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Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

The "Patient Flow Standard" and the 4-Hour Recommendation

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In September 2012, The Joint Commission published revisions to Leadership (LD) Standard LD.04.03.11, known as the "patient flow standard."

Related Topics: Critical Access Hospital, Hospital

03/13/2014

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Navigating the Challenges of Patient Flow and Boarding in Hospitals - Storyboard

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The background, requirements, and challenges of meeting The Joint Commission's expanded patient flow and boarding standards and how they can help your organization improve patient safety and the quality of care provided to the vulnerable patient populations you serve.

Related Topics: Hospital, Critical Access Hospital

03/13/2014

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, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Fact Sheets, Ambulatory Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Behavioral Health Care, Home Care, Hospital

01/07/2014

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

Applicability of MM Standards to Sample Medications

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Joint Commission Requirement.

Related Topics: 2014 Joint Commission Requirement, Home Care, Hospital, Behavioral Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, Medication Management, Office-Based Surgery

01/02/2014
01/02/2014

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Revised Requirements Maintain Alignment with CMS CoPs

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Joint Commission Requirement.

Related Topics: Hospital, CMS, Critical Access Hospital, 2014 Joint Commission Requirement

01/02/2014

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: Ambulatory Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Hospital, 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: 2013 Joint Commission Requirement, Critical Access Hospital, Hospital, Physician

10/30/2013
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, Top Performer, High Reliability

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

10/17/2013

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

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 Disease-Specific Care 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, 2013 Joint Commission Requirement, Behavioral Health Home, Palliative Care, Health Care Staffing, Disease-Specific Care, Hospital, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Home Care, Critical Access Hospital, 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, 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 Disease-Specific Care 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, Disease-Specific Care, Hospital, Home Care, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Critical Access Hospital, Behavioral Health Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Transitions of Care Patient Information, Palliative Care

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: Hospital, Critical Access Hospital, Sentinel Event Alert, Sentinel Event, Infographic, Webinar

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

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

03/22/2013

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

FAQs about PCMH 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: Primary Care Medical Home, Hospital, Critical Access Hospital, PCMH FAQs

02/20/2013