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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).

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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.

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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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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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Taking time out before procedures: a team effort

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It’s not just a Joint Commission requirement nor one more check on the checklist. Taking a time out is actually a team effort, with every member in the surgical suite or procedure room accountable to the patient and his or her teammates.

Related Items: Leadership , Patient Safety , Time Out Day , Blog

06/08/2015
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Taking time out before procedures: a team effort

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It’s not just a Joint Commission requirement nor one more check on the checklist. Taking a time out is actually a team effort, with every member in the surgical suite or procedure room accountable to the patient and his or her teammates.

Related Items: Leadership , Patient Safety , Time Out Day , Blog

06/08/2015
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Planes, Trains and Automobiles: Vigilance Needed to Minimize Unauthorized Access to Vehicles

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What do an ambulance, delivery van, police cruiser, snow plow and private car all have in common? They’ve all been stolen from hospitals by patients or other individuals in the past year.

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04/14/2015
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Planes, Trains and Automobiles: Vigilance Needed to Minimize Unauthorized Access to Vehicles

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What do an ambulance, delivery van, police cruiser, snow plow and private car all have in common? They’ve all been stolen from hospitals by patients or other individuals in the past year.

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04/14/2015
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All patients, all together

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At one point or another, we’ve all been patients. We’ve had ailments. We’ve had injuries. We put our care in the hands of others. That’s why Patient Safety Awareness Week is so important.

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03/06/2015
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All patients, all together

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At one point or another, we’ve all been patients. We’ve had ailments. We’ve had injuries. We put our care in the hands of others. That’s why Patient Safety Awareness Week is so important.

Related Items: Patient Safety , Blog

03/06/2015
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Hospital Security – Different Approaches to Mitigate Violence

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The Joint Commission’s monthly Leadership blog is written by leaders at The Joint Commission to promote the sharing of knowledge and information, and to support and inspire health care professionals in their efforts to improve health care for the future.

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02/18/2015
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Hospital Security – Different Approaches to Mitigate Violence

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The Joint Commission’s monthly Leadership blog is written by leaders at The Joint Commission to promote the sharing of knowledge and information, and to support and inspire health care professionals in their efforts to improve health care for the future.

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02/18/2015
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It’s Time to Solve the Long Standing Environment of Care Issues

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In looking over the standards non-compliance trends in the last few years, the environment of care and life safety code issues continue to be the most often scored non-compliant standards in hospitals.

Related Items: Environment of Care , Blog

01/14/2015
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It’s Time to Solve the Long Standing Environment of Care Issues

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In looking over the standards non-compliance trends in the last few years, the environment of care and life safety code issues continue to be the most often scored non-compliant standards in hospitals.

Related Items: Environment of Care , Blog

01/14/2015
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Crisis Response

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Every day, there is more news about Ebola. While the CDC remains a primary source of information, we know our customers, along with other health care organizations, are looking to us for guidance, too. So we are launching a new Ebola Preparedness page on our website that will house all our Ebola resources and link to credible outside resources as well.

Related Items: Leadership , Blog , Ebola Preparedness

10/17/2014
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Crisis Response

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Every day, there is more news about Ebola. While the CDC remains a primary source of information, we know our customers, along with other health care organizations, are looking to us for guidance, too. So we are launching a new Ebola Preparedness page on our website that will house all our Ebola resources and link to credible outside resources as well.

Related Items: Leadership , Blog , Ebola Preparedness

10/17/2014
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PCMH Certification at work, no matter the location

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When it comes to The Joint Commission’s Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH) Certification, Sand Point Community Health Center really took the model to heart. Sand Point CHC adopted the PCMH model about three years ago as a primary care delivery site of Eastern Aleutian Tribes, a Federally Qualified Health Center supported by a grant from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration.

Related Items: Leadership , Primary Care Medical Home , Blog

10/16/2014
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PCMH Certification at work, no matter the location

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When it comes to The Joint Commission’s Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH) Certification, Sand Point Community Health Center really took the model to heart. Sand Point CHC adopted the PCMH model about three years ago as a primary care delivery site of Eastern Aleutian Tribes, a Federally Qualified Health Center supported by a grant from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration.

Related Items: Leadership , Primary Care Medical Home , Blog

10/16/2014
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It’s all about spreading the positive stories -- Continuing the #HealingStories

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It’s all about spreading the positive stories. In last month’s Leadership Blog, I wrote about two examples of health care professionals going above and beyond to improve the lives of their patients. I also invited readers to respond with their own stories of caring and compassionate staff who have gone to extraordinary lengths to support patients, both physically and emotionally. I was happy that readers responded with several additional examples that we are proud to share.

Related Items: Blog

09/24/2014
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It’s all about spreading the positive stories -- Continuing the #HealingStories

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It’s all about spreading the positive stories. In last month’s Leadership Blog, I wrote about two examples of health care professionals going above and beyond to improve the lives of their patients. I also invited readers to respond with their own stories of caring and compassionate staff who have gone to extraordinary lengths to support patients, both physically and emotionally. I was happy that readers responded with several additional examples that we are proud to share.

Related Items: Blog

09/24/2014
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Share the Extraordinary Moments at your Organization

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Nurses and other health care professionals do remarkable things that touch, improve and heal the lives of patients and their families each day. However, these events get little media coverage. We want to change that. Here are two amazing examples, and we ask our readers to send us more.

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08/13/2014
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