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Hospitals

Table of Contents and Abstracts for The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety (JQPS)

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Table of Contents and abstracts for The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety (JQPS) are showcased on The Joint Commission website.

Related Topics: Patient Safety, Quality

02/17/2017

Disease-Specific Care

Total Hip and Knee Replacement Certifications

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Advanced Standards Comparison

 
Key differences between the Core Hip/Knee option and the Advanced Total Hip and Knee option.

Related Topics: Disease-Specific Care, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement

02/17/2017

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory , Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care

Facts about the unannounced survey process

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The Joint Commission generally conducts unannounced surveys unless it is not feasible or logical to do so. All hospital and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services deeming or recognition surveys are unannounced. This fact sheet includes a table listing exceptions to unannounced surveys.

Related Topics: Unannounced Survey Process, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Nursing Care Center, Behavioral Health Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Fact Sheets, Home Care, Hospital, Critical Access Hospital

02/17/2017

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory , Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care, Advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification , Disease-Specific Care, Palliative Care, Comprehensive Cardiac Center

Physician Leader Monthly February 2017

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Monthly e-newsletter for physician leaders.

Related Topics: Physician Leaders, Physician Leader Monthly, Chief Medical Officer

02/17/2017

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care

Facts about the Intracycle Monitoring Process

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The Joint Commission’s Intracycle Monitoring (ICM) process helps organizations with their continuous standards compliance efforts. Every accredited organization has access to an ICM Profile, an online workspace on The Joint Commission Connect™ extranet.

Related Topics: Intracycle Monitoring, Focused Standards Assessment, Accreditation

02/17/2017

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory , Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care, Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing Services

Sentinel Event Policy and Procedures

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Sentinel Event Policy and Procedures

Related Topics: Root Cause, Sentinel Event, Patient Safety, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Home Care, Hospital, Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing, Critical Access Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Root Cause Analysis Matrix

02/17/2017

Behavioral Health Care

Webinar Replay and Slides: Feb 14 - Accreditation Basics for Behavioral Health Providers

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Considering accreditation or just started the process? This webinar will cover everything you need to know.

Related Topics: Behavioral Health Care, Previous Webinar, Mental Health

02/16/2017

Behavioral Health Care

Webinar Replay and Slides: Jan 24 - SAFER Matrix in Behavioral Health Care

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Learn about the recent changes to the Joint Commission survey process called the “SAFER Matrix.” SAFER stands for Survey Analysis for Evaluating Risk.

Related Topics: Mental Health, Previous Webinar, Behavioral Health Care

02/16/2017

Hospitals

Facts about ORYX vendors

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The Joint Commission defines an ORYX vendor as an entity composed of a set of process and/or outcome measures of performance; processes for collecting, analyzing and disseminating these measures from multiple organizations.

Related Topics: ORYX , vendors

02/16/2017

Disease-Specific Care

Webinar Replay: The Joint Commission's Advanced Inpatient Diabetes Certification and Standards Update 2017

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Listen to a webinar replay to hear directly from our expert panelists about the Joint Commission's Advanced Inpatient Diabetes Certification and Standards Update 2017

Related Topics: Inpatient Diabetes Previous Teleconference, Disease-Specific Care

02/15/2017

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Nursing Care Center, Home Care

Prepublication Standards – Standards Revisions Related to Life Safety Code Update

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The Joint Commission further revised requirements in the “Environment of Care” (EC) and “Life Safety” (LS) chapters of the Comprehensive Accreditation Manuals for the ambulatory health care, critical access hospital, hospital, home care, and nursing care center programs.

Related Topics: Ambulatory Health Care, Prepublication Standards, Home Care, Hospital, Critical Access Hospital, Leadership, Nursing Care Center

02/14/2017

Workplace Violence Prevention - American Hospital Association

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Resources from the American Hospital Association.

02/13/2017

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory , Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care

Facts about the Tracer Methodology

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A key part of The Joint Commission’s on-site survey process is the tracer methodology. The tracer methodology uses information from the organization to follow the experience of care, treatment or services for a number of patients through the organization’s entire health care delivery process.

Related Topics: Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Tracer Methodology, Critical Access Hospital, Hospital, Home Care, Fact Sheets, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care

02/10/2017

Hospitals, Disease-Specific Care

Chart-based Vendor List (for Accreditation and Certification)

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Chart-based Vendor List

Related Topics: Performance Measurement Systems, Performance Measurement

02/10/2017

Hospitals

eCQM Vendor List

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View the eCQM Vendor List which includes all vendors that have embedded at least one hospital eCQM measure set.

Related Topics: Performance Measurement Systems, Performance Measurement, eCQM

02/09/2017

Ambulatory Health Care

Ambulatory Care Accreditation Overview

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The 2017 Ambulatory Care Accreditation Overview provides a snapshot of The Joint Commission accreditation process for ambulatory care settings. Learn about survey process, standards, invaluable resources and more!

Related Topics: Ambulatory Health Care, Accreditation Process

02/09/2017

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Pioneers in Quality™ Kickoff to Hospital eCQM Reporting in 2017

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Webinar Replay

 
The objectives for this webinar are to discuss the addendum to 2016 eCQM specifications to update relevant ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS eCQM value sets for the 2017 performance year and discuss changes to measure specifications applicable for 2017 reporting.

Related Topics: Pioneers in Quality, Webinar

02/07/2017

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory , Nursing Care Center, Home Care

2017 Survey Activity Guide

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This revision to the Organization Survey Activity Guide contains additional corrections to the Life Safety and Environment of Care Document List and Review Tool to more closely align with the standards changes issued in January, 2017.

Related Topics: Behavioral Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Home Care, Hospital, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Nursing Care Center, Survey Activity Guide

02/06/2017

Bureau of Primary Health Care

Technical Assistance Teleconference List

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Bureau of Primary Health Care

 
Listen to audio replays of the Bureau of Primary Healthcare's monthly technical assistance teleconferences.

Related Topics: Ambulatory Health Care, BPHC - Teleconferences

02/03/2017

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Facts about ORYX® for Hospitals (National Hospital Quality Measures)

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The Joint Commission’s ORYX® initiative integrates performance measurement data into the accreditation process. ORYX measurement requirements are intended to support Joint Commission-accredited organizations in their quality improvement efforts.

Related Topics: Performance Measurement, ORYX , Core Measure Fact Sheets, Core Measures, Hospital, Fact Sheets

02/01/2017

Facts about patient safety

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As part of its mission, The Joint Commission is committed to improving health care safety for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value.

Related Topics: Fact Sheets, Universal Protocol, Sentinel Event, Speak Up, Patient Safety, National Patient Safety Goals, Patient Safety Fact Sheets

02/01/2017

Workplace Violence Prevention - AHRQ

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Resources from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Related Topics: Workplace Violence Prevention

02/01/2017

Certification Vendor List

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View the Certification Vendor List which includes all vendors that support at least one hospital certification measure set.

Related Topics: Performance Measurement

02/01/2017

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory , Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care, Advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification , Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing Services, Palliative Care, Integrated Care , Perinatal Care, Patient Blood Management Certification, Comprehensive Cardiac Center

Clarification Made to “Observers” Standard

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Joint Commission requirement.

Related Topics: Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing, Critical Access Hospital, Home Care, Hospital, Palliative Care, Integrated Care Certification, Comprehensive Cardiac Center Certification , Patient Blood Management Certification, 2017 Joint Commission Requirement

02/01/2017

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