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President and CEO Discusses Safety Cultures

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Leadership commitment is the first and most essential requirement for attaining a safety culture. It is up to leadership to ensure that all employees feel safe in bringing up and addressing patient safety concerns. Without this environment of trust and respect, patients are significantly more likely to experience adverse outcomes of varying degrees of severity. Therefore, leaders must embed this culture throughout their hospital, health care system or health care organization.

Related Items: Leadership , Patient Safety

06/21/2017
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Facts about Pioneers in Quality™

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Pioneers in Quality™ (PIQ) is a Joint Commission program to assist hospitals on their journey toward electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) adoption.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Patient Safety , Patient Safety Fact Sheets

06/21/2017
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Webinar Replay and Slides: Building Your Safety Culture: A Job for Leaders

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In this webinar, The Joint Commission’s President and Chief Executive Officer Mark Chassin, MD, FACP, MPP, MPH, offered attendees guidance on building your safety culture. an essential first step toward high reliability.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Patient Safety , Previous Webinar , SAFER Matrix

06/20/2017
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Facts about the Nursing Advisory Council

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The Nursing Advisory Council (NAC) counsels senior leadership at The Joint Commission on present and evolving nursing- and patient care-related issues that are impacting health care quality and patient safety.

Related Items: National Patient Safety Goals , Patient Safety , Sentinel Event , Patient Safety Fact Sheets , Advisory Group Fact Sheets

06/16/2017
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National Time Out Day

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National Time Out Day is an annual awareness campaign through the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) and supported by The Joint Commission to increase awareness of safe practices that lead to optimal outcomes for patients undergoing surgery and other invasive procedures.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Hospital , Patient Safety , In The News , Time Out Day

06/14/2017
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National Time Out Day, June 8, 2016

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The Joint Commission and the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses are encouraging health care practitioners and organizations to celebrate National Time Out Day, June 8, 2016, to help prevent wrong-site, wrong-side, wrong-procedure or wrong-person surgery.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Hospital , Patient Safety , Time Out Day

06/13/2017
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Facts about the Official “Do Not Use” List of Abbreviations

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The Joint Commission’s “Do Not Use” List is part of the Information Management standards.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Patient Safety , Abbreviations , Patient Safety Fact Sheets

06/09/2017
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Table of Contents and Abstracts for The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety (JQPS)

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Table of Contents and abstracts for The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety (JQPS) are showcased on The Joint Commission website.

Related Items: Patient Safety , Quality

06/02/2017
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Facts about the Patient Safety Advisory Group

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In April 2002, The Joint Commission appointed a panel of widely recognized patient safety experts to advise it on the development of Sentinel Event Alert, The Joint Commission’s patient safety newsletter. At that time, the panel was named the Sentinel Event Advisory Group.

Related Items: National Patient Safety Goals , Patient Safety , Sentinel Event , Patient Safety Fact Sheets , Advisory Group Fact Sheets

05/19/2017
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John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award

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Apply for the 2016 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards.

Related Items: Patient Safety , Eisenberg Award

04/18/2017
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Advanced Certification in Heart Failure: Standardized Performance Measures

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The Joint Commission has approved a set of standardized performance measures for Disease Specific Care Advanced Certification in Heart Failure (ACHF). These measures have been developed to better evaluate the care provided to the Heart Failure patient with an emphasis on transitions of care.

Related Items: Advanced Certification , Disease-Specific Care , Heart Failure , Patient Safety , Other Measures

03/30/2017
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Here’s How We Roll: Patient Safety Awareness Week 2017

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It's Patient Safety Awareness Week! Ann Blouin blogs on The Joint Commission's wide range of assets to promote safe patient care.

Related Items: Certification , Hospital , Accreditation , Patient Safety

03/13/2017
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Patient Safety Systems Chapter for the Hospital program

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"Patient Safety Systems" (PS) chapter as shown in the 2017 Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Hospitals.

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

03/03/2017
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History of The Joint Commission

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History of The Joint Commission thru 2016

Related Items: The Joint Commission , Accreditation , Patient Safety , Certification

02/07/2017
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Facts about patient safety

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As part of its mission, The Joint Commission is committed to improving health care safety for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , National Patient Safety Goals , Patient Safety , Sentinel Event , Speak Up , Universal Protocol , Patient Safety Fact Sheets

02/01/2017
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A New Year, a ‘New’ Journal

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New blog post highlighting 2017 changes at The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety.

Related Items: Certification , Quality , Accreditation , Patient Safety , Hospital

01/20/2017
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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

12/12/2016
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Facts about Speak Up™

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In March 2002, The Joint Commission launched its Speak Up™ patient safety program. Over time, the program has expanded to more than 70 countries and features infographics, animated videos, and brochures.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , General Public , Patient Safety , Speak Up , Patient Rights , Patient Safety Fact Sheets

11/16/2016
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Facts about patient-centered communications

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Effective communication is critical to the successful delivery of health care services. The Joint Commission supports efforts to improve communication between health care professionals and patients.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Health Literacy , Hospital, Language, & Culture , Patient Safety , Speak Up , Patient Safety Fact Sheets , Patient-centered communications

10/26/2016
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Speak Up: Preventing Medical Errors

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New campaign video, podcast, and Infographic - Speak UP: Right ID, Right Care - When you’re in the hospital, nurses are supposed to use “patient identifiers”, this ensures the right patient gets the right kind of care, in the right place, and at the right time. This may include asking your name, birthday, checking your wristband and maybe even your phone number. Hospitals are busy places, there may be other patients that look like you or have similar names. Make sure you are being identified correctly, if you are concerned, always Speak UP!

Related Items: Medical Errors , Patient Identifers , Patient Safety , Speak Up

10/14/2016
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The Joint Commission Presents 2016 Enterprise Champion for Quality Award to BrightStar Care®

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The Joint Commission presented the 2016 Enterprise Champion for Quality Award to BrightStar Care®, recognizing the national home health care franchisor for its efforts to promote the delivery of high quality, in-home care to its franchisees through Joint Commission accreditation.

Related Items: Patient Safety , Quality , Home Care

09/29/2016
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Elsevier Selected to Publish The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety

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Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, and Joint Commission Resources, Inc. (JCR), a nonprofit affiliate of The Joint Commission, today announced that Elsevier will be the new publisher of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety (JQPS), effective January 1, 2017.

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09/29/2016
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Busting the Myths about Engaging Patients and Families in Patient Safety

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Open and candid communication with patients and their families is a key component of safe and effective health care. However, communication between caregivers and patients is sometimes hindered by longstanding myths and misconceptions about the sharing of information.

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 , Patient Safety , Patient Rights , Patient-Provider Communication , Palliative Care , Papers , Patient-centered communications , Patient Engagement , Integrated Care Certification , Patient Blood Management Certification , Rights and Responsibilities

07/25/2016
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