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2018 Survey Activity Guide

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The 2018 Accreditation Survey Activity Guide for Health Care Organizations is now available. See the "What's New for 2018" to identify the accreditation programs and survey activities that include updated contents.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Survey Activity Guide

01/08/2018
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Lessons Learned: Rival Gang Members in the Same Hospital

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I’ve seen a lot in my career as a field director—even more as a vice president of safety and security for a four-hospital system on Florida’s Space Coast—and won’t soon forget the night when members of rival gangs presented in our ED trauma center.

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01/04/2018
01/04/2018
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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.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , National Patient Safety Goals , Patient Safety , Patient Safety Fact Sheets

12/28/2017
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Workplace Violence Prevention’s High Profile in 2017

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Over the last year, our Joint Commission leaders and subject matter experts have shared multiple insights and guidance on preventing violence in healthcare settings.

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12/22/2017
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"Patient Safety Systems" (PS) Chapter

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Please click on the following links to view the most current version of the "Patient Safety Systems" (PS) chapter as shown in each accreditation program's Comprehensive Accreditation Manual. (For the behavioral health care program, this is the "Safety Systems for Individuals Served" [SSIS] chapter).

Related Items: Hospital , Patient Safety , Standards , Patient Safety Systems

12/18/2017
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Facts about Primary Care Medical Home Certification

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The Joint Commission’s Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH) Certification focuses on care coordination, access to care, and how effectively a primary care clinician and interdisciplinary team work in partnership with the patient (and when applicable, their family).

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Hospital , Primary Care Medical Home , Certification Fact Sheets , Behavioral Health Home , Certification Program

12/08/2017
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Workplace Violence Prevention - Joint Commission Blog Posts

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Read blog posts from Joint Commission leaders.

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12/05/2017
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Performance Measures for Acute Stroke Ready Hospital Certification

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The Joint Commission recently completed the process of developing standardized performance measures for its Acute Stroke Ready Hospital Certification Program.

Related Items: Hospital , Measure Development Initiatives , Acute Stroke Ready Hospital

11/17/2017
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Hospital: 2018 National Patient Safety Goals

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2018 National Patient Safety Goals

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11/15/2017
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2017/2018 ORYX Measure Reporting Requirements

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Information on modifications to the 2017 ORYX Performance Measure Reporting Requirements, along with 2018 reporting requirements is now available for accredited hospitals.

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11/13/2017
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Strategies for Improving Rapid Influenza Testing and Treatment in Ambulatory Settings (SIRAS)

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Now available in Spanish - Strategies for Improving Rapid Influenza Testing and Treatment in Ambulatory Settings (SIRAS)- Updated free course offering for the current Flu season. Enroll in the course. Download the inforgraphic.

Related Items: Influenza , Hospital , Ambulatory Health Care , Research Resources , Disease-Specific Care , Home Care , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center

11/08/2017
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Integrated Care Certification

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In keeping with The Joint Commission’s mission to continuously improve health care for the public, our upcoming Integrated Care Certification program is designed to help improve patient care and outcomes.

Related Items: Integrated Care Certification , Ambulatory Health Care , Hospital

11/08/2017
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eCQM Webinars Help Establish Performance Improvement Priorities and Work with EHR Vendors

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Over the last few months, thousands of hospital quality, executive and other leaders have been tuning in to the Joint Commission’s Pioneers in Quality™ Proven Practices webinar series to hear peers present their successes and lessons for implementing electronic clinical quality measures (eCQM) quality improvement.

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11/03/2017
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Medical Staff Essentials: Clarifying Medical Staff Standards

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The Joint Commission’s Medical Staff (MS) standards describe the medical staff’s roles and responsibilities in detail. Understanding and applying those standards, however, has always been challenging.

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10/27/2017
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Facts about federal deemed status and state recognition

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In order for a health care organization to participate in and receive federal payment from Medicare or Medicaid programs, one of the requirements is that a health care organization meet the government requirements for program participation.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , CMS , Critical Access Hospital , Deemed Status , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program

10/18/2017
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FAQs – Direct Data Submission for eCQMs

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An FAQ document is available to provide Joint Commission accredited hospitals and critical access hospitals with information regarding the direct data submission option for submission of eCQM data.

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10/16/2017
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Only You Can Prevent Surgical Fires

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Out of approximately 65 million surgical cases annually, there are 200 to 240 surgical fires, a frequency comparable to that of other surgical safety events such as wrong site surgery and unintended retention of a foreign object.

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10/12/2017
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Surveying Hospitals’ Workplace Violence Preparation

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Late last month, a man identified as 45-year-old physician Henry Michael Bello walked into Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center in New York—his former workplace—and opened fire with a rifle. He killed a fellow doctor and wounding six other people.

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10/10/2017
10/09/2017
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Facts about accountability measures

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Learn more about accountability measures—quality measures that meet four criteria designed to identify measures that produce the greatest positive impact on patient outcomes when hospitals demonstrate improvement.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Accountability Measures , Critical Access Hospital , Hospital , ORYX , Performance Measurement , Core Measures , Core Measure Fact Sheets , Top Performer

10/05/2017
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eCQM Core Team Make-Up and Reporting Philosophy Summarized in Webinars

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eCQM Core Team Make-Up and Reporting Philosophy Summarized in Webinars

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09/21/2017
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Facts about Hospital Accreditation

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The Joint Commission has accredited hospitals for more than 60 years and today it accredits approximately 4,023 general, pediatric, long term acute, psychiatric, rehabilitation and specialty hospitals, and 366 critical access hospitals, through a separate accreditation program.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Hospital , Accreditation Program

09/18/2017
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