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Hospitals

Emergency Department

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The Emergency Department (ED) measure set was developed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and has been adopted by The Joint Commission’s ORYX program in order to maintain alignment with CMS reporting requirements.

Related Topics: Core Measure Set

10/16/2014

Hospitals

Children's Asthma Care

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Three Children's Asthma Care measures were introduced for implementation effective April 1, 2007. Data collection for the measure set began with April 2007 discharges. CAC-3 was initially implemented as a test measure pending National Quality Forum (NQF) endorsement.

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

10/16/2014

Hospitals

Perinatal Care

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New! Clarification to Perinatal Care measure PC-05: Exclusive Breast Milk Feeding. The expanded Perinatal Care (PC) measure set is comprised of 5 measures.

Related Topics: Hospital, Performance Measurement, Core Measure Set

10/16/2014

Health Care Staffing Services

Healthcare Staffing: How ready is my staffing firm?

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"How ready is my firm to apply today?" Quiz

Related Topics: Health Care Staffing, Certification

10/10/2014

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 June 2014, there were 1,326 critical access hospitals in the U.S.

Related Topics: Fact Sheets, Critical Access Hospital, Accreditation Program

10/10/2014

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Facts about ORYX® for Hospitals (National Hospital Quality Measures)

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The Joint Commission’s ORYX® initiative integrates outcomes and other performance measurement data into the accreditation process. ORYX measurement requirements are intended to support Joint Commission accredited organizations in their quality improvement efforts.

Related Topics: Performance Measurement, ORYX , Core Measures, Core Measure Fact Sheets, Hospital, Fact Sheets

10/10/2014

Behavioral Health Care

Facts about Behavioral Health Care Accreditation

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In 1969, The Joint Commission began accrediting providers of programs/services for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and expanded in 1972 to include the evaluation and accreditation of organizations providing mental health and chemical dependency services.

Related Topics: Accreditation Program, Fact Sheets, Behavioral Health Care

10/09/2014

Home Care

Two Requirements Deleted from the Home Care Program

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Joint Commission Requirement.

Related Topics: 2014 Joint Commission Requirement, Home Care

10/07/2014
10/07/2014

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

2015 Accreditation and Certification Decision Rules for All Programs

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Joint Commission Requirement

Related Topics: Home Care, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Hospital, Health Care Staffing, Disease-Specific Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Nursing Care Center, 2014 Joint Commission Requirement, Palliative Care

10/07/2014

Laboratory

Prepublication Standards – New and Revised Standards and Elements of Performance (EPs) for the Laboratory program

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Following a comprehensive assessment of the Laboratory program manual that began in August 2011, The Joint Commission in September 2014 made a number of revisions, additions, and deletions to ensure that its accreditation requirements reflect contemporary language used in cytology laboratories.

Related Topics: Prepublication Standards, Laboratory Accreditation Program

10/06/2014

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

Physician Leader Monthly - September 2014

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Monthly e-newsletter for physician leaders.

Related Topics: Chief Medical Officer, Physician Leader Monthly

10/06/2014

Emergency Management Resources - General References

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Emergency Management Resources - General References - Updated October 2014

Related Topics: Emergency Management

10/06/2014

Emergency Management Resources - Violence/Security/Active Shooter

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Emergency Management Resources - Violence/Security/Active Shooter - Updated 10/6/14

Related Topics: Emergency Management

10/06/2014

Emergency Management Resources - Communication/Codes/Alerts

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Emergency Management Resources - Communication/Codes/Alerts - Updated October 2014

Related Topics: Emergency Management

10/06/2014

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

Sentinel Event Data - Root Causes by Event Type

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Sentinel Event Statistics Data - Root Causes by Event Type (2004 - 2Q 2014)

Related Topics: Home Care, Hospital, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Critical Access Hospital, Behavioral Health Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Root Cause, Nursing Care Center, Sentinel Event, Sentinel Event Statistics

09/30/2014

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

Sentinel Event Data - Event Type by Year

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Sentinel Event Statistics Data - Event Type by Year (1995 - 2Q 2014)

Related Topics: Sentinel Event Statistics, Sentinel Event, Nursing Care Center, Root Cause, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Hospital, Home Care

09/30/2014

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

Sentinel Event Data Summary

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Sentinel Event Statistics as of September 5, 2014.

Related Topics: Sentinel Event Statistics, Nursing Care Center, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Hospital, Home Care

09/30/2014

Ambulatory Health Care

Standards Applicability Grid for Kidney Care/Dialysis Settings

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Elements of Performance (EPs) Applicable to the Kidney Care/Dialysis Service in the Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation Program for the July 2014 Standards Release.

Related Topics: Ambulatory Health Care, Applicability Grid, Element of Performance

09/23/2014

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory , Nursing Care Center, Home Care

Facts about the on-site survey process

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The Joint Commission survey process is data-driven, patient-centered and focused on evaluating actual care processes.

Related Topics: Behavioral Health Care, Fact Sheets, Accreditation, Survey Process

09/12/2014

Facts about the Patient and Family Advisory Council

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A diverse group of nationally prominent individuals and organizations serve on The Joint Commission’s Patient and Family Advisory Council.

Related Topics: Fact Sheets, Patient Safety, Patient Rights, Advisory Group Fact Sheets

09/12/2014

Laboratory

Stacy Olea, MBA, MT(ASCP), FACHE

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Executive Director for Laboratory Accreditation

 
Stacy Olea is the Executive Director for Laboratory Accreditation at The Joint Commission. In this role, she oversees the strategic direction and performance of the Laboratory Accreditation Program and guides The Joint Commission’s efforts to strengthen the program.

Related Topics: Laboratory Accreditation Program, Biographies

09/11/2014
09/09/2014