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Hospital Accreditation


Standard Field Reviews

Monday June 26, 2017
Proposed Hospital and Critical Access Hospital Requirement Related to Measuring Pediatric Weights in Kilograms. Learn More

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 accredited organizations:

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

Comprehensive Cardiac Center Certification Program



Comprehensive Cardiac Center (CCC) certification is a voluntary program for Joint Commission-accredited hospitals seeking an independent evaluation and recognition of their comprehensive cardiac center services.

The Joint Commission's Comprehensive Cardiac Center Certification is the only certification in the industry to evaluate patient care across an extensive array of cardiac domains.

Introducing Oro™ 2.0 High Reliability Organizational Assessment & Resource Library

Wednesday September 23, 2015


Oro™ 2.0 is an online high reliability organizational assessment with resources designed for hospital leadership to identify the strengths, opportunities, and potential investment strategies, specifically within the areas of leadership commitment, safety culture and performance improvement. Join the Journey to High Reliability, the standard in health caree…Learn More


Take a Stand Against Patient Falls
NEW! Preventing Falls Targeted Solutions Tool®

Thursday July 30, 2015


Developed by the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare, the NEW Preventing Falls Targeted Solutions Tool® (TST®) is a unique online application. Hospitals that helped develop the new Preventing Falls TST® reduced patient falls rates by 35% and falls with injury rates by 62%. Now, Joint Commission-accredited organizations may experience the same success. Learn more.


"Patient Safety Systems" (PS) Chapter

Please click on the following links to view the most current version of the "Patient Safety Systems" (PS) chapter as shown in each accreditation program's Comprehensive Accreditation Manual. (For the behavioral health care program, this is the "Safety Systems for Individuals Served" [SSIS] chapter). Learn More

AHA Physician Leadership Education Report

AHA Physician Leadership Education Report

The "Physician Leadership Education" white paper, published by the American Hospital Association's Physician Leadership Forum (PLF), examines how hospitals and health systems can develop effective physician leaders to build a more accountable and efficient health delivery system. Learn More


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Targeted Solutions Tool for Preventing Falls


“The new Patient Safety Systems Chapter clearly makes the point that safety is a property that is rooted in the systems and processes that an organization employs. The chapter provides organizations information that they can use to develop a comprehensive approach to create a successful patient safety- oriented organization.” Read More

James Bagian, MD, PE
Director, Center for Healthcare Engineering and Patient Safety
University of Michigan

“Committed leadership and a strong safety culture are critical components to creating a safe healthcare system that is constantly learning and improving. The Joint Commission’s new Patient Safety Systems Chapter appropriately focuses on these key areas, as well strategies for effective identification and analysis of safety data, proactive risk assessment, the psychological safety of the workforce, and patient engagement. Read More

Tejal Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS
National Patient Safety Foundation

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