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Edward Pollak, M.D.

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Medical Director and Patient Safety Officer, Division of Healthcare Improvement

 
Edward Pollak, M.D., is the medical director and patient safety officer in the Division of Healthcare Improvement at The Joint Commission. In this role, he is responsible for promoting The Joint Commission’s performance improvement and patient safety initiatives.

Related Topics: Staff Biographies

01/18/2018

Andrew C. Bland, MD, MBA, FAAP, FACP

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Medical Director, Division of Healthcare Quality Evaluation

 
Andrew C. Bland, M.D., is a medical director in the Division of Healthcare Quality Evaluation at The Joint Commission.

Related Topics: Staff Biographies

01/18/2018

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Office-Based Surgery

Prepublication Standards – Revisions for Fluoroscopy Imaging

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The Joint Commission is announcing two standards changes, applicable to ambulatory care organizations, office–based practices, hospitals, and critical access hospitals that will enhance organizations’ provision of safe, high-quality fluoroscopy services.

Related Topics: Prepublication Standards

01/18/2018

Physician Leader Monthly January 2018

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Monthly e-newsletter for physician leaders.

Related Topics: Physician Leader Monthly

01/18/2018

Disease-Specific Care

Direct Stroke Certification

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The mission at the Joint Commission is to continuously improve health care 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.

01/17/2018

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

Prepublication Standards – Standards Revisions Related to EP Review Phase IV

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The EP Review Project is a multiphased component of Project REFRESH, a series of interrelated process improvement initiatives The Joint Commission has been conducting throughout 2016 and 2017, and continuing into 2018.

Related Topics: Prepublication Standards

01/17/2018

Advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification

Comparison Grid: Stroke Certification Programs

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The Joint Commission Stroke Certification Programs – Program Concept Comparison Grid

Related Topics: Advanced Certification, Advanced Certification for Acute Stroke Ready Hospital

01/17/2018

Advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification , Disease-Specific Care

Facts about Disease-Specific Care Certification

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The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care (DSC) certification program, launched in 2002, is designed to evaluate clinical programs across the continuum of care.

Related Topics: Certification Program, Certification Fact Sheets, Disease-Specific Care

01/17/2018

Disease-Specific Care

Performance Measures for Advanced Certification in Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement

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The Joint Commission recently finalized performance measures for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement (THKR) Certification (an advanced disease-specific care certification available to Joint Commission–accredited hospitals, critical access hospitals, and ambulatory surgery centers). Data collection

Related Topics: Disease-Specific Care

01/17/2018

Hospitals, Disease-Specific Care

Chart-based Vendor List (for Accreditation and Certification)

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Chart-based Vendor List

Related Topics: Performance Measurement, Performance Measurement Systems

01/15/2018

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

01/15/2018

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

01/15/2018

Bureau of Primary Health Care

2017 Most Challenging AHC Standards for Health Centers

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2017 Most Challenging AHC Standards for Health Centers

Related Topics: BPHC Challenging Standards

01/09/2018

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

2018 Survey Activity Guide

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The 2018 Accreditation Survey Activity Guide for Health Care Organizations is now available. See the "What's New for 2018" to identify the accreditation programs and survey activities that include updated contents.

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

01/08/2018

Home Care

Facts about Home Care Accreditation

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Established in 1988, The Joint Commission’s Home Care Accreditation program accredits more than 6,000 organizations that provide home care services directly or through a contracted individual or organization.

Related Topics: Fact Sheets, Home Care, Home Health, Pharmacy, Accreditation Program

01/04/2018

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: Accreditation Process, Ambulatory Health Care

01/04/2018

Nursing Care Center

Facts about Memory Care accreditation requirements and optional Memory Care Certification for Nursing Care Centers

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In 2014, The Joint Commission established Memory Care requirements for its Nursing Care Center Accreditation program and introduced an optional Memory Care Certification program.

Related Topics: Fact Sheets, Nursing Care Center, Nursing Home, Memory Care, Alzheimer's Disease

12/28/2017

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

Facts about the National Patient Safety Goals

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In 2002, The Joint Commission established its National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs) program; the first set of NPSGs was effective January 1, 2003. The NPSGs were established to help accredited organizations address specific areas of concern in regard to patient safety.

Related Topics: Patient Safety Fact Sheets, Patient Safety, National Patient Safety Goals, Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Critical Access Hospital, Hospital, Home Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care

12/28/2017

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Prepublication Standards – Standards Revisions Related to Maternal Status Documentation

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The Joint Commission recently approved three new requirements for hospitals and critical access hospitals that offer obstetric services, specifically labor and delivery.

Related Topics: Prepublication Standards

12/20/2017

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

"Patient Safety Systems" (PS) Chapter

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Please click on the following links to view the most current version of the "Patient Safety Systems" (PS) chapter as shown in each accreditation program's Comprehensive Accreditation Manual. (For the behavioral health care program, this is the "Safety Systems for Individuals Served" [SSIS] chapter).

Related Topics: Patient Safety Systems, Hospital, Standards, Patient Safety

12/18/2017

Facts about Speak Up™

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In March 2002, The Joint Commission launched its Speak Up™ patient safety program. Over time, the program has expanded to more than 70 countries and features infographics, animated videos, and brochures.

Related Topics: Fact Sheets, General Public, Patient Safety, Speak Up, Patient Rights, Patient Safety Fact Sheets

12/18/2017

Physician Leader Monthly December 2017

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Monthly e-newsletter for physician leaders.

Related Topics: Physician Leader Monthly

12/13/2017

Ambulatory Health Care

Ambulatory Applicability Grid

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The Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation Applicability Grid - 2018 reprinted from the Standards Applicability Process (SAP) section of the Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Ambulatory Care.

Related Topics: Applicability Grid, Ambulatory Health Care

12/12/2017

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