Joint Commission Daily Update | Joint Commission
Follow us on Twitter Friend us on Facebook Vimeo linkedIn Share with your Friends Print this Page
 
Wednesday 6:36 CST, July 27, 2016

Daily Update

























shareslide1
The Most Recent News from:
1 2 3 4 5 Next


Blog Updates

Most Recent
Blog

Check this out! New Compliance Checklist for Diagnostic Imaging!

Read More
 
Check this out! New, first-of-its-kind compliance checklist for diagnostic imaging: use it to do a self-assessment and prepare for the on-site survey.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Ambulatory , Diagnostic Imaging Services , AMBUZZ

07/20/2016
Blog

Show me the Data! Diagnostic Imaging: One Year Later…

Read More
 
To better understand how well organizations were implementing the imaging standards changes, The Joint Commission reviewed final accreditation reports for ambulatory care and hospital surveys conducted between July 2015 and March 2016.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Ambulatory , AMBUZZ

07/06/2016
Blog

Pumping the Brakes on the New CT Technologist EPs

Read More
 
Important Update on The Joint Commission's expectations for technologists performing computed tomography (CT) exams.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Ambulatory , CT Scan , Diagnostic Imaging Services , AMBUZZ , Computed Tomography (CT)

06/16/2016
Blog

One Index to Rule Them All

Read More
 
We have thousands of web pages, periodical articles, books, monographs, videos, webinars, podcasts, lessons, etc. You name it, we have it. Only problem is, how do you search through it? Now we have an answer. We are very pleased to announce an important and useful new resource: The Joint Commission Enterprise Content Library Index (ECL Index).

Related Items: Leadership , Blog

06/07/2016
Blog

You Can See Clearly Now

Read More
 
A transformative approach for identifying and communicating risk levels associated with deficiencies cited during surveys, known as the SAFER (Survey Analysis for Evaluating Risk) Matrix, is meant to help organizations prioritize and focus corrective actions.

Related Items: Critical Access Hospital , Hospital , SAFER Matrix

06/02/2016
Blog

The "Golden Opportunity" of Accreditation

Read More
 
Learn how Federal Occupational Health (FOH) used accreditation as a way to align its mission statement while striving to demonstrate a high level of excellence in health care.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Ambulatory , AMBUZZ

05/31/2016
Blog

A Golden Anniversary for Our Gold Seal

Read More
 
It saw the publishing of arguably America’s greatest novel (In Cold Blood, Truman Capote), the passing of one of the most recognizable names in recent history (Walt Disney) and a revolution in health care (creation of Medicare). It saw Miranda rights and the deciphering of DNA. Yet, these are not the only historical remembrances of 1966. At The Joint Commission, we also remember 1966 as the year the Nursing Care Center Accreditation program was born.

Related Items: Leadership , Nursing Care Center , Blog

05/23/2016
Blog

Heading Down a New Path

Read More
 
Many of our home care programs are now taking a new path by adding Community-Based Palliative Care Certification. In doing so, these thought leaders are defining their roles in value-based care. Read just a few of the studies demonstrating the value of palliative care and you’ll agree this gap in our health-care system needs to close.

Related Items: Home Care , Palliative Care , Home Care Accreditation , Community based palliative care

05/13/2016
Blog

Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement in Your ASC

Read More
 
Hear about Joint Commission's new offering for Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement in Your ASC.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Hip Replacement , Knee Replacement , Ambulatory , AMBUZZ

05/12/2016
Blog

It’s as simple as 1-2-3

Read More
 
Prevent unintended retained foreign objects (URFOs); simply incorporate a “count” process.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Ambulatory , AMBUZZ

05/05/2016
Blog

Standards Compliance Challenges

Read More
 
Ambulatory Health Care and Office-Based Surgery Top Standards Compliance Data for 2015 Unveiled.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Ambulatory , AMBUZZ

04/28/2016
Blog

Health Care’s Unsung Heroes Have Their Week, too

Read More
 
I normally post blogs about Nurses Week or Hospital Week at this time of year. I felt it important to shine a spotlight on Lab Week this year as laboratorians frequently are the unsung heroes in the health-care setting.

Related Items: Critical Access Hospital , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program

04/26/2016
Blog

Boost your IC IQ!

Read More
 
Need a boost with your infection prevention and control practices? We have just the resource you need – the High Level Disinfection (HLD) and Sterilization BoosterPak.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Ambulatory , Infection Control , AMBUZZ

04/12/2016
Blog

A Conference Checklist for 2016

Read More
 
Need standards compliance training? Attending a Joint Commission Resources (JCR) conference is the easiest way to get that training and much more.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Ambulatory , AMBUZZ

03/22/2016
Blog

Blood management programs an important pillar of patient safety

Read More
 
The Joint Commission and AABB have joined together to create a new Patient Blood Management Certification. This is a unique offering for organizations to shore up their existing programs and undergo evaluation to validate and fully maximize the time and resources dedicated to blood management. Achieving this certification benefits health care organizations and, even more importantly, their patients.

Related Items: Critical Access Hospital , Hospital , Patient Safety , Patient Blood Management Certification

03/15/2016
Blog

A Rewarding Launch

Read More
 
In the journey to create our new Community-Based Palliative Care Certification, we had the opportunity to work with recognized leaders in the field of palliative care. We were also guided by expert home care providers from the worlds of home health, pharmacy and hospice.

Related Items: Home Care , Home Care Accreditation , Community based palliative care

03/11/2016
Blog

Tools to Succeed - Part 5 of our Voice of the Customer Series

Read More
 
For some organizations, achieving accreditation seems like a daunting task on par with the pyramids. So it was no surprise when we surveyed ambulatory organizations for our “Voice of the Customer” series that tools and resources for achieving accreditation was a top priority. What did come as a surprise was that participants simply didn’t realize how many tools and resources The Joint Commission currently has to offer, or that they came in the formats they preferred.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Ambulatory , AMBUZZ

03/09/2016
Blog

Aiming for Consistency - Part 4 of our Voice of the Customer Series

Read More
 
As we surveyed ambulatory organizations for our “Voice of the Customer” series, consistency was something that came up often, and was scored as a high priority during our accreditation process. The only problem is those same organizations felt it was also something we sometimes lacked when it came to interpreting standards.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Ambulatory , AMBUZZ

03/01/2016
Blog

Making Standards Relevant - Part 3 of our Voice of the Customer Series

Read More
 
Our customers work in ambulatory settings. Not hospital settings; not outpatient settings – ambulatory settings. So it makes sense they want standards relevant to ambulatory settings, and that’s exactly what we strive to do. When we started our “Voice of the Customer” series, we said we’d be transparent, and we meant it. That’s why I’m sharing that while relevant standards was scored as a high priority during our accreditation process, how we performed in that area did not fare as well.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Ambulatory , AMBUZZ

02/23/2016
Blog

Surveying Our Surveys - Part 2 of our Voice of the Customer Series

Read More
 
One phrase is often most associated with The Joint Commission in the minds of health care organizations and staff – on-site surveys. So it was no surprise our customers marked the desire for surveyors to provide an educationally focused on-site survey as the highest priority in our “Voice of the Customer” surveys. The great news is The Joint Commission meets their expectations.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Ambulatory , AMBUZZ

02/17/2016
Blog

Addressing the No. 1 issue

Read More
 
When something is ranked No. 1, it’s best to take notice. When it’s the No. 1 cause of immediate threat to life and preliminary denial of accreditation, it’s even better to take action. So we did with our latest BoosterPak.

Related Items: Leadership , Blog

02/12/2016
Blog

You Share, We Share: Part 1 of our Voice of the Customer Series

Read More
 
We asked our customers for feedback. No we want to share what they said. So over the next four weeks, we’ll be publishing AmBuzz blogs that address some of the key topics.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Ambulatory , AMBUZZ

02/08/2016
Blog

Best Blogs of 2015

Read More
 
Last year was a great year for our ambulatory care blog, AmBuzz, which touched on many important topics that impacted the ambulatory care community. To make sure you didn’t miss the key happenings in our industry, we put together an encore showcasing of the biggest topics our AmBuzz blog talked about in 2015.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Ambulatory , AMBUZZ

01/26/2016
Blog

Joining Forces for Patient Safety

Read More
 
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 specific to ambulatory health care settings. The ultimate goal is straightforward: to prevent infections in ambulatory settings.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Ambulatory , AMBUZZ

01/12/2016
Blog

Redefining Relationships

Read More
 
Ambulatory care business development team redefines relationship with its ambulatory care customers...

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Office-Based Surgery , Ambulatory , AMBUZZ

12/30/2015
1 2 3 4 5 Next