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Facts about The Joint Commission

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Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 20,500 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care

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

07/16/2014

Laboratory

Facts about Laboratory Accreditation

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The Joint Commission has been evaluating and accrediting hospital laboratory services since 1979 and freestanding laboratories since 1995.

Related Topics: Accreditation Program, Laboratory Accreditation, Proficiency Testing, Fact Sheets, Lab Advantage

07/11/2014

Nursing Care Center

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

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On July 1, 2014, new Memory Care requirements became effective for the Nursing Care Center Accreditation program. In addition, The Joint Commission introduced a new, optional Memory Care Certification within its Nursing Care Center Accreditation program in July 2014.

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

07/03/2014

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

06/27/2014

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

05/16/2014

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

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

Accreditation Process Overview

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The Joint Commission’s accreditation process seeks to help organizations identify and resolve problems and to inspire them to improve the safety and quality of care and services provided. The process focuses on systems critical to the safety and the quality of care, treatment and services.

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

03/19/2014

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: Fact Sheets, Nurse, Advisory Group Fact Sheets

03/14/2014

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

02/06/2014

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

01/14/2014

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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A key part of The Joint Commission’s on-site survey process is the tracer methodology. The tracer methodology uses information from the organization to follow the experience of care, treatment, or services for a number of patients through the organization’s entire health care delivery process.

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

01/07/2014

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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