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Specifications Manual for National Hospital Inpatient Quality Measures

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New "Future Version" files and links added 7/1/2016

Related Items: Specifications Manuals , Sampling , Performance Measurement , Hospital

09/30/2016
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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: eCQM , Electronic Clinical Quality Measures , Pioneers in Quality

09/30/2016
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FAQs About 2017 ORYX® Performance Measure Reporting Requirements

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An FAQ document (dated 9/30/16) is now available to provide Joint Commission accredited hospitals and critical access hospitals with additional information/clarification regarding ORYX performance measure reporting requirements for calendar year 2017.

Related Items: ORYX , Performance Measurement , FAQ , eCQM

09/30/2016
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Public Information Policy

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The Joint Commission is committed to making relevant and accurate information about health care organizations available to interested parties. Information regarding a health care organization’s quality and safety can help organizations improve their services.

Related Items: Quality Check , Quality Report

09/30/2016
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Hospital Accreditation

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New AHA Physician Leadership Education Report.

09/29/2016
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Critical Access Hospital Accreditation

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New AHA Physician Leadership Education Report.

09/29/2016
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Pioneers in Quality: Expert to Expert Series

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The Joint Commission is committed to supporting hospitals on their journey towards electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) adoption…and we heard you are ready for an eCQM “deep dive.”

Related Items: Pioneers in Quality

09/29/2016
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Laboratory Accreditation Program

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Laboratory Focus Issue 2

Related Items: Laboratory Accreditation Program

09/29/2016
News

The Joint Commission Presents 2016 Enterprise Champion for Quality Award to BrightStar Care®

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The Joint Commission presented the 2016 Enterprise Champion for Quality Award to BrightStar Care®, recognizing the national home health care franchisor for its efforts to promote the delivery of high quality, in-home care to its franchisees through Joint Commission accreditation.

Related Items: Patient Safety , Quality , Home Care

09/29/2016
Standards FAQ

Universal Protocol - Pre procedure Verification

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Patients involved in large surgeries such as open heart surgery are typically taken from their room directly into the operative room for preparation and line insertion which require a significant amount of time. The surgeon would leave after the verification and then return when the patient is prepared and prior to anesthesia. Would it be acceptable to perform the pre procedure verification and complete the checklist that are required by the Universal Protocol 01.0.01 to be done in the pre procedure area, in the operating room?

09/29/2016
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Elsevier Selected to Publish The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety

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Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, and Joint Commission Resources, Inc. (JCR), a nonprofit affiliate of The Joint Commission, today announced that Elsevier will be the new publisher of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety (JQPS), effective January 1, 2017.

Related Items: Patient Safety , News Releases

09/29/2016
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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

09/29/2016
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Integrated Care Certification Frequently Asked Questions

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Some frequently asked questions to help your organization learn more about Integrated Care Certification.

Related Items: Integrated Care Certification , FAQ

09/29/2016
Standards FAQ

Operative and High Risk Procedure Reports - Timeframe of Dictation or Written

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In what timeframe must an operative or other high-risk procedure report be dictated and placed in the medical record?  

09/28/2016
09/28/2016
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Other Sites to Visit

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New links added as of March 2013. New links added Sep 2016. New links added August 2014

Related Items: Transitions of Care , Transitional Care , Transitions of Care Information

09/27/2016
Blog

Intensify Your Focus – Infection Prevention in Ambulatory Surgery Centers

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Ensuring your patients have the safest, highest quality surgical experience is what every Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) strives to achieve. A sure-fire way to guarantee you’re doing the best thing for your patient is to intensify your focus on infection prevention and control.

Related Items: Infection Control , AMBUZZ , Ambulatory , Ambulatory Health Care

09/27/2016
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Publications by Provider Type

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Transitions of Care Portal - Publications by Provider Type. New publications added as of Sep 2016.

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09/27/2016
Blog

Learning from mistakes from the top down

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Accreditation, or even the thought of it, can cause a feeling similar to test anxiety. Too many people miss the opportunity to learn from what has occurred during the survey itself. That is the actual opposite of the purpose of the accreditation process intended at its inception and later when the Medicare Conditions of Participation (CoPs) were first implemented.

Related Items: Hospital , Critical Access Hospital

09/27/2016
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Prepublication Standards – Deletions for the Hospital Program related to EP Review Phase II

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Through Phase II of the project to streamline the Hospital accreditation standards, The Joint Commission evaluated EPs in the Hospital program for possible deletion. As a result, 51 EPs were deleted effective January 2017.

Related Items: Prepublication Standards , Hospital

09/27/2016
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Integrated Care Certification

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In keeping with The Joint Commission’s mission to continuously improve health care for the public, our upcoming Integrated Care Certification program is designed to help improve patient care and outcomes.

Related Items: Hospital , Ambulatory Health Care , Integrated Care Certification

09/26/2016
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Pricing Worksheet - Telehealth Surgical Only

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Telehealth Surgical Services only - Ambulatory Care 2016 Fees

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Pricing Worksheet , Telehealth/Surgical

09/26/2016
09/26/2016
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Home Care Webinar Replays

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Added - Benefits of accreditation, June 16, 2016

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09/26/2016
Standards FAQ

Performance Measure - Sampling Requirement

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When sampling is allowed for a measure, does the firm have to use it?

09/26/2016
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