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Joint Commission Air Force Military Fellow Barbara Cain Promoted to Colonel

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The promotion ceremony for Barbara Cain, MSN, RN-BC, PMHNP-BC, to the rank of colonel took place at The Joint Commission’s rotunda. Col. Cain was selected for promotion by a panel of superior Air Force officers and approved by Congress.

Related Items: Accreditation , Certification

06/23/2017
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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

06/23/2017
Blog

Five Tips for Choosing a Nursing Home

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Few decisions in life are as stressful and as personal as selecting a nursing home for a family member. Not only are there more options than ever before in history— you’ll also get different opinions on what your priorities should be from everyone in your circle.

Related Items: Skilled Nursing Facility , Nursing Care Center

06/23/2017
Blog

Beyond the Study: A Q&A with Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award Recipients: Part 1

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Here are the highlights of a conversation between the Journal’s Editor-in-Chief Dr. David Baker and Eisenberg Award recipients: Dr. Carolyn Clancy of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Sharon Anderson, who represents Carelink CareNow, a technology-driven, care coordination program based in Wilmington, Delaware.

Related Items: Leadership , Blog

06/22/2017
News

Journal Features National Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Awardees - Eisenberg Award Recipients’ Achievements Detailed in July 2017 Issue

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Patient safety and quality improvement efforts prevent errors in health care and save lives. To recognize such efforts, The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety features the recipients of the John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards, presented annually by the National Quality Forum (NQF) and The Joint Commission, in three open access articles from its July 2017 issue.

Related Items: Joint Commission Resources , News Releases , Publications

06/22/2017
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President and CEO Discusses Safety Cultures

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Leadership commitment is the first and most essential requirement for attaining a safety culture. It is up to leadership to ensure that all employees feel safe in bringing up and addressing patient safety concerns. Without this environment of trust and respect, patients are significantly more likely to experience adverse outcomes of varying degrees of severity. Therefore, leaders must embed this culture throughout their hospital, health care system or health care organization.

Related Items: Leadership , Patient Safety

06/21/2017
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Facts about Pioneers in Quality™

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Pioneers in Quality™ (PIQ) is a Joint Commission program to assist hospitals on their journey toward electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) adoption.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Patient Safety , Patient Safety Fact Sheets

06/21/2017
Topics Library

Measurement That Matters

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In 2015, The Joint Commission received a grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) (Grant Number R18 HS22647-02) to develop an electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) specification for the New York State Cardiac Care measures – specifically the risk adjusted mortality rate

06/21/2017
Topics Library

Prepublication Standards – Distinct Part Unit Element of Performance (EP) Deletions for EPs that do not Crosswalk to Hospital CoPs

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The Joint Commission is deleting six EPs related to Distinct Part Units (DPU) for critical access hospitals. The deletions are designed to streamline the program so that it addresses only those requirements that crosswalk to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Hospital Conditions of Partici

Related Items: Prepublication Standards

06/21/2017
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Prepublication Standards – Standards Revisions Related to Behavioral Health Care Manual Maintenace - Phase Two

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The Joint Commission has reviewed the Behavioral Health Care accreditation manual and identified a number of standards that required maintenance, such as clarifications to existing language, new elements of performance (EPs), and revisions to notes. This project occurred in two phases; both phases a

Related Items: Prepublication Standards

06/21/2017
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Patient Safety

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Patient Safety Awareness Week: March 8-14, 2015

06/21/2017
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Webinar Replay and Slides: Building Your Safety Culture: A Job for Leaders

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In this webinar, The Joint Commission’s President and Chief Executive Officer Mark Chassin, MD, FACP, MPP, MPH, offered attendees guidance on building your safety culture. an essential first step toward high reliability.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Patient Safety , Previous Webinar , SAFER Matrix

06/20/2017
Topics Library

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

06/20/2017
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Prepublication Standards – New Medication Compounding Chapter in the Home Care (OME) Accreditation Program

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The Joint Commission will implement a new Medication Compounding chapter in the Home Care accreditation program. This chapter will be applicable to all compounding pharmacies that are seeking initial accreditation and triennial re-accreditation.

Related Items: Prepublication Standards , Home Care

06/19/2017
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Prepublication Standards – Standards Revisions Related to Pain Assessment and Management

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The Joint Commission has developed new and revised pain assessment and management standards for the Hospital accreditation program. In early 2016, The Joint Commission began conducting an extensive literature review on contemporary guidelines and best practices for pain assessment and management in

Related Items: Prepublication Standards , Hospital

06/19/2017
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Prepublication Standards – Standards Revisions Related to Stroke Maintenance

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To provide clarity and consistency among its stroke certification programs for accredited hospitals, The Joint Commission has identified requirements in the Acute Stroke Ready, Primary Stroke Center, and Comprehensive Stroke Center certification programs that require revisions.

Related Items: Prepublication Standards , Disease-Specific Care , Hospital , Stroke , Diabetes

06/19/2017
Topics Library

Webinar Replay and Slides for June 13 - Strategies for a Successful Survey

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Learn more about the accreditation survey and post-survey process for behavioral health care organizations in this one hour webinar. Led by Peter Vance, Field Director for the Joint Commission behavioral health surveyor team, you'll hear about what happens during an accreditation survey, the types o

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

06/16/2017
Topics Library

Facts about the Nursing Advisory Council

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The Nursing Advisory Council (NAC) counsels senior leadership at The Joint Commission on present and evolving nursing- and patient care-related issues that are impacting health care quality and patient safety.

Related Items: National Patient Safety Goals , Patient Safety , Sentinel Event , Patient Safety Fact Sheets , Advisory Group Fact Sheets

06/16/2017
Topics Library

Physician Leader Monthly June 2017

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Monthly e-newsletter for physician leaders.

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

06/16/2017
Standards FAQ

Suicide Risk Reduction - Screening vs. Comprehensive Assessment

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For psychiatric hospitals and residential treatment facilities, are we required to screen all individuals admitted and to conduct a more detailed risk assessment, as appropriate, or to conduct a thorough suicide risk assessment for every individual who presents for admission?

Related Items: npsg.15.01.01

06/15/2017
News

New Compendium of Resources for Venous Thromboembolism Patient Education and Discharge Materials

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Patients discharged with venous thromboembolism (VTE) need to receive comprehensive discharge instructions to manage their condition and its treatment in a way that is both safe and effective. To provide guidance to clinicians and other health educators looking for reliable and up-to-date patient education materials, The Joint Commission’s Department of Health Services Research has developed a new Compendium of Resources.

Related Items: Publications , Joint Commission Resources , News Releases

06/15/2017
Standards FAQ

Records and Documentation - Format/Availability

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What form of documentation is acceptable by The Joint Commission, electronic or paper? How quickly must documentation be accessible during a survey?

Related Items: survey process

06/15/2017
Blog

Infection Control Challenges: What They Reveal, How You Can Respond

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Leading the most recent list of the Top Ten Challenging Standards for accredited Ambulatory Health Care (AHC) customers over the last year is an infection control (IC) standard cited more than any other standard in 2016.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , AMBUZZ , Ambulatory

06/14/2017
Standards FAQ

History and Physical - Authentication Time Frame

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Do The Joint Commission standards require that a dictated and transcribed history and physical be authenticated within 24 hours in order to be considered complete?

06/14/2017
Standards FAQ

Medical Record - Security

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We contract with an after hours cleaning service. Our medical records are stored in an unlocked area or on open shelves with in a secure area. The after hours cleaning crew members sign confidentiality statements. Is this acceptable or should we store the records under lock and key?

06/14/2017
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