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Jan. 3, 2018

Joint Commission Online is The Joint Commission's weekly newsletter and is posted every Wednesday.


Quality and safety


January JQPS: Universal suicide screening in hospitals can be successfully implemented

Parkland Health & Hospital System in Dallas implemented a quality improvement program to help identify at-risk patients who present for non-behavioral health care prior to death by suicide through a universal suicide screening in the inpatient, outpatient and emergency care settings. This program was detailed in the January 2018 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety.


Accreditation and Certification


Now in effect: Change to requirements for credentialing, privileging of independent pathologists

The Joint Commission is no longer requiring hospitals, critical access hospitals or ambulatory care organizations to credential and privilege pathologists who provide diagnostic services through a reference (contract) laboratory. This change is effective immediately.




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Joint Commission Resources


Check out new JCR publications

Joint Commission Resources has released sample pages of two of its newest publications. These practical resources can help organizations address challenges and become better prepared for compliance with requirements.