Improves the quality of patient care by reducing variation in clinical processes – The Joint Commission’s standards and emphasis on clinical practice guidelines help organizations establish a consistent approach to care, reducing the risk of error.
Provides a framework for program structure and management – Certification standards help organize the disease management program. This helps to maintain a consistently high level of quality, using effective data-driven performance improvement.
Provides an objective assessment of clinical excellence – Joint Commission reviewers have significant experience evaluating disease management programs. They are trained to provide expert advice and education on good practices during the on-site review.
Creates a loyal, cohesive clinical team – Certification provides an opportunity for staff to develop their skills and knowledge. Achieving certification provides the clinical team with common goals and a concrete validation of their combined efforts.
Promotes a culture of excellence across the organization – Meeting Joint Commission standards is an accomplishment recognized with the awarding of The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval®. Certified organizations proudly display the Gold Seal to advertise their commitment to health care quality.
Facilitates marketing, contracting and reimbursement – Certification may provide an advantage in a competitive health care marketplace and improve the ability to secure new business.
Strengthens community confidence in the quality and safety of care, treatment, and services – Achieving certification makes a strong statement to the community about an organization’s efforts to provide the highest quality services.
Recognized by select insurers and other third parties – In some markets, certification is becoming a prerequisite to eligibility for insurance reimbursement, or participation for managed care plans and contract bidding.
Can fulfill regulatory requirements in select states – Certification may meet certain regulatory requirements in some states, which can reduce duplication on the part of certified organizations.
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