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Joint Commission Names Ronald Wyatt, MD, MHA, First Patient Safety Officer

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Ronald M. Wyatt, MD, MHA, is the first appointee to the newly created position of patient safety officer, reflecting The Joint Commission's commitment to promoting a safe and high-quality health care system with a goal of zero patient harm.

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02/11/2016
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Facts about the Tracer Methodology

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A key part of The Joint Commission’s on-site survey process is the tracer methodology. The tracer methodology uses information from the organization to follow the experience of care, treatment, or services for a number of patients through the organization’s entire health care delivery process.

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01/26/2016
01/06/2016
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High Reliability: The Path to Zero Harm

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The Jan/Feb 2016 issue of Healthcare Executive magazine features an article by Dr. Erin DuPree, CMO and vice president of the Center for Transforming Healthcare, on the path to high reliability. Read her perspective on how health care organizations can implement the steps toward achieving Zero Harm.

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01/04/2016
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Facts about the on-site survey process

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The Joint Commission survey process is data-driven, patient-centered and focused on evaluating actual care processes.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Behavioral Health Care , Survey Process , Accreditation

12/18/2015
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Audio Visual files for Dec 2 webinar: New Standards in Opioid Treatment

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This 45-minute webinar presented by Joint Commission staff provides an overview of the proposed new Opioid Treatment standards based on new guidelines from SAMHSA. The final standards will go into effect in July of 2016.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Previous Webinar , Opioids

12/07/2015
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Facts about the National Patient Safety Goals

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In 2002, The Joint Commission established its National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs) program; the first set of NPSGs was effective January 1, 2003. The NPSGs were established to help accredited organizations address specific areas of concern in regard to patient safety.

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12/02/2015
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Guide to Choosing An Accreditation Body in Behavioral Health Care

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Deciding on an accreditation body? This short guidebook covers some of things you might want to consider as you evaluate accrediting organizations.

Related Items: Accreditation Help , Behavioral Health Care

11/13/2015
11/05/2015
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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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Audio/Visual files for Aug 12 webinar: Peer Support Services and Accreditation

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Learn more about peer support services, how they can help improve outcomes, and how they are supported by accreditation.

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08/31/2015
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Audio Visual files for June 10 webinar: Improving Reimbursement in Behavioral Health Care

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Replay of complimentary webinar to learn more about Joint Commission behavioral health care accreditation and how it can help improve reimbursement.

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06/11/2015
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Audio/Visual Files for Mar. 11 Webinar: Strategies for a Successful Survey

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Strategies for a Successful Behavioral Health Accreditation Survey, presented March 11, 2015. Features Joint Commission speakers Tracy Collander, Executive Director, Peter Vance, Field Director, and Laura O'Keefe, Sr. Account Executive.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Previous Webinar , On-Site Survey Process

03/12/2015
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Behavioral Health Care On-Site Survey Overview

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A snapshot of the survey process

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , On-Site Survey Process

03/09/2015
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Behavioral Health Care Accreditation Guide

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2015 Guide to Joint Commission Behavioral Health Care Accreditation

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03/09/2015
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Why providers, patients and families prefer Joint Commission accreditation

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This short video discusses why Joint Commission accreditation is valued by other providers, patients and families.

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01/21/2015
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Apples and Oranges - Your Guide to Choosing an Accrediting Body in Behavioral Health brochure

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This short infographic shows how The Joint Commission differs from other behavioral health accrediting bodies.

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01/15/2015
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Audio/Visual files for Dec 3 Webinar: OTPs and Health Homes

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Audio/Visual files for Dec 3 Webinar: OTPs and Health Homes. Learn more about Joint Commission accreditation for medication-assisted Opioid Treatment organizations.

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12/10/2014
11/05/2014
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Revised: “Human Resources” Chapter for Behavioral Health Care

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The Joint Commission recently completed revisions to the “Human Resources” (HR) chapter in the Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Behavioral Health Care (CAMBHC). The revisions, which are effective January 1,2015, are intended to assure that the requirements remain up-to-date and relevant.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , 2014 Joint Commission Requirement

07/03/2014
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"Accreditation Tips and Topics" - BHC Emails

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Accreditation Tips and Topics is a monthly email of helpful tips and topics for organizations in the process of achieving Behavioral Health accreditation.

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06/18/2014