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Laboratory Accreditation Program Updates

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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.

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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
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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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12/06/2012