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Standards Compliance Challenges

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Ambulatory Health Care and Office-Based Surgery Top Standards Compliance Data for 2015 Unveiled.

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04/28/2016
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Alignment of eCQMs and Chart Abstracted Measures

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Pioneers in Quality Portal - Articles and Publications

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04/28/2016
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eCQMs & Quality Improvement

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Pioneers in Quality Portal - Articles and Publications

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04/28/2016
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Standards & Terminologies

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Pioneers in Quality Portal - Articles and Publications

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04/28/2016
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eCQM Implementation

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Pioneers in Quality Portal - Articles and Publications

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04/28/2016
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Introduction to eCQMs

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Pioneers in Quality Portal - Articles and Publications

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04/28/2016
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The Value of Joint Commission Critical Access Hospital Accreditation

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The Value of Joint Commission Critical Access Hospital Accreditation - Benefits of Accreditation

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04/27/2016
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Accreditation Process Overview

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The Joint Commission’s accreditation process seeks to help organizations identify and resolve problems, and to inspire them to improve the safety and quality of care, treatment, and services.

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04/27/2016
News

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Awarded First Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement

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The Joint Commission announces Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, is the first hospital in the United States to achieve Joint Commission Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement.

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04/27/2016
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Paige A. Rodgers, CPA

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Paige Rodgers, CPA, Chief Financial Officer

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04/26/2016
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Paula Wilson

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Paula Wilson is President and Chief Executive Officer of Joint Commission Resources and Joint Commission International.

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04/26/2016
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Integrated Care Certification

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In keeping with The Joint Commission’s mission to continuously improve health care for the public, our upcoming Integrated Care Certification program is designed to help improve patient care and outcomes.

Related Items: Hospital , Ambulatory Health Care , Integrated Care Certification

04/26/2016
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Why Do Pathologists Consider Joint Commission Lab Accreditation?

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Reasons pathologists should choose Joint Commission accreditation.

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04/26/2016
Blog

Health Care’s Unsung Heroes Have Their Week, too

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I normally post blogs about Nurses Week or Hospital Week at this time of year. I felt it important to shine a spotlight on Lab Week this year as laboratorians frequently are the unsung heroes in the health-care setting.

Related Items: Critical Access Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Hospital

04/26/2016
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Ambulatory Care Accreditation Overview

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The 2016 Ambulatory Care Accreditation Overview provides a snapshot of The Joint Commission accreditation process for ambulatory care settings. Learn about survey process, standards, invaluable resources and more!

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04/25/2016
Standards FAQ

Emergency Cart - Security

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Is it acceptable to position emergency carts secured with a breakaway lock in strategic locations, such as a trauma room in an emergency department or an alcove on a nursing unit or any area staffed 24/7 even though these carts may not be under constant visual surveillance by staff 100 % of the time ?

04/22/2016
Standards FAQ

Emergency Cart - Medication Security

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Please clarify the issue related to medication security on emergency carts. Is the use of a breakaway tag that includes a numeric identification number and a defined process to monitor cart integrity considered an acceptable approach to maintaining security of emergency carts strategically located and readily available for use in emergent situations in patient care areas staffed 24/7.

04/22/2016
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Integrated Care Certification Frequently Asked Questions

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Some frequently asked questions to help your organization learn more about Integrated Care Certification.

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04/22/2016
Videos

Debunking Pain Standard Myths

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In the environment of today’s prescription opioid epidemic, everyone is looking for someone to blame. Often, The Joint Commission’s pain standards take that blame. We are encouraging our critics to look at our exact standards, along with the historical context of our standards, to fully understand what our accredited organizations are required to do with regard to pain.

David W. Baker, MD, MPH, FACP, executive vice president, Healthcare Quality Evaluation, The Joint Commission, discusses pain management standards.

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04/22/2016
Standards FAQ

Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus (MRSA) - Screening

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Is MRSA screening required for all patients? If not, are there certain high-risk patients that must be screened?

04/21/2016
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Ambulatory Health Care Advisory Council Members

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Listing of the members of the Medical/Diagnostic and Therapeutic Advisory Council and Surgical Advisory Council for the Ambulatory Health Care program. Updated April 2016.

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04/18/2016
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Joint Commission Statement on Pain Management

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Read the statement on pain management from David W. Baker, MD, MPH, FACP, executive vice president, Healthcare Quality Evaluation, The Joint Commission.

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04/18/2016
Standards FAQ

Medical Record - Laboratory Requirements

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Our hospital information system captures data from our laboratory system and provides the results in several other hardcopy and electronic formats accessed by our physicians, such as the physician portal, flash reports, remote web access, etc.  Do all these different reports need to conform to the standards surveyed during the biennial laboratory survey?

04/15/2016
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Heightened Security Awareness for Healthcare and Public Health Community

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The Departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services have issued a joint resource for health care providers to support situational awareness and preparedness in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Brussels. They emphasize that no specific credible threats in the US are known. . .

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04/15/2016
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Physician Leader Monthly April 2016

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Monthly e-newsletter for physician leaders.

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04/15/2016