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Hospitals, Disease-Specific Care

Core Systems List (for Accreditation and Certification)

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Core Systems List - Updated March 2015

Related Topics: Performance Measurement Systems, Performance Measurement

04/01/2015

Bureau of Primary Health Care

Sources for Accreditaton-Related Technical Assistance for BPHC-Supported Health Centers

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This list has been compiled solely for the purpose of assisting organizations in identifying and accessing possible technical assistance resources.

Related Topics: Survey Preparation

04/01/2015

Advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification

Acute Stroke Ready Hospital Certification Fees

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Disease-Specific Care Certifications are on a two-year cycle. The Acute Stroke Ready Hospital Certification fee consists of two parts: an on-site fee, which is assessed following the on-site review, and an annual subscription fee, which is billed each January.

Related Topics: Disease-Specific Care, Hospital

03/31/2015

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 54: Safe use of health information technology

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Health information technology (health IT) is rapidly evolving and its use is growing, presenting new challenges to health care organizations.

Related Topics: Sentinel Event Alert, Safe Health IT

03/31/2015

Ambulatory Health Care

Ambulatory Health Care Advisory Council Members

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Listing of the members of the Medical/Diagnostic and Therapeutic Advisory Council and Surgical Advisory Council for the Ambulatory Health Care program.

Related Topics: Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation

03/30/2015

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Emergency Management Resources - Leadership through Crisis

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Emergency Management Resources - Leadership through Crisis. Updated March 30, 2015.

Related Topics: Hospital, Critical Access Hospital, Emergency Planning, Emergency Preparedness, Emergency Management

03/30/2015

Emergency Management Resources - Vulnerable Populations

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Emergency Management Resources - Vulnerable Populations - Updated March 30, 2015.

Related Topics: Emergency Management

03/30/2015

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Prepublication Standards – Revisions to Deemed Program Requirements for Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals

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Revisions to Deemed Program Requirements for Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals to align with changes made in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Conditions of Participation (CoPs).

Related Topics: Prepublication Standards, Critical Access Hospital, Hospital

03/27/2015

Ronald M. Wyatt, M.D., MHA

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Medical Director

 
Ronald M. Wyatt, M.D., is the medical director in the Division of Healthcare Improvement at The Joint Commission.

03/23/2015

Laboratory

Facts about Laboratory Accreditation

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The Joint Commission has been evaluating and accrediting hospital laboratory services since 1979 and freestanding laboratories since 1995.

Related Topics: Accreditation Program, Laboratory Accreditation, Proficiency Testing, Fact Sheets, Lab Advantage

03/23/2015

Hospitals

Electronic Patient Blood Management Performance Measures - Call for Public Comment

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The Joint Commission is seeking volunteers to comment on a new set of electronic Patient Blood Management Performance Measure (ePBM) profiles.

Related Topics: Measure Development Initiatives, Measure

03/19/2015

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

03/19/2015

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Call for Nominations: Tobacco Treatment eCQM Task Force

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Nominations are being accepted through April 5, 2015, for the Tobacco Treatment eCOM Task Force. This group of health IT professionals will help guide the re-engineering of three tobacco treatment measures as electronic clinical quality measures.

Related Topics: Performance Measurement, Health Information Technology

03/18/2015

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

03/17/2015

Integrated Care

Prepublication Standards – Integrated Care Certification Program

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The Joint Commission recently approved a new, optional Integrated Care Certification Program.

Related Topics: Prepublication Standards, Integrated Care Certification

03/16/2015

Behavioral Health Care

Facts about Behavioral Health Home Certification

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Behavioral Health Home Certification is an optional certification available to organizations accredited under The Joint Commission’s Behavioral Health Care Accreditation program. The certification recognizes organizations and agencies that act as a health home for the individuals they serve.

Related Topics: Certification Fact Sheets, Behavioral Health Home, Behavioral Health Care

03/13/2015

Public Information Policy

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The Joint Commission is committed to making relevant and accurate information about health care organizations available to interested parties. Information regarding a health care organization's quality and safety can help organizations improve their services.

03/13/2015

Facts about the Public Information Policy

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The Joint Commission is committed to making relevant and accurate information about its accredited and certified health care organizations available to interested parties.

Related Topics: Fact Sheets, About The Joint Commission, Quality Report, Quality Check, Corporate Fact Sheets

03/13/2015

Nursing Care Center

Request an Application

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Thank you for your interest in pursuing Joint Commission accreditation and specialty certification!

03/13/2015

Behavioral Health Care

Audio/Visual Files for Mar. 11 Webinar: Strategies for a Successful Survey

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Strategies for a Successful Behavioral Health Accreditation Survey, presented March 11, 2015. Features Joint Commission speakers Tracy Collander, Executive Director, Peter Vance, Field Director, and Laura O'Keefe, Sr. Account Executive.

Related Topics: Behavioral Health Care, Previous Webinar, On-Site Survey Process

03/12/2015

Hospitals

Accelerating the Adoption of a Safety Culture

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The March/April issue of Healthcare Executive magazine features an interview with Ana Pujols McKee, M.D., executive vice president and chief medical officer, The Joint Commission, discussing how to build a culture of safety.

Related Topics: Hospital

03/12/2015

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: Accountability Measures, Hospital

03/11/2015

Hospitals

List of 2014 Accountability Measures (For 2015 Recognition)

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The Accountability Measure list includes an additional column where a check is displayed next to each individual measure for which CY 2014 data will be used for Top Performer Recognition in 2015.

Related Topics: Hospital, Top Performer

03/11/2015

Venous Thromboembolism

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The Joint Commission Response to the Annals of Internal Medicine Editorial Regarding VTE.

Related Topics: Core Measure Set, Performance Measurement, Transitions of Care and Performance Measurement

03/11/2015

Bureau of Primary Health Care

2014 Health Centers Most Challenging Standards/NPSGs

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Joint Commission Ambulatory Care Standards Generating Findings in 20%+ CHCs Surveyed.

Related Topics: BPHC Challenging Standards

03/10/2015

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