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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, Previous Webinar, Hospital, Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Home Care

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

Home Care

Prepublication Standards – New Medication Compounding Chapter in the Home Care (OME) Accreditation Program

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The Joint Commission will implement a new Medication Compounding chapter in the Home Care accreditation program. This chapter will be applicable to all compounding pharmacies that are seeking initial accreditation and triennial re-accreditation.

Related Topics: Prepublication Standards, Home Care

06/19/2017

Hospitals

Prepublication Standards – Standards Revisions Related to Pain Assessment and Management

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The Joint Commission has developed new and revised pain assessment and management standards for the Hospital accreditation program. In early 2016, The Joint Commission began conducting an extensive literature review on contemporary guidelines and best practices for pain assessment and management in

Related Topics: Hospital, Prepublication Standards

06/19/2017

Disease-Specific Care

Prepublication Standards – Standards Revisions Related to Stroke Maintenance

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To provide clarity and consistency among its stroke certification programs for accredited hospitals, The Joint Commission has identified requirements in the Acute Stroke Ready, Primary Stroke Center, and Comprehensive Stroke Center certification programs that require revisions.

Related Topics: Stroke, Diabetes, Prepublication Standards, Disease-Specific Care, Hospital

06/19/2017

Behavioral Health Care

Webinar Replay and Slides for June 13 - Strategies for a Successful Survey

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Learn more about the accreditation survey and post-survey process for behavioral health care organizations in this one hour webinar. Led by Peter Vance, Field Director for the Joint Commission behavioral health surveyor team, you'll hear about what happens during an accreditation survey, the types o

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

06/16/2017

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

06/16/2017

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 June 2017

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Monthly e-newsletter for physician leaders.

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

06/16/2017

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

National Time Out Day

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June 14, 2017

 
National Time Out Day is an annual awareness campaign through the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) and supported by The Joint Commission to increase awareness of safe practices that lead to optimal outcomes for patients undergoing surgery and other invasive procedures.

Related Topics: In The News, Time Out Day, Patient Safety, Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, Critical Access Hospital

06/14/2017

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

National Time Out Day, June 8, 2016

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The Joint Commission and the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses are encouraging health care practitioners and organizations to celebrate National Time Out Day, June 8, 2016, to help prevent wrong-site, wrong-side, wrong-procedure or wrong-person surgery.

Related Topics: Critical Access Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, Hospital, Patient Safety, Time Out Day

06/13/2017

Hospitals

Discharge Instructions for Venous Thromboembolism (VTE): A Comprehensive Approach to Medication Management

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The Joint Commission recently developed a Compendium of Resources designed to provide clinicians and other health care educators with reliable and up-to-date patient education and discharge materials for venous thromboembolism (VTE) patients discharged on anticoagulants.

Related Topics: Hospital, Venous Thromboembolism (VTE), Patient Discharge

06/12/2017

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Facts about the Official “Do Not Use” List of Abbreviations

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The Joint Commission’s “Do Not Use” List is part of the Information Management standards.

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

06/09/2017

Nursing Care Center

Facts about the Nursing Care Center (NCC) Accreditation program

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The Joint Commission’s Nursing Care Center (NCC) Accreditation program is designed to help providers achieve, maintain and demonstrate consistent excellence for those they serve. The program launched in early 2013, replacing the previous Long Term Care Accreditation program.

Related Topics: Accreditation Program, Fact Sheets, Nursing Care Center

06/09/2017

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, Primary Care Medical Home, Integrated Care , Perinatal Care, Patient Blood Management Certification

Facts about Joint Commission standards

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Joint Commission standards are the basis of an objective evaluation process that can help health care organizations measure, assess and improve performance.

Related Topics: Standards, Fact Sheets, Behavioral Health Care, Accreditation

06/09/2017

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

06/08/2017

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Disease-Specific Care

Performance Measures Finalized for Acute Stroke Ready Hospital Certification

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Joint Commission requirement.

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

06/06/2017

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Nursing Care Center

Changes for National Patient Safety Goal 7 on Health Care–Associated Infections

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Joint Commission requirement.

Related Topics: 2018 Joint Commission Requirement, Critical Access Hospital, Hospital, Nursing Care Center

06/06/2017

Disease-Specific Care

Webinar Replay and Slides: The Basics: Most Frequently Cited Disease-Specific Care Certification Standards

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May 24, 2017

 
Listen to a webinar replay to learn about the issues organizations most frequently struggle with in their certification reviews, and offer some tips and guidance on preparing successfully for these challenges.

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

06/06/2017
06/05/2017

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: Patient Safety, Quality

06/02/2017

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