Take 5: The Joint Commission Launches Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement Certification
5/19/2016 11:12:00 AM
Recently, standards for The Joint Commission’s new advanced certification program for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement became effective. The program was designed to elevate the quality, consistency and safety of these services in hospitals, critical access hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers with the goal of fostering more cost-effective and safe, quality care. Wendi Roberts RN, Executive Director for the Disease Specific Certification and Health Care Staffing Certification for the Joint Commission, discusses more about this exciting development. [6:43]
Take 5: Speak Up - Right ID, Right Care
5/3/2016 10:10:00 AM
Throughout the health-care industry, the failure to correctly identify patients continues to lead to major patient safety events. Wrong-patient errors can occur in virtually all stages of diagnosis and treatment.
The Joint Commission has several standards and resources available to improve the accuracy of patient identification. Maureen Carr, Project Director in Standards and Survey Methods, in the Division of Healthcare Quality Evaluation for The Joint Commission, discusses more. [4:06]
Take 5: Behavior Health Care- New Standards for Eating Disorders
4/3/2016 10:00:00 AM
Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any behavioral health disorder, which prompts the need to address the subject with the safest, highest quality care possible.
The Joint Commission recently approved new requirements in its Behavioral Health Care program that specifically address care, treatment, or services related to eating disorders.
Tracy Collander, Executive Director for Behavioral Health Care Accreditation, discusses the new requirements. [5:16]
Take 5: Patient Safety Awareness - The Commitment to Zero Patient Harm
3/10/2016 8:13:00 AM
For more than 60 years, The Joint Commission has been a champion of patient safety by encouraging and supporting organizations in their efforts to make patient safety a continuous priority.
The Joint Commission has named Dr. Ronald M. Wyatt, MD, MHA, to the newly created position of patient safety officer. This appointment is a direct reflection of the organization’s commitment to promoting a safe and high-quality health care system with a goal of zero patient harm.
He discuss what encompasses this role, future patient safety-focused initiatives and more.
Take 5- Pioneers in Quality: Keeping Pace With The Evolution To Electronic Clinical Quality Measures
2/11/2016 4:01:00 PM
In keeping pace with the evolution to electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs), The Joint Commission's first priority is making sure that it is done accurately while minimizing the burden on health care organizations.
Pioneers in Quality is a new program developed to assist hospitals on their journey towards electronic clinical quality measure adoption that includes a series of educational programs.
Dr. David Baker, Executive Vice President in the Division of Healthcare Quality Evaluation for The Joint Commission discusses more. [4:34]