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Hospitals, Advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification

Facts about Joint Commission stroke certification

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The Joint Commission offers three advanced levels of certification for stroke programs in Joint Commission-accredited hospitals: Acute Stroke Ready Hospital (ASRH), Primary Stroke Center (PSC), and Comprehensive Stroke Center (CSC).

Related Topics: Primary Stroke, Stroke, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Acute Stroke Ready Hospital

04/21/2017

Advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification , Palliative Care

Facts about the Advanced Certification Program for Palliative Care

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The Joint Commission’s Advanced Certification Program for Palliative Care launched in 2011. The program recognizes hospital inpatient programs that demonstrate exceptional patient and family-centered care and optimize the quality of life for adult and pediatric patients with serious illnesses.

Related Topics: Certification Program, Palliative Care, Certification Fact Sheets, Advanced Certification

04/21/2017

Facts about the SAFER™ Matrix

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The Survey Analysis for Evaluating Risk™ (SAFER™) is a transformative approach for identifying and communicating risk levels associated with deficiencies cited during surveys. The additional information related to risk provided by the SAFER™ Matrix helps organizations prioritize and focus.

04/20/2017

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

Facts about The SAFER™ Matrix scoring process

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The Survey Analysis for Evaluating Risk™ (SAFER™) is a transformative approach for identifying and communicating risk levels associated with deficiencies cited during surveys. The additional information related to risk provided by the SAFER Matrix™ helps organizations prioritize and focus.

04/20/2017

Emergency Management Resources - General References

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Emergency Management Resources - General References - Updated November 2016.

Related Topics: Emergency Management, Environment of Care, Hospital

04/20/2017

Emergency Management Resources - Cyber Attack

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Emergency Management Resources - Cyber Attack

Related Topics: Emergency Management

04/19/2017

Hospitals

2017 Pioneers in Quality Proven Practices Collection

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Via the “Pioneers in Quality: Proven Practices Collection,” The Joint Commission will recognize organizations that leverage eCQMs and health IT to drive quality improvement, and share success stories with accredited organizations on the journey to measuring and improving care through health IT.

Related Topics: Hospital, Pioneers in Quality

04/18/2017

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 April 2017

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Monthly e-newsletter for physician leaders.

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

04/14/2017

Behavioral Health Care

Webinar Replay and Slides: April 11 - Measurement-Based Care in Behavioral Health

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This one hour webinar provides a deeper understanding about the new outcomes requirement for organizations accredited under the Behavioral Health manual, which takes effect 1/1/2018.

Related Topics: Behavioral Health Care, Previous Webinar, BHC Outcomes Measures, Mental Health

04/14/2017

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

More Revisions Announced for Environment of Care and Life Safety Chapters

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Joint Commission Requirement.

Related Topics: Ambulatory Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Environment of Care, Home Care, Hospital, Nursing Care Center, 2017 Joint Commission Requirement, Life Safety Code

04/13/2017

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

Revisions to Decision Rules and the Post-Survey Process

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Joint Commission Requirement

Related Topics: 2017 Joint Commission Requirement, Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Hospital, Home Care, Critical Access Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care

04/13/2017

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: BPHC - Teleconferences, Ambulatory Health Care

04/12/2017

Hospitals, Disease-Specific Care

Chart-based Vendor List (for Accreditation and Certification)

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Chart-based Vendor List

Related Topics: Performance Measurement, Performance Measurement Systems

04/12/2017

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

04/12/2017

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

04/12/2017

Bureau of Primary Health Care

Overview of the Bureau of Primary Health Care

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Initiative Overview

 
Beginning in 1996, the federal Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) began an initiative to promote the accreditation of BPHC supported health centers and reduce duplication with its own monitoring.

Related Topics: BPHC Accreditation Initiative Overview

04/12/2017

Hospitals

Perinatal Care

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New! Clarification to Perinatal Care measure PC-05: Exclusive Breast Milk Feeding. The expanded Perinatal Care (PC) measure set is comprised of 5 measures.

Related Topics: Core Measure Set, Hospital, Performance Measurement

04/11/2017

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

04/11/2017

Disease-Specific Care

Performance Measurement and Improvement for Disease-Specific Care Certification Programs

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Disease-Specific Care (DSC) Certification programs are required to meet both standards and performance measure requirements in order to achieve and maintain a certification designation.

Related Topics: Performance Measurement for Disease Specific Care

04/07/2017

Hospitals, Perinatal Care

Webinar Replay and Slides: Achieving Perinatal Care Certification and Lessons Learned

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Learn about the requirements and processes needed, as well as the resources available, for achieving Joint Commission Perinatal Care certification.

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

03/31/2017

Behavioral Health Care

Facts about Behavioral Health Home Certification

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Behavioral Health Home Certification is an optional certification available to organizations accredited under The Joint Commission’s Behavioral Health Care Accreditation program. The certification recognizes organizations and agencies that act as a health home for the individuals they serve.

Related Topics: Behavioral Health Care, Behavioral Health Home, Certification Fact Sheets

03/31/2017

Ambulatory Health Care

Facts about Ambulatory Care Accreditation

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The Joint Commission’s Ambulatory Care Accreditation program was established in 1975, and today more than 2,100 freestanding ambulatory care organizations are Joint Commission-accredited.

Related Topics: Accreditation Program, Diagnostic/Theraputic, Endoscopy, Ambulatory Health Care, Fact Sheets, Advanced Imaging, Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation, Medical/Dental, Office-Based Surgery, Imaging Centers, Accreditation, Telehealth/NonSurgical, Telehealth/Surgical, Sleep Centers, Urgent Care

03/31/2017

Comprehensive Cardiac Center

2017 Review Process Guide for Certification for Comprehensive Cardiac Centers

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The 2017 Comprehensive Cardiac Center Certification Review Process Guide is now available.

Related Topics: Hospital, Home Care, Review Process Guide, Palliative Care

03/30/2017

Hospitals, Advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification , Disease-Specific Care

Advanced Certification in Heart Failure: Standardized Performance Measures

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The Joint Commission has approved a set of standardized performance measures for Disease Specific Care Advanced Certification in Heart Failure (ACHF). These measures have been developed to better evaluate the care provided to the Heart Failure patient with an emphasis on transitions of care.

Related Topics: Patient Safety, Disease-Specific Care, Heart Failure, Advanced Certification, Other Measures

03/30/2017

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