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Improving the Informed Consent Process in the Hospital Setting

Wednesday January 18, 2017


Obtaining informed consent is an essential aspect of patient-centered care and patient safety. Take advantage of two online courses offered FREE to our accredited organizations:

  • Making Informed Consent an Informed Choice: Training for Health Care Leaders
  • Making Informed Consent an Informed Choice: Training for Health Care Professionals

Standards Field Reviews Open for Public Comment

Monday, January 9, 2017


Proposed Requirements Related to Pain Assessment and Management for the Hospital Accreditation Program.
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Proposed Standards for the Behavioral Health Care Accreditation Program.
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Process improvement program breeds quality culture, empowers staff


An article in Quality Progress, June 2016 issue, explores The Joint Commission’s internal Robust Process Improvement® program. Read the article.


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We use Joint Commission standards as benchmarks for safe, high quality care. The standards have even helped us explain why something is important to patients and staff members. They appreciate knowing the reasoning behind patient safety requirements.
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