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Joint Commission standards - safely and effectively managing the infectious Ebola patient

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Joint Commission standards - safely and effectively managing the infectious Ebola patient.

Related Topics: Hospital, Ebola Preparedness

10/24/2014

Facts about Joint Commission Resources

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Joint Commission Resources is a global, knowledge-based organization that provides innovative solutions designed to help health care organizations improve patient safety and quality. An affiliate of The Joint Commission, JCR is the official publisher and educator of The Joint Commission.

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

10/24/2014
10/23/2014

Stroke

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The stroke (STK) measures were developed in collaboration with the American Heart Association (AHA)/American Stroke Association (ASA)/Brain Attack Coalition (BAC) for use by Disease-Specific Care (DSC)-certified primary stroke centers.

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

10/23/2014
10/23/2014

Venous Thromboembolism

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

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

10/23/2014

Hospitals, Disease-Specific Care

Candidate Systems List

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Candidate Systems List

Related Topics: Performance Measurement Systems, Performance Measurement, ORYX

10/23/2014

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

10/21/2014

Hospitals

Patient Safety Systems Chapter for the Hospital program

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The 2015 Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Hospitals includes the new "Patient Safety Systems" chapter, a blueprint for leaders that uses existing standards to achieve an integrated approach to patient safety.

Related Topics: Patient Safety Systems, Hospital, Standards, Patient Safety

10/17/2014

Advanced Certification , Disease-Specific Care

Teleconference Audio Replay: Inpatient Diabetes: Be an Ace about the Follow-Up Appointment Prior to Discharge - October 16, 2014

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Topic: Inpatient Diabetes Certification Standard DSDF.6 EP.1.a

 
This special Question and Answer Teleconference is about the Advanced Inpatient Diabetes Care Standard DSDF.6 EP.1.a: Prior to discharge, a follow-up diabetes management appointment is made for the patient.

Related Topics: Inpatient Diabetes Previous Teleconference, Teleconferences, Disease-Specific Care

10/17/2014

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

Physician Leader Monthly October 2014

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Monthly e-newsletter for physician leaders.

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

10/16/2014

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Surgical Care Improvement Project

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The Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP) is a national quality partnership of organizations interested in improving surgical care by significantly reducing surgical complications. SCIP Partners include the Steering Committee of 10 national organizations who have pledged their commitment. . .

Related Topics: Performance Measurement, Core Measure Set, Health Care-Associated Infections

10/16/2014

Hospitals

Heart Failure

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In May 2001, the Joint Commission announced four initial core measurement areas for hospitals, which included acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and heart failure (HF).

Related Topics: Core Measure Set, Performance Measurement

10/16/2014

Hospital-Based Inpatient Psychiatric Services

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The Joint Commission and the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS), the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) and the NASMHPD Research Institute, Inc. (NRI) collaborated on the development of a set of core performance measures.

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

10/16/2014

Hospitals

Emergency Department

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The Emergency Department (ED) measure set was developed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and has been adopted by The Joint Commission’s ORYX program in order to maintain alignment with CMS reporting requirements.

Related Topics: Core Measure Set

10/16/2014

Hospitals

Children's Asthma Care

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Three Children's Asthma Care measures were introduced for implementation effective April 1, 2007. Data collection for the measure set began with April 2007 discharges. CAC-3 was initially implemented as a test measure pending National Quality Forum (NQF) endorsement.

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

10/16/2014

Hospitals

Perinatal Care

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New! Clarification to Perinatal Care measure PC-05: Exclusive Breast Milk Feeding. The expanded Perinatal Care (PC) measure set is comprised of 5 measures.

Related Topics: Hospital, Performance Measurement, Core Measure Set

10/16/2014

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Pneumonia Measures

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The Joint Commission collaborated with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as well as the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA), the American Thoracic Society (ATS), the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Related Topics: Core Measure Set, Performance Measurement, Vaccination, Vaccine, Health Care-Associated Infections, Vaccinations

10/16/2014

Hospitals

Acute Myocardial Infarction

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AMI Core Measure Set Information

Related Topics: Core Measures, Performance Measurement, Core Measure Set

10/16/2014

Hospitals, Disease-Specific Care

Core Systems List (for Accreditation and Certification)

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Core Systems List

Related Topics: Performance Measurement Systems, Performance Measurement

10/16/2014

Hospitals

2015 List of ORYX Vendors Supporting eCQM Data Transmissions

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2015 List of ORYX Vendors Supporting eCQM Data Transmissions - Coming soon.

Related Topics: Performance Measurement, Performance Measurement Systems

10/15/2014

Health Care Staffing Services

Healthcare Staffing: How ready is my staffing firm?

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"How ready is my firm to apply today?" Quiz

Related Topics: Health Care Staffing, Certification

10/10/2014

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 June 2014, there were 1,326 critical access hospitals in the U.S.

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

10/10/2014

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

10/10/2014

Behavioral Health Care

Facts about Behavioral Health Care Accreditation

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In 1969, The Joint Commission began accrediting providers of programs/services for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and expanded in 1972 to include the evaluation and accreditation of organizations providing mental health and chemical dependency services.

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

10/09/2014

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