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10/30/2013

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Demonstrating High Reliability on Accountability Measures at The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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The need to improve the quality of health care is well documented. Despite decades of efforts, patients continue to suffer preventable harm, often from the omission of recommended medical therapies.

Related Topics: Critical Access Hospital, Hospital, High Reliability, Top Performer

10/29/2013

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Improving America’s Hospitals: The Joint Commission’s Annual Report on Quality and Safety 2013

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The 2013 report includes The Joint Commission’s list of Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® hospitals. Thirty-three percent of all Joint Commission-accredited hospitals that reported accountability measure data to The Joint Commission in 2012 are recognized as Top Performer hospitals.

Related Topics: Top Performer, Hospital, Critical Access Hospital, Annual Report

10/29/2013

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

Sentinel Event Alert Issue 51: Preventing unintended retained foreign objects

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The unintended retention of foreign objects (URFOs) – also called retained surgical items (RSIs) – after invasive procedures can cause death, and surviving patients may sustain both physical and emotional harm, depending on the type of object retained and the length of time it is retained.

Related Topics: Sentinel Event Alert, Sentinel Event, Office-Based Surgery, Hospital, Critical Access Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, Webinar

10/17/2013

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

Tackle your organization’s challenges using Joint Commission tools

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Tools ready for use by C-Suite leaders and organizational quality and safety teams.

Related Topics: Standards BoosterPak, Targeted Solutions Tool, Core Measure Solutions Exchange, Hospital, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Disease-Specific Care, Home Care, Health Care Staffing, Critical Access Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, Nursing Care Center, Sentinel Event, Leading Practice Library, Brochure, Speak Up

10/11/2013

Critical Access Hospitals, Nursing Care Center

FSA Submission Now Required for Additional Accreditation Programs

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Joint Commission Requirement

Related Topics: 2013 Joint Commission Requirement, Critical Access Hospital, Nursing Care Center

07/23/2013

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

2014 Accreditation and Certification Decision Rules

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Joint Commission Requirement

Related Topics: Decision Rule, Behavioral Health Home, 2013 Joint Commission Requirement, Palliative Care, Health Care Staffing, Home Care, Disease-Specific Care, Hospital, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Critical Access Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, Accreditation, Certification, Nursing Care Center

07/23/2013

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

Revision to Surgical Site Infection Goal

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Joint Commission Requirement

Related Topics: 2013 Joint Commission Requirement, Surgical Site Infection, Hospital, Critical Access Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, National Patient Safety Goals

07/19/2013

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

Speak Up: Tips for Your Doctor's Visit

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Updated brochure provides tips to help patients during doctor visits.

Related Topics: Speak Up, Doctor's Visit, Nursing Care Center, General Public, Health Care Staffing, Home Care, Disease-Specific Care, Hospital, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Critical Access Hospital, Behavioral Health Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Palliative Care, Transitions of Care Patient Information

06/03/2013

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Sentinel Event Alert Issue 50: Medical device alarm safety in hospitals

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Many medical devices have alarm systems. These alarm-equipped devices are essential to providing safe care to patients in many health care settings; clinicians depend on these devices for information they need to deliver appropriate care and to guide treatment decisions.

Related Topics: Webinar, Critical Access Hospital, Hospital, Sentinel Event, Sentinel Event Alert

04/08/2013

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

Joint Commission Website E-Alerts

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E-alerts now available for Joint Commission Podcasts - update your subscription to sign up today!

Related Topics: Hospital, Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing, Home Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Behavioral Health Care

04/01/2013

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

Framework for Conducting a Root Cause Analysis and Action Plan

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A Framework for a Root Cause Analysis and Action Plan In Response to a Sentinel Event

Related Topics: Home Care, Health Care Staffing, Disease-Specific Care, Hospital, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Nursing Care Center, Behavioral Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, Sentinel Event, RCA, Root Cause

03/22/2013

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

FAQs about Primary Care Medical Home Certification for Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals

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Read the Frequently Asked Questions about Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH) Certification for Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals.

Related Topics: Critical Access Hospital, Hospital, Primary Care Medical Home, PCMH FAQs

02/20/2013

Critical Access Hospitals

Slides from the January 12, 2012 Teleconference: Standards and National Patient Safety Goals: What's New for 2012

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Slides from the January 12, 2012 Teleconference: Standards and National Patient Safety Goals: What's New for 2012.

Related Topics: Previous Webinar, Critical Access Hospital

02/19/2013

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

Speak Up: Five Things You Can Do To Prevent Infection

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Avoiding contagious diseases like the common cold, strep throat, and the flu is important to everyone. Here are five easy things you can do to fight the spread of infection.

Related Topics: Speak Up Infection Control, Speak Up, Nursing Care Center, Patient Education, Health Care Staffing, Disease-Specific Care, General Public, Hospital, Home Care, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Infection Control, Critical Access Hospital, Behavioral Health Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Health Care-Associated Infections, Patient Education Infection

11/30/2012

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Improving America's Hospitals - The Joint Commission's Annual Report on Quality and Safety 2012

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The 2012 report includes 620 hospitals, designated as Top Performers on Key Quality Measures™, that are leading the way nationally in using evidence-based care processes closely linked to positive patient outcomes.

Related Topics: Hospital, Annual Report, Critical Access Hospital, Safety, Quality, Performance Measures

09/18/2012

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Safe Surgery Checklist

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CMS's new structural measure on the use of a safe surgery checklist and its relationship to the Universal Protocol. The new measure applies to ambulatory surgery centers and hospital outpatient surgery, and is being considered for the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program.

Related Topics: Hospital, Critical Access Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, Universal Protocol, Safe Surgery Checklist

07/24/2012

Speak Up: Know Your Rights

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This brochure has been updated to include language from the new Patient-Centered Communication Standards for Hospitals, which require that patients have the right to care that is free from discrimination. In addition, you will find questions and answers to help you find out about your rights. . .

Related Topics: Laboratory Accreditation Program, Hospital, Home Care, Health Care Staffing, Disease-Specific Care, General Public, Ambulatory Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Speak Up, Patient Rights, Nursing Care Center

07/20/2012

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

Preventing Central Line-Associated Infections

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A Global Challenge, A Global Perspective

 
The Joint Commission, in collaboration with Joint Commission Resources and Joint Commission International, has produced a new monograph containing the most current information, evidence-based guidance, and resources to assist healthcare organization in reducing CLABSI.

Related Topics: Nursing Care Center, Monograph, Ambulatory Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Health Care Staffing, Hospital, Home Care, CLABSI, Health Care-Associated Infections

05/16/2012

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

Strategies for Improving Health Care Personnel Influenza Vaccination Rates

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This document provides evidence-based strategies recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for improving health care personnel influenza vaccination rates, along with supporting documentation that can be found in The Joint Commission's influenza monograph.

Related Topics: Home Care, Hospital, Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Critical Access Hospital, Behavioral Health Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Influenza, Health Care-Associated Infections

04/09/2012

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Nursing Care Center

Standard IC.02.04.01 Influenza Vaccination for Licensed Independent Practitioners and Staff (HAP, CAH, LTC)

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For Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals and Long Term Care

 
Voice recorded slide presentation that focuses on revised Standard IC.02.04.01 Influenza Vaccination for Licensed Independent Practitioners and Staff, for Critical Access Hospitals, Hospitals and Long Term Care accreditation programs. This revised standard will go into effect on July 1, 2012.

Related Topics: Nursing Care Center, Hospital, Critical Access Hospital, Influenza, Vaccination, Standard IC.02.04.01 , Influenza Vaccination Teleconference

12/02/2011

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