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Case Managers Encouraged to Recommend Post-Acute Care

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An urban legend that’s been making the rounds for decades is that The Joint Commission requires hospital discharge planners to utilize a third party when making recommendations for post-acute care.

Related Items: Certification , Accreditation

04/19/2018
Blog

New Workplace Violence Prevention Recommendations

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While much of the recent focus on violence in the U.S. has centered around school environments, there’s been no reversal of the physical and verbal threats against healthcare workers.

Related Items: Certification , Accreditation

04/19/2018
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Following Manufacturers’ Instructions Helps Prevent Surgical Infections

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Not surprisingly, three of the 10 most challenging standards for Joint Commission accredited ambulatory care (AHC) organizations and office based surgery (OBS) practices during surveys conducted in 2017 were related to infection prevention and control activities.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Ambulatory , AMBUZZ

04/18/2018
News

The Joint Commission Issues New Sentinel Event Alert on Violence against Health Care Workers during Workplace Violence Awareness Month

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The Joint Commission has issued a new Sentinel Event Alert during Workplace Violence Awareness Month to help health care workers in hospitals and other health care settings recognize violence from patients and visitors, become prepared to handle it and more effectively address the aftermath.

04/17/2018
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Joint Commission authors in JAMA Viewpoint: No perfect solution to achievable benchmarks for value-based payment

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In a newly published JAMA Viewpoint, “Setting Achievable Benchmarks for Value-Based Payments: No Perfect Solution,” The Joint Commission’s David Baker, MD, MPH, and Susan Yendro, RN, MSN, call for payers and policymakers to account for the error inherent in clinical quality measures when setting payment rules for health care providers—and avoid value-based payments that rely on measure performance.

04/16/2018
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Sentinel Event

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Sentinel Event Alerts, statistics, forms and tools, FAQs and more.

Related Items: Sentinel Event Alert , Sentinel Event

04/16/2018
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Pioneers in Quality

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Pioneers in Quality (PIQ) is a Joint Commission program to assist hospitals on their journey towards electronic clinical quality measure adoption that includes educational programs (e.g., webinars for CEUs), a resource portal, recognition categories, an advisory council, a modified annual report, speaker’s bureau outreach, a peer – to – peer solution exchange, as well as having a strong focus on partnering with hospitals to provide the highest level of quality care for patients and their families.

Related Items: Pioneers in Quality , eCQM , Electronic Clinical Quality Measures

04/16/2018
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Sentinel Event Alert 59: Physical and verbal violence against health care workers

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“I’ve been bitten, kicked, punched, pushed, pinched, shoved, scratched, and spat upon,” says Lisa Tenney, RN, of the Maryland Emergency Nurses Association. “I have been bullied and called very ugly names.

Related Items: Sentinel Event Alert

04/16/2018
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Is Patient Safety Culture Improving? Repeating Organizational Assessment at 18-24 Months

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This is the next in a series of posts examining the 11 tenets of safety culture discussed in our Sentinel Event Alert 57 and accompanying infographic. It examines the how organizational assessments of safety culture should be repeated every 18 to 24 months to review progress and sustain improvement.

Related Items: Blog , Leadership

04/12/2018
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Medication Compounding Certification

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Medication Compounding Certification providers page launched 2/15/17

Related Items: Home Care , Hospital

04/11/2018
Blog

Pediatric Pain Control: After the Conversation

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As a pediatric providers, we care for children who are in unexpected, anxiety-provoking situations that are often painful. Without starting a conversation about expectations around pain and pain control, it is impossible to know what patients and their families are experiencing.

Related Items: Blog

04/11/2018
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Physician Leader Monthly April 2018

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Monthly e-newsletter for physician leaders.

Related Items: Physician Leader Monthly

04/11/2018
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Emergency Management Resources - General References

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Emergency Management Resources - General References - Updated April 2018.

Related Items: Environment of Care , Hospital , Emergency Management

04/10/2018
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Emergency Management Resources - Infection Control/Communicable Diseases

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Updated Emergency Management Resources - Pandemic/Public Health - Updated April 2018.

Related Items: Emergency Management

04/10/2018
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Emergency Management Resources - Vulnerable Populations

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Emergency Management Resources - Vulnerable Populations - Updated April, 2018.

Related Items: Hospital , Emergency Management

04/10/2018
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Emergency Management Resources - Hurricane

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Emergency Management Resources - Hurricane

Related Items: Emergency Management

04/10/2018
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Technical Assistance Teleconference List

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Listen to audio replays of the Bureau of Primary Healthcare's monthly technical assistance teleconferences.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , BPHC - Teleconferences

04/10/2018
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Emergency Management Resources - Cyber Attack

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Emergency Management Resources - Cyber Attack

Related Items: Emergency Management

04/10/2018
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Two Medication Compounding Requirements Deleted

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Joint Commission requirement.

Related Items: 2018 Joint Commission Requirement

04/10/2018
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Top Ten Challenging Ambulatory Care Standards for 2017

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AmBuzz readers know spring has sprung when The Joint Commission unveils its annual list of the Top Ten Challenging Standards for accredited Ambulatory Health Care (AHC) organizations and Office-Based Surgery (OBS) practices throughout 2017.

Related Items: Ambulatory , AMBUZZ , Ambulatory Health Care

04/04/2018
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The Joint Commission, Relias Expand Online Learning Features on Accreditation, Certification for Quality-Focused Nursing Homes

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Quality-focused nursing home professionals who subscribe to Relias online learning now have easier access to expanded features for learning modules that provide step-by-step details on Joint Commission requirements for Nursing Care Center Accreditation, Post-Acute Care Certification and Memory Care Certification.

04/04/2018
Blog

Patient-Centered Communication Essential to High-Quality Hospital Care

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This blog post goes beyond the study “Optimizing Hospitalist-Patient Communication: An Observation Study of Medical Encounter Quality,” in the April 2018 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety.

Related Items: Blog

04/04/2018
Blog

Certification Reports of Compounding Hoods and Rooms Affecting Accreditation Decisions

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We’re noticing an alarming trend with reports generated by testing/certification companies’ reports regarding compounding hoods and rooms, and implore pharmacy managers and those responsible for sterile compounding to read reports very thoroughly.

Related Items: Home Care Accreditation , Home Care

04/04/2018
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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

04/04/2018
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