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

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, Fact Sheets, Pain Management, Standards, Speak Up

02/04/2014

Facts about patient safety

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The Joint Commission is committed to improving healthcare safety. This commitment is inherent in its mission to continuously improve healthcare for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating healthcare organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe. . .

Related Topics: Patient Safety Fact Sheets, Fact Sheets, National Patient Safety Goals, Patient Safety, Universal Protocol, Speak Up, Sentinel Event

02/03/2014

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory Services, 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 Services, Tracer Methodology, Critical Access Hospital, Behavioral Health Care, Fact Sheets, Ambulatory Health Care, Home Care, 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: Universal Protocol, Fact Sheets, Ambulatory Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Hospital, Patient Safety Fact Sheets, Wrong Site Surgery

01/17/2014

Facts about Joint Commission Resources

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

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

01/16/2014

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, Quality Report, About The Joint Commission, 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

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. It was launched in early 2013 as the Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Accreditation program, but the name...

Related Topics: Nursing Care Center, Fact Sheets, Accreditation Program

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 Program, 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: Behavioral Health Care, Fact Sheets, Accreditation Program

10/10/2013

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

09/09/2013

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: Fact Sheets, About The Joint Commission

08/15/2009

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