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Project REFRESH Observes First Anniversary

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2017 was a big year for Project REFRESH, which is the Joint Commission’s multi-year effort aimed at improving various aspects of the pre-survey, onsite survey and post-survey process.

Related Items: Accreditation , Certification

01/17/2018
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Project REFRESH Observes First Anniversary

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2017 was a big year for Project REFRESH, which is the Joint Commission’s multi-year effort aimed at improving various aspects of the pre-survey, onsite survey and post-survey process.

Related Items: Accreditation , Certification

01/17/2018
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Top Quality Improvement Quotes from 2017

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Health care is always in the news, and this year The Joint Commission worked with more than 200 media outlets seeking information about our accredited and certified organizations; standards, requirements and processes; and advances in patient safety and quality of care.

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12/27/2017
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Top Quality Improvement Quotes from 2017

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Health care is always in the news, and this year The Joint Commission worked with more than 200 media outlets seeking information about our accredited and certified organizations; standards, requirements and processes; and advances in patient safety and quality of care.

Related Items: Accreditation , Certification

12/27/2017
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Embedding Safety Culture Training Into Quality Improvement Projects and Organizational Processes

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With everyone going 100 mph in their jobs anymore, team training can be one of the first things to slip off the priority list.

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12/15/2017
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Embedding Safety Culture Training Into Quality Improvement Projects and Organizational Processes

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With everyone going 100 mph in their jobs anymore, team training can be one of the first things to slip off the priority list.

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12/15/2017
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Holding Up Both Ends of the Quality Partnership

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In my last post, I shared a look at the 750 U.S. hospitals that The Joint Commission surveyed from Jan. 1 through June 30 this year and made some high-level observations about the outcomes.

Related Items: Accreditation , Certification

12/15/2017
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Holding Up Both Ends of the Quality Partnership

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In my last post, I shared a look at the 750 U.S. hospitals that The Joint Commission surveyed from Jan. 1 through June 30 this year and made some high-level observations about the outcomes.

Related Items: Accreditation , Certification

12/15/2017
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The Art of Handoff Communication

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Hospitals continue to struggle with the art of handoff communication—the process of communicating patient information from one caregiver to another—or from one team of caregivers to another—for the purpose of ensuring the continuity and safety of a patient’s care.

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12/07/2017
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The Art of Handoff Communication

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Hospitals continue to struggle with the art of handoff communication—the process of communicating patient information from one caregiver to another—or from one team of caregivers to another—for the purpose of ensuring the continuity and safety of a patient’s care.

Related Items: Leadership , Blog

12/07/2017
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Introducing High Reliability Healthcare: The Blog

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For almost 10 years, the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare has singularly focused on the mission of transforming health care into a high reliability industry.

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12/07/2017
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Introducing High Reliability Healthcare: The Blog

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For almost 10 years, the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare has singularly focused on the mission of transforming health care into a high reliability industry.

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12/07/2017
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Accreditation is About Continuous Quality — Not ‘Passing’ A Survey

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During the first six months of 2017, The Joint Commission conducted surveys at 750 U.S. hospitals. A look at the outcomes produces some interesting high-level observations that would come as a surprise to the general public:

Related Items: Accreditation , Certification

11/29/2017
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Accreditation is About Continuous Quality — Not ‘Passing’ A Survey

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During the first six months of 2017, The Joint Commission conducted surveys at 750 U.S. hospitals. A look at the outcomes produces some interesting high-level observations that would come as a surprise to the general public:

Related Items: Accreditation , Certification

11/29/2017
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The Logic Behind Our Decision Against New Telehealth Requirements

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As technology has become so accessible, Joint Commission-accredited health care organizations have started offering direct-to-patient (DTP) telehealth services to increase patient access to care. DTP telehealth services are typically on-demand, low-acuity care encounters provided directly to patients via telephone, video, or asynchronous communication.

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11/03/2017
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The Logic Behind Our Decision Against New Telehealth Requirements

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As technology has become so accessible, Joint Commission-accredited health care organizations have started offering direct-to-patient (DTP) telehealth services to increase patient access to care. DTP telehealth services are typically on-demand, low-acuity care encounters provided directly to patients via telephone, video, or asynchronous communication.

Related Items: Accreditation , Certification

11/03/2017
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Using Unit-Level Safety Culture Survey Results to Make Quality Improvements

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This is the seventh in a series of posts examining the 11 tenets of safety culture discussed in our Sentinel Event Alert and accompanying infographic.

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10/20/2017
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Using Unit-Level Safety Culture Survey Results to Make Quality Improvements

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This is the seventh in a series of posts examining the 11 tenets of safety culture discussed in our Sentinel Event Alert and accompanying infographic.

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10/20/2017
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Missed outpatient cardiovascular disease: We’re even missing the low-hanging fruit

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This blog post goes beyond the study, “Missed Diagnosis of Cardiovascular Disease in Outpatient General Medicine: Insights from Malpractice Claims Data,” in the October 2017 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety.

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10/05/2017
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Missed outpatient cardiovascular disease: We’re even missing the low-hanging fruit

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This blog post goes beyond the study, “Missed Diagnosis of Cardiovascular Disease in Outpatient General Medicine: Insights from Malpractice Claims Data,” in the October 2017 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety.

Related Items: Accreditation , Certification , Blog

10/05/2017
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Two-Way Communication is Key

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A 26-year-old U.S. soldier sustained injuries after he walked over an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan. His right arm and right leg below the knee were amputated during trauma surgery. He also suffered moderate brain injury and intermittent pain.

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09/12/2017
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Two-Way Communication is Key

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A 26-year-old U.S. soldier sustained injuries after he walked over an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan. His right arm and right leg below the knee were amputated during trauma surgery. He also suffered moderate brain injury and intermittent pain.

Related Items: Accreditation , Certification , Blog

09/12/2017
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Use Insight Gained From Safety Culture Surveys to Make Improvements

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This is the sixth in a series of posts examining the 11 tenets of safety culture discussed in our Sentinel Event Alert and accompanying infographic. In this post, we examine the sixth tenet: Determine an organizational baseline measure on safety culture performance using a validated tool.

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08/22/2017
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Use Insight Gained From Safety Culture Surveys to Make Improvements

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This is the sixth in a series of posts examining the 11 tenets of safety culture discussed in our Sentinel Event Alert and accompanying infographic. In this post, we examine the sixth tenet: Determine an organizational baseline measure on safety culture performance using a validated tool.

Related Items: Leadership , Blog

08/22/2017
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Profiles in Services: Joint Commission Navy Fellow Sara Naczas

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The Joint Commission has had the pleasure of working closely with this year’s Navy fellow, Lt. Cmdr. Sara Naczas, MS, RN, CNOR. We value the unique health care perspective she has brought to The Joint Commission and her commitment to improving patient safety and quality of care. I hope you enjoy this account of how her fellowship experience led to her next role with the Navy.

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08/04/2017
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