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Tuesday 4:44 CST, May 22, 2018

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10/09/2017
Blog

Standards Interpretation Group Collaborates Via Conference Call

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We’ve talked about Project REFRESH a lot this year, but I want to take this opportunity to delve into one of the new ways the REFRESH initiative is allowing for more streamlined communication between organizations and the Standards Interpretation Group (SIG).

Related Items: Office-Based Surgery , Ambulatory Health Care , AMBUZZ , Ambulatory

10/04/2017
Blog

Let’s Make Dialysis Safer – Together!

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The Joint Commission as an organization makes a special effort to partner with like-minded organizations to improve disease care. At the ambulatory care level, we work with state and national associations on specific disease interventions.

Related Items: AMBUZZ , Ambulatory , Ambulatory Health Care

09/20/2017
Blog

Get “The E Factor” at the Annual Ambulatory Care Conference: Oct. 18-19, 2017

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Today, engagement isn’t optional for those who work in healthcare or for the patients who seek their care. Unprecedented change is disrupting the health care industry; the only way we can hope to successfully navigate it and achieve our clinical quality goals is through 100 percent commitment among stakeholders.

Related Items: AMBUZZ , Ambulatory , Ambulatory Health Care

09/06/2017
Blog

New Medication Management Standards Effective Jan. 1, 2018

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New Medication Management Standards Effective Jan. 1, 2018

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08/23/2017
Blog

Making Ambulatory Surgery Safer

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More than 23 million surgeries are performed annually in U.S. ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs). It is likely that this number will continue to increase as more and more procedures are being performed in ASCs rather than hospital settings.

Related Items: AMBUZZ , Ambulatory , Ambulatory Health Care

08/09/2017
Blog

Keys to Better Environment of Care Compliance with EC.02.06.01 – Part 2

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Let’s take a look at this important EC standard from the point-of-view of our surveyors.

Related Items: AMBUZZ , Ambulatory , Ambulatory Health Care

07/26/2017
Blog

Don’t Hit the Snooze Button on Upcoming Sleep LCD Deadlines

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Early 2017 marked the beginning of significant changes within the sleep provider community. Certain Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) revised their local coverage determinations (LCDs), modifying policies regarding Medicare coverage for polysomnography and other sleep-specific studies. Previously, these MACs recognized both Joint Commission Hospital and Ambulatory Care Accreditation.

Related Items: AMBUZZ , Ambulatory , Ambulatory Health Care

07/12/2017
Blog

Keys to Better Environment of Care Compliance with EC.02.06.01 – Part 1

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From highly-specialized ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) to busy community health centers, ambulatory health care organizations provide their services across a variety of patient care platforms.

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06/28/2017
Topics Library

Webinar Replay and Slides: Building Your Safety Culture: A Job for Leaders

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In this webinar, The Joint Commission’s President and Chief Executive Officer Mark Chassin, MD, FACP, MPP, MPH, offered attendees guidance on building your safety culture. an essential first step toward high reliability.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Patient Safety , Previous Webinar , SAFER Matrix

06/20/2017
Blog

Infection Control Challenges: What They Reveal, How You Can Respond

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Leading the most recent list of the Top Ten Challenging Standards for accredited Ambulatory Health Care (AHC) customers over the last year is an infection control (IC) standard cited more than any other standard in 2016.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , AMBUZZ , Ambulatory

06/14/2017
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National Time Out Day

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National Time Out Day is an annual awareness campaign through the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) and supported by The Joint Commission to increase awareness of safe practices that lead to optimal outcomes for patients undergoing surgery and other invasive procedures.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Hospital , Patient Safety , In The News , Time Out Day

06/14/2017
Blog

New & Improved: Redesigned Post-Survey Process Form

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As part of The Joint Commission’s Project REFRESH multiphase process improvement project, we’re excited to present customers a redesigned Evidence of Standards Compliance (ESC) form this July.

Related Items: Survey Process , Ambulatory , Blog , AMBUZZ , Standards , Accreditation , Ambulatory Health Care , Office-Based Surgery

05/31/2017
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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

05/26/2017
Blog

The Joint Commission. . . SAFER™ Than Ever!

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The Joint Commission’s new process for helping health care organizations identify risk and improve their patient care processes – the Survey Analysis for Evaluating Risk (SAFER) Matrix – has been fully integrated with the Ambulatory Care Program’s accreditation program since the beginning of 2017.

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

05/17/2017
Blog

Fewer Ambulatory Care Standards... What’s Not to Like?

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The Joint Commission recently deleted 85 elements of performance (EPs) from the Ambulatory Health Care (AHC) accreditation program and 50 EPs from the Office-Based Surgery (OBS) program.

Related Items: AMBUZZ , Ambulatory , Ambulatory Health Care

05/03/2017
Blog

Top 10 Challenging Standards for 2016

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Frequent AmBuzz readers know it’s spring when The Joint Commission unveils an annual summary of the Top 10 Challenging Standards our Ambulatory Health Care (AHC) and Office-Based Surgery (OBS) accredited organizations experienced throughout 2016.

Related Items: Ambulatory , AMBUZZ , Ambulatory Health Care

04/13/2017