Joint Commission Daily Update | Joint Commission
Follow us on Twitter Friend us on Facebook Vimeo linkedIn Share with your Friends Print this Page
 
Monday 7:07 CST, February 20, 2017

Daily Update



























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


Ambulatory Health Care/Blog Updates

Most Recent
Blog

Improving Outcomes for Pediatric Patients with a Chronic Condition

Read More
 
As committed health care professionals, we all want to do the best by our youngest patients. Keeping children with chronic conditions out of the hospital is a goal we all aim for, but this can be challenging due to our health care system’s focus on more episodic rather than longer-term care.

Related Items: Accreditation , Certification , Pediatrics

02/16/2017
Blog

An ASC Administrator’s View of the On-Site Survey

Read More
 
Many view the preparation process for an accreditation survey to be a daunting task. At our ASC, we view it as a positive opportunity to identify areas requiring improvement.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Ambulatory , AMBUZZ

02/07/2017
Blog

What We Have Here… Is a Failure to Communicate

Read More
 
Did your graduate training prepare you to communicate with patients?

Related Items: Leadership , Blog

01/26/2017
Blog

New Patient Safety Systems Chapter for Ambulatory Care and Office-Based Surgery

Read More
 
Have you read the newest chapter (Patient Safety Systems chapter) in the Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Ambulatory Care or the Standards for Office-Based Surgery Practices?

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Ambulatory , AMBUZZ , Patient Safety Systems

01/25/2017
Blog

A New Year, a ‘New’ Journal

Read More
 
New blog post highlighting 2017 changes at The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety.

Related Items: Hospital , Patient Safety , Quality , Accreditation , Certification

01/20/2017
Blog

New Cardiac Certification Addresses Business, Compliance Challenges

Read More
 
The Joint Commission’s new Comprehensive Cardiac Center Certification began accepting applications Jan. 1. Comprehensive Cardiac Center Certification is a voluntary, independent evaluation of standards compliance, clinical performance on targeted metrics, and achievement (or even maintenance) of the requirements.

Related Items: Accreditation , Certification

01/11/2017
Blog

Five Things You Need to Know About 2017 Survey Changes for Medicare Deemed ASCs

Read More
 
Effective January 1, 2017, approximately two-thirds of ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) electing to use the Medicare-deemed option may receive adjustments to the survey complements (length and/or number of surveyors).

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Ambulatory Surgery Centers , Ambulatory , Ambulatory Surgical Center , AMBUZZ

01/10/2017
Blog

New Edition of Infection Prevention and Control Workbook Includes Ambulatory and CMS Requirements

Read More
 
In an effort to help reduce infections in all health care settings, Joint Commission Resources (JCR) and the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) will publish the third edition of the Infection Prevention and Control Workbook on Feb. 15.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Hospital , Infection Control , Infection Prevention , Blog

01/09/2017
Blog

Innovative Ways to Eliminate Health Disparities

Read More
 
Though The Joint Commission has been leading health equity initiatives since 2002, we recognize that the real work is done by the healthcare organizations we accredit. Last fall, we co-hosted an inaugural Health Equity Forum along with the American Hospital Association, to spark discussion about efforts several health care systems and health care professional organizations to reduce health disparities.

Related Items: Leadership , Health Equity , Blog , Health Equity Portal Resource

01/06/2017
Blog

Should OSHA Officially Address Workplace Violence?

Read More
 
Is it time for OSHA to create a workplace violence standard? The rate of workplace violence against employees providing health care and social assistance services is substantially higher than private industry as a whole, according to a recent Government Accountability Office report.

Related Items: Accreditation , Certification , Workplace Violence Prevention

01/03/2017
Blog

Best Blogs of 2016

Read More
 
2016 was packed with interesting events and information crucial to our ambulatory care community. As each of these issues debuted, they were introduced and explained via our informational blog, AmBuzz – for you – our valued ambulatory care customers.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Ambulatory , AMBUZZ

12/21/2016
Blog

Special Delivery

Read More
 
A Cesarean, or C-section is one of the top 10 most common surgeries in America but, because it’s often performed as an emergency procedure, many patients don’t know what to expect. The decision to undergo a c-section is usually due to a complication before labor, severe bleeding or failure to progress in labor, or when the baby is in distress, not in the right position for delivery or too big to fit through the pelvis.

Related Items: Critical Access Hospital , Hospital , Accreditation , Certification , Blog

12/09/2016
Blog

CITe Database Embraces Observation-Centric Focus

Read More
 
Initially rolled out to our accredited hospital customers, the CITe database is now bringing consistency in the survey report process to all Joint Commission accredited organizations, including our ambulatory care customers.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Ambulatory , AMBUZZ

12/07/2016
Blog

Make Infection Control Improvement your 2017 Resolution

Read More
 
The BoosterPak for High-Level Disinfection (HLD) and Sterilization is applicable to hospitals and critical-access hospitals as well ambulatory and office-based surgery settings and provides detailed information on HLD and sterilization processes.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Hospital , Infection Prevention , Blog

12/06/2016
Blog

Solutions are for Sharing

Read More
 
The Core Measure Solution Exchange is accessible only to employees of Joint Commission-accredited organizations through The Joint Commission Connect™ extranet site. It’s an interactive forum for organizations to exchange quality improvement practices electronically, on a portal that’s separate from the accreditation process and not accessible to the public.

Related Items: Accreditation , Certification , Core Measure Solutions Exchange

11/28/2016
Blog

Workplace Violence - Are You Being A Good Shepherd?

Read More
 
According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, attacks on health care workers account for almost 70% of all nonfatal workplace assaults causing days away from work in the United States. In fact, health care staff are regularly harassed, threatened or attacked every year in this country, and the rate of workplace violence does not seem to be slowing down.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Ambulatory , AMBUZZ

11/22/2016
Blog

Reading the Tea Leaves for 2016-17 Flu Season

Read More
 
While nobody can predict how severe the 2016-17 flu season will be, many public health officials are expressing concern that the removal of the pain-free—but ineffective— flu mist will result in fewer vaccinations against flu.

Related Items: Influenza , Accreditation , Certification , Education Resources , Influenza Pandemic

11/11/2016
Blog

Check Out the New Book of Checklists!

Read More
 
In the high-stress reality of ambulatory and office-based surgery settings, it’s easy to understand the desire to simplify complex tasks. Yet it has to be done in a way that helps make patient care safe and effective. That’s where checklists come in handy.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Ambulatory , AMBUZZ

11/08/2016
Blog

Getting in Gear: Anti-Microbial Stewardship – Not Just for Hospitals Anymore

Read More
 
Antibiotic resistance is currently a hot topic in health care. As an ambulatory care provider, is your knowledge up to date? Read what you need to know.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Ambulatory , Antimicrobial Stewardship , AMBUZZ

10/25/2016
Blog

Teaming Up Against Workplace Violence

Read More
 
The Joint Commission just launched a workplace violence prevention portal to support health care organizations in preventing, preparing for and mitigating the impact of workplace violence. Violent situations occurring across our country spill over into our emergency departments (EDs), behavioral health settings and elsewhere.

Related Items: Leadership , Violence , Blog , Workplace Violence Prevention

10/19/2016
Blog

In Search of Perfection

Read More
 
As much as we all seek perfection – and that includes The Joint Commission – not all of us succeed in achieving it. But that doesn’t mean those of us in healthcare shouldn’t continue to improve and strive for perfection! With that thought in mind, I offer you our biennial summary of the Top 10 Most Challenging Standards for accredited Ambulatory Care organizations and Office-Based Surgery practices.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Ambulatory , AMBUZZ

10/11/2016
Blog

Intensify Your Focus – Infection Prevention in Ambulatory Surgery Centers

Read More
 
Ensuring your patients have the safest, highest quality surgical experience is what every Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) strives to achieve. A sure-fire way to guarantee you’re doing the best thing for your patient is to intensify your focus on infection prevention and control.

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

09/27/2016
Blog

Are You the ‘Wondering’ Type?

Read More
 
Join your ambulatory care friends, colleagues and The Joint Commission's Ambulatory Care team at our Annual Ambulatory Care Conference, Oct. 27-28, 2016, in Rosemont, Ill. and we'll reveal the answers to these questions and more, during our two-day, information-packed conference.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Ambulatory , AMBUZZ

09/13/2016
Blog

ADOPT Guidance Project – Updating an Important Collaborative Effort

Read More
 
The Joint Commission is collaborating with the CDC on the ADOPT Project.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Ambulatory , AMBUZZ

08/30/2016
Blog

Accreditation Just Got SAFER

Read More
 
The Survey Analysis for Evaluating Risk (SAFER) matrix is the next in the series of process improvements to be offered by The Joint Commission via Project REFRESH and debuts Jan. 1, 2017 for all accredited customers (including Ambulatory Care and Office-Based Surgery).

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Ambulatory , AMBUZZ , SAFER Matrix

08/12/2016
1 2 3 4 5 Next