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Edward Pollak, M.D.

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Edward Pollak, M.D., is the medical director and patient safety officer in the Division of Healthcare Improvement at The Joint Commission. In this role, he is responsible for promoting The Joint Commission’s performance improvement and patient safety initiatives.

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01/18/2018
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Andrew C. Bland, MD, MBA, FAAP, FACP

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Andrew C. Bland, M.D., is a medical director in the Division of Healthcare Quality Evaluation at The Joint Commission.

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01/18/2018
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Prepublication Standards – Revisions for Fluoroscopy Imaging

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The Joint Commission is announcing two standards changes, applicable to ambulatory care organizations, office–based practices, hospitals, and critical access hospitals that will enhance organizations’ provision of safe, high-quality fluoroscopy services.

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01/18/2018
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Physician Leader Monthly January 2018

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Monthly e-newsletter for physician leaders.

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01/18/2018
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History of The Joint Commission

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History of The Joint Commission thru 2016

Related Items: Patient Safety , Certification , The Joint Commission , Accreditation

01/17/2018
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Direct Stroke Certification

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The mission at the Joint Commission is to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value.

01/17/2018
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Prepublication Standards – Standards Revisions Related to EP Review Phase IV

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The EP Review Project is a multiphased component of Project REFRESH, a series of interrelated process improvement initiatives The Joint Commission has been conducting throughout 2016 and 2017, and continuing into 2018.

Related Items: Prepublication Standards

01/17/2018
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Project REFRESH Observes First Anniversary

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2017 was a big year for Project REFRESH, which is the Joint Commission’s multi-year effort aimed at improving various aspects of the pre-survey, onsite survey and post-survey process.

Related Items: Certification , Accreditation

01/17/2018
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Comparison Grid: Stroke Certification Programs

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The Joint Commission Stroke Certification Programs – Program Concept Comparison Grid

Related Items: Advanced Certification , Advanced Certification for Acute Stroke Ready Hospital

01/17/2018
Standards FAQ

Verification - Primary Source Verification - Definition

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What is Primary Source Verification and to whom does it apply ?  

01/17/2018
Standards FAQ

Verification - Primary Source Verification - Definition (AHC)

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What is Primary Source Verification and to whom does it apply ?

01/17/2018
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Facts about Disease-Specific Care Certification

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The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care (DSC) certification program, launched in 2002, is designed to evaluate clinical programs across the continuum of care.

Related Items: Disease-Specific Care , Certification Fact Sheets , Certification Program

01/17/2018
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Performance Measures for Advanced Certification in Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement

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The Joint Commission recently finalized performance measures for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement (THKR) Certification (an advanced disease-specific care certification available to Joint Commission–accredited hospitals, critical access hospitals, and ambulatory surgery centers). Data collection

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01/17/2018
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ORYX Vendor Information

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Updated "Guidelines" document changed Perf Measurement to ORYX Vendor in title

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01/15/2018
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Certification Vendor List

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View the Certification Vendor List which includes all vendors that support at least one hospital certification measure set.

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01/15/2018
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eCQM Vendor List

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View the eCQM Vendor List which includes all vendors that have embedded at least one hospital eCQM measure set.

Related Items: Performance Measurement , Performance Measurement Systems , eCQM

01/15/2018
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Thank You, C. diff and Multidrug Resistant Organism Study Participants!

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The Joint Commission recently completed the study, “Challenges and Facilitators to Standardized Measurement of Infections related to Clostridium-difficile and MDROs in Nursing Homes: A Prospective Multisite Study,” which was supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Related Items: Skilled Nursing Facility , Nursing Care Center

01/12/2018
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The Joint Commission Releases R3 Report on New Maternal Infectious Disease Requirements for Hospitals

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HIV and other transmittable diseases can have serious consequences for both a woman and her baby. While some problems may be seen at birth, others may not be noticeable until days, weeks or months later.

01/11/2018
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Best of AmBuzz for 2017

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2017 was a year filled with important health care events and issues impacting the ambulatory care community, many of which were covered in Ambulatory Buzz… our very own informational ambulatory care blog.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Ambulatory , AMBUZZ

01/10/2018
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2017 Most Challenging AHC Standards for Health Centers

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2017 Most Challenging AHC Standards for Health Centers

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01/09/2018
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Safe Health IT

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Free Online Course - Investigating and Preventing Health Information Technology-Related Patient Safety Events

Related Items: Sentinel Event , Electronic Health Record EHR , Adverse Events , Patient Safety , Safe Health IT , Research Resources

01/08/2018
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The Joint Commission Appoints New Medical Directors in Healthcare Quality Evaluation and Patient Safety

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The Joint Commission announces the appointment of Edward Pollak, MD, as medical director and patient safety officer, Division of Healthcare Improvement, and Andrew C. Bland, MD, MBA, FAAP, FACP, as medical director, Division of Healthcare Quality Evaluation. Both appointments were effective January 2.

01/08/2018
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2018 Survey Activity Guide

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The 2018 Accreditation Survey Activity Guide for Health Care Organizations is now available. See the "What's New for 2018" to identify the accreditation programs and survey activities that include updated contents.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Survey Activity Guide

01/08/2018
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