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The Joint Commission debuts refreshed Speak Up™ program to educate and empower patients

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To help educate and empower patients to play active roles in their care, The Joint Commission today debuted its refreshed Speak Up™ program featuring the Speak Up™ About Your Care campaign. Learn More

05/22/2018
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Physician Leader Monthly May 2018

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Monthly e-newsletter for physician leaders.

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05/21/2018
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Copyright & Disclaimer

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Copyright and Disclaimer for the Joint Commission.

05/21/2018
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Development and Implementation of a Novel Medical Scribe Program

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This blog post goes beyond the article “Developing a Medical Scribe Program at an Academic Hospital: The Hennepin County Medical Center Experience” from the May 2018 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety.

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05/18/2018
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2018 Pioneers in Quality: Learnings from 2016 eCQM Results, Exceptions and Exclusions

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In the first Pioneers in Quality™ webinar in 2018, “2018 Pioneers in Quality: Learnings from 2016 eCQM Results, Exceptions and Exclusions,” The Joint Commission shared insights regarding the 2016 electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) data received and analyzed.

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05/18/2018
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Reducing Health Care Provider Stress and Burnout to Improve Satisfaction and Patient Care

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Reducing health care provider stress and burnout to improve satisfaction and patient care is the focus of two new articles in the May 2018 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety.

05/17/2018
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Heads-Up! Ambulatory Care Survey Coming to Your E-Mail In-Box

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Keep your eyes open for The Joint Commission’s Ambulatory Care Program customer survey, soon to appear in your e-mail in-box. Why? Because this on-line survey is one of a number of opportunities to provide feedback directly about what is of most value to your ambulatory center from your partnership with The Joint Commission.

Related Items: Ambulatory , AMBUZZ , Ambulatory Health Care

05/17/2018
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Speak Up™ About Your Care

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See the first in a series of new animated Speak Up™ videos that encourage patients to speak up and be active participants in their health care. Like the other Speak Up™ materials, the videos are free and can be used by accredited organizations and other interested stakeholders that want to promote the Speak Up™ message.

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

05/16/2018
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Facts about Speak Up™

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The Joint Commission’s Speak Up™ patient safety program launched in March 2002. By 2017, the program had reached people in more than 70 countries and received numerous awards.

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05/14/2018
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Accreditation Journey Smooths Path for QAPI Compliance

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When The Affordable Care Act of 2010 required nursing homes to have an acceptable Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) plan, many nursing care centers—including ours—started to panic.

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05/11/2018
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Emerging Practices to Prevent Newborn Falls and Drops

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Though incomprehensible to new parents, there are an estimated 600 to 1,600 newborn falls and drops in U.S. hospitals yearly, often caused by inattention of parents or family members visiting the new baby.

Related Items: Critical Access Hospital , Hospital

05/10/2018
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Primary Care Medical Home Certified Organizations

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Organizations that have achieved Joint Commission accreditation and Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH) certification.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Primary Care Medical Home

05/10/2018
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DSC Requirements

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Joint Commission Requirements is a free listing of all policy revisions to standards published in Joint Commission Perspectives that have gone into effect since the accreditation/certification manual was last issued.

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05/10/2018
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Joint Commission Resources Books Selected for Doody’s “Most Valuable” List for 24th Year

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As modern consumers, we rarely buy anything, watch anything, eat anything, or go anywhere unless we first read a review. Is it good? Worth our time? Worth our money? What do others think? How many stars did it get?

Related Items: Certification , Accreditation

05/09/2018
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Workplace Violence Prevention - Joint Commission Newsletters

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Read articles from recent Joint Commission newsletters.

05/07/2018
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The Joint Commission Appoints New Infection Prevention and Control Director

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Sylvia Garcia-Houchins, MBA, RN, CIC, has joined The Joint Commission as its new director of infection prevention and control in the Division of Healthcare Improvement. Garcia-Houchins is responsible for the oversite of infection prevention and control initiatives at The Joint Commission.

05/07/2018
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A Novel Approach to Opioid-Dependent Newborns Reduces ED Utilization, Birth Costs

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Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) rates and costs have skyrocketed across the U.S. in recent years.

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05/07/2018
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Community-Based Palliative Care Certification Option for Home Health & Hospice. Standards Available Now!

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Community-Based Palliative Care (CBPC) Certification recognizes home health and hospice organizations that provide top caliber, community-based palliative care to patients and families in their home (primary place of residence).

Related Items: Home Care , Home Health , Hospice , Bibliography , Palliative Care , Community-Based Palliative Care

05/07/2018
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Workplace Violence Prevention - Joint Commission Blog Posts

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Read blog posts from Joint Commission leaders.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Hospital

05/07/2018
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Early Treatment Program for Opioid-Dependent Newborns Significantly Reduces Cost While Maintaining Medical and Safety Outcomes

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Fetal opioid exposure can result in neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). A study to be published in the June 2018 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety describes an early treatment program for opioid-dependent newborns.

05/04/2018
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Big Reduction in Requirements for Accredited Telehealth Organizations

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Effective July 1, 2018, several Joint Commission elements of performance (EPs) for Ambulatory Health Care accreditation will no longer apply to services provided via a telehealth platform.

Related Items: Ambulatory , AMBUZZ , Ambulatory Health Care

05/03/2018
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New Study: Hospitals Reporting Inpatient Psychiatric Services Measures to The Joint Commission Improve Performance Over Time

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A new study in the July 2018 issue of Psychiatric Services shows that hospitals reporting inpatient psychiatric services measures to The Joint Commission demonstrated improved performance on measures related to admission screening, multiple antipsychotic medication justification, discharge planning, and restraint and seclusion use.

05/03/2018
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Clinician groups welcome Joint Commission's guidance on addressing hospital violence

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Modern Healthcare: Clinician groups welcome Joint Commission's guidance on addressing hospital violence

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05/03/2018
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No Written Plans of Care Required to be Distributed to Home Health Patients

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Effective April 30, 2018, The Joint Commission will no longer score organizations that fail to give their patients a written plan of care.

Related Items: Home Care Accreditation , Home Care

05/02/2018
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