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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
07/01/2015

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: Fact Sheets, Patient Safety, 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: Corporate Fact Sheets, Joint Commission International, About The Joint Commission, Fact Sheets

06/30/2015

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

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: Research Studies, Hospital, Ebola Preparedness, Ebola Study

06/26/2015

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

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

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, Emergency Planning, Hospital

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, 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: Time Out Day, Patient Safety

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: Critical Access Hospital, Hospital, 2015 Joint Commission Requirement

06/03/2015
06/03/2015

Health Care Staffing Services

Recording and Slides from Strategies for a Successful Health Care Staffing Services Certification Review

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May 28, 2015

 
Recording now posted for Health Care Staffing Services Certification May 28 Teleconference.

Related Topics: HCS Previous Teleconferences, Health Care Staffing

06/03/2015

Advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification , Disease-Specific Care

Stroke Certification Programs – Program Concept Comparison

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Stroke Certification Programs – Program Concept Comparison

Related Topics: Comparisons, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Acute Stroke Ready Hospital, Primary Stroke

06/02/2015

Hospitals, Advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification , Perinatal Care

Webinar Replay: Overview of The Perinatal Care Certification Program

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Webinar Date: April 28, 2015

 
Overview of the New Perinatal Care Certification Standards, Application Process, Review Process, and Q & A Session.

Related Topics: Previous Webinar Perinatal, Disease-Specific Care, Advanced Certification, Previous Webinar

06/02/2015

Hospitals, Advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification , Perinatal Care

Webinar Replay: Perinatal Care (PC) Core Measures: Updates for Fall 2015

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Webinar Date: May 14, 2015

 
This webinar is a continuation to the April 28 webinar: Overview to The Joint Commission’s NEW Perinatal Care Certification and focuses primarily on Perinatal Care Core Performance Measures. Attendance at the Overview to Joint Commission's NEW Perinatal Care Certification is not a requirement.

Related Topics: Disease-Specific Care, Hospital, Previous Webinar Perinatal

06/02/2015

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

Physician Leader Monthly May 2015

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Monthly e-newsletter for physician leaders.

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

05/28/2015

Mark A. Crafton, MPA, MT(ASCP)

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Executive Director of State and External Relations

 
Mark Crafton is the executive director of state and external relations for The Joint Commission. In this role, Mr. Crafton oversees all Joint Commission activities related to corporate marketing, market research, state and external relations.

Related Topics: Staff Biographies

05/20/2015

Hospitals

List of 2014 Accountability Measures

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This list includes all measures designated as accountability measures, including the year designated.

Related Topics: Hospital, Accountability Measures

05/15/2015

Home Care

Joint Commission Home Care Accreditation For Franchisees

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Learn how The Joint Commission helps to make accreditation attainable and sustainable, and how to get started.

Related Topics: Home Care

05/15/2015

Home Care

Accreditation for Specialty Pharmacy

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Learn how The Joint Commission helps specialty pharmacies reach their quality goals and how to get started.

Related Topics: Pharmacy, Home Care

05/15/2015