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Facts about the Board of Commissioners

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The Board of Commissioners is The Joint Commission’s governing body, providing policy leadership and oversight.

Related Topics: Hospital, Fact Sheets, About The Joint Commission, Board of Commissioners, Corporate Fact Sheets

03/14/2014

Facts about the Nursing Advisory Council

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The Nursing Advisory Council, established in 2003, counsels The Joint Commission on present and evolving nursing- and patient care-related issues that are impacting health care quality and patient safety; shares perspectives on Joint Commission initiatives that may impact the nursing profession. . .

Related Topics: Nurse, Fact Sheets, Advisory Group Fact Sheets

03/14/2014

Facts about Quality Check® and Quality Reports®

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The Joint Commission has a longstanding commitment to providing meaningful information about the comparative performance of accredited organizations to the public.

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

02/13/2014

Facts about special quality awards listed in Quality Reports®

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In addition to receiving The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval, many organizations earn special quality awards. These awards recognize achievement by a health care organization or program that goes above and beyond accreditation or certification.

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

02/12/2014

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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Find out more about The Joint Commission's unannounced survey process.

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

02/11/2014

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

Facts about the Early Survey Policy

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The Joint Commission’s Early Survey Policy allows healthcare organizations to undergo a survey prior to having the ability to demonstrate full compliance with all Joint Commission standards, and receive a preliminary accreditation decision.

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

02/11/2014

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

02/06/2014

Facts about Pain Management

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It is estimated that in the United States more than 76 million people suffer from pain. Pain can be chronic or acute, such as post-surgical pain.

Related Topics: Patient Safety Fact Sheets, Pain Management, Standards, Speak Up, Fact Sheets

02/04/2014

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

Facts about the Tracer Methodology

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The Joint Commission’s on-site survey process includes tracer methodology.

Related Topics: Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Tracer Methodology, Home Care, Hospital, Fact Sheets, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Critical Access Hospital

01/17/2014

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Office-Based Surgery

Facts about the Universal Protocol

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The Joint Commission Board of Commissioners originally approved the Universal Protocol for Preventing Wrong Site, Wrong Procedure and Wrong Person Surgery™ in July 2003, and it became effective July 1, 2004 for all accredited hospitals, ambulatory care and office-based surgery facilities.

Related Topics: Fact Sheets, Ambulatory Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Hospital, Universal Protocol, Patient Safety Fact Sheets, Wrong Site Surgery

01/17/2014

Facts about the Public Information Policy

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The Public Information Policy applies to all organizations that have an accreditation history with The Joint Commission.

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

01/14/2014

Facts about Joint Commission Advisory Groups

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The Joint Commission relies on a variety of advisory groups in its continuous effort to improve the safety and quality of care provided to the public. These groups provide feedback to help The Joint Commission develop and revise standards, policies and procedures that support performance improvement

Related Topics: Advisory Group Fact Sheets, Fact Sheets

12/11/2013

Hospitals

Facts about Hospital Accreditation

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The Joint Commission has accredited hospitals for more than 60 years and today it accredits approximately 4,067 general, children's, long term acute, psychiatric, rehabilitation and specialty hospitals, and 362 critical access hospitals, through a separate accreditation program.

Related Topics: Accreditation Program, Hospital, Fact Sheets

12/11/2013

Home Care

Facts about Home Care Accreditation

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Services include: Home Health, Personal Care and/or Support, Home Medical Equipment, Hospice, and Pharmacy

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

12/06/2013

Ambulatory Health Care, Office-Based Surgery

Facts about Office-Based Surgery Accreditation

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The Joint Commission’s Office-Based Surgery (OBS) Accreditation Program serves specifically as a quality oversight tool for surgical practices with four or fewer practitioners.

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

12/06/2013

The Joint Commission Mission Statement

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Mission: To continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and...

Related Topics: About The Joint Commission, Fact Sheets

08/15/2009

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