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Disease-Specific Care

Complimentary Webinar: Advancing your Heart Failure Certification

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If your organization is considering Heart Failure Certification or upgrading your current certification to the advanced program, be sure to listen to this complimentary webinar. We will compare the Core and Advanced Heart Failure Certifications, as well as review the most cited standards.

Related Topics: Disease-Specific Care, Previous Webinar

07/20/2017

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

Sentinel Event Data - General Information

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Sentinel Event Statistics Data - General Information (2005 - Q2-2017)

Related Topics: Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Critical Access Hospital, Disease-Specific Care, Home Care, Hospital, Health Care Staffing, Behavioral Health Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Sentinel Event Statistics

07/19/2017

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

Sentinel Event Data Summary

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Summary Data of Sentinel Events reviewed by The Joint Commission (as of 1/13//2017)

Related Topics: Sentinel Event Statistics, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Hospital, Home Care, Critical Access Hospital, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Nursing Care Center

07/19/2017

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

07/17/2017

Physician Leader Monthly July 2017

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Monthly e-newsletter for physician leaders.

Related Topics: Physician Leader Monthly

07/11/2017
06/30/2017

Hospitals, Disease-Specific Care

Revisions Announced for Comprehensive Stroke Center Measures

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Joint Commission requirement.

Related Topics: 2018 Joint Commission Requirement, Hospital, Disease-Specific Care

06/30/2017

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Disease-Specific Care

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

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Joint Commission requirement.

Related Topics: 2018 Joint Commission Requirement

06/30/2017

Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory , Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery

Revisions Continue for Life Safety and Environment of Care Chapters

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Joint Commission requirement.

Related Topics: Behavioral Health Care, Office-Based Surgery, Nursing Care Center, 2018 Joint Commission Requirement

06/30/2017
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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: Quality, Patient Safety

06/30/2017

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

06/30/2017

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

06/29/2017

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

Standards Revisions for Medication Management

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The Joint Commission has revised its Medication Management (MM) standards for all applicable accreditation programs to assure that they continue to reflect evidence-based practices and quality and safety issues that have emerged from the field in recent years.

Related Topics: Prepublication Standards

06/28/2017

Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory , Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery

Prepublication Standards – Standards Revisions to Environment of Care and Life Safety Chapters Related to Life Safety Code Update

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As announced in the November 2016 issue of Perspectives, The Joint Commission revised the Life Safety (LS) and Environment of Care (EC) chapters following adoption of the 2012 editions of the National Fire Protection Association’s NFPA 101: Life Safety Code and NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code.

Related Topics: Prepublication Standards

06/28/2017

Disease-Specific Care

Complimentary Webinar: The Basics: Clinical Practice Guidelines and Performance Measures for Disease-Specific Care Certification

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Listen to a webinar replay to learn about what is expected in the requirements for guidelines and measures, tips on choosing these elements successfully, and offer examples of success.

Related Topics: Disease-Specific Care, Previous Webinar

06/28/2017

Facts about Pioneers in Quality™

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Pioneers in Quality™ (PIQ) is a Joint Commission program to assist hospitals on their journey toward electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) adoption.

Related Topics: Fact Sheets, Patient Safety, Patient Safety Fact Sheets

06/21/2017

Hospitals

Measurement That Matters

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In 2015, The Joint Commission received a grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) (Grant Number R18 HS22647-02) to develop an electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) specification for the New York State Cardiac Care measures – specifically the risk adjusted mortality rate

06/21/2017

Critical Access Hospitals

Prepublication Standards – Distinct Part Unit Element of Performance (EP) Deletions for EPs that do not Crosswalk to Hospital CoPs

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The Joint Commission is deleting six EPs related to Distinct Part Units (DPU) for critical access hospitals. The deletions are designed to streamline the program so that it addresses only those requirements that crosswalk to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Hospital Conditions of Partici

Related Topics: Prepublication Standards

06/21/2017

Behavioral Health Care

Prepublication Standards – Standards Revisions Related to Behavioral Health Care Manual Maintenace - Phase Two

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The Joint Commission has reviewed the Behavioral Health Care accreditation manual and identified a number of standards that required maintenance, such as clarifications to existing language, new elements of performance (EPs), and revisions to notes. This project occurred in two phases; both phases a

Related Topics: Prepublication Standards

06/21/2017

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

Webinar Replay and Slides: Building Your Safety Culture: A Job for Leaders

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April 27, 2017

 
In this webinar, The Joint Commission’s President and Chief Executive Officer Mark Chassin, MD, FACP, MPP, MPH, offered attendees guidance on building your safety culture. an essential first step toward high reliability.

Related Topics: SAFER Matrix, Patient Safety, Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Previous Webinar, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Home Care, Hospital

06/20/2017

Pioneers in Quality: Expert to Expert Series

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The Joint Commission is committed to supporting hospitals on their journey towards electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) adoption…and we heard you are ready for an eCQM “deep dive.”

Related Topics: Pioneers in Quality

06/20/2017

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