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Resources for Achieving Behavioral Health Accreditation

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Resources for Achieving Behavioral Health Accreditation - Come Visit Us! List of conferences we will be attending in the next few months has been posted.

02/26/2018
Topics Library

Webinar Replay and Slides: Feb 13 - Roadmap to Behavioral Health Accreditation

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This one hour webinar will provide information to help you plan your behavioral health accreditation, including the steps in the process, where and how to access the accreditation requirements, an overview of what happens during the accreditation survey, and more.

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

02/26/2018
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Webinar Replay and Slides: Jan 16 - Accreditation Basics for Behavioral Health Providers

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Considering accreditation or have just started the process? This webinar will provide a brief overview of everything you need to know to make an informed decision about behavioral health accreditation, including how it can benefit your organization, what it costs, and what the process entails.

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

02/26/2018
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Performance Measures for Advanced Certification in Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement

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The Joint Commission recently finalized performance measures for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement (THKR) Certification (an advanced disease-specific care certification available to Joint Commission–accredited hospitals, critical access hospitals, and ambulatory surgery centers). Data collection

Related Items: Disease-Specific Care

02/26/2018
Standards FAQ

NFPA 101 2000 - References For Life Safety Code/Environment of Care Compliance

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What references are used by CMS and TJC for Life Safety Code and Environment of Care compliance?

Related Items: ls chapter overview

02/26/2018
Standards FAQ

Corridor Door - Gaps

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What is the minimum gap requirement for smoke resistant corridor doors?

02/26/2018
Blog

Getting an ROI from Robust Process Improvement (RPI)

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As a growing number of health care organizations make progress on their own journeys toward zero harm and high reliability, our Center team frequently hears from organizations struggling with how to bring their leadership fully on board with high reliability or challenged by making safety culture survey results actionable every day.

Related Items: Blog , Leadership

02/23/2018
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FAQs – Direct Data Submission for eCQMs

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An FAQ document is available to provide Joint Commission accredited hospitals and critical access hospitals with information regarding the direct data submission option for submission of eCQM data.

Related Items: Critical Access Hospital , Hospital

02/23/2018
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Sentinel Event Data Summary

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Summary Data of Sentinel Events reviewed by The Joint Commission (as of 1/13//2017)

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Sentinel Event Statistics

02/23/2018
News

New Study Uses Electronic Health Record Data to Identify Hypertension in Patients from Underserved Communities

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A new study in the March 2018 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety calls attention to how 10 U.S. health centers used electronic health record data to identify hypertension in patients from underserved communities.

02/23/2018
Blog

AHRQ Focuses on ASC Patient Safety Resources

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Despite the trend of more surgical care being provided in ambulatory care settings, the majority of patient safety efforts to date have focused on the inpatient setting.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , AMBUZZ , Ambulatory

02/23/2018
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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.

Related Items: Hospital , ORYX

02/23/2018
Standards FAQ

Doors - Protective Plates

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What are the requirements addressing protection plates on fire rated doors?

02/22/2018
Standards FAQ

ILSM - Policy Timeframes

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In terms of correcting a Life Safety Code deficiency, what is the definition of "immediate?"

02/22/2018
Standards FAQ

Credentialing and Privileging - Peer References

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Who can provide a peer reference for independent or non-independent practitioners such as nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and psychologists, midwives, and social workers when there is no other similar practitioner on staff?  

02/22/2018
Standards FAQ

Evacuation Maps - Posting Requirements

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Are evacuation maps required to be posted in health care organizations?

02/22/2018
Standards FAQ

Means of Egress - Computers on Wheels

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How long can computers on wheels be in corridors? Are they allowed to charge in the corridors?

02/22/2018
Standards FAQ

Sprinklers - 18-inch Rule

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What is the basic premise behind the "18-inch rule for fire sprinkler head clearance"?

02/22/2018
Standards FAQ

Smoke Barrier Wall - Penetrations

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What are the requirements for penetrations in smoke barrier walls?

02/22/2018
Standards FAQ

Storage - Use of Wooden and Plastic Pallets

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Please clarify The Joint Commission’s position on the use wooden pallets for storage.

02/22/2018