015
10/02/2015
10/02/2015

Advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification , Disease-Specific Care

Replay - Going for the Gold Seal: Joint Commission Chest Pain Certification

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Chest Pain Certification Webinar Replay is now posted!

Related Topics: Previous Webinar, Teleconferences, Disease-Specific Care

10/01/2015

Brian H. Enochs, J.D.

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Brian H. Enochs, J.D. - Executive Vice President, Business Development and Marketing

Related Topics: Staff Biographies

10/01/2015

Integrated Care

Sample Agenda and Tracer Activity

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Integrated Care Certification

 
To help you and your organization understand and prepare for what will happen during an Integrated Care Certification review, we’ve attached two samples for your use – a sample agenda and sample list of tracer activities.

Related Topics: Hospital, Critical Access Hospital, Integrated Care Certification

09/29/2015

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

Sentinel Event Alert 55: Preventing falls and fall-related injuries in health care facilities

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Falls resulting in injury are a prevalent patient safety problem. Elderly and frail patients with fall risk factors are not the only ones who are vulnerable to falling in health care facilities.

Related Topics: Sentinel Event Alert, Falls

09/28/2015

Hospitals

List of 2015 Accountability Measures

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2015 Accountability Measure List for Accreditation

Related Topics: Accountability Measures, Performance Measurement

09/25/2015

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Facts about ORYX® for Hospitals (National Hospital Quality Measures)

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The Joint Commission’s ORYX® initiative integrates outcomes and other performance measurement data into the accreditation process. ORYX measurement requirements are intended to support Joint Commission accredited organizations in their quality improvement efforts.

Related Topics: ORYX , Performance Measurement, Core Measures, Core Measure Fact Sheets, Fact Sheets, Hospital

09/18/2015

Laboratory

Eligibility For Laboratory Accreditation

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For purposes of CLIA certification, laboratory testing is defined as analyzing a substance removed from the body and using this information for the diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of any disease, impairment, or assessment of the health of human beings.

Related Topics: Laboratory Accreditation

09/17/2015

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, Palliative Care

Physician Leader Monthly September 2015

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Monthly e-newsletter for physician leaders.

Related Topics: Physician, Chief Medical Officer, Physician Leader Monthly

09/16/2015

Using Speak Up™ in your organization

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Speak Up messages, brochures infographics and videos are currently being used in a variety of ways in Joint Commission accredited organizations, community and civic organizations, and other health care-related companies.

Related Topics: Patient Safety, Speak Up

09/14/2015

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Facts about accountability measures

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Learn more about accountability measures—quality measures that meet four criteria designed to identify measures that produce the greatest positive impact on patient outcomes when hospitals demonstrate improvement.

Related Topics: Top Performer, Core Measure Fact Sheets, Core Measures, ORYX , Performance Measurement, Hospital, Critical Access Hospital, Fact Sheets, Accountability Measures

09/10/2015

Home Care

Customer Spotlight: Clifton Hospice Services

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Customer Spotlight (Clifton Hospice Services): Achieving Joint Commission’s Gold Seal Helps Hospice Create More Actionable Infection Control Plans and Strengthen the Care Continuum.

Related Topics: Home Care Accreditation, Customer Spotlight - Home Care, Home Care

09/09/2015

Home Care

Customer Spotlight: INOVA Health System

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Following a recent home care survey, Inova Health System in Fairfax, Virginia, described their onsite survey experience as “highly collaborative and truly enlightening.”

Related Topics: Customer Spotlight - Home Care, Home Care Accreditation

09/09/2015

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, Palliative Care

Physician Leader Monthly August 2015

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Monthly e-newsletter for physician leaders.

Related Topics: Physician Leader Monthly, Chief Medical Officer, Physician

09/04/2015

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

Physician Leader Monthly July 2015

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Monthly e-newsletter for physician leaders.

Related Topics: Physician, Chief Medical Officer, Physician Leader Monthly

09/02/2015

Hospitals

Joint Commission Measure Sets Effective January 1, 2016

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Joint Commission Measure Sets Effective January 1, 2016

Related Topics: ORYX

09/02/2015

Hospitals

2016 Flexible ORYX® Performance Measure Reporting Options

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The Joint Commission will continue to provide its accredited hospitals and critical access hospitals with flexibility in meeting ORYX® performance measure reporting requirements for calendar year 2016.

Related Topics: ORYX

09/02/2015

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: Behavioral Health Care, Previous Webinar

08/31/2015

Disease-Specific Care

Apply Now for Disease-Specific Care Certification

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The certification process is initiated when an organization completes and submits the Application for Certification.

Related Topics: Certification, Disease-Specific 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: Benefits of Certification, Certification, Certification Fact Sheets

08/28/2015