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Press Room

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Press Room

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08/18/2017
News

The Joint Commission and the Opioid Epidemic—Reply

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The Joint Commission and the Opioid Epidemic—Reply

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08/18/2017
News

House passes bill to allow private accreditors to certify dialysis centers

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House passes bill to allow private accreditors to certify dialysis centers

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08/18/2017
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Stakeholders Agree: Modernize the Privacy Laws to Combat Opioid Epidemic

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Stakeholders Agree: Modernize the Privacy Laws to Combat Opioid Epidemic

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08/18/2017
Standards FAQ

Fall Reduction Program - Resources

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Where can I find some information on how to design a fall reduction program? What are some of the risk factors we should be looking for? What are some steps that can be taken to reduce falls/injuries?

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08/17/2017
Standards FAQ

Restraint and Seclusion - Telemedicine

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Is the use of a telemedicine link allowed for use by the LIP who conducts the in-person evaluations of an individual in restraint or seclusion?  

08/17/2017
Topics Library

Physician Leader Monthly August 2017

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Monthly e-newsletter for physician leaders.

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08/16/2017
Standards FAQ

Performance Measure Data - Electronic Submission

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How does the organization submit stroke performance measure data to The Joint Commission?

08/15/2017
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Few Outcome Measures Meet Criteria for Assessing Accuracy and Validity, According to Two Joint Commission Executives

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Federal public reporting and payment programs increasingly emphasize the measurement of outcomes such as readmission, healthcare-associated infections and mortality rates. Outcome measures are intended to quantify the end results of a health care service or intervention.

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08/15/2017
Topics Library

FAQs - 2017/2018 ORYX Measure Reporting Requirements

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An updated FAQ document (dated 08/15/2017) is now available to provide Joint Commission accredited hospitals and critical access hospitals with additional information/clarification regarding modifications to the calendar year 2017 ORYX performance measure reporting requirements along with informatio

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08/15/2017
Topics Library

2017/2018 ORYX Measure Reporting Requirements

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Information on modifications to the 2017 ORYX Performance Measure Reporting Requirements, along with 2018 reporting requirements is now available for accredited hospitals.

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08/15/2017
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Financial Publications

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Joint Commission financial statements and forms.

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08/14/2017
Content Page

Sentinel Event

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

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08/11/2017
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Medication Compounding Certification

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medication compounding launched 02/15/17

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08/09/2017
Blog

Making Ambulatory Surgery Safer

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More than 23 million surgeries are performed annually in U.S. ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs). It is likely that this number will continue to increase as more and more procedures are being performed in ASCs rather than hospital settings.

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08/09/2017
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Patient Blood Management Certification

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Patient Blood Management Certification Added webinar slideshow

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08/07/2017
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Accreditation Process Overview

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The Joint Commission’s accreditation process seeks to help organizations identify risks to quality and patient safety — including risk previously unknown to the organization — by conducting a meaningful assessment, and to inspire them to improve their care, treatment and services.

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08/07/2017
Blog

Superbug C. auris Cases Proliferating in Acute Care

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A year after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a clinical alert on the multidrug resistant C. auris, cases have multiplied more than 11 times.

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08/04/2017
Blog

Announcing: Our 2017 Pioneers in QualityTM Expert Contributors to eCQM Practice

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The Joint Commission is pleased to announce that BayCare Health System (Florida); Memorial Hermann Healthcare System (Texas); St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital (New York), St. Mary Medical Center (Pennsylvania) and Virginia Commonwealth University Health System are recognized as our 2017 Pioneers in QualityTM Expert Contributors, for successful practices in electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) adoption and utilization for quality improvement.

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08/04/2017
Blog

Profiles in Services: Joint Commission Navy Fellow Sara Naczas

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The Joint Commission has had the pleasure of working closely with this year’s Navy fellow, Lt. Cmdr. Sara Naczas, MS, RN, CNOR. We value the unique health care perspective she has brought to The Joint Commission and her commitment to improving patient safety and quality of care. I hope you enjoy this account of how her fellowship experience led to her next role with the Navy.

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08/04/2017
Standards FAQ

Performance Measure - Sampling Requirement

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

08/02/2017
Blog

Anticoagulation for VTE? Check out this new free resource

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The discharge information a patient brings home can be critical to ensuring a safe hospital-to-home transition, especially as it relates to the proper use of medications. This holds particularly true for venous thromboembolism (VTE) patients.

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08/02/2017
Blog

Recognizing Those Who Contribute to Safety Culture: The Trust-Report-and-Improve Dynamic

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This is the fifth in a series of posts examining the 11 tenets of safety culture discussed in our Sentinel Event Alert and accompanying infographic: This post examines the fifth tenet: Recognize and praise care team members who report adverse events and close calls, identify unsafe conditions, or present good suggestions for safety improvement.

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07/31/2017
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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.

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07/31/2017
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