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Quality Initiative Significantly Improves Outcomes for Children with Chronic Conditions

Thursday February 16, 2017
Quality Initiative Significantly Improves Outcomes for Children with Chronic Conditions

By redesigning the way it cares for children with active chronic conditions, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center successfully improved outcomes for 50 percent of more than 27,000 pediatric patients, according to a new study published in the March 2017 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. Learn More
 

Hospital Decreases Cesarean Delivery Rate by 13 Percent Through Quality Improvement Initiative

Friday January 27, 2017
Hospital Decreases Cesarean Delivery Rate by 13 Percent Through Quality Improvement Initiative

A new study published in the February 2017 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety describes a long-term, multi-strategy quality improvement initiative that substantially lowered the cesarean delivery rate at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston. Learn More
 

Free Online Courses for Hospital Leadership and Other Health Care Professionals to Improve Informed Consent Process

Wednesday January 18, 2017
Free Online Courses for Hospital Leadership and Other Health Care Professionals to Improve Informed Consent Process

Physician-patient communication and patient empowerment can help patients make more effective informed choices for their care. To improve the informed consent process, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) engaged The Joint Commission and Abt Associates to provide guidance through free online courses for hospital leadership and other health care professionals. Learn More
 

The Joint Commission Launches Comprehensive Cardiac Center Certification

Tuesday January 10, 2017
The Joint Commission Launches Comprehensive Cardiac Center Certification

To recognize hospitals that demonstrate excellence in cardiac care, The Joint Commission is now offering Comprehensive Cardiac Center (CCC) Certification, available as of January 1, 2017. Learn More
 

New Report on Rationale for New and Revised National Patient Safety Goals

Monday December 12, 2016
New Report on Rationale for New and Revised National Patient Safety Goals

Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) are a common healthcare-associated infection. The Joint Commission today released a new R3 Report that provides the rationale and references behind its new National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG) on CAUTIs for nursing care centers, along with an updated goal for hospitals and critical access hospitals. Learn More
 

The Joint Commission Appoints New Chief Information and Security Officer

Monday November 28, 2016
The Joint Commission Appoints New Chief Information and Security Officer

The Joint Commission is pleased to welcome Kin Y. Lee, MBA, MS, as its new chief information and security officer, effective immediately. Lee brings more than 20 years of extensive technology experience across a variety of industries, including the technology, manufacturing, human resources and financial sectors. Learn More
 

The Joint Commission Launches Educational Campaign on C-Sections

Thursday November 17, 2016
The Joint Commission Launches Educational Campaign on C-Sections

The Joint Commission launched the new Speak Up™: The ABCs of C-Sections campaign to help educate expectant mothers, their partners and caregivers, on cesarean, or C-section, births—a surgery that is sometimes needed due to medical problems that may endanger the mother or baby, or both. The campaign includes an animated video and infographic available for free download and use. Learn More
 

Joint Commission Report Shows America’s Hospitals Continue to Improve Patient Care

Monday November 7, 2016
Joint Commission Report Shows America’s Hospitals Continue to Improve Patient Care

America’s hospitals continue to make strides towards improving patient safety and quality for common conditions for which people enter the hospital, according to The Joint Commission’s 2016 Annual Report: “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety.” Learn More
 

The Joint Commission Launches Online Resource Center to Prevent Workplace Violence in Health Care

Tuesday October 4, 2016
The Joint Commission Launches Online Resource Center to Prevent Workplace Violence in Health Care

The Joint Commission Launches Online Resource Center to Prevent Workplace Violence in Health Care Learn More
 
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