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2017 Survey Activity Guide

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The reissued 2017 Accreditation Survey Activity Guide for Health Care Organizations includes corrections and clarifications related to the Hospital/Critical Access Hospital Document List, The Life Safety and Environment of Care Document List and Review Tool, and Nursing Care Centers Document List.

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

01/20/2017
Blog

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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Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement

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Attention Total Hip and Knee Replacement programs! The Joint Commission will begin to accept applications on December 17th, 2015 for a new Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement. On-site reviews will be starting in early 2016.

Related Items: Disease-Specific Care , Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement

01/19/2017
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DSC Orthopedic

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Disease-Specific Care for Orthopedic

Related Items: Disease-Specific Care Certification , Orthopedic

01/19/2017
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Facts about the on-site survey process

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The Joint Commission survey process is data-driven, patient-centered and focused on evaluating actual care processes.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Behavioral Health Care , Survey Process , Accreditation

01/19/2017
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Facts about accreditation and certification decisions

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Fact sheet about Joint Commission accreditation and certification decisions.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Accreditation , Certification , Accreditation Decisions , Certification Decisions

01/19/2017
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The Joint Commission - Inspiring Health Care Excellence

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This brochure provides an overview of the services, standards and quality and safety efforts of The Joint Commission, including the work of the Center for Transforming Healthcare, Joint Commission Resources and Joint Commission International.

Related Items: About The Joint Commission , Joint Commission Resources , Joint Commission International , Center for Transforming Healthcare

01/18/2017
Standards FAQ

Texting - Use of Secure Text Messaging for Patient Care Orders

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What is The Joint Commission's position on the use of secure texting to communicate orders?

01/18/2017
Standards FAQ

Orders - Cancelling and Rewriting Orders Following a Procedure or Transition of Care

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Is there a Joint Commission standard that requires all orders to be cancelled, then rewritten following a procedure or when a patient is transferred from one level of care to another?

01/18/2017
Standards FAQ

Operative and High Risk Procedure Reports - Documenting Blood Loss and Specimens

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The requirement found at RC.02.01.03 EP 6 lists the required elements that are to be included in the operative or other high-risk procedure report. The word ‘any’ precedes both estimated blood loss (EBL) and specimen(s) removed. Does this mean that even if there was no blood loss or specimen(s) associated with a procedure that the practitioner must indicate ‘no EBL’ or ‘no specimens’ in the report?

01/18/2017
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Certification Vendor List

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View the Certification Vendor List which includes all vendors that support at least one hospital certification measure set.

Related Items: Performance Measurement

01/18/2017
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eCQM Vendor List

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View the eCQM Vendor List which includes all vendors that have embedded at least one hospital eCQM measure set.

Related Items: Performance Measurement , Performance Measurement Systems , eCQM

01/18/2017
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Free Online Courses for Hospital Leadership and Other Health Care Professionals to Improve Informed Consent Process

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Physician-patient communication and patient empowerment can help patients make more effective informed choices for their care. To improve the informed consent process, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) engaged The Joint Commission and Abt Associates to provide guidance through free online courses for hospital leadership and other health care professionals.

Related Items: Hospital , News Releases

01/18/2017
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Occupational Health Accreditation

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Learn more about out latest customer - Federal Occupational Health (FOH)

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care

01/17/2017
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Seeking Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation

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Seeking Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation

01/17/2017
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2017 Webinar Series for Ambulatory Care Organizations

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Announcing the 2017 Webinar Series for Ambulatory Care Organizations! Make an informed choice about ambulatory care accreditation. Providing a high-level overview of a variety of ambulatory care accreditation topics, these webinars are ideal for ambulatory care organizations but all are welcome.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care

01/17/2017
Standards FAQ

Antimicrobial Stewardship – Education Requirements for Patients - Standard MM.09.01.01 EP 3

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Do all patients (and families when needed) who are prescribed antimicrobials require education?

01/13/2017
Standards FAQ

Antimicrobial Stewardship – Accountability Document - Standard MM.09.01.01 EP 1

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What is an accountability document, which is used as an example of leadership commitment?

01/13/2017
Standards FAQ

Antimicrobial Stewardship – Organizational Priority - Standard MM.09.01.01 EP 1

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How will surveyors evaluate that an organization’s leaders have established antimicrobial stewardship as an organizational priority?

01/13/2017
Standards FAQ

Antimicrobial Stewardship – Education Requirements for Staff and Licensed Independent Practitioners - Standard MM.09.01.01 EP 2

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Will Joint Commission surveyors review human resource records and medical staff credentialing and privileging records to determine if antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobial stewardship education was provided by the organization?

01/13/2017
Standards FAQ

Antimicrobial Stewardship – Core Element Documentation - Standard MM.09.01.01 - EP 5

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What type of documentation is needed for MM.09.01.01 EP 5, the required core elements of the antimicrobial stewardship program?

01/13/2017
Standards FAQ

Antimicrobial Stewardship – Education Requirements for Residents and Patients - Standard MM.09.01.01 EP 3

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Do all residents and patients (and families when needed) who are prescribed antimicrobials require education?

01/13/2017
Standards FAQ

Antimicrobial Stewardship - Examples - Standard MM.09.01.01 EPs 1, 3, 5, 6, and 7

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When examples are provided within an EP, are these example considered to be part of the requirement?

01/13/2017
Standards FAQ

Antimicrobial Stewardship – Data Collection, Analysis, and Reporting - Standard MM.09.01.01 EP 7

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What type of antimicrobial stewardship data should organizations collect, analyze, and report?

01/13/2017
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