The Joint Commission is committed to making relevant and accurate information about its accredited and certified health care organizations available to interested parties. Information regarding a health care organization’s quality and safety of care can help organizations improve their services. This information may also help educate consumers and health care purchasers in making informed choices about health care. At the same time, it is important that confidentiality of certain information be maintained to encourage candor in the accreditation and certification process. The Joint Commission’s primary vehicles for providing public information are Quality Check® and Quality Reports. Note: This document provides an overview of The Joint Commission’s Public Information Policy; for specific information, see the entire policy.