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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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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 Health Care , Ambulatory , AMBUZZ

05/17/2018
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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.

Related Items: Nursing Care Center , Skilled Nursing Facility

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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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: Accreditation , Certification

05/09/2018
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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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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 Health Care , Ambulatory , AMBUZZ

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 , Home Care Accreditation

05/02/2018
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New Workplace Violence Prevention Recommendations

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While much of the recent focus on violence in the U.S. has centered around school environments, there’s been no reversal of the physical and verbal threats against healthcare workers.

Related Items: Accreditation , Certification

04/19/2018
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Case Managers Encouraged to Recommend Post-Acute Care

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An urban legend that’s been making the rounds for decades is that The Joint Commission requires hospital discharge planners to utilize a third party when making recommendations for post-acute care.

Related Items: Home Care , Home Care Accreditation

04/19/2018
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Following Manufacturers’ Instructions Helps Prevent Surgical Infections

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Not surprisingly, three of the 10 most challenging standards for Joint Commission accredited ambulatory care (AHC) organizations and office based surgery (OBS) practices during surveys conducted in 2017 were related to infection prevention and control activities.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Ambulatory , AMBUZZ

04/18/2018
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Is Patient Safety Culture Improving? Repeating Organizational Assessment at 18-24 Months

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This is the next in a series of posts examining the 11 tenets of safety culture discussed in our Sentinel Event Alert 57 and accompanying infographic. It examines the how organizational assessments of safety culture should be repeated every 18 to 24 months to review progress and sustain improvement.

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04/12/2018
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Pediatric Pain Control: After the Conversation

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As a pediatric providers, we care for children who are in unexpected, anxiety-provoking situations that are often painful. Without starting a conversation about expectations around pain and pain control, it is impossible to know what patients and their families are experiencing.

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04/11/2018
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Top Ten Challenging Ambulatory Care Standards for 2017

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AmBuzz readers know spring has sprung when The Joint Commission unveils its annual list of the Top Ten Challenging Standards for accredited Ambulatory Health Care (AHC) organizations and Office-Based Surgery (OBS) practices throughout 2017.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Ambulatory , AMBUZZ

04/04/2018
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Patient-Centered Communication Essential to High-Quality Hospital Care

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This blog post goes beyond the study “Optimizing Hospitalist-Patient Communication: An Observation Study of Medical Encounter Quality,” in the April 2018 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety.

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04/04/2018
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Certification Reports of Compounding Hoods and Rooms Affecting Accreditation Decisions

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We’re noticing an alarming trend with reports generated by testing/certification companies’ reports regarding compounding hoods and rooms, and implore pharmacy managers and those responsible for sterile compounding to read reports very thoroughly.

Related Items: Home Care , Home Care Accreditation

04/04/2018
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Newborn Identification Changes Recommended to Avoid Misidentification

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A baby is born! Every patient needs a name and a medical record number in the healthcare organization’s medical record, so the newborn is given a name that lists the baby’s gender and the mother’s last name (For example—Baby Boy Smith).

Related Items: Critical Access Hospital , Hospital

03/30/2018
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The Top Five Questions on Revised Behavioral Health Care Outcome Measures Standard

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How does an individual receiving behavioral health care (BHC) feel on a particular day? Does he feel good, bad or the same? Is she improving or declining? To help answer these questions, measurement-based care is an important tool for BHC organizations.

Related Items: Accreditation , Certification

03/23/2018
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Register Now for Ambulatory Care Accreditation Essentials: May 8-9, 2018

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Join the ambulatory care crowd – your colleagues providing patient care from across the ambulatory care spectrum – and register today for Ambulatory Care Accreditation Essentials, a two-day comprehensive education program offered by Joint Commission Resources (JCR), held in Oakbrook Terrace, IL, May 8-9, 2018.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Ambulatory , AMBUZZ

03/23/2018
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High Level Disinfection Control Alert for Health Centers

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Our surveyors at community health centers are observing many serious infection control-related risks concerning high-level disinfection and sterilization practices during recent onsite survey events.

03/19/2018
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Leveraging Health IT for Patient Safety

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The rapid pace of innovation and change in technology holds great potential to improve our patients’ health and the quality and safety of the care we provide them.

Related Items: Accreditation , Certification

03/16/2018
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Expanded Stroke Certification in Los Angeles County Helps Eliminate Geographic Disparities

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Los Angeles County EMS providers are considered world leaders in pre-hospital care. In fact, one in 50 EMS providers work in Los Angeles County. Among the county’s more than 10 million residents, the EMS is the first point of medical contact for 35 to 70 percent of patients having a stroke.

Related Items: Critical Access Hospital , Hospital

03/16/2018
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Infection Control Program Elements to Remember

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As busy Clinical Directors and Infection Control Coordinators, constant attention is required to ensure our ambulatory surgery center (ASC) policies and procedures for infection control (IC) are kept up-to-date.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Ambulatory , AMBUZZ

03/07/2018
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New Patient Resource Offers Infection Prevention Basics

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The Joint Commission, together with leading organizations in the health care community, has updated the Patients’ Guide to Help Prevent Infections.

03/02/2018
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Thank You, Patient Safety Advocates

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A mentor once told me to always move on while you are still effective and contributing.

Related Items: Accreditation , Certification

03/01/2018
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