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The Joint Commission Awards First Integrated Care Certification

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The Joint Commission’s Hospital Accreditation Program announced today that Parrish Medical Center, a public, not-for-profit facility in Titusville, Florida, is the first hospital in the United States to be awarded Integrated Care Certification.

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

01/25/2016
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Joining Forces for Patient Safety

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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 specific to ambulatory health care settings. The ultimate goal is straightforward: to prevent infections in ambulatory settings.

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01/12/2016
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Ambulatory Care - Recognizing 40 Years

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Ambulatory Care - Recognizing 40 Years. New Profile - 1982.

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01/05/2016
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Deemed Status for ASCs

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The Joint Commission is designated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as an approved accreditor for ASCs seeking Medicare initial certification.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Becoming Accredited , CMS Reimbursement , Deemed Status , Toolkit for Ambulatory Surgery Centers

01/05/2016
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Redefining Relationships

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Ambulatory care business development team redefines relationship with its ambulatory care customers...

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12/30/2015
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Adapting Google

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I came across an article on how Google creates a culture of innovation. The article lists eight principles of innovation, but what I found most noteworthy is how adaptable they are to all industries, including health care. So I took some time and did just that; adapting these concepts to ambulatory health care , though really, they could work for all of health care.

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12/15/2015
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Ambulatory Applicability Grid

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The Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation Applicability Grid - 2015 reprinted from the Standards Applicability Process (SAP) section of the Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Ambulatory Care.

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12/08/2015
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Standards BoosterPaks™

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New Standards BoosterPak™added - High-Level Disinfection (HLD) and Sterilization. Learn more about Joint Commission Standards BoosterPaks™.

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

12/07/2015
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Celebrating a Milestone

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Over the past 40 weeks, we’ve been showcasing the rich history of the past four decades, featuring personal profiles of customers, surveyors and Joint Commission colleagues who touch ambulatory. These eye-opening profiles touched on everything from what went into the first accredited medical group practice in 1977 to the first deeming for the CMS Medicare program to numerous personal stories.

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11/17/2015
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Our own “Dear Abbi”

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Need accreditation support? Hear from Abbi, account executive, ambulatory care.

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11/03/2015
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PCMH Integration with Behavioral Health Care Services

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Joint Commission Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH) Certification Integration with Behavioral Health Care Services.

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10/29/2015
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PCMH Requirements Relating to Behavioral Healthcare

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PCMH Requirements Relating to Behavioral Healthcare

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10/29/2015
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Be Flu Smart

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People getting the flu this time of year is as predictable as autumn colors, shorter days and birds flying south for the winter. That’s why it’s more important than ever to follow the slogan of a popular flu campaign and “keep calm and get your flu shot.” That said, it’s equally important to be flu smart. That is, be knowledgeable about current and best practices to diagnose and treat the flu as well as prevent it from spreading.

Related Items: Influenza , SIRAS , Ambulatory , AMBUZZ , Ambulatory Health Care , Influenza Pandemic

10/20/2015
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Facts about scoring and accreditation decisions

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The scoring and decision process is based on the criticality of the standards and other requirements regarding their relationship to the quality and safety of patient care.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Accreditation Process , Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Nursing Care Center , Scoring , Accreditation Decisions

10/13/2015
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Saluting 50 Years

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Thanks to additional funding support through the Affordable Care Act, federally-supported Health Centers, also known as Community Health Centers and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) are now the largest network of primary care providers in the U.S. This year they celebrate their 50th anniversary.

Related Items: AMBUZZ , Ambulatory , Ambulatory Health Care

09/15/2015
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(New) Tools of the Trade

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Philosopher Marshall McLuhan said, “We become what we behold. We shape our tools, and thereafter our tools shape us.” We hope that is the case with our latest tool. Our Environment of Care (EC) standards have consistently been among the most challenging areas for meeting compliance for some ambulatory organizations, particularly for ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs). Recognizing this, we set out to try and figure a way to address these challenges for our customers.

Related Items: Ambulatory , AMBUZZ , Ambulatory Health Care , Physical Environment

08/14/2015
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Diagnostic Imaging Standards

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The Joint Commission updated diagnostic imaging requirements for the hospital and ambulatory care programs. Changes went into effect July 1, 2015.

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

08/10/2015
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More than just Acronyms

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PCMH, NPs, PAs - more than just acronyms, together they’ve provided organizations and patients real results!

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07/23/2015
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A Joint Commission and FDA Webinar on Reprocessing of Scopes Q&A Replay

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The objective of this webinar is to provide information on the FDA’s past and ongoing activities to minimize patient exposure to infections that can result from improperly reprocessing of scopes.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Health Care Staffing , Home Care , Infection Control , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Palliative Care , Webinar , Behavioral Health Home , FDA Reprocessing of Scopes

06/26/2015
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Picture this - new diagnostic imaging requirements

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The Joint Commission’s new diagnostic imaging requirements for hospital and ambulatory care programs go into effect July 1, 2015.

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

06/09/2015
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Aiming high

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“Aim high" is not just a motto to the U.S. Air Force. It’s a way of life; one that literally takes its members higher than most people ever go. It’s also a motto we plan to follow now that we’ve once again joined forces.

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05/29/2015
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Defying those challenging standards

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Defy those challenging ambulatory care standards! Reach for resources that can help.

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05/12/2015