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Health Care Staffing Services

Have you considered hiring Joint Commission certified staffing firms?

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Did you know that by contracting with Joint Commission certified staffing firms, you may be meeting key HR accreditation requirements?

Related Topics: Certification, Health Care Staffing

04/22/2014

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: Ambulatory Health Care, Primary Care Medical Home

04/22/2014

Behavioral Health Care

Audio/Visual Files for Apr 16 webinar: Adding Behavioral Health Home Services

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Audio/Visual Files for Apr 16 webinar: Adding Behavioral Health Home Services: Considerations for Quality.

Related Topics: Previous Webinar

04/21/2014

Facts about Speak Up™ Initiatives

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The Joint Commission’s award winning Speak Up™ program urges patients to take an active role in preventing health care errors by becoming involved and informed participants on their health care team. First launched as a print campaign in March 2002 with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services,

Related Topics: Patient Safety, Patient Rights, Speak Up, General Public, Fact Sheets, Patient Safety Fact Sheets

04/21/2014

Physician Leader Monthly - April 2014

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Monthly e-newsletter for physician leaders. .

Related Topics: Physician Leader Monthly

04/18/2014

Ambulatory Health Care, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory Services, 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 - 2013)

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

04/15/2014

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory Services, 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 - 2013)

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

04/15/2014

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

Sentinel Event Data Summary

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Sentinel Event Statistics as of March 25, 2014.

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

04/15/2014

Hospitals

Core eMeasure Pilot Project Systems List

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View the Core eMeasure Pilot Project Systems List which includes all performance measurement systems and Electronic Health Record (EHR) companies that have agreed to participate in the ORYX Core eMeasure Pilot Project.

Related Topics: Performance Measurement, Performance Measurement Systems

04/10/2014

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

The Joint Commission enterprise’s key accomplishments of 2013

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Infographic - The Joint Commission enterprise’s key accomplishments of 2013

Related Topics: Ambulatory Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Behavioral Health Care, Home Care, Hospital, Laboratory Services, Health Care Staffing, Disease-Specific Care, Nursing Care Center, Joint Commission History

04/04/2014

Nursing Care Center

Facts about Memory Care accreditation requirements and optional Memory Care Certification for Nursing Care Centers

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The Joint Commission has developed new memory care requirements for the Nursing Care Center accreditation program. The standards are effective July 1, 2014. Also, The Joint Commission is introducing a new, optional Memory Care Certification within its Nursing Care Center Accreditation program.

Related Topics: Memory Care, Alzheimer's Disease, Nursing Care Center, Nursing Home, Fact Sheets

04/03/2014

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: Franchisor Recognition, Home Care, Ambulatory Health Care

04/03/2014

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care

Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient-and Family-Centered Care

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Effective patient-provider communication is critical to the successful delivery of health care services. The Joint Commission supports a number of efforts to improve communication between health care providers and patients, including standards, monographs, videos, and other resources.

Related Topics: Critical Access Hospital, Hospital, Hospital, Language, & Culture , Performance Measurement, Leading Practice Library Addendum, Research Resources, Completed Research Projects, Health Equity, Advancing Effective Communication, LGBT

04/03/2014

Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient-and Family-Centered Care

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A Roadmap for Hospitals

 
This monograph was developed by The Joint Commission to inspire hospitals to integrate concepts from the communication, cultural competence, and patient- and family-centered care fields into their organizations.

Related Topics: Research Resources, Monograph, Hospital, Behavioral Health Care, Ambulatory Health Care

04/03/2014

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient- and Family-Centered Care for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Community

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A Field Guide

 
This field guide from The Joint Commission urges U.S. hospitals to create a more welcoming, safe and inclusive environment that contributes to improved health care quality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) patients and their families.

Related Topics: LGBT, Health Equity, Papers, Advancing Effective Communication

04/03/2014

Ambulatory Health Care

Revised Eligibility Requirements for Ambulatory Care

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Joint Commission Requirement.

Related Topics: 2014 Joint Commission Requirement, Ambulatory Health Care

03/31/2014

Home Care

Home Health Deemed Surveys Document Hand Hygiene Lapses

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Joint Commission Requirement.

Related Topics: 2014 Joint Commission Requirement

03/31/2014

Hospitals

Prepublication Standards – Revised Requirements for the Environment of Care (EC) Chapter

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Prepublication Standards

 
The Joint Commission has added two new elements of performance (EPs) for deemed-status hospitals.

Related Topics: Prepublication Standards, Hospital

03/31/2014

Advanced Certification

Advanced Certification in Palliative Care - Brochure

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Palliative Care Certification updated brochure highlighting benefits of certification

Related Topics: Advanced Certification, Disease-Specific Care, Brochure, Palliative Care

03/26/2014

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

Facts about Joint Commission standards

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Joint Commission standards are the basis of an objective evaluation process that can help health care organizations measure, assess and improve performance.

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

03/25/2014

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

03/25/2014

Antimicrobial Stewardship - Pfizer IGLC Funded Project

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The Antimicrobial Stewardship Request for Proposal (RFP) focused on accelerating the development and adoption of evidence-based approaches that have the capacity to prevent or contain antimicrobial resistance (AMR), and support and promote appropriate use of antimicrobial agents.

Related Topics: Research Projects

03/24/2014

Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning and Change (IGLC) Collaboration

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The Joint Commission and Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning and Change (IGLC) are collaborating to provide grant opportunities that support an array of projects designed to accelerate the adoption of evidence-based innovations that improve patient care and safety.

Related Topics: Research Projects

03/24/2014

Hospitals, Disease-Specific Care

Core Systems List (for Accreditation and Certification)

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Core Systems List

Related Topics: Performance Measurement, Performance Measurement Systems

03/20/2014

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