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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

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

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

10/17/2013

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory Services, 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: Leading Practice Library, Brochure, 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 Services, Nursing Care Center, 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 Services, 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, 2013 Joint Commission Requirement, Behavioral Health Home, Palliative Care, Health Care Staffing, Critical Access Hospital, Disease-Specific Care, Hospital, Laboratory Services, 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 Services, Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care, Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing Services

Sentinel Event Policy and Procedures

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Sentinel Event Policy and Procedures

Related Topics: Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Health Care Staffing, Disease-Specific Care, Critical Access Hospital, Home Care, Hospital, Sentinel Event, Root Cause, Laboratory Services, Root Cause Analysis Matrix

06/10/2013

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory Services, 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 Services, 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: Sentinel Event, Sentinel Event Alert, Critical Access Hospital, Hospital, Webinar

04/08/2013

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

04/01/2013

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

03/22/2013

Critical Access Hospitals

Critical Access Hospital Project

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Standardized Performance Measures

 
The Joint Commission is seeking volunteer critical access hospitals to pilot test draft critical access hospital (CAH) performance measures.

Related Topics: Measure Development Initiatives, Critical Access Hospital, Performance Measurement

03/18/2013

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

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

09/18/2012

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Eligibility for Hospital and Critical Access Hospital Accreditation

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In order for an organization to be accredited under our Hospital program, the following requirements determine eligibility.

Related Topics: Hospital, Critical Access Hospital, Accreditation

09/04/2012

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

07/24/2012

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