Joint Commission Online - Aug. 3, 2022
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Effective Jan. 1, 2023: New, revised requirements for Assisted Living Communities Accreditation Program
August 03, 2022
Beginning Jan. 1, 2023, four new and 14 revised requirements will take effect for The Joint Commission’s Assisted Living Communities Accreditation Program. The modified standards span multiple chapters and address:
- Infection control
- Dementia care
- Staff wellness
- Resident well-being
The changes reflect current scientific evidence and evidence-based practices, including lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic. They also align with recommendations and practice guidelines from the Alzheimer’s Association and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Joint Commission also sought feedback and expert guidance from:
- A Standards Review Panel (SRP) field review
- A public field review that included administrators with experience in the assisted living care setting.
View the prepublication standards.
August 03, 2022
A new episode is available of a new Take 5 podcast series celebrating the 2021 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award recipients.
The Eisenberg Awards recognize major achievements to improve patient safety and health care quality. There are three recipients each year: for an individual; an organization impacting quality care at a national level; and an organization impacting quality care at a local level.
In the third and final episode of the 2021 series, we interview Ahmad Imran, MD, MBA, CHC, CPHQ, CHCQM, Corporate Vice President of Quality and Value Based Care at Prime Healthcare Services.
Prime Healthcare Services received the Eisenberg Award for Innovation in Patient Safety and Quality at the National Level for its Improving and Promoting Social Determinants of Health at a System Level initiative. This program reduced all-cause hospital-wide readmission by addressing patient needs based on social determinants of health.
Listen to the podcast. [17:32]
August 03, 2022
- Dateline @ TJC — Preventing Misdiagnosis and Making EHRs Safer: A Physician’s Journey From Research to National Impact: Dr. Hardeep Singh, MD, MPH, Chief of the Health Policy, Quality & Informatics Program in the Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety at Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, and Professor, Baylor College of Medicine, was the winner of the 2021 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award for Individual Achievement. In this blog post, he shares some of the insights learned throughout his career and the impact it had on healthcare.
- At Home with The Joint Commission — Joint Commission, Manchester Specialty Programs Collaborate on Insurance Premium Opportunity: Manchester Specialty Programs, Inc., and The Joint Commission are now collaborating to provide insurance pricing benefits to Joint Commission-accredited home care and hospice organizations, writes Gary Bachrach, Executive Director, Business Development, Home Care and Hospice Accreditation Programs.