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Facts about Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® Program

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Launched in September 2011, The Joint Commission’s Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® program recognizes accredited hospitals that attain excellence on accountability measure performance.

Related Items: Critical Access Hospital , Hospital , Top Performer

11/16/2016
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Mark A. Crafton, MPA, MT(ASCP)

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Mark Crafton is the executive director of state and external relations for The Joint Commission. He oversees all Joint Commission activities related to state government outreach, payer relations, market research, and the development and management of alliances with key external organizations.

Related Items: Staff Biographies

11/16/2016
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Primary Care Medical Home Certification Option for Hospitals

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Learn more about the Primary Care Medical Home Certification Option for Hospitals. Take the new Self-Assessment.

Related Items: PCMH Self-Assessment , PCMH FAQs , Hospice , Primary Care Medical Home

11/16/2016
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Facts about Speak Up™

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In March 2002, The Joint Commission launched its Speak Up™ patient safety program. Over time, the program has expanded to more than 70 countries and features infographics, animated videos, and brochures.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , General Public , Patient Safety , Speak Up , Patient Rights , Patient Safety Fact Sheets

11/16/2016
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Joint Commission, CDC Collaborating on Ambulatory Infection Prevention Project

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The Joint Commission and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are collaborating on an initiative designed to adapt, enhance and disseminate CDC guidance related to infection prevention and control in ambulatory health care settings.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Infection Prevention

11/16/2016
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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: Integrated Care Certification , Hospital , Ambulatory Health Care

11/16/2016
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The Q-HIP Care Coordination Measure & The Joint Commission’s Integrated Care Certification

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View slides and recording on the Q-HIP Care Coordination Measure & The Joint Commission’s Integrated Care Certification for Anthem Q-HIP participating hospitals.

Related Items: Previous Webinar , Integrated Care Certification

11/16/2016
Standards FAQ

Calibration - Calibration In Lieu Of Calibration Verification

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Is semiannual calibration verification required if the laboratory is performing calibration at least once every six months?  

11/15/2016
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Pioneers in Quality

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Pioneers in Quality (PIQ) is a Joint Commission program to assist hospitals on their journey towards electronic clinical quality measure adoption that includes educational programs (e.g., webinars for CEUs), a resource portal, recognition categories, an advisory council, a modified annual report, speaker’s bureau outreach, a peer – to – peer solution exchange, as well as having a strong focus on partnering with hospitals to provide the highest level of quality care for patients and their families.

Related Items: eCQM , Electronic Clinical Quality Measures , Pioneers in Quality

11/15/2016
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2016 Survey Activity Guide

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Corrected - The August, 2016 release of the Survey Activity Guide for Health Care Organizations included contents regarding California hospital survey activities that were discontinued as of May 2016.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Survey Activity Guide

11/14/2016
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eCQMs – Technical Aspects of Submission

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The objectives of this webinar are to describe the eCQM submission process, discuss the 2016 and 2017 timelines for data submission, and describe common eCQM data element issues identified by The Joint Commission.

Related Items: Webinar , Pioneers in Quality

11/11/2016
11/11/2016
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Strategies for Improving Rapid Influenza Testing and Treatment in Ambulatory Settings (SIRAS)

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Now available in Spanish - Strategies for Improving Rapid Influenza Testing and Treatment in Ambulatory Settings (SIRAS)- Updated free course offering for the current Flu season. Enroll in the course. Download the inforgraphic.

Related Items: Influenza , Home Care , Research Resources , Disease-Specific Care , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Ambulatory Health Care , Nursing Care Center , Hospital

11/11/2016
Blog

Reading the Tea Leaves for 2016-17 Flu Season

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While nobody can predict how severe the 2016-17 flu season will be, many public health officials are expressing concern that the removal of the pain-free—but ineffective— flu mist will result in fewer vaccinations against flu.

Related Items: Accreditation , Influenza Pandemic , Education Resources , Influenza , Certification

11/11/2016
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John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award

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Apply for the 2016 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards.

Related Items: Eisenberg Award , Patient Safety

11/08/2016
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Check Out the New Book of Checklists!

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In the high-stress reality of ambulatory and office-based surgery settings, it’s easy to understand the desire to simplify complex tasks. Yet it has to be done in a way that helps make patient care safe and effective. That’s where checklists come in handy.

Related Items: Ambulatory , Ambulatory Health Care , AMBUZZ

11/08/2016
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Joint Commission Report Shows America’s Hospitals Continue to Improve Patient Care

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America’s hospitals continue to make strides towards improving patient safety and quality for common conditions for which people enter the hospital, according to The Joint Commission’s 2016 Annual Report: “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety.”

Related Items: News Releases , Annual Report

11/07/2016
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America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety: The Joint Commission’s Annual Report 2016

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The Joint Commission’s 2016 annual report recaps 2015 as a year of significant transition and highlights performance reported by 3,300+ accredited hospitals.

Related Items: Annual Report , Critical Access Hospital , Hospital

11/07/2016
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2016 Pioneers in Quality™ Hospital eCQM Contributor Recognition Lists

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During this initial year of the Pioneers in Quality™ program, The Joint Commission is recognizing accredited hospitals that have assisted The Joint Commission in the evolution and utilization of eCQMs.

Related Items: Pioneers in Quality

11/07/2016
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Annual Report - Improving America's Hospitals

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Annual Report - Improving America's Hospitals

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11/07/2016
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Project REFRESH: Phase II of EP Review Project

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Joint Commission Requirement

Related Items: Hospital , 2017 Joint Commission Requirement

11/04/2016
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The Joint Commission Code of Conduct Brochure

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The Code of Conduct provides a user-friendly guide to Joint Commission staff on key values, commitments and risk topics.

11/03/2016