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Laboratory Accreditation Program Updates

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Thanks to the Nation's Laboratorians

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Welcome to National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week – an annual celebration calling attention to the professionals behind the scenes who play a crucial role in health care.

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04/21/2014
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Quality Control Option Changing for Clinical Laboratories

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) introduced a new voluntary quality control option for clinical laboratories on January 1, 2014.

Related Items: CMS , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Joint Commission Requirement , 2014 Joint Commission Requirement

02/25/2014
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Lab Central Connect® Frequently Asked Questions

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This resource contains answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the information needed for Lab Central, such as what needs to be entered and the definition of referral testing to assist you.

Related Items: Laboratory Accreditation Program , Lab Central Connect

11/20/2013
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Lab Central Connect® Helpful Hints

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This resource contains helpful hints for using the FDA CLIA database to enter Test Systems into Lab Central Connect, including common search terms.

Related Items: Laboratory Accreditation Program , Lab Central Connect

11/20/2013
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Proposed standards for a multi-disciplinary approach to patient blood management

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We’re looking for your input on new requirements for a Patient Blood Management Certification program in a field review that is open through October 10, 2013.

Related Items: Laboratory Accreditation Program , Laboratory Blog

09/17/2013
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Revision for Laboratory Procedure Review

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The Joint Commission recently approved a revision to Quality System Assessment for Nonwaived Testing (QSA) Standard QSA.05.01.01, Element of Performance (EP) 4, addressing how frequently policies and procedures of blood transfusion services are reviewed for the laboratory accreditation program.

Related Items: Laboratory Accreditation Program , 2013 Joint Commission Requirement

08/28/2013
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Getting to zero… the journey to high reliability

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To reach the goal of zero harm, health care organizations are employing the principles of high reliability organizations. In a monograph published last year, The Joint Commission profiled St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport, Conn., as having a best practice for linking patient safety and worker safety.

Related Items: Laboratory Accreditation Program , Laboratory Blog

08/12/2013
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Joint Commission to study health IT and patient safety

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Recently, The Joint Commission announced it had received a sole source contract from the federal Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) to help identify unsafe health information technology (health IT) conditions associated with serious patient safety events.

Related Items: Patient Safety , Health Information Technology , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Laboratory Blog

07/19/2013
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Challenging Standards for the Initial Survey of Office Based Pathology Laboratories

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Joint Commission staff are committed to helping you on your accreditation journey. Here is a document containing some challenging standards for your initial survey.

Related Items: Laboratory Accreditation Program , Standards

07/11/2013
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Preparing for Laboratory Survey

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Joint Commission staff are committed to helping you on your accreditation journey. Here is a “how to get started” document including preparation tips and resources to help prepare for your survey

Related Items: Laboratory Accreditation Program , Preparing for Survey

07/11/2013
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Optional Cost Savings Package - Lab Advantage

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Coordinate your accreditation, proficiency testing and educational needs into one cost saving package. Lab Advantage is a collaborative effort of three nationally known programs in the areas of accreditation, education and proficiency testing.

Related Items: Lab Advantage , Laboratory Accreditation Program

07/11/2013
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Laboratory Accreditation Pricing Worksheet

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his form allows us to provide an estimate of your expenses when selecting The Joint Commission as an accrediting organization based on the number of days and surveyors required. Complete and submit to pricingunit@jointcommission.org.

Related Items: Laboratory Accreditation Program , Pricing Worksheet

07/10/2013
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The Connection to Quality - Laboratory Accreditation

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We understand the critical importance of the laboratory --- from its vital link to patient care to its central role in providing information to hospitals and health care facilities in every setting.

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06/28/2013
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The Joint Commission CLSI Crosswalk

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CLSI Documents Referenced to The Joint Commission Laboratory Accreditation Standards Chapters

Related Items: Laboratory Accreditation Program , Laboratory Resource

06/26/2013
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The LOINC and short of it – why you should become a data transmission advocate

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Laboratorians are the lab data experts, but how do you transform yourself into a data transmission advocate? Talk to your leadership and IT department about having a seat at the table when interfaces between laboratory test coding and patient records are developed.

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06/04/2013
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Benefits of Laboratory Accreditation

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The Joint Commission accredits more than 20,000 health care organizations, including approximately 3,000 clinical laboratories. The Joint Commission is the gold standard in health care accreditation, with 60 years of experience across the full spectrum of health care settings.

Related Items: Benefits of Accreditation , Laboratory Accreditation Program

12/06/2012
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Improving Patient and Worker Safety

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Health care professionals whose focus is on patient safety are very familiar with these alarming and frequently cited statistics from the Institute of Medicine: medical errors result in the death of between 44,000 and 98,000 patients every year.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Monograph , Patient Education , Patient Safety , Patient Safety Monograph , Research Resources

11/19/2012
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Transitions of Care: The need for a more effective approach to continuing patient care

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This paper is the first of many planned communications that will report on new developments from The Joint Commission enterprise about work underway to address the problems related to transitions of care.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Disease-Specific Care , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Transitions of Care , Papers , Research Resources

06/27/2012
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Strategies for Improving Health Care Personnel Influenza Vaccination Rates

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This document provides evidence-based strategies recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for improving health care personnel influenza vaccination rates, along with supporting documentation that can be found in The Joint Commission's influenza monograph.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Influenza , Infection Prevention and HAIs

04/09/2012
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Teleconference on Standard IC.02.04.01 (Non-Acute)

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Handouts and audio replay for the 11/16/2011 conference call on Standard IC.02.04.01 Influenza Vaccination for Licensed Independent Practitioners and Staff for Ambulatory Health Care, Laboratory, Long Term Care (Medicare/Medicaid), Office-Based Surgery and Home Care accreditation programs.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Home Care , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Standards , Influenza , Vaccination , Vaccine , Influenza Vaccination Teleconference , Standard IC.02.04.01

11/17/2011
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From Survey Report to Accreditation Decision

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Your on-site survey is an important part of the accreditation decision-making process. During the on-site survey, your survey team uses the tracer methodology and other survey techniques to identify and document areas of noncompliance with Joint Commission standards.

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

10/06/2011
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Cost of Laboratory Accreditation

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Estimated Costs of Laboratory Accreditation

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08/08/2011