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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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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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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.

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

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.

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 , Palliative Care , Integrated Care Certification , Patient Blood Management Certification

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.

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12/16/2015
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Expected Benefits of Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement

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Expected Benefits of Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement

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12/10/2015
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Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement Eligibility

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Organizations seeking The Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement program must meet all of the general eligibility requirements for Disease-Specific Care certification.

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12/10/2015
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Key Characteristics of Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement program

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Key Characteristic of Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement program

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12/10/2015
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Quality, Consistency and Safety

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The Advanced Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement certification program is designed to assist healthcare organizations to provide high quality healthcare with an emphasis on patient safety.

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12/09/2015
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Certification in Inpatient Diabetes

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Certification in Inpatient Diabetes

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10/30/2015
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Replay - PART 2: Disease-Specific Care Certification Most Cited Standards: Reviewers Insight

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Webinar Replay - Speakers: Caroline Isbey RN, MSN, CDE Associate Director and Wendi Roberts RN, MS, TNS, CLNC Executive Director, Certification - October 19, 2015 Webinar.

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10/20/2015
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Replay - PART 1: Quick Steps to Certification: Disease-Specific Care Preparation

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Quick Steps to Certification Webinar Replay is now posted. Learn an overview and tips to prepare Disease-Specific Care Certification.

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10/05/2015
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Replay - Going for the Gold Seal: Joint Commission Chest Pain Certification

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Chest Pain Certification Webinar Replay is now posted!

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10/01/2015
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Apply Now for Disease-Specific Care Certification

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The certification process is initiated when an organization completes and submits the Application for Certification.

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08/31/2015
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Disease-Specific Care Certification Fees

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Disease-Specific Care Certifications are on a two-year cycle.

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08/19/2015
08/05/2015
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Disease-Specific Care Certification Eligibility

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Read the eligibility requirements for The Joint Commission's Disease-Specific Care Certification.

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07/22/2015