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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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What Is Certification?

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New event - Dec 5 2014 Qucik Start to HCS Certification

Related Items: Advanced Certification , Health Care Staffing , Certification , Disease-Specific Care

06/22/2016
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Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement

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Attention Total Hip and Knee Replacement programs! The Joint Commission will begin to accept applications on December 17th, 2015 for a new Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement. On-site reviews will be starting in early 2016.

Related Items: Disease-Specific Care , Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement

05/19/2016
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Prepublication Standards – Revisions to Advanced Certification Requirements for Heart Failure

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The requirements for the Advanced Certification for Heart Failure have been updated as part of an initiative to keep The Joint Commission’s certification programs current.

Related Items: Prepublication Standards , Disease-Specific Care , Heart Failure , Hospital , Advanced Certification in Heart Failure

05/03/2016
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Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Awarded First Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement

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The Joint Commission announces Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, is the first hospital in the United States to achieve Joint Commission Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement.

Related Items: Disease-Specific Care , Knee Replacement , Hip Replacement , News Releases

04/27/2016
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Debunking Pain Standard Myths

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In the environment of today’s prescription opioid epidemic, everyone is looking for someone to blame. Often, The Joint Commission’s pain standards take that blame. We are encouraging our critics to look at our exact standards, along with the historical context of our standards, to fully understand what our accredited organizations are required to do with regard to pain.

David W. Baker, MD, MPH, FACP, executive vice president, Healthcare Quality Evaluation, The Joint Commission, discusses pain management standards.

Related Items: Palliative Care , Behavioral Health Care , Home Care , Standards , Integrated Care Certification , Disease-Specific Care , Critical Access Hospital , Hospital , Health Care Staffing , Ambulatory Health Care , Nursing Care Center , Pain Management

04/22/2016
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Joint Commission Statement on Pain Management

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Read the statement on pain management from David W. Baker, MD, MPH, FACP, executive vice president, Healthcare Quality Evaluation, The Joint Commission.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Disease-Specific Care , Home Care , Hospital , Nursing Care Center , Standards , Pain Management , Palliative Care

04/18/2016
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Webinar Replay and Slides: Clinical Practice Guidelines and Performance Measurement for Disease-Specific Care Certification

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April 7, 2016 webinar replay and slides: Clinical Practice Guidelines and Performance Measurement for Disease-Specific Care Certification

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04/13/2016
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Improving and Measuring Osteoporosis Management

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For postmenopausal females living in North America, the chances of hip fracture due to osteoporosis are greater than the chances of being diagnosed with breast cancer, uterine cancer, or ovarian cancer, combined.

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03/21/2016
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Advanced Certification in Heart Failure: Standardized Performance Measures

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The Joint Commission has approved a set of standardized performance measures for Disease Specific Care Advanced Certification in Heart Failure (ACHF). These measures have been developed to better evaluate the care provided to the Heart Failure patient with an emphasis on transitions of care.

Related Items: Advanced Certification , Disease-Specific Care , Heart Failure , Patient Safety , Other Measures

03/18/2016
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Total Hip & Total Knee Replacement

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The Joint Commission launched a new Advanced Certification program for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacements. The Joint Commission is currently developing standardized performance measures for this program.

Related Items: Disease-Specific Care , Hospital , Measure Development Initiatives , Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement

03/17/2016
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2016 Disease-Specific Care Review Process Guide

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A new version of the Organization Review Process Guide for Disease Specific Care Certification is now available. This update includes contents supporting the new Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement program.

Related Items: Becoming Certified , Certification Process , Disease-Specific Care , Resource

03/09/2016
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Webinar Replay and Slides: Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement: Ready, Set, Go! February 23, 2016

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Webinar Replay and Slides: Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement: Ready, Set, Go! February 23, 2016

Related Items: Disease-Specific Care , Hip Replacement , Knee Replacement , Previous Webinar

03/01/2016
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Comprehensive Stroke Certification: Standardized Performance Measures

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Comprehensive Stroke Centers must continue to meet the performance measure requirements for Primary Stroke Centers. Certified Comprehensive Stroke Centers will continue to collect data for the eight Joint Commission stroke core measures.

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03/01/2016
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Sentinel Event Alert 56: Detecting and treating suicide ideation in all settings

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The rate of suicide is increasing in America. Now the 10th leading cause of death, suicide claims more lives than traffic accidents and more than twice as many as homicides. Access the Alert, a downloadable Infographic, and a document of related Joint Commission standards.

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02/24/2016
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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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Using the Targeted Solutions Tool® to Improve Hand Hygiene Compliance Is Associated with Decreased Health Care–Associated Infections

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The January 2016 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety features an article on how Memorial Hermann Health System used the Center for Transforming Healthcare’s hand hygiene tool to reduce health care-associated infections.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Disease-Specific Care , Hand Hygiene , Health Care Staffing , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Center for Transforming Healthcare , Targeted Solutions Tool

01/12/2016
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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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New Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement

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The Joint Commission will begin to accept applications on December 17th, 2015 for a new Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement.

Related Items: Disease-Specific Care , Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement

12/16/2015
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