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Seeking Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation

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Seeking Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation

03/26/2017
Standards FAQ

History and Physical - Non-Credentialed Practitioners

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Can the organization utilize a history and physical that has been performed by someone who is not authorized/privileged by the organization? 

03/25/2017
Standards FAQ

History and Physical - Medical Student

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What patient care activities, such as the History and Physical, can a medical student perform and document in the medical record? 

03/25/2017
Standards FAQ

History and Physical - Delegation to Non Licensed Independent Practitioners

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Can the responsibility for performing the admission history and physical examination be delegated to a practitioner such as an advanced practice nurse or physician's assistant who may not recognized by the state in which they practice as a licensed independent practitioner?  

03/25/2017
Standards FAQ

History and Physical - Podiatrists and Dentists

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Can Podiatrists and Dentists perform the entire history and physical for a patient admitted for inpatient and outpatient care?  

03/25/2017
Standards FAQ

History and Physical - Authentication Time Frame

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Does a dictated and transcribed history and physical need to be authenticated within 24 hours in order to be considered complete?

03/25/2017
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Medication Compounding Certification

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medication compounding launch 02/15/17

Related Items: Hospital , Home Care , Certification , Critical Access Hospital

03/24/2017
Topics Library

Webinar Replay and Slides: Medication Compounding Certification

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Review the standards and onsite review process of the Medication Compounding Certification Program as it relates to state requirements for pharmacies compounding pharmaceuticals. Also discussed are how State Boards of Pharmacy can rely on the certification process in their regulatory oversight.

Related Items: Previous Webinar , Certification , Pharmacy , Medication Compounding

03/24/2017
Blog

Making Dialysis Safer for Patients

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Infection can seriously sidetrack dialysis. Read how we're participating in the Making Dialysis Safer coalition.

Related Items: Certification , Blog , Accreditation

03/23/2017
News

First Patient Blood Management Certification in U.S. goes to D.C. Hospital

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MedStar-Georgetown University Hospital in Washington D.C. is the nation’s first hospital to receive a Patient Blood Management Certification by The Joint Commission and AABB (formerly known as the American Association of Blood Banks).

Related Items: News Releases , Patient Blood Management Certification

03/22/2017
Topics Library

Facts about the Board of Commissioners

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The Board of Commissioners is The Joint Commission’s governing body, providing policy leadership and oversight.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Hospital , About The Joint Commission , Board of Commissioners , Advisory Group Fact Sheets

03/21/2017
Topics Library

Facts about Joint Commission Resources

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Established in 1986, Joint Commission Resources (JCR) is a global, knowledge-based organization that provides innovative solutions designed to help health care organizations improve patient safety and quality.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Joint Commission Resources , Corporate Fact Sheets

03/21/2017
Blog

Total Hip / Total Knee Replacement Certification Raises Bar for Orthopedic ASCs

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As technology has enabled more procedures outside the acute-care setting, ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) are providing even more advanced surgical care.

Related Items: AMBUZZ , Ambulatory , Ambulatory Health Care

03/21/2017
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Heather Hurley

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Heather Hurley is the executive director of Laboratory Business Development.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Staff Biographies

03/21/2017
Blog

Safety Culture: A Daily Dose of Reporting and Learning

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Learn how a 15-minute daily operations briefing brought one hospital's c. diff rates down 44%.

Related Items: Blog , Hospital , Critical Access Hospital

03/21/2017
Topics Library

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

03/20/2017
Topics Library

Webinar Replay and Slides: Mar 14 - Roadmap to Behavioral Health Accreditation

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Learn more about how to plan for your behavioral health accreditation

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Previous Webinar , Mental Health

03/17/2017
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Health Care Staffing Services Certification

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Comp webinar May 28, 2015 added.

03/16/2017
News

Automated Harm Trigger System Enables Real-Time Identification of Patients at Risk

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A study in the April 2017 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety details how the Adventist Health System Patient Safety Organization, Altamonte Springs, Florida, developed an automated all-cause harm trigger system to enable the identification of current patients who may have experienced harm or may be at risk for harm.

Related Items: News Releases

03/16/2017
Blog

Beyond the Harm Identification Study Q&A

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The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety Editor-in-Chief Dr. David Baker asked lead author Dr. Christine Sammer about her study, “Developing and Evaluating an Automated All-Cause Harm Trigger System,” published this week in the April 2017 issue of the journal.

Related Items: Blog , Accreditation , Certification

03/16/2017
Topics Library

Physician Leader Monthly March 2017

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Monthly e-newsletter for physician leaders.

Related Items: Physician Leader Monthly , Chief Medical Officer , Physician Leaders

03/15/2017
News

R3 Report on New Housing Support Services Standards for Behavioral Health Care

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To help improve the quality and safety of care for homeless populations, an “R3 Report” released today by The Joint Commission addresses new behavioral health care accreditation standards for housing support services programs. The report provides in-depth rationale and evidence for The Joint Commission’s standards.

Related Items: News Releases , Behavioral Health Care

03/15/2017
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Medication Compounding Certification

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Medication Compounding Certification providers page launched 2/15/17

Related Items: Hospital , Home Care

03/15/2017
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The Physical Environment

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The Joint Commission and the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) launched the new Physical Environment Portal. The purpose of this portal is to provide guidance and education to reduce instances of non-compliance with the top eight Environment of Care/Life Safety standards.

Related Items: Physical Environment , Environment of Care , Life Safety Code

03/14/2017
Standards FAQ

History and Physical - Content

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  What specific elements or content must be included in the history and physical?

03/14/2017
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