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Patient Blood Management Certification

Prepublication Standards – Revisions to Patient Blood Management Certification Standards

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To maintain alignment with the AABB Standards, The Joint Commission updated the following areas of its Patient Blood Management certification program

Related Topics: Prepublication Standards

10/23/2017

Behavioral Health Care

Webinar Replay and Slides for Oct 10 webinar: High Reliability in Behavioral Health Care

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The concept of High Reliability is new to the behavioral health field, but it has been used for years to improve performance and safety in airline travel, nuclear power plants and other critical fields.

Related Topics: Teleconferences, Previous Webinar, Webinar

10/23/2017

PCMH Self-Assessment Tool for Hospitals

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PCMH Self-Assessment Tool for Hospitals

Related Topics: Toolkit, PCMH Self-Assessment

10/20/2017

Disease-Specific Care

Webinar Replay for Managing the Measures: A Serious Look at Key Abstraction Concepts for the Comprehensive Stroke (CSTK) Measure Set - Session 2

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January 28, 2015

 
Audio/Visual files from the webinar: Managing the Measures: A Serious Look at Key Abstraction Concepts for the Comprehensive Stroke (CSTK) Measure Set.

Related Topics: Webinar, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Performance Measures, Teleconferences, Previous Webinar, Disease-Specific Care

10/20/2017

Advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification , Disease-Specific Care

Webinar Replay for Managing the Measures: A Serious Look at Key Abstraction Concepts for the Comprehensive Stroke (CSTK) Measure Set

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January 21, 2015

 
Audio/Visual files from the webinar: Managing the Measures: A Serious Look at Key Abstraction Concepts for the Comprehensive Stroke (CSTK) Measure Set

Related Topics: Disease-Specific Care, Previous Webinar, Teleconferences, Performance Measures, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Webinar

10/20/2017

Pioneers in Quality™ Proven Practices: Ensuring eCQM Accuracy

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Pioneers in Quality™ is a program launched last year to assist hospitals on their journey toward electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) adoption, which includes a series of educational programs.

Related Topics: Webinar, Pioneers in Quality

10/20/2017

Disease-Specific Care

Webinar Replay: Overview of the New Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Certification

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Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Certification (TSC) is a new level of recognition coming in January 2018.

Related Topics: Webinar, Previous Webinar, Disease-Specific Care

10/20/2017

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

Facts about federal deemed status and state recognition

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In order for a health care organization to participate in and receive federal payment from Medicare or Medicaid programs, one of the requirements is that a health care organization meet the government requirements for program participation.

Related Topics: Laboratory Accreditation Program, Fact Sheets, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, CMS, Home Care, Hospital, Deemed Status, Critical Access Hospital

10/18/2017

Facts about patient-centered communications

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Effective communication is critical to the successful delivery of health care services. The Joint Commission supports efforts to improve communication between health care professionals and patients.

Related Topics: Health Literacy, Fact Sheets, Patient Safety, Hospital, Language, & Culture , Speak Up, Patient Safety Fact Sheets, Patient-centered communications

10/18/2017

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

FAQs – Direct Data Submission for eCQMs

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An FAQ document is available to provide Joint Commission accredited hospitals and critical access hospitals with information regarding the direct data submission option for submission of eCQM data.

Related Topics: Hospital, Critical Access Hospital

10/16/2017

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

Framework for Conducting a Root Cause Analysis and Action Plan

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A Framework for a Root Cause Analysis and Action Plan In Response to a Sentinel Event

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

10/11/2017

Physician Leader Monthly October 2017

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Monthly e-newsletter for physician leaders.

Related Topics: Physician Leader Monthly

10/11/2017

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

Benefits of Joint Commission Accreditation

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Learn more about how Joint Commission accreditation can benefit your organization.

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

10/09/2017

Facts about the Nursing Advisory Council

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The Nursing Advisory Council (NAC) counsels senior leadership at The Joint Commission on present and evolving nursing- and patient care-related issues that are impacting health care quality and patient safety.

Related Topics: Sentinel Event, National Patient Safety Goals, Patient Safety, Advisory Group Fact Sheets, Patient Safety Fact Sheets

10/09/2017

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

Facts about Joint Commission Accreditation and Certification

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Today, nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States have been or accredited or certified by The Joint Commission.

Related Topics: Certification, Accreditation, About The Joint Commission, Fact Sheets

10/09/2017

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Facts about accountability measures

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Learn more about accountability measures—quality measures that meet four criteria designed to identify measures that produce the greatest positive impact on patient outcomes when hospitals demonstrate improvement.

Related Topics: Performance Measurement, ORYX , Core Measures, Fact Sheets, Accountability Measures, Hospital, Critical Access Hospital, Top Performer, Core Measure Fact Sheets

10/05/2017

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: Patient Safety Fact Sheets, Fact Sheets, Patient Safety

10/05/2017

Ambulatory Health Care, Bureau of Primary Health Care

The Joint Commission Difference

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Learn how The Joint Commission differs from other accrediting bodies and what community health centers value from their recognition with The Joint Commission.

Related Topics: Survey Preparation

10/02/2017

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

10/02/2017

Critical Access Hospitals

Prepublication Standards – Standards Revisions for Critical Access Hospitals

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The Joint Commission has revised requirements to more clearly address the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Conditions of Participation for critical access hospitals.

Related Topics: Prepublication Standards

09/27/2017

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

09/25/2017

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

09/22/2017

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

Prepublication Standards – Standards Revisions 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), Environment of Care (EC), and Equipment Management (EQ) chapters following adoption of the 2012 editions of the National Fire Protection Association’s NFPA 101.

Related Topics: Prepublication Standards

09/20/2017

Hospitals

Facts about Hospital Accreditation

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The Joint Commission has accredited hospitals for more than 60 years and today it accredits approximately 4,023 general, pediatric, long term acute, psychiatric, rehabilitation and specialty hospitals, and 366 critical access hospitals, through a separate accreditation program.

Related Topics: Fact Sheets, Hospital, Accreditation Program

09/18/2017

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