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Home Care

New Hospice Awareness Campaign Launches

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The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is excited to introduce a new national campaign, "Moments of Life: Made Possible by Hospice." The Joint Commission is proud to be a member of NHPCO and support their message throughout the continuum.

Related Topics: Hospice, Home Care

05/21/2014

Hospitals, Nursing Care Center, Disease-Specific Care

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Initiatives

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Sudden cardiac arrest accounts for approximately 350,000 deaths in the United States annually; while many people affected have a history of cardiac disease, countless others have no cardiac history and are unaware of any risk factors.

Related Topics: Hospital, Disease-Specific Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Performance Measurement, Nursing Care Center, Monograph, Other Measures, Research Resources

05/21/2014

Emergency Management Resources - Vulnerable Populations

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Emergency Management Resources - Vulnerable Populations

Related Topics: Emergency Management

05/20/2014

Home Care

Free Industry Report: The National State of Home Care & Hospice

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Developed by Fazzi Associates, with participation from Joint Commission Home Care Executive Director Margherita Labson on the steering committee, the study identifies industry trends and best practices for agency leaders. Key areas include technology/electronic health records, and telehealth.

Related Topics: Home Care, Home Health, Hospice

05/19/2014

Palliative Care

CAPC Podcast:The Joint Commission Certification for Palliative Care

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Featuring Joint Commission Reviewer, Tammy Croney

 
CAPC presents a behind the scenes look at The Joint Commission's Advanced Certification for Palliative Care recognizing hospital inpatient teams who demonstrate exceptional patient and family-centered care.

Related Topics: Podcast, Palliative Care

05/19/2014

Advanced Certification , Palliative Care

Facts about the Advanced Certification Program for Palliative Care

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Launched in 2011, The Joint Commission’s Advanced Certification Program for Palliative Care recognizes hospital inpatient programs that demonstrate exceptional patient and family-centered care and optimize the quality of life for patients (both adult and pediatric) with serious illness.

Related Topics: Certification Fact Sheets, Palliative Care, Certification Program, Advanced Certification

05/16/2014

International Certification, International Accreditation

Facts about Joint Commission International

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Joint Commission International (JCI) was established in 1994 as a division of Joint Commission Resources, Inc. (JCR), a private, not-for-profit affiliate of The Joint Commission.

Related Topics: About The Joint Commission, Joint Commission International, Fact Sheets, Corporate Fact Sheets

05/16/2014

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, Palliative Care

Physician Leader Monthly - May 2014

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Monthly e-newsletter for physician leaders.

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

05/16/2014

Ambulatory Health Care

Joint Commission Primary Care Medical Home Self-Assessment Tool

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For organizations that want to elect the Joint Commissions Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH) certification option, this self-assessment tool can be used to determine to what extent the PCMH requirements are being met.

Related Topics: Ambulatory Health Care, Primary Care Medical Home

05/15/2014

Disease-Specific Care

Performance Measurement and Improvement for Disease-Specific Care Certification Programs

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Performance Measurement and Improvement for Disease-Specific Care Certification Programs

Related Topics: Performance Measurement for Disease Specific Care

05/15/2014

Facts about Speak Up™ Initiatives

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The Joint Commission’s award winning Speak Up™ program urges patients to take an active role in preventing health care errors by becoming involved and informed participants on their health care team. First launched as a print campaign in March 2002 with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services,

Related Topics: Patient Safety Fact Sheets, General Public, Fact Sheets, Patient Safety, Patient Rights, Speak Up

05/15/2014

Advanced Certification , Disease-Specific Care

Advanced Certification in Heart Failure: Standardized Performance Measures

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The Joint Commission has approved a set of standardized performance measures for Disease Specific Care Advanced Certification in Heart Failure (ACHF). These measures have been developed to better evaluate the care provided to the Heart Failure patient with an emphasis on transitions of care.

Related Topics: Patient Safety, Advanced Certification, Disease-Specific Care, Heart Failure, Other Measures

05/14/2014

Charles A. Mowll, FACHE, CSSBB

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Executive Vice President, Business Development, Government and External Relations

 
Chuck Mowll, Executive Vice President, Business Development, Government and External Relations

Related Topics: Staff Biographies

05/13/2014

Ambulatory Health Care

Most Challenging Primary Care Medical Home Requirements

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Most Challenging Primary Care Medical Home Requirements in 2013.

Related Topics: Most Challenging Standards, Primary Care Medical Home, Ambulatory Health Care

05/12/2014

A River Runs Through It: 3 Lessons from the West Virginia Water Emergency

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Last month, Joint Commission staff had the privilege of meeting with seven West Virginia hospitals to discuss how they handled the week-long water emergency resulting from the chemical spill in the Elk River - the primary water source for not only Charleston but the surrounding eight-county area.

Related Topics: Emergency Management

05/12/2014

Emergency Management Resources - Water Crisis from industrial incident

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Emergency Management Resources - Water Crisis from industrial incident

Related Topics: Emergency Management

05/12/2014

Bureau of Primary Health Care

Most Challenging Ambulatory Care Standards for Dental Services in 2012

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Accredited BPHC-Supported Health Centers

 
Accredited BPHC-Supported Health Centers Most Challenging Ambulatory Care Standards For Dental Services In 2012

Related Topics: Most Challenging Standards, FQHC, Health Center, Federally Qualified Health Center, BPHC-supported, Community Health Center, BPHC Challenging Standards

05/09/2014

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

Appreciating nurses 365 days a year, not just during Nurses’ Week

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The Joint Commission strongly believes that nurses play a pivotal role in the delivery of high-quality, high-reliability health care.

Related Topics: Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Behavioral Health Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Hospital, Home Care, Disease-Specific Care, Critical Access Hospital, Health Care Staffing, Palliative Care, Nursing, Nurse, Nurses' Week

05/07/2014

Speak Up Video Posters Available in English and Spanish

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Encourage patients and their families to Speak Up with these fun, colorful posters that feature the engaging characters from the Speak Up videos.

Related Topics: Speak Up Videos, Speak Up

05/06/2014
05/01/2014

Palliative Care

Replay of April 30, 2014 Teleconference - Strategies for Success: How to achieve Palliative Care Certification

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Replay of April 30, 2014 Complimentary Teleconference: Strategies for Success - How to achieve Palliative Care Certification.

Related Topics: Previous Webinar Palliative Care, Palliative Care

04/30/2014

Behavioral Health Care

Pricing Worksheet - Behavioral Health Home Certification - 2014

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Pricing worksheet for determining the cost of behavioral health home certification.

Related Topics: Behavioral Health Care, Pricing Worksheet, Behavioral Health Home

04/30/2014

Hospitals

Congratulations to Cleveland Clinic!

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Cleveland Clinic is the first organization in the nation to achieve Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH) Certification for Hospitals from The Joint Commission. This accomplishment involved 230 primary care physicians and advanced practice nurses in 39 practices at 29 individual sites.

Related Topics: Primary Care Medical Home Certification Option

04/30/2014

Ambulatory Health Care

2013 Health Centers' Most Challenging Standards/NPSGs

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Joint Commission Ambulatory Care Standards Generating FINDINGS in 25%+ CHCs Surveyed

Related Topics: BPHC Challenging Standards

04/30/2014

Behavioral Health Care

Behavioral Health Home Certification Brochure

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Information about the new Behavioral Health Home certificaiton for accredited Joint Commission Behavioral Health organizations.

Related Topics: Behavioral Health Home, Behavioral Health Care

04/30/2014

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