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Nursing Care Center

Facts about the Nursing Care Center (NCC) Accreditation program

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The Joint Commission’s Nursing Care Center (NCC) Accreditation program is designed to help providers achieve, maintain and demonstrate consistent excellence in the services they provide.

Related Topics: Nursing Care Center, Fact Sheets

11/18/2013

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 December 2012, there were 1,330 critical access hospitals in the U.S.

Related Topics: Accreditation, Fact Sheets, Critical Access Hospital

10/18/2013

Behavioral Health Care

Facts about Behavioral Health Care Accreditation

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The Joint Commission has been active in behavioral health care accreditation since 1969 when it began accrediting organizations providing services for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Related Topics: Fact Sheets, Behavioral Health Care

10/10/2013

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

09/13/2013

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Facts about ORYX® for Hospitals (National Hospital Quality Measures)

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ORYX® is The Joint Commission’s performance measurement and improvement initiative, first implemented in 1997.

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

09/09/2013

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory Services, 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: Accreditation, Survey Process, Behavioral Health Care, Fact Sheets

09/06/2013

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

Benefits of Joint Commission Accreditation

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Joint Commission accreditation helps organize and strengthen patient safety efforts, among other benefits.

Related Topics: Laboratory Services, Hospital, Critical Access Hospital, Home Care, Behavioral Health Care, Benefits of Accreditation, Fact Sheets, Ambulatory Health Care, Accreditation, Nursing Care Center

08/23/2013

Facts about patient-centered communications

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Effective communication is critical to the successful delivery of health care services.

Related Topics: Hospital, Language, & Culture , Health Literacy, Fact Sheets, Patient Safety, Speak Up, Patient Safety Fact Sheets, Patient-centered communications

06/25/2013

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Facts about the Official “Do Not Use” List of Abbreviations

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In 2001, The Joint Commission issued a Sentinel Event Alert on the subject of medical abbreviations, and just one year later, its Board of Commissioners approved a National Patient Safety Goal...

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

06/18/2013

Hospitals, Laboratory Services

Facts about the Cooperative Accreditation Initiative

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Fact sheet about the Cooperative Accreditation Initiative

Related Topics: Fact Sheets, Laboratory Services, Accreditation

06/07/2013

International Certification, International Accreditation

Facts about Joint Commission International

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Joint Commission International (JCI) was established in 1994 as a division of Joint Commission Resources, Inc. (JCR), a private, not-for-profit affiliate of The Joint Commission.

Related Topics: Corporate Fact Sheets, Fact Sheets, About The Joint Commission, Joint Commission International

04/29/2013

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

Facts about Joint Commission Accreditation and Certification

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Since its founding in 1951, The Joint Commission has been acknowledged as the leader in developing the highest standards for quality and safety in the delivery of health care, and evaluating organization performance based on these standards. Today, more than 20,000 health care organizations. . .

Related Topics: Ambulatory Health Care, Fact Sheets, Behavioral Health Care, About The Joint Commission, Certification, Accreditation, Corporate Fact Sheets

12/05/2012

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Facts about accountability measures

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The Joint Commission categorizes its process performance measures into accountability and non-accountability measures.

Related Topics: Top Performer, Critical Access Hospital, Fact Sheets, Accountability Measures, Hospital, ORYX , Performance Measurement, Core Measure Fact Sheets, Core Measures

10/29/2012

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Facts about the Strategic Surveillance System™ for Hospitals

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The Joint Commission launched the Strategic Surveillance System™ (S3) for accredited hospitals in mid-2007. In April 2011, S3 became available to Joint Commission accredited critical access hospitals.

Related Topics: Strategic Surveillance System, Fact Sheets

05/02/2011

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

Facts about the Priority Focus Process

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The Priority Focus Process is a data-driven tool that helps focus survey activity on issues most relevant to patient safety and quality of care at the specific health care organization being surveyed.

Related Topics: Fact Sheets, Behavioral Health Care, Priority Focus Process

09/01/2010

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: Fact Sheets, About The Joint Commission

08/15/2009

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