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Heightened Security Awareness for Healthcare and Public Health Community

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The Departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services have issued a joint resource for health care providers to support situational awareness and preparedness in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Brussels. They emphasize that no specific credible threats in the US are known. . .

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

04/15/2016
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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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Standards BoosterPaks™

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New Standards BoosterPak™added - High-Level Disinfection (HLD) and Sterilization. Learn more about Joint Commission Standards BoosterPaks™.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Standards BoosterPak , Quality Improvement Tools , Behavioral Health Home

12/07/2015
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A Joint Commission and FDA Webinar on Reprocessing of Scopes Q&A Replay

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The objective of this webinar is to provide information on the FDA’s past and ongoing activities to minimize patient exposure to infections that can result from improperly reprocessing of scopes.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Health Care Staffing , Home Care , Infection Control , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Palliative Care , Webinar , Behavioral Health Home , FDA Reprocessing of Scopes

06/26/2015
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Unseen but results driven

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This is a week dedicated to the unseen. Health care is complex, with many things needing to happen in sequence for patients to receive quality care. This sequence requires many people – some seen and some not -- who are responsible for the care of a patient.

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04/20/2015
11/05/2014
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Information for Pathologists

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Many pathologists are not familiar with The Joint Commission laboratory accreditation program. This page is a resource on why our laboratory standards and survey process are the best choice for you.

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09/29/2014
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Stacy Olea, MBA, MT(ASCP), FACHE

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Stacy Olea is the Executive Director for Laboratory Accreditation at The Joint Commission. In this role, she oversees the strategic direction and performance of the Laboratory Accreditation Program and guides The Joint Commission’s efforts to strengthen the program.

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09/11/2014
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Joint Commission Expectations During IQCP Transition

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A revision announced in the March 2014 Perspectives to the “Quality System Assessment for Nonwaived Testing” (QSA) chapter of the Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Laboratory and Point-of-Care Testing (CAMLAB) has been changed.

Related Items: Laboratory Accreditation Program , 2014 Joint Commission Requirement

07/03/2014
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Patients’ Access to Test Reports:Changes to CLIA Regulations and HIPAA Privacy Rule

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The Joint Commission recently revised Information Management (IM) Standard IM.02.01.03, element of performance (EP) 5, Note 2, for laboratories.

Related Items: Laboratory Accreditation Program , 2014 Joint Commission Requirement

06/03/2014
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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.

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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.

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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.

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08/12/2013