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Facts about ORYX® for Hospitals (National Hospital Quality Measures)

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The Joint Commission’s ORYX® initiative integrates performance measurement data into the accreditation process. ORYX measurement requirements are intended to support Joint Commission-accredited organizations in their quality improvement efforts.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Hospital , ORYX , Performance Measurement , Core Measures , Core Measure Fact Sheets

02/01/2017
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Facts about patient safety

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As part of its mission, The Joint Commission is committed to improving health care safety for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , National Patient Safety Goals , Patient Safety , Sentinel Event , Speak Up , Universal Protocol , Patient Safety Fact Sheets

02/01/2017
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Workplace Violence Prevention - AHRQ

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Resources from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

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02/01/2017
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Certification Vendor List

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View the Certification Vendor List which includes all vendors that support at least one hospital certification measure set.

Related Items: Performance Measurement

02/01/2017
Standards FAQ

Clinical Practice Guidelines - Selection

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Does The Joint Commission require specific Clinical Practice Guidelines?

01/31/2017
Standards FAQ

Restraint and Seclusion - Side Rails

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Is a bed enclosure or side rail a restraint or is it seclusion?

01/31/2017
Standards FAQ

Antimicrobial Stewardship - Examples - Standard MM.09.01.01 EPs 1, 3, 5, 6, and 7

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When examples are provided within an EP, are these example considered to be part of the requirement?

01/30/2017
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Ambulatory Care Accredited BPHC-Supported Centers by State

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Ambulatory Care Accredited BPHC-Supported Centers by HRSA Regionall Division (Formerly Field Offices)

Related Items: BPHC-supported , Community Health Center , Federally Qualified Health Center , FQHC , Health Center , BPHC Accredited Centers

01/27/2017
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Primary Care Medical Home Certified Organizations

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Organizations that have achieved Joint Commission accreditation and Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH) certification.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Primary Care Medical Home

01/27/2017
Standards FAQ

Primary Source Verification - Education Verification for Licensed Independent Practitioners

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When credentialing licensed practitioners including licensed independent practitioners, can verification of current licensure suffice for verification of education in lieu of performing primary source verification of the education?

01/27/2017
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Emergency Management Resources - Cyber Attack

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Emergency Management Resources - Cyber Attack

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01/27/2017
News

Hospital Decreases Cesarean Delivery Rate by 13 Percent Through Quality Improvement Initiative

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A new study published in the February 2017 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety describes a long-term, multi-strategy quality improvement initiative that substantially lowered the cesarean delivery rate at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston.

Related Items: News Releases

01/27/2017
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List of 2016 Accountability Measures

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2016 Accountability Measure List for Accreditation

Related Items: Accountability Measures , Performance Measurement

01/27/2017
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Ambulatory Health Care Infographic

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Use this handy infographic to learn about Joint Commission accreditation for ambulatory care organizations.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Infographic

01/26/2017
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Webinar Replay: Comprehensive Cardiac Center Certification

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Listen to a webinar replay to hear directly from our expert panelist about the industry’s most unique certification for hospitals - The Joint Commission's new! Comprehensive Cardiac Center (CCC) Certification.

Related Items: Previous Webinar , Comprehensive Cardiac Center Certification

01/26/2017
Blog

What We Have Here… Is a Failure to Communicate

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Did your graduate training prepare you to communicate with patients?

Related Items: Blog , Leadership

01/26/2017
Blog

Is it Time for an Oral Care Plan Checkup?

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Latest and greatest in oral care practice.

Related Items: Nursing Care Center , Blog , Infection Prevention , Infection Control

01/25/2017
Blog

New Patient Safety Systems Chapter for Ambulatory Care and Office-Based Surgery

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Have you read the newest chapter (Patient Safety Systems chapter) in the Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Ambulatory Care or the Standards for Office-Based Surgery Practices?

Related Items: Ambulatory , AMBUZZ , Ambulatory Health Care , Patient Safety Systems

01/25/2017
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Facts about Hospital Accreditation

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The Joint Commission has accredited hospitals for more than 60 years and today it accredits approximately 4,023 general, pediatric, long term acute, psychiatric, rehabilitation and specialty hospitals, and 366 critical access hospitals, through a separate accreditation program.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Hospital , Accreditation Program

01/24/2017
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Antimicrobial Stewardship - FAQs

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The Joint Commission’s Antimicrobial Stewardship Standard, MM.09.01.01, became effective on January 1, 2017 for the Critical Access Hospital (CAH), Hospital (HAP), and Nursing Care Center (NCC) accreditation programs. Ten FAQs were developed on this standard to assist organizations.

Related Items: Medication Management , Antimicrobial Stewardship

01/23/2017
Blog

Strong Communication Practices Smoothed the Path for Nation’s First Memory Care Certification

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Read the great story of 49-bed Chaparral House obtaining the nation's first Post-Acute and Memory Care certifications.

Related Items: Skilled Nursing Facility , Memory Care , Nursing Care Center

01/23/2017
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Physician Leader Monthly January 2017

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Monthly e-newsletter for physician leaders.

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

01/20/2017
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Facts about the Cooperative Accreditation Initiative

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The Joint Commission launched the Cooperative Accreditation Initiative in 1995 to reduce the cost and duplication of survey and inspection activity experienced by hospitals and other health care organizations.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Accreditation

01/20/2017