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Prepublication Standards – Revisions for Behavioral Health Care Outcome Measures

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The Joint Commission has recently revised a standard in the Care, Treatment, and Services (CTS) chapter so that organizations will be required to assess outcomes through the use of a standardized tool or instrument.

Related Items: Prepublication Standards , Behavioral Health Care

12/13/2016
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Facts about the National Patient Safety Goals

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In 2002, The Joint Commission established its National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs) program; the first set of NPSGs was effective January 1, 2003. The NPSGs were established to help accredited organizations address specific areas of concern in regard to patient safety.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , National Patient Safety Goals , Patient Safety , Patient Safety Fact Sheets

12/12/2016
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New Report on Rationale for New and Revised National Patient Safety Goals

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Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) are a common healthcare-associated infection. The Joint Commission today released a new R3 Report that provides the rationale and references behind its new National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG) on CAUTIs for nursing care centers, along with an updated goal for hospitals and critical access hospitals.

Related Items: Hospital , Nursing Care Center , Critical Access Hospital

12/12/2016
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Kin Lee, MBA, MS

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Mr. Kin Lee is the Chief Information and Security Officer at The Joint Commission in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois.

12/12/2016
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Special Delivery

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A Cesarean, or C-section is one of the top 10 most common surgeries in America but, because it’s often performed as an emergency procedure, many patients don’t know what to expect. The decision to undergo a c-section is usually due to a complication before labor, severe bleeding or failure to progress in labor, or when the baby is in distress, not in the right position for delivery or too big to fit through the pelvis.

Related Items: Accreditation , Certification , Critical Access Hospital , Hospital , Blog

12/09/2016
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R3 Report Issue 9 - New and revised NPSGs on CAUTIs

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Effective Jan. 1, 2017, a new National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG) on catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) will apply to accredited nursing care centers, and revised NPSGs on CAUTIs will apply to accredited hospitals and critical access hospitals.

Related Items: National Patient Safety Goals , R3 Report (Newsletter) , CAUTI , NPSG

12/09/2016
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Facts about The SAFER Matrix™

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The Survey Analysis for Evaluating Risk™ (SAFER™) is a transformative approach for identifying and communicating risk levels associated with deficiencies cited during surveys. The additional information related to risk provided by the SAFER Matrix™ helps organizations prioritize and focus.

12/08/2016
Blog

CITe Database Embraces Observation-Centric Focus

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Initially rolled out to our accredited hospital customers, the CITe database is now bringing consistency in the survey report process to all Joint Commission accredited organizations, including our ambulatory care customers.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , AMBUZZ , Ambulatory

12/07/2016
Blog

Make Infection Control Improvement your 2017 Resolution

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The BoosterPak for High-Level Disinfection (HLD) and Sterilization is applicable to hospitals and critical-access hospitals as well ambulatory and office-based surgery settings and provides detailed information on HLD and sterilization processes.

Related Items: Critical Access Hospital , Hospital , Blog , Infection Prevention , Ambulatory Health Care

12/06/2016
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Financial Publications

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Joint Commission financial statements and forms.

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12/05/2016
Standards FAQ

History and Physical - Dictated not Transcribed

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Does a dictated history and physical examination that has not yet been transcribed and attached to the medical record, meet the intent of the standards?

12/02/2016
Standards FAQ

History and Physical - Dictated not Transcribed

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Does a dictated history and physical examination that has not yet been transcribed and attached to the medical record, meet the intent of the standards?

12/02/2016
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Pricing Worksheet - Imaging Centers

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Imaging Centers - Ambulatory Health Care 2017 Fees

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Becoming Accredited , Pricing Worksheet , Toolkit for Ambulatory Imaging Centers

12/02/2016
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Pricing Worksheet - Office-Based Surgery

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Office-Based Surgery - Ambulatory Care 2017 Fees

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12/02/2016
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Pricing Worksheet - Telehealth Surgical Only

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Telehealth Surgical Services only - Ambulatory Care 2017 Fees

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Pricing Worksheet , Telehealth/Surgical

12/02/2016
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Pricing Worksheet - Medical/Dental

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Medical/Dental Practices and Centers - Ambulatory Care 2017 Fees

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Becoming Accredited , Medical/Dental , Pricing Worksheet , Toolkit for Ambulatory Care Accreditation

12/02/2016
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Pricing Worksheet - Urgent Care

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Urgent Care Centers - Ambulatory Care 2017 Fees

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Becoming Accredited , Pricing Worksheet

12/02/2016
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Hospital: 2017 National Patient Safety Goals

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2017 National Patient Safety Goals

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12/02/2016
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Home Care: 2017 National Patient Safety Goals

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2017 National Patient Safety Goals

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12/02/2016
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Nursing Care Center: 2017 National Patient Safety Goals

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2017 National Patient Safety Goals

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12/02/2016
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