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Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Office-Based Surgery

The Joint Commission’s Implementation Guide for NPSG.07.05.01 on Surgical Site Infections

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"The Joint Commission’s Implementation Guide for NPSG.07.05.01 on Surgical Site Infections: The SSI Change Project” will provide guidance to health care organizations implementing the National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG) on surgical site infections (SSIs).

Related Topics: Hospital, Critical Access Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, Surgical Site Infection, NPSG

12/03/2013

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Revised Criterion for Including Physician Practices in Surveys

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Joint Commission Requirement.

Related Topics: Critical Access Hospital, Hospital, Physician, 2013 Joint Commission Requirement

10/30/2013
10/30/2013

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

List of 2013 Accountability Measures

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This list includes all measures designated as accountability measures, including the year designated. Note: No new accountability measures have been designated for 2013.

Related Topics: Critical Access Hospital, Hospital, Accountability Measures

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

10/29/2013

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Top Performer 2013 Eligibility Criteria (For 2014 Recognition)

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Joint Commission-accredited hospitals and critical access hospitals reporting ORYX data on one or more core measure sets, which contain accountability measures identified for inclusion in The Joint Commission’s calculation of accountability measure composite rates for calendar year 2013...

Related Topics: Critical Access Hospital, Hospital, Accountability Measures, 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, Annual Report, Hospital, Critical Access Hospital

10/29/2013

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

List of 2013 Accountability Measures (For 2014 Recognition)

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The Accountability Measure list includes an additional column where a check is displayed next to each individual measure for which current year 2013 data will be used for Top Performer Recognition in 2014.

Related Topics: Critical Access Hospital, Hospital, Accountability Measures, Top Performer

10/29/2013

Critical Access Hospitals

Critical Access Hospital: 2014 National Patient Safety Goals

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2014 National Patient Safety Goals

Related Topics: Critical Access Hospital, National Patient Safety Goals

10/24/2013

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: Hospital, Critical Access Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, Office-Based Surgery, Sentinel Event, Sentinel Event Alert, 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: Brochure, Leading Practice Library, Standards BoosterPak, Targeted Solutions Tool, Core Measure Solutions Exchange, Critical Access Hospital, Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing, Hospital, Home Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Nursing Care Center, Sentinel Event, 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: Behavioral Health Home, Decision Rule, 2013 Joint Commission Requirement, Palliative Care, Health Care Staffing, Disease-Specific Care, Critical Access Hospital, Hospital, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Home Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Certification, Accreditation, 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, Critical Access Hospital, 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: Doctor's Visit, Speak Up, Nursing Care Center, General Public, Health Care Staffing, Critical Access Hospital, Disease-Specific Care, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Hospital, Home Care, Behavioral Health Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Transitions of Care Patient Information, Palliative Care

06/03/2013

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

PCMH Self Assessment

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This tool is a useful document that may be helpful as you pursue PCMH certification. It assesses Elements of Performance (EPs) which are the actions, processes and structures that must be implemented to achieve the standard.

Related Topics: Primary Care Medical Home Certification Option, Eligibility , Critical Access Hospital, Hospital

04/23/2013

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Hospital PCMH NCQA Crosswalk

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This tool, prepared by The Joint Commission, compares the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) general standard areas for its 2011 version of the Patient-Centered Medical Home to the specific Joint Commission requirements for its Primary Care Medical Home.

Related Topics: Hospital, Critical Access Hospital, Primary Care Medical Home Certification Option, Comparisons

04/23/2013

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, Sentinel Event Alert, Sentinel Event, Critical Access Hospital, Hospital

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

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

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

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