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Behavioral Health Care

Audio/Visual Files for Feb. 18 webinar: Roadmap to Accreditation

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Learn more about the benefits of accreditation, how The Joint Commission is different, and how to get started on the path to Behavioral Health Accreditation.

Related Topics: Behavioral Health Care, Previous Webinar, Accreditation

02/27/2015

Facts about Joint Commission Advisory Groups

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The Joint Commission relies on a number of advisory groups for feedback on a variety of issues, including safety and quality of care, the development of standards, and policies and procedures that support performance improvement in health care organizations.

Related Topics: Fact Sheets, Advisory Group Fact Sheets

02/26/2015

Ambulatory Health Care

Standards Applicability Grid for Dental Care Settings

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

Related Topics: Ambulatory Health Care, Applicability Grid

02/25/2015

Ambulatory Health Care

Standards Applicability Grid for Convenient Care Settings

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

Related Topics: Applicability Grid, Ambulatory Health Care, Convenient Care

02/25/2015

Facts about Joint Commission Resources

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Established in 1986, Joint Commission Resources (JCR) is a global, knowledge-based organization that provides innovative solutions designed to help health care organizations improve patient safety and quality.

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

02/25/2015

Home Care

Facts about Home Care Accreditation

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Established in 1988, The Joint Commission’s Home Care Accreditation program accredits more than 6,000 organizations that provide home care services directly or through a contracted individual or organization.

Related Topics: Fact Sheets, Home Care, Home Health, Accreditation Program, Pharmacy

02/24/2015

Ambulatory Health Care, Office-Based Surgery

Facts about Office-Based Surgery Accreditation

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The Joint Commission introduced its Office-Based Surgery (OBS) Accreditation program in 2001. It serves as a quality oversight tool for smaller surgical practices.

Related Topics: Accreditation Program, Fact Sheets, Ambulatory Health Care, Office-Based Surgery Accreditation

02/24/2015

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care, Advanced Certification , Disease-Specific Care, Bureau of Primary Health Care

Request for Proposals-Transitions of Care for Venous Thromboembolism

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The Joint Commission, Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning & Change (IGLC) and Bristol-Myers Squibb Independent Medical Education (IME) are collaborating to offer a new grant opportunity focused on transitions of care (TOC) for patients with venous thromboembolism (VTE).

Related Topics: Nursing Care Center, Behavioral Health Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Home Care, Hospital, Critical Access Hospital, Disease-Specific Care

02/18/2015

David W. Baker, MD, MPH, FACP

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Executive Vice President, Division of Health Care Quality Evaluation

 
David W. Baker, MD, MPH, FACP is the Executive Vice President for Health Care Quality Evaluation at The Joint Commission in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois.

02/18/2015

Hospitals

2015 List of ORYX Vendors Supporting eCQM Data Transmissions

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2015 ORYX Vendors Supporting eCQM Measure Sets Data Transmission

Related Topics: Performance Measurement Systems, Performance Measurement

02/17/2015

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

Facts about the unannounced survey process

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The Joint Commission generally conducts unannounced surveys unless it is not feasible or logical to do so. All hospital and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services deeming or recognition surveys are unannounced. This fact sheet includes a table listing exceptions to unannounced surveys.

Related Topics: Nursing Care Center, Unannounced Survey Process, Critical Access Hospital, Hospital, Home Care, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Fact Sheets, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care

02/17/2015

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

Physician Leader Monthly February 2015

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Monthly e-newsletter for physician leaders.

Related Topics: Physician, Physician Leader Monthly

02/13/2015

Certification Systems List

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View the Certification Systems List which includes all performance measurement systems that support at least one hospital certification measure set.

Related Topics: Performance Measurement

02/12/2015

Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning and Change (IGLC) and Bristol-Myers Squibb Independent Medical Education (IME) Collaboration

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The Joint Commission, Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning & Change (IGLC) and Bristol-Myers Squibb Independent Medical Education (IME) are collaborating to provide grant opportunities that support an array of projects designed to accelerate the adoption of evidence-based innovations.

Related Topics: Research Projects

02/10/2015

Home Care

Enhancing Care Transitions Intervention Protocol

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An article from the Journal of Healthcare Quality on enhancing the care transitions intervention protocol to better address the needs of family caregivers.

Related Topics: Home Care Articles

02/06/2015

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Top Performer 2014 Eligibility Criteria (For 2015 Recognition)

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Joint Commission-accredited hospitals and critical access hospitals reporting ORYX data on one or more core measure sets, which contain accountability measures identified for inclusion in The Joint Commission’s calculation of accountability measure composite rates for calendar year 2014...

Related Topics: Top Performer, Accountability Measures, Critical Access Hospital, Hospital, Eligibility

02/06/2015

Health Care Staffing Services

Certification Review Process Guide Corporate Addendum

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Health Care Staffing Certification

 
The 2015 Health Care Staffing Services Review Process Guide and Review Process Guide Corporate Addendum are available for viewing. There are no changes to these guides for 2015.

Related Topics: HCSS Program Overview, Preparation, Resource, Certification Process, Corporate Review Process, Health Care Staffing, Review Process Guide

02/06/2015

Health Care Staffing Services

Health Care Staffing Certification Review Process Guide

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The 2015 Health Care Staffing Services Review Process Guide is available for viewing. There are no changes to this guides for 2015.

Related Topics: Review Process Guide, Health Care Staffing, Corporate Review Process, Certification Process, Resource, Preparation, HCSS Program Overview

02/06/2015

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Approved: Revisions to Requirements for Organizations Providing Diagnostic Imaging Services

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Joint Commission Requirement

Related Topics: 2015 Joint Commission Requirement, Diagnostic Imaging Services

02/06/2015

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Complimentary Self-Assessment for PCMH Certification for Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals

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Take our free self assessment to see if you're ready for primary care medical home certification for your hospital or critical access hospital.

Related Topics: Hospital, Critical Access Hospital, PCMH Self-Assessment

02/06/2015

Bureau of Primary Health Care

Technical Assistance Teleconference List

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Bureau of Primary Health Care

 
Listen to audio replays of the Bureau of Primary Healthcare's monthly technical assistance teleconferences.

Related Topics: Ambulatory Health Care, BPHC - Teleconferences

02/06/2015

Palliative Care

Replay of February 3, 2015 Teleconference: Palliative Care Certification: New and Revised Standards Overview and Review Process

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Prepare to achieve Palliative Care Certification in 2015 - Teleconference: Palliative Care Certification: New and Revised Standards Overview and Review Process

Related Topics: Palliative Care, Previous Webinar Palliative Care

02/05/2015

Ambulatory Health Care

Ambulatory Care Accreditation Overview

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2015 Ambulatory Care Accreditation Overview provides a snapshot of The Joint Commission accreditation process for ambulatory care settings. Learn about survey process, standards, invaluable resources and more!

Related Topics: Accreditation Process, Ambulatory Health Care

02/05/2015

Facts about Quality Check® and Quality Reports®

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The Joint Commission has a longstanding commitment to providing meaningful information about the performance of accredited organizations to the public. The Quality Check® website, launched in 1996, fulfills this commitment.

Related Topics: Patient Safety Fact Sheets, Fact Sheets, Quality Check, Quality Report

02/04/2015

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