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Hospitals

Heart Failure

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The Joint Commission will no longer require data collection for this measure set. The Joint Commission will be providing accredited hospitals greater flexibility in meeting ORYX® performance measure reporting requirements beginning with measure set selections for calendar year 2015.

Related Topics: Performance Measurement, Core Measure Set

01/09/2015

Hospitals, Disease-Specific Care

Candidate Systems List

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Candidate Systems List

Related Topics: Performance Measurement Systems, Performance Measurement, ORYX

01/08/2015

Hospitals

Acute Myocardial Infarction

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AMI Core Measure Set Information

Related Topics: Performance Measurement, Core Measure Set, Core Measures

01/08/2015

Advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification , Disease-Specific Care

Facts about Primary Stroke Center Certification

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The Joint Commission's Primary Stroke Center Certification Program was developed in collaboration with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA). Currently, there are more than 1,000 certified primary stroke centers in 49 states plus Puerto Rico.

Related Topics: Certification Fact Sheets, Certification Program, Primary Stroke, Certification

01/06/2015

Emergency Management Resources - Pandemic/Public Health

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Updated Emergency Management Resources - Pandemic/Public Health - Updated January 2015

Related Topics: Emergency Management

01/06/2015

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

2015 National Patient Safety Goals Presentation

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The Joint Commission's National Patient Safety Goals presentation for 2015 is now available!

Related Topics: Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Hospital, Home Care, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Nursing Care Center, National Patient Safety Goals, Behavioral Health Home, NPSG

01/06/2015

Ambulatory Health Care

Medical Home News, December 2014: Catching Up With Lon Berkeley

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Medical Home News interviews Lon Berkeley, Project Director for Community Health Center Accreditation and Co-Project Lead for the Joint Commission’s Primary Care Medical Home Initiative

Related Topics: Primary Care Medical Home, Ambulatory Health Care

12/31/2014

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

Physician Leader Monthly December 2014

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Monthly e-newsletter for physician leaders.

Related Topics: Physician, Physician Leader Monthly

12/17/2014

Disease-Specific Care

Optimizing Comprehensive Stroke Data Collection

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Beginning with discharges on and after January 1, 2015, new performance measurement requirements will become effective for comprehensive stroke centers (CSCs).

Related Topics: Performance Measurement, Comprehensive Stroke Center

12/17/2014

Behavioral Health Care

Audio/Visual files for Dec 3 Webinar: OTPs and Health Homes

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Audio/Visual files for Dec 3 Webinar: OTPs and Health Homes. Learn more about Joint Commission accreditation for medication-assisted Opioid Treatment organizations.

Related Topics: Previous Webinar, Behavioral Health Care

12/10/2014

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Facts about accountability measures

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Learn more about accountability measures—quality measures that meet four criteria designed to identify measures that produce the greatest positive impact on patient outcomes when hospitals demonstrate improvement.

Related Topics: Critical Access Hospital, Hospital, Fact Sheets, Accountability Measures, Performance Measurement, ORYX , Core Measure Fact Sheets, Core Measures, Top Performer

12/10/2014

Health Care Staffing Services

Recording and Slides from Quick Start to Certification: Health Care Staffing Services Certification Preparation

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December 5, 2014

 
Previous teleconference about the benefits of health care staffing certification.

Related Topics: Certification, HCS Previous Teleconferences, Previous Webinar, Health Care Staffing

12/08/2014

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

Speak Up: X-rays, MRIs and other medical imaging tests

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Medical imaging tests help diagnose health problems. Spanish versions now available (12/19/14).

Related Topics: Speak Up Infographic, Speak Up

12/08/2014

Advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification , Disease-Specific Care

Recording and Slides from Quick Start to Certification: Disease-Specific Care Certification Preparation

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December 3, 2014

 
Previous teleconference about the benefits of certification.

Related Topics: Disease-Specific Care, Previous Webinar, Certification, Teleconferences

12/05/2014

Financial Publications

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Joint Commission financial statements and forms.

Related Topics: Financial Publications

12/03/2014

Advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification , Disease-Specific Care

Replay and Presentation Slides from Webinar - Certification: Getting Serious About Sepsis - November 19, 2014

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Learn how achieving Disease-Specific Care Certification can improve your outcomes.

Related Topics: Teleconferences, Disease-Specific Care, Sepsis

11/24/2014

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

Brochure: We received the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission

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We received the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission. What does this mean?

Related Topics: Gold Seal, Accreditation

11/24/2014

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care

Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient-and-Family-Centered Care

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Effective patient-provider communication is critical to the successful delivery of health care services. The Joint Commission supports a number of efforts to improve communication between health care providers and patients, including standards, monographs, videos, and other resources.

Related Topics: Performance Measurement, Hospital, Language, & Culture , Critical Access Hospital, Hospital, Completed Research Projects, Health Equity, Advancing Effective Communication, LGBT, Leading Practice Library Addendum, Research Resources

11/24/2014

Health Care Staffing Services

How Ready Is My Staffing Firm for Joint Commission Certification? (A readiness checklist)

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Take this quick quiz and find out! If you answered “yes” to at least 17 questions, your organization has the sound business principles in place that form the backbone of our certification review.

Related Topics: Certification Basics, Certification Process, Health Care Staffing, Preparation, Resource

11/24/2014

Health Care Staffing Services

Facts about Health Care Staffing Services Certification

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The Joint Commission’s Health Care Staffing Services (HCSS) Certification Program provides an independent, comprehensive evaluation of a staffing firm’s ability to provide qualified and competent staffing services.

Related Topics: Certification, Health Care Staffing, Certification Fact Sheets, Certification Program

11/24/2014

Nursing Care Center

Facts about the Nursing Care Center (NCC) Accreditation program

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The Joint Commission’s Nursing Care Center (NCC) Accreditation program is designed to help providers achieve, maintain and demonstrate consistent excellence in the services they provide. It was launched in early 2013, replacing the previous Long Term Care Accreditation program.

Related Topics: Accreditation Program, Nursing Care Center, Fact Sheets

11/20/2014

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

Sentinel Event Policy and Procedures

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Sentinel Event Policy and Procedures

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

11/19/2014

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, Primary Care Medical Home

Physician Leader Monthly November 2014

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Monthly e-newsletter for physician leaders.

Related Topics: Chief Medical Officer, Physician Leader Monthly, Physician Leaders

11/18/2014