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Behavioral Health Care Updates

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Lean Methodology Improves Throughput and Safety in Behavioral Health Care

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A new study from the June 2017 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety describes how Lean principles were applied to improve clinical operations at the Crisis Response Center, a behavioral health facility specializing in emergency psychiatric care, in Tucson, Arizona.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , News Releases

05/18/2017
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Webinar Replay and Slides: May 9 - Orientation to Behavioral Health Accreditation Requirements

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This one hour webinar provides an orientation to the Joint Commission behavioral health accreditation requirements including where to find them, how to read them, and resources for assistance with them.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Previous Webinar , Mental Health

05/11/2017
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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 , Previous Webinar , SAFER Matrix

05/10/2017
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Prepublication Standards – Standards Deletions Related to EP Review Phase III

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The Joint Commission recently completed the third phase of its EP Review Project. The project involved applying relevant EP deletions from the hospital program to the other accreditation programs with some exceptions.

Related Items: Prepublication Standards , Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Office-Based Surgery

04/25/2017
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Webinar Replay and Slides: April 11 - Measurement-Based Care in Behavioral Health

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This one hour webinar provides a deeper understanding about the new outcomes requirement for organizations accredited under the Behavioral Health manual, which takes effect 1/1/2018.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Previous Webinar , Mental Health , BHC Outcomes Measures

04/14/2017
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Facts about Behavioral Health Home Certification

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Behavioral Health Home Certification is an optional certification available to organizations accredited under The Joint Commission’s Behavioral Health Care Accreditation program. The certification recognizes organizations and agencies that act as a health home for the individuals they serve.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Certification Fact Sheets , Behavioral Health Home

03/31/2017
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Heather Hurley

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Heather Hurley is the executive director of Laboratory Business Development.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Staff Biographies

03/21/2017
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Webinar Replay and Slides: Mar 14 - Roadmap to Behavioral Health Accreditation

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Learn more about how to plan for your behavioral health accreditation

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Previous Webinar , Mental Health

03/17/2017
News

R3 Report on New Housing Support Services Standards for Behavioral Health Care

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To help improve the quality and safety of care for homeless populations, an “R3 Report” released today by The Joint Commission addresses new behavioral health care accreditation standards for housing support services programs. The report provides in-depth rationale and evidence for The Joint Commission’s standards.

Related Items: News Releases , Behavioral Health Care

03/15/2017
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R3 Report Issue 10 - Housing support services standards for Behavioral Health Care

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In January 2016, The Joint Commission released a set of new Behavioral Health Care (BHC) standards for housing support services programs. These standards are applicable to any Joint Commission-accredited behavioral health care organization that is providing such services.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , R3 Report (Newsletter) , CAUTI

03/14/2017
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Julia S. Finken, RN, BSN, MBA, CSSBB, CPHQ

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Julia S. Finken, RN, BSN, MBA, CSSBB, CPHQ is Executive Director, Behavioral Health Care and Psychiatric Hospital Accreditation

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care

03/07/2017
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Sentinel Event Data Summary

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Summary Data of Sentinel Events reviewed by The Joint Commission (as of 1/13//2017)

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

03/03/2017
Videos

Why Behavioral Health Providers Choose The Joint Commission

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Leaders in behavioral health organizations explain why their organization chose, and continue to choose, Joint Commission accreditation.

 

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care

03/03/2017
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Sentinel Event Alert 57: The essential role of leadership in developing a safety culture

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In any health care organization, leadership’s first priority is to be accountable for effective care while protecting the safety of patients, employees, and visitors. Competent and thoughtful leaders contribute to improvements in safety and organizational culture.

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 , Sentinel Event , Sentinel Event Alert , Suicide , Palliative Care , Webinar , Integrated Care Certification , Patient Blood Management Certification

03/01/2017
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Webinar Replay and Slides: Feb 14 - Accreditation Basics for Behavioral Health Providers

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Considering accreditation or just started the process? This webinar will cover everything you need to know.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Previous Webinar , Mental Health

02/17/2017
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Facts about the unannounced survey process

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The Joint Commission generally conducts unannounced surveys unless it is not feasible or logical to do so. All hospital and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services deeming or recognition surveys are unannounced. This fact sheet includes a table listing exceptions to unannounced surveys.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Unannounced Survey Process

02/17/2017
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Webinar Replay and Slides: Jan 24 - SAFER Matrix in Behavioral Health Care

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Learn about the recent changes to the Joint Commission survey process called the “SAFER Matrix.” SAFER stands for Survey Analysis for Evaluating Risk.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Previous Webinar , Mental Health , SAFER Matrix

02/16/2017
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