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Home Care Webinar Replays

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Added - Benefits of accreditation, June 16, 2016

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02/24/2017
Content Page

Medication Compounding Certification

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medication compounding launch 02/15/17

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02/24/2017
Blog

An Essential Conversation: eCQM Adoption & Resources

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Missed the HIMSS presentation on our hospital eCQM survey? Read the highlights in our new blog.

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02/24/2017
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Patient Safety

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Patient Safety Awareness Week: March 8-14, 2015

02/24/2017
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Pain Management

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Added JAMA link to article authored by David W. Baker, MD, MPH, FACP, executive vice president, Healthcare Quality Evaluation, The Joint Commission, discusses pain management standards.

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02/23/2017
News

The Joint Commission Appoints Two Executive Directors to Business Development and Marketing Division

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The Joint Commission announces the promotions of Patrick Phelan, MBA, to the position of executive director of Hospital Business Development, and Julia Finken, RN, BSN, MBA, CSSBB, CPHQ, to the position of executive director of Behavioral Health Care and Psychiatric Hospital Accreditation. Both of these positions report to Brian Enochs, JD, executive vice president of Business Development and Marketing.

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02/23/2017
Content Page

Medication Compounding Certification

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medication compounding launched 02/15/17

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02/23/2017
Content Page

Medication Compounding Certification

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Medication Compounding Certification providers page launched 2/15/17

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02/23/2017
Topics Library

Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) 2017 ORYX Measure Selection Instructions

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Information on making 2017 ORYX Measure Selections for Critical Access Hospitals is now available. 2017 ORYX Measure Selections (OMS) need to be made no later than March 1, 2017.

Related Items: ORYX , Performance Measurement

02/23/2017
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Hospitals (ADC >10) 2017 ORYX Measure Selection Instructions

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Information on making 2017 ORYX Measure Selections for Hospitals (with Average Daily Census >10) is now available. 2017 ORYX Measure Selections (OMS) need to be made no later than March 1, 2017.

Related Items: ORYX , Performance Measurement

02/23/2017
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Small Hospitals (ADC<=10) 2017 ORYX Measure Selection Instructions

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Information on making 2017 ORYX Measure Selections for Small Hospitals (Average Daily Census <= 10) is now available. 2017 ORYX Measure Selections (OMS) need to be made no later March 1, 2017.

Related Items: ORYX , Performance Measurement

02/23/2017
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Proficiency Testing Enrollment Worksheet

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Laboratory Proficiency Testing Enrollment Worksheet

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02/23/2017
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Freestanding Psychiatric Hospital 2017 ORYX Measure Selection Instructions

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Information on making 2017 ORYX Measure Selections for Freestanding Psychiatric Hospitals is now available. 2017 ORYX Measure Selections (OMS) need to be made no later than March 1, 2017.

Related Items: ORYX , Performance Measurement

02/23/2017
Standards FAQ

Statement of Conditions - Responsibility to Maintain

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Who is required to have direct access to the electronic Statement of Conditions?

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02/23/2017
Standards FAQ

Life Safety Code Floor Plans - Business Occupancies

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Are Life Safety Code floor plans required for business occupancies?

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02/23/2017
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Facts about Office-Based Surgery Accreditation

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The Joint Commission introduced its Office-Based Surgery (OBS) Accreditation program in 2001. It serves as a quality oversight tool for smaller surgical practices.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Ambulatory Health Care , Office-Based Surgery Accreditation , Accreditation Program

02/22/2017
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Update – SAFER™ Having A Positive Impact

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Beginning January 1, 2017, Joint Commission’s survey process began to provide a new, graphical approach for identifying and communicating risk levels associated with deficiencies cited during accreditation surveys via the SAFER matrix.

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02/22/2017
News

The Joint Commission Launches Medication Compounding Certification

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Across the United States, patient safety and quality events related to medication compounding have led many state legislatures and boards of pharmacy to enhance and strengthen regulations. To support health care organizations in complying with these requirements. The Joint Commission has developed a new Medication Compounding Certification program.

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02/21/2017
Standards FAQ

Data Collection - Discrepencies Between Pre-operative and Post-operative diagnoses

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The requirement found at PI.01.01.01 EP 5 requires organizations to collect data on “All significant discrepancies between preoperative and post-operative diagnoses, including pathologic diagnoses.” Please provide examples of such data.

02/21/2017
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Workplace Violence Prevention - From the Field

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Information from Joint Commission accredited health care organizations.

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02/20/2017
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Workplace Violence Prevention - Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI)

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Resources from the Crisis Prevention Institute

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02/20/2017
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Table of Contents and Abstracts for The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety (JQPS)

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Table of Contents and abstracts for The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety (JQPS) are showcased on The Joint Commission website.

Related Items: Patient Safety , Quality

02/17/2017
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Total Hip and Knee Replacement Certifications

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Key differences between the Core Hip/Knee option and the Advanced Total Hip and Knee option.

Related Items: Disease-Specific Care , Hip Replacement , Knee Replacement

02/17/2017
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Facts about the unannounced survey process

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The Joint Commission generally conducts unannounced surveys unless it is not feasible or logical to do so. All hospital and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services deeming or recognition surveys are unannounced. This fact sheet includes a table listing exceptions to unannounced surveys.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Unannounced Survey Process

02/17/2017
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Physician Leader Monthly February 2017

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Monthly e-newsletter for physician leaders.

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02/17/2017
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