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

Sentinel Event Data - Root Causes by Event Type

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Sentinel Event Statistics Data - Root Causes by Event Type (2004 - 2Q 2014)

Related Topics: Laboratory Accreditation Program, Nursing Care Center, Root Cause, Sentinel Event, Sentinel Event Statistics, Behavioral Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, Hospital, Home Care

09/30/2014

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

Sentinel Event Data - Event Type by Year

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Sentinel Event Statistics Data - Event Type by Year (1995 - 2Q 2014)

Related Topics: Home Care, Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Behavioral Health Care, Sentinel Event Statistics, Sentinel Event, Root Cause, Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Accreditation Program

09/30/2014

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

Sentinel Event Data Summary

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Sentinel Event Statistics as of September 5, 2014.

Related Topics: Home Care, Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Behavioral Health Care, Sentinel Event Statistics, Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Accreditation Program

09/30/2014

Behavioral Health Care

Audio/Visual Files for Sept. 17 webinar:  Roadmap to Accreditation

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Webinar on how to take the first steps towards Joint Commission behavioral health accreditation, and the resources available to help you through the process.

Related Topics: Behavioral Health Care, Previous Webinar, Accreditation

09/24/2014

Ambulatory Health Care

Standards Applicability Grid for Kidney Care/Dialysis Settings

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Elements of Performance (EPs) Applicable to the Kidney Care/Dialysis Service in the Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation Program for the July 2014 Standards Release.

Related Topics: Ambulatory Health Care, Applicability Grid, Element of Performance

09/23/2014

Critical Access Hospitals

Prepublication Standards – Standards Revisions Related to Medical Equipment and Utility System Maintenance for the CAH Deemed Program

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In August 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) clarified in a Survey and Certification letter (S&C 14-41-CAH) the circumstances when a critical access hospital may implement an alternative equipment maintenance (AEM) program.

Related Topics: Critical Access Hospital, Prepublication Standards, Deemed Status

09/23/2014

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: Critical Access Hospital, Hospital

09/22/2014

Ambulatory Health Care

Primary Care Medical Home Certified Organizations

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Organizations that have achieved Joint Commission accreditation and Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH) certification.

Related Topics: Primary Care Medical Home, Ambulatory Health Care

09/19/2014

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory , Nursing Care Center, Home Care

Facts about the on-site survey process

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The Joint Commission survey process is data-driven, patient-centered and focused on evaluating actual care processes.

Related Topics: Survey Process, Accreditation, Fact Sheets, Behavioral Health Care

09/12/2014

Facts about the Patient and Family Advisory Council

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A diverse group of nationally prominent individuals and organizations serve on The Joint Commission’s Patient and Family Advisory Council.

Related Topics: Fact Sheets, Patient Rights, Patient Safety, Advisory Group Fact Sheets

09/12/2014

Laboratory

Stacy Olea, MBA, MT(ASCP), FACHE

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Executive Director for Laboratory Accreditation

 
Stacy Olea is the Executive Director for Laboratory Accreditation at The Joint Commission. In this role, she oversees the strategic direction and performance of the Laboratory Accreditation Program and guides The Joint Commission’s efforts to strengthen the program.

Related Topics: Biographies, Laboratory Accreditation Program

09/11/2014

Emergency Management Resources - Pandemic/Public Health

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Updated Emergency Management Resources - Pandemic/Public Health

Related Topics: Emergency Management

09/11/2014

Current Externally Funded Research Projects

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Updated list of Currently Externally Funded Research Projects that highlight the scope of each project, Funder information, start and end date and contact information.

Related Topics: Research Projects

09/09/2014
09/09/2014

Behavioral Health Care

Facts about Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) accreditation

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To help opioid treatment programs (OTPs) improve the quality of care, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) established an accreditation requirement in 2001. The requirement emphasizes person-focused care, integrated and individualized approaches to OTP services. . .

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

09/08/2014

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

Facts about scoring and accreditation decisions

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The scoring and decision process is based on the criticality of the standards and other requirements regarding their relationship to the quality and safety of patient care.

Related Topics: Nursing Care Center, Scoring, Home Care, Hospital, Critical Access Hospital, Behavioral Health Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Fact Sheets, Accreditation Process, Accreditation Decisions

09/08/2014

Ambulatory Health Care, Home Care

Enterprise Champion for Quality - A Recognition for Franchisors

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The Joint Commission's annual recognition for Franchisors, Enterprise Champion for Quality.

Related Topics: Home Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Franchisor Recognition

09/04/2014

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, Critical Access Hospital, Accountability Measures, Fact Sheets, Hospital, Core Measure Fact Sheets, Core Measures, ORYX , Performance Measurement

09/04/2014

Advanced Certification , Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing Services, Palliative Care

Benefits of Joint Commission Certification

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Learn more about the benefits of Joint Commission certification.

Related Topics: Certification, Benefits of Certification, Certification Fact Sheets

09/04/2014

Behavioral Health Care

Pricing Worksheet - Behavioral Health Care Accreditation - 2014

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Worksheet for estimating behavioral health accreditation fees. For any questions, please contact Peggy Lavin at 630-792-5411.

Related Topics: Fees, Annual Fee, Cost, Behavioral Health Care, Pricing, On-site survey fee

09/02/2014

Advanced Certification , Disease-Specific Care

Recording and Slides from The Savvy PSC: Review of the 2014 Primary Stroke Center Certification Standards - August 29, 2014

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Recording and Slides from The Savvy PSC: Review of the 2014 Primary Stroke Center Certification Standards - August 29, 2014

Related Topics: Disease-Specific Care, Primary Stroke Previous Teleconference

08/29/2014

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory , Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care, Advanced Certification , Disease-Specific Care, 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: Home Care, Hospital, Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Resource, Sentinel Event

08/29/2014

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

Physician Leader Monthly - August 2014

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Monthly e-newsletter for physician leaders.

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

08/27/2014

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