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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

Behavioral Health Care

Facts about Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) accreditation

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To help opioid treatment programs (OTPs) improve the quality of care, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) established an accreditation requirement in 2001. The requirement emphasizes person-focused care, integrated and individualized approaches to OTP services. . .

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

09/08/2014

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

Facts about scoring and accreditation decisions

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The scoring and decision process is based on the criticality of the standards and other requirements regarding their relationship to the quality and safety of patient care.

Related Topics: Accreditation Decisions, Scoring, Nursing Care Center, Behavioral Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, Fact Sheets, Accreditation Process, Home Care, Hospital

09/08/2014

Advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification , Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing Services, Palliative Care

Benefits of Joint Commission Certification

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Learn more about the benefits of Joint Commission certification.

Related Topics: Benefits of Certification, Certification, Certification Fact Sheets

09/04/2014

Advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification , Disease-Specific Care

Recording and Slides from The Savvy PSC: Review of the 2014 Primary Stroke Center Certification Standards - August 29, 2014

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Recording and Slides from The Savvy PSC: Review of the 2014 Primary Stroke Center Certification Standards - August 29, 2014

Related Topics: Primary Stroke Previous Teleconference, Disease-Specific Care

08/29/2014

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

Why Organizations Self Report Sentinel Events to The Joint Commission

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This article, first published in the September 2014 issue of Joint Commission Perspectives, explores the benefits to organizations of working through the sentinel event process and how it improves patient safety.

Related Topics: Behavioral Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, Hospital, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Home Care, Health Care Staffing, Disease-Specific Care, Nursing Care Center, Resource, Sentinel Event

08/29/2014

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 - August 2014

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Monthly e-newsletter for physician leaders.

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

08/27/2014

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

Benefits of Joint Commission Accreditation

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Learn more about how Joint Commission accreditation can benefit your organization.

Related Topics: Accreditation, Nursing Care Center, Critical Access Hospital, Behavioral Health Care, Benefits of Accreditation, Ambulatory Health Care, Fact Sheets, Hospital, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Home Care

08/21/2014

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

Sentinel Event Alert 53: Managing risk during transition to new ISO tubing connector standards

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Tubing misconnections continue to cause severe patient injury and death, since tubes with different functions can easily be connected using luer connectors, or connections can be “rigged” (constructed) using adapters, tubing or catheters. 12/3/14 Webinar replayand slides added.

Related Topics: Infographic, Sentinel Event Alert, Sentinel Event, Nursing Care Center, Ambulatory Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Hospital, Home Care

08/20/2014

Behavioral Health Care

Audio/Visual files from Aug 13 webinar: Overcoming Challenges to Person-Centered Care/Treatment/Service Planning

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Joint Commission staff discuss tips for care/treatment/service planning in behavioral health care accreditation.

Related Topics: Previous Webinar

08/18/2014

Ronald M. Wyatt, M.D., MHA

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Medical Director

 
Ronald M. Wyatt, M.D., is the medical director in the Division of Healthcare Improvement at The Joint Commission.

08/12/2014

Hospitals

Improving the Quality of Care and Communication During Patient Transitions: Best Practices for Urgent Care Centers

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Article from The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, July 2014.

Related Topics: Transitions of Care

08/11/2014

Advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification , Disease-Specific Care

Requirements for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers

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Standards, Clinical Practice Guidelines, and Performance Measures.

Related Topics: Primary Stroke, Disease-Specific Care, Advanced Certification

08/04/2014

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Laboratory , Home Care

Facts about federal deemed status and state recognition

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In order for a health care organization to participate in and receive payment from the Medicare or Medicaid programs, it must meet the eligibility requirements for program participation, which are set forth in federal regulations.

Related Topics: Critical Access Hospital, CMS, Ambulatory Health Care, Fact Sheets, Deemed Status, Hospital, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Home Care

08/01/2014

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Modification to ORYX® Noncore Measure Reporting Requirements

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Joint Commission Requirement.

Related Topics: 2014 Joint Commission Requirement, Critical Access Hospital, Hospital

08/01/2014

Ambulatory Health Care

Deemed Status for ASCs

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The Joint Commission is designated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as an approved accreditor for ASCs seeking Medicare initial certification.

Related Topics: Toolkit for Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Deemed Status, CMS Reimbursement, Ambulatory Health Care, Becoming Accredited

07/31/2014

Erin S. DuPree, M.D., FACOG

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Chief Medical Officer and Vice President

 
Erin S. DuPree, M.D., FACOG, Chief Medical Officer and Vice President, The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare

Related Topics: Chief Medical Officer, Center for Transforming Healthcare

07/30/2014

Nursing Care Center

High Reliability LTC Infographic - Infographic

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Moving Toward Safer Long Term Care: Preventing Infections.

Related Topics: Infographic, Long Term Care High Reliaiblity

07/30/2014

Advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification , Disease-Specific Care

Facts about Disease-Specific Care Certification

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The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care (DSC) certification program, launched in 2002, is designed to evaluate clinical programs across the continuum of care.

Related Topics: Certification Program, Certification Fact Sheets, Disease-Specific Care

07/25/2014

Ambulatory Health Care

Facts about Primary Care Medical Home Certification

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The Joint Commission’s Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH) Certification focuses on care coordination, access to care, and how effectively a primary care clinician and interdisciplinary team work in partnership with the patient (and when applicable, their family).

Related Topics: Ambulatory Health Care, Primary Care Medical Home, Certification Fact Sheets, Certification Program

07/25/2014

Hospitals, Disease-Specific Care

Immunization

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The Immunization measures were developed as a result of recommendations in 2006 from a National Quality Forum (NQF) Harmonization Workgroup that influenza and pneumococcal vaccination measures should apply to all patients regardless of diagnosis.

Related Topics: Core Measures, Core Measure Set, Hospital

07/25/2014

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Core Measure Solution Exchange®

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A Quality Improvement Tool

 
A database of success stories from accredited hospitals that have attained excellent performance on core measures - including accountability measures.

Related Topics: Core Measures, Core Measure Solutions Exchange, Quality Improvement Tools

07/23/2014

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