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

Sentinel Event Alert Issue 52: Preventing infection from the misuse of vials

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Thousands of patients have been adversely affected by the misuse of single-dose/single-use and multiple-dose vials. Webinar replay information added September 2014.

Related Topics: Sentinel Event, Sentinel Event Alert, Sentinel Event Infection, Health Care-Associated Infections

06/16/2014

Ambulatory Health Care

Ambulatory Health Care Advisory Council Members

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Listing of the members of the Medical/Diagnostic and Therapeutic Advisory Council and Surgical Advisory Council for the Ambulatory Health Care program.

Related Topics: Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation

06/12/2014

Emergency Management Resources - Legal/Ethical Issues

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Legal/Ethical Emergency Management Resources. See the Joint Commission Emergency Management Portal for additional resources.

Related Topics: Emergency Management

06/06/2014

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

Speak Up: Anesthesia and Sedation

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New Speak Up infographic that includes a description of types of anesthesia, information to tell your doctor, and precautions you should take before and after receiving anesthesia or sedation.

Related Topics: Palliative Care, Anesthesia, Sedation, Speak Up Infographic, Infographic, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Nursing Care Center, Speak Up, Hospital, Home Care, Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Critical Access Hospital

06/06/2014

Hospitals

Prepublication Standards – Revised Requirements for the Environment of Care (EC) Chapter

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Prepublication Standards

 
Read an important update about Environment of Care requirements for deemed-status hospitals.

Related Topics: Hospital, Prepublication Standards

06/05/2014

Laboratory

Patients’ Access to Test Reports:Changes to CLIA Regulations and HIPAA Privacy Rule

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The Joint Commission recently revised Information Management (IM) Standard IM.02.01.03, element of performance (EP) 5, Note 2, for laboratories.

Related Topics: Laboratory Accreditation Program, 2014 Joint Commission Requirement

06/03/2014

Disease-Specific Care

Performance Measures for Comprehensive Stroke Certification Finalized

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In March 2014, The Joint Commission’s Board of Com-missioners approved a final set of standardized performance measures for the Disease-Specific Care Comprehensive Stroke Center (CSC) advanced certification program.

Related Topics: 2014 Joint Commission Requirement, Disease-Specific Care

06/03/2014

Behavioral Health Care

Revised Opioid Treatment Program Requirements for Behavioral Health Care

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The Joint Commission recently incorporated several revisions within its Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) for behavioral health care organizations.

Related Topics: Behavioral Health Care, 2014 Joint Commission Requirement

06/03/2014

Nursing Care Center

External Studies Highlight Positive Differences in How Joint Commission Accredited Nursing Facilities Perform

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Three recent independent studies have shown that Joint Commission-accredited organizations outperform non-accredited facilities in a number of key areas.

Related Topics: Nursing Care Center

05/30/2014

Disease-Specific Care

Disease-Specific Care Certification Q & A Guide

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Q&A Guide for Disease-Specific Care Certification - A preparation guide to answer your questions about this unique recognition program.

Related Topics: Resource, Benefits of Certification, Becoming Certified

05/29/2014

Home Care

Customer Spotlight: Innovative Strategies To Improve Care and Efficiency—Season’s Hospice

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A customer interview, featured in a recent issue of The Remington Report magazine, highlights new business models and strategies home care providers, just like you, are utilizing to increase quality of care, boost efficiency and improve operations.

Related Topics: Home Care, Hospice

05/23/2014

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: Home Care, Hospice

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: Performance Measurement, Nursing Care Center, Monograph, Hospital, Disease-Specific Care, Ambulatory Health Care, 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: Hospice, Home Care, Home Health

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: Fact Sheets, Joint Commission International, About The Joint Commission, 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, Patient Rights, Speak Up, Patient Safety, Fact Sheets, General Public

05/15/2014

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

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