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APPROVED: Updates for the Integrated Care Certification Program

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Effective January 1, 2017, The Joint Commission has expanded applicability and updated standards for its voluntary Integrated Care Certification program.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Nursing Care Center , Integrated Care Certification , 2017 Joint Commission Requirement

10/05/2016
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Intensify Your Focus – Infection Prevention in Ambulatory Surgery Centers

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Ensuring your patients have the safest, highest quality surgical experience is what every Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) strives to achieve. A sure-fire way to guarantee you’re doing the best thing for your patient is to intensify your focus on infection prevention and control.

Related Items: Infection Control , AMBUZZ , Ambulatory , Ambulatory Health Care

09/27/2016
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Joint Commission Website E-Alerts

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E-alerts now available for Joint Commission Podcasts - update your subscription to sign up today!

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Disease-Specific Care , Health Care Staffing , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center

09/26/2016
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What types of organizations are eligible for Integrated Care Certification?

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Integrated Care Certification is now available for hospital, critical access hospital or psychiatric hospital, ambulatory setting, physician network, nursing care center, and home care environment. Contact us to learn more at integratedcare@jointcommission.org

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Nursing Care Center , Eligibility , Integrated Care Certification

09/22/2016
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Health Equity

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Updated Health Equity resources - September 2016

Related Items: Health Equity , Ambulatory Health Care , Hospital

09/13/2016
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Are You the ‘Wondering’ Type?

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Join your ambulatory care friends, colleagues and The Joint Commission's Ambulatory Care team at our Annual Ambulatory Care Conference, Oct. 27-28, 2016, in Rosemont, Ill. and we'll reveal the answers to these questions and more, during our two-day, information-packed conference.

Related Items: Ambulatory , Ambulatory Health Care , AMBUZZ

09/13/2016
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Project REFRESH and the Survey Analysis For Evaluating Risk (SAFER) Matrix

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This webinar replay's objective is to educate our customers about the new Survey Analysis for Evaluating Risk (SAFER) matrix, and upcoming improvements to the accreditation process.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Disease-Specific Care , Health Care Staffing , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Palliative Care , Webinar , Integrated Care Certification , SAFER Matrix

09/12/2016
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ADOPT Guidance Project – Updating an Important Collaborative Effort

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The Joint Commission is collaborating with the CDC on the ADOPT Project.

Related Items: AMBUZZ , Ambulatory , Ambulatory Health Care

08/30/2016
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Accreditation Just Got SAFER

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The Survey Analysis for Evaluating Risk (SAFER) matrix is the next in the series of process improvements to be offered by The Joint Commission via Project REFRESH and debuts Jan. 1, 2017 for all accredited customers (including Ambulatory Care and Office-Based Surgery).

Related Items: SAFER Matrix , AMBUZZ , Ambulatory , Ambulatory Health Care

08/12/2016
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2016 Survey Activity Guide for Ambulatory Health Care Organizations

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The Survey Activity Guide for Ambulatory Health Care Organizations has been updated to reflect the changes in Joint Commission procedures that took effect August 1, 2016. See the What's New page for more information.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Survey Activity Guide

08/05/2016
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The Only Constant is CHANGE. So Let’s Facilitate Change!

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If you're promoting improvement in your organization, then you're FACILITATING CHANGE!

Related Items: Ambulatory , AMBUZZ , Ambulatory Health Care

08/02/2016
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Sentinel Event Data Summary

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Summary Data of Sentinel Events reviewed by The Joint Commission (as of 7/5/2016)

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Sentinel Event Statistics

08/01/2016
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Busting the Myths about Engaging Patients and Families in Patient Safety

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Open and candid communication with patients and their families is a key component of safe and effective health care. However, communication between caregivers and patients is sometimes hindered by longstanding myths and misconceptions about the sharing of information.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Disease-Specific Care , Health Care Staffing , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Patient Safety , Patient Rights , Patient-Provider Communication , Palliative Care , Papers , Patient-centered communications , Patient Engagement , Integrated Care Certification , Patient Blood Management Certification , Rights and Responsibilities

07/25/2016
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Joint Commission JAMA Viewpoint Focuses on Workplace Violence in Health Care

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A new JAMA Viewpoint by Patient Safety Officer Ron Wyatt, MD, MHA, and two co-authors tackles the issue of workplace violence in health care.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Health Care Staffing , Hospital , Nursing Care Center , Integrated Care Certification

07/21/2016
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Leading Practice Library

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The Leading Practice Library is a complimentary tool available to organizations that are currently accredited or certified by The Joint Commission.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Quality Improvement Tools

07/20/2016
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Check this out! New Compliance Checklist for Diagnostic Imaging!

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Check this out! New, first-of-its-kind compliance checklist for diagnostic imaging: use it to do a self-assessment and prepare for the on-site survey.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Diagnostic Imaging Services , Ambulatory , AMBUZZ

07/20/2016
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Compliance Checklist for Diagnostic imaging

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The Imaging Compliance Checklist is a helpful tool that addresses the recently implemented diagnostic imaging standards.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Hospital , Imaging , Diagnostic Imaging Services

07/14/2016
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Show me the Data! Diagnostic Imaging: One Year Later…

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To better understand how well organizations were implementing the imaging standards changes, The Joint Commission reviewed final accreditation reports for ambulatory care and hospital surveys conducted between July 2015 and March 2016.

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07/06/2016