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Advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification/Disease-Specific Care/Blog Updates

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Improving Outcomes for Pediatric Patients with a Chronic Condition

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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
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Improving Outcomes for Pediatric Patients with a Chronic Condition

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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
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What We Have Here… Is a Failure to Communicate

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Did your graduate training prepare you to communicate with patients?

Related Items: Leadership , Blog

01/26/2017
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What We Have Here… Is a Failure to Communicate

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Did your graduate training prepare you to communicate with patients?

Related Items: Leadership , Blog

01/26/2017
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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: Hospital , Patient Safety , Quality , Accreditation , Certification

01/20/2017
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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: Hospital , Patient Safety , Quality , Accreditation , Certification

01/20/2017
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New Cardiac Certification Addresses Business, Compliance Challenges

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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
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New Cardiac Certification Addresses Business, Compliance Challenges

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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
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Innovative Ways to Eliminate Health Disparities

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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
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Innovative Ways to Eliminate Health Disparities

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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
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Should OSHA Officially Address Workplace Violence?

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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
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Should OSHA Officially Address Workplace Violence?

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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
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Solutions are for Sharing

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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
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Solutions are for Sharing

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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
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Reading the Tea Leaves for 2016-17 Flu Season

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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
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Reading the Tea Leaves for 2016-17 Flu Season

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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
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Teaming Up Against Workplace Violence

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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
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Teaming Up Against Workplace Violence

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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
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One Index to Rule Them All

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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
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One Index to Rule Them All

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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
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Addressing the No. 1 issue

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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
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Addressing the No. 1 issue

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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
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Planning for the Journey

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In recent years, high reliability has become more and more that “hot” destination. Health care leaders want to know more about what it is and what it looks like. The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare’s new Oro™ 2.0 High Reliability Assessment & Resources can be a guide to help an organization along the high-reliability journey.

Related Items: Leadership , High Reliability , Blog , Oro 2.0

11/10/2015
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Planning for the Journey

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In recent years, high reliability has become more and more that “hot” destination. Health care leaders want to know more about what it is and what it looks like. The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare’s new Oro™ 2.0 High Reliability Assessment & Resources can be a guide to help an organization along the high-reliability journey.

Related Items: Leadership , High Reliability , Blog , Oro 2.0

11/10/2015
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A Digital Decade

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We have more machines that see and do more than ever before to help take care of patients. Though we may not recognize it, one of the biggest technological advances in health care has been our ability to record, store and share patient information using health IT – electronic health records (EHRs), in particular. Used wisely, health IT can increase patient safety and deliver relevant clinical information that improves patient care and shared decision making.

Related Items: Leadership , Blog , Safe Health IT

10/06/2015
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