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Pioneers in Quality

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Pioneers in Quality (PIQ) is a Joint Commission program to assist hospitals on their journey towards electronic clinical quality measure adoption that includes educational programs (e.g., webinars for CEUs), a resource portal, recognition categories, an advisory council, a modified annual report, speaker’s bureau outreach, a peer – to – peer solution exchange, as well as having a strong focus on partnering with hospitals to provide the highest level of quality care for patients and their families.

Related Items: Pioneers in Quality , Electronic Clinical Quality Measures , eCQM

08/25/2016
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Empire and Joint Commission Align Quality Recognition Criteria for Coordinated Care

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The Joint Commission announced today that Empire BlueCross BlueShield now recognizes The Joint Commission’s Integrated Care Certification (ICC) as a means to meet its Care Coordination measure for plans’ Quality-In-Sights®: Hospital Incentive Program (Q-HIP®) requirements.

Related Items: Integrated Care Certification , News Releases

08/25/2016
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Pioneers in Quality: Expert to Expert Series

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The Joint Commission is committed to supporting hospitals on their journey towards electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) adoption…and we heard you are ready for an eCQM “deep dive.”

Related Items: Pioneers in Quality

08/25/2016
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Physician Leader Monthly August 2016

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Monthly e-newsletter for physician leaders.

Related Items: Physician Leader Monthly , Chief Medical Officer , Physician Leaders

08/25/2016
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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

08/24/2016
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Chart-based Vendor List (for Accreditation and Certification)

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Chart-based Vendor List - Updated August 2016

Related Items: Performance Measurement , Performance Measurement Systems

08/24/2016
Standards FAQ

Safety Officer - Requirement

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Is there a The Joint Commission standard that specifies a Safety Officer requirement?

Related Items: intervention , ec.01.01.01

08/24/2016
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Free Webinar Replays

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Achieving Memory Care Certification For your Nursing Home - June 22, 2016

08/24/2016
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Brochures

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Speak Up Infographic and Brochures

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08/23/2016
Standards FAQ

Credentialing and Privileging - Peer References

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Who can provide a peer reference for independent or non-independent allied health practitioners such as nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and psychologists, midwives, and social workers when there is no other similar practitioner on staff?  

08/23/2016
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Analysis of 2015 eCQM Data Submitted to The Joint Commission

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Given that the eventual goal is for hospitals to meet most, if not all of their ORYX reporting requirements by submitting eCQM data, a data analysis was prepared to review the results of this initial eCQM submission.

Related Items: Pioneers in Quality

08/22/2016
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The Physical Environment

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The Joint Commission and the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) launched the new Physical Environment Portal. The purpose of this portal is to provide guidance and education to reduce instances of non-compliance with the top eight Environment of Care/Life Safety standards.

Related Items: Environment of Care , Life Safety Code , Physical Environment

08/22/2016
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Webinar Replay and Slides: SOC™ process changes effective August 1

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August 10, 2016 webinar replay and slides: SOC™ process changes effective August 1 2016.

Related Items: Previous Webinar , SOC , Statement of Conditions

08/22/2016
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Ambulatory Care Accredited BPHC-Supported Centers by State

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Ambulatory Care Accredited BPHC-Supported Centers by HRSA Regionall Division (Formerly Field Offices)

Related Items: BPHC-supported , Community Health Center , Federally Qualified Health Center , FQHC , Health Center , BPHC Accredited Centers

08/22/2016
Standards FAQ

Discharge Documentation - Sharing Information with Patients and Practitioners

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What type of communication is acceptable for meeting the requirements at DSCT.4? Can the nurse give the discharge papers to the patient and tell them to take this to the health care provider when they go for their visit?

08/19/2016
Standards FAQ

Laundering - Guidelines For Surgical Scrubs or other Surgical/Procedural Attire

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Does the Joint Commission require employers to commercially launder surgical scrubs and other surgical attire?

08/19/2016
Standards FAQ

Two Patient Identifiers - Intent

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What do you mean by two patient identifiers? NPSG.01.01.01

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08/19/2016
Standards FAQ

Medical Record - Security

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We contract with an after hours cleaning service. Our medical records are stored in an unlocked area or on open shelves with in a secure area. The after hours cleaning crew members sign confidentiality statements. Is this acceptable or should we store the records under lock and key?

08/19/2016
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The Joint Commission Awards First Community-Based Palliative Care Certification to MJHS

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The Joint Commission today announced MJHS, a nonprofit health system in New York, as the first health care organization in the nation to receive its new Community-Based Palliative Care (CBPC) Certification.

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08/18/2016
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Joint Commission, CDC Collaborating on Ambulatory Infection Prevention Project

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The Joint Commission and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are collaborating on an initiative designed to adapt, enhance and disseminate CDC guidance related to infection prevention and control in ambulatory health care settings.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Infection Prevention

08/18/2016
Standards FAQ

Privileges - Administration of Moderate Sedation

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Are specific privileges to administer sedation required?

08/18/2016
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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

08/17/2016
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New Community-Based Palliative Care Certification Option for Home Health & Hospice Launches July 1, 2016. Standards Available Now!

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Community-Based Palliative Care (CBPC) Certification will recognize 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

08/17/2016
Standards FAQ

Ongiong Professional Practice Evaluation (OPPE) - Data Collection Guidelines

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Are there any guidelines for how to collect information for evaluation?

08/17/2016
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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

08/17/2016
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