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

Facts about the Intracycle Monitoring Process

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The Joint Commission’s Intracycle Monitoring (ICM) process helps organizations with their continuous standards compliance efforts. Every accredited organization has access to an ICM Profile, an online workspace on The Joint Commission Connect extranet.

Related Topics: Accreditation, Intracycle Monitoring, Focused Standards Assessment

01/13/2015

Ambulatory Health Care, Bureau of Primary Health Care

Ambulatory Care Eligibility Requirements

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Eligibility requirements for organizations surveyed under the Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation Program. After a comprehensive review of survey eligibility criteria, these requirements were revised to ensure that the eligibility criteria are current, relevant, and appropriate for organizations.

Related Topics: Ambulatory Health Care, Eligibility , Survey Preparation

01/12/2015

Hospitals

Ebola Preparedness: Infection Control, Protecting Staff, and Safely and Effectively Managing Contagious Patients

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This special episode from the Joint Commission Resources Quality and Safety Network (JCRQSN) features experts from The Joint Commission and case study organizations who share their experiences treating patients who are suspected as having Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).

Related Topics: Hospital, Ebola Preparedness

01/12/2015

Office-Based Surgery

Office-Based Surgery Eligibility Requirements

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Eligibility requirements for organizations surveyed under the Office-Based Surgery Accreditation Program. After a comprehensive review of survey eligibility criteria, these requirements were revised to ensure that the eligibility criteria are current, relevant, and appropriate.

Related Topics: Office-Based Surgery, Ambulatory Health Care

01/12/2015

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Compendium of Strategies to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections in Acute Care Hospitals

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SHEA and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) jointly published these science-based and practical recommendations for acute care hospitals for the prevention of common HAIs. The document represents practical recommendations by the leading champions in infection prevention and health

Related Topics: HAI General, VAP, Surgical Site Infection, NPSG, MDRO, MRSA, CAUTI, CLABSI, Infection Prevention and HAIs

01/12/2015

Hospital Outpatient Department

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Joint Commission accredited hospitals are required to collect and submit data to The Joint Commission for a minimum of six core measure sets.

Related Topics: Performance Measurement, Core Measure Set, Transitions of Care and Performance Measurement

01/12/2015

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

2015 Flexible ORYX® Performance Measure Reporting Options

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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: Hospital, Critical Access Hospital

01/12/2015

Hospitals

Joint Commission Measure Sets Effective January 1, 2015

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Joint Commission Measure Sets Effective January 1, 2015

Related Topics: Core Measure Information

01/12/2015

Hospitals

General ORYX* requirements for hospitals

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ORYX® is The Joint Commission’s performance measurement and improvement initiative, first implemented in 1997. Learn more about the ORYX requirements for hospitals.

Related Topics: ORYX , Performance Measurement

01/12/2015

Hospitals

Facts about ORYX vendors

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The Joint Commission defines an ORYX vendor as an entity composed of a set of process and/or outcome measures of performance; processes for collecting, analyzing and disseminating these measures from multiple organizations.

Related Topics: ORYX , vendors

01/12/2015

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Sustaining and Spreading Improvement in Hand Hygiene Compliance

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Hospitals and infection prevention specialists have attempted to achieve high levels of compliance with hand hygiene protocols for many decades. Despite these efforts, measured performance is disappointingly low.

Related Topics: Critical Access Hospital, Hospital, Hand Hygiene

01/12/2015

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Pneumonia Measures

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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: Vaccination, Vaccine, Infection Prevention and HAIs, Vaccinations, Core Measure Set, Performance Measurement

01/09/2015

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

12/10/2014