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Sentinel Event Alert 57: The essential role of leadership in developing a safety culture

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In any health care organization, leadership’s first priority is to be accountable for effective care while protecting the safety of patients, employees, and visitors. Competent and thoughtful leaders contribute to improvements in safety and organizational culture.

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03/01/2017
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Facts about the unannounced survey process

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The Joint Commission generally conducts unannounced surveys unless it is not feasible or logical to do so. All hospital and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services deeming or recognition surveys are unannounced. This fact sheet includes a table listing exceptions to unannounced surveys.

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02/17/2017
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Facts about the Tracer Methodology

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A key part of The Joint Commission’s on-site survey process is the tracer methodology. The tracer methodology uses information from the organization to follow the experience of care, treatment or services for a number of patients through the organization’s entire health care delivery process.

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02/10/2017
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2017 Survey Activity Guide

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This revision to the Organization Survey Activity Guide contains additional corrections to the Life Safety and Environment of Care Document List and Review Tool to more closely align with the standards changes issued in January, 2017.

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02/06/2017
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Is it Time for an Oral Care Plan Checkup?

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Latest and greatest in oral care practice.

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01/25/2017
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Strong Communication Practices Smoothed the Path for Nation’s First Memory Care Certification

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Read the great story of 49-bed Chaparral House obtaining the nation's first Post-Acute and Memory Care certifications.

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01/23/2017
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What types of organizations are eligible for Integrated Care Certification?

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Integrated Care Certification is now available for hospital, critical access hospital or psychiatric hospital, ambulatory setting, physician network, nursing care center, and home care environment. Contact us to learn more at integratedcare@jointcommission.org

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12/27/2016
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Top 10 Reasons to Participate in C. Diff/MDRO Measurement Program

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The Joint Commission’s Department of Health Services Research asks you to take part in a short-term project, supported through a research contract from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Antibiotic Resistance Solutions Initiative.

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12/26/2016
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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.

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12/12/2016
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2016 Survey Activity Guide

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Corrected - The August, 2016 release of the Survey Activity Guide for Health Care Organizations included contents regarding California hospital survey activities that were discontinued as of May 2016.

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11/14/2016
10/26/2016
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Nursing Homes Reaching Higher for the Stars

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In today’s ever-connected world, nobody orders a pizza without checking Yelp ratings. It’s increasingly the same in health care, as consumers check online reviews before selecting a provider and study online ratings for nursing homes even more seriously.

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10/18/2016
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APPROVED: Updates for the Integrated Care Certification Program

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Effective January 1, 2017, The Joint Commission has expanded applicability and updated standards for its voluntary Integrated Care Certification program.

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10/05/2016