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06/30/2017
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Table of Contents and Abstracts for The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety (JQPS)

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Table of Contents and abstracts for The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety (JQPS) are showcased on The Joint Commission website.

Related Items: Patient Safety , Quality

06/30/2017
06/30/2017
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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

06/30/2017
Blog

Beyond the Study: A Q&A with Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award Recipients: Part 2

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This is the second post in a three-part series highlighting the quality improvement and patient safety achievements of this year’s John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award recipients, showcased in the July 2017 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. This post examines the quality and patient safety efforts of Dr. Clancy, recognized in the award’s individual achievement category.

Related Items: Leadership , Blog

06/29/2017
06/28/2017
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Certification for Palliative Care Programs

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New Perf Meas Req 1/1/2017

Related Items: Palliative Care , Certification

06/28/2017
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The Physical Environment

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The Joint Commission and the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) launched the new Physical Environment Portal. The purpose of this portal is to provide guidance and education to reduce instances of non-compliance with the top eight Environment of Care/Life Safety standards.

Related Items: Life Safety Code , Physical Environment , Environment of Care

06/28/2017
Blog

Keys to Better Environment of Care Compliance with EC.02.06.01 – Part 1

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From highly-specialized ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) to busy community health centers, ambulatory health care organizations provide their services across a variety of patient care platforms.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Ambulatory , AMBUZZ

06/28/2017
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Standards Revisions for Medication Management

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The Joint Commission has revised its Medication Management (MM) standards for all applicable accreditation programs to assure that they continue to reflect evidence-based practices and quality and safety issues that have emerged from the field in recent years.

Related Items: Prepublication Standards

06/28/2017
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Prepublication Standards – Standards Revisions to Environment of Care and Life Safety Chapters Related to Life Safety Code Update

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As announced in the November 2016 issue of Perspectives, The Joint Commission revised the Life Safety (LS) and Environment of Care (EC) chapters following adoption of the 2012 editions of the National Fire Protection Association’s NFPA 101: Life Safety Code and NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code.

Related Items: Prepublication Standards

06/28/2017
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Complimentary Webinar: The Basics: Clinical Practice Guidelines and Performance Measures for Disease-Specific Care Certification

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Listen to a webinar replay to learn about what is expected in the requirements for guidelines and measures, tips on choosing these elements successfully, and offer examples of success.

Related Items: Disease-Specific Care , Previous Webinar

06/28/2017
Blog

Reporting Adverse Events: An Important Step Toward Establishing Learning Culture

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This is the fourth in a series of posts examining the 11 tenets of safety culture discussed in our Sentinel Event Alert and accompanying infographic on safety culture. For a culture to be truly safe, organizational leadership must establish, enforce and communicate policies for reporting adverse events, close calls and unsafe conditions.

Related Items: Blog , Leadership

06/26/2017
Blog

Profiles in Service: Joint Commission Air Force Military Fellow Barbara Cain

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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
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
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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