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Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) 2017 ORYX Measure Selection Instructions

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Information on making 2017 ORYX Measure Selections for Critical Access Hospitals is now available. 2017 ORYX Measure Selections (OMS) need to be made no later than March 1, 2017.

Related Topics: ORYX , Performance Measurement

02/23/2017

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Hospitals (ADC >10) 2017 ORYX Measure Selection Instructions

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Information on making 2017 ORYX Measure Selections for Hospitals (with Average Daily Census >10) is now available. 2017 ORYX Measure Selections (OMS) need to be made no later than March 1, 2017.

Related Topics: Performance Measurement, ORYX

02/23/2017

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Small Hospitals (ADC<=10) 2017 ORYX Measure Selection Instructions

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Information on making 2017 ORYX Measure Selections for Small Hospitals (Average Daily Census <= 10) is now available. 2017 ORYX Measure Selections (OMS) need to be made no later March 1, 2017.

Related Topics: ORYX , Performance Measurement

02/23/2017

Laboratory

Proficiency Testing Enrollment Worksheet

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Laboratory Proficiency Testing Enrollment Worksheet

Related Topics: Proficiency Testing

02/23/2017

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Freestanding Psychiatric Hospital 2017 ORYX Measure Selection Instructions

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Information on making 2017 ORYX Measure Selections for Freestanding Psychiatric Hospitals is now available. 2017 ORYX Measure Selections (OMS) need to be made no later than March 1, 2017.

Related Topics: ORYX , Performance Measurement

02/23/2017

Ambulatory Health Care, Office-Based Surgery

Facts about Office-Based Surgery Accreditation

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The Joint Commission introduced its Office-Based Surgery (OBS) Accreditation program in 2001. It serves as a quality oversight tool for smaller surgical practices.

Related Topics: Ambulatory Health Care, Fact Sheets, Office-Based Surgery Accreditation, Accreditation Program

02/22/2017

Workplace Violence Prevention - From the Field

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Information from Joint Commission accredited health care organizations.

Related Topics: Workplace Violence Prevention, Hospital

02/20/2017

Workplace Violence Prevention - Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI)

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Resources from the Crisis Prevention Institute

Related Topics: Workplace Violence Prevention

02/20/2017

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

02/17/2017

Disease-Specific Care

Total Hip and Knee Replacement Certifications

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Advanced Standards Comparison

 
Key differences between the Core Hip/Knee option and the Advanced Total Hip and Knee option.

Related Topics: Disease-Specific Care, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement

02/17/2017

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

Facts about the unannounced survey process

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The Joint Commission generally conducts unannounced surveys unless it is not feasible or logical to do so. All hospital and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services deeming or recognition surveys are unannounced. This fact sheet includes a table listing exceptions to unannounced surveys.

Related Topics: Unannounced Survey Process, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Nursing Care Center, Behavioral Health Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Fact Sheets, Home Care, Hospital, Critical Access Hospital

02/17/2017

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 February 2017

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Monthly e-newsletter for physician leaders.

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

02/17/2017

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

Facts about the Intracycle Monitoring Process

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The Joint Commission’s Intracycle Monitoring (ICM) process helps organizations with their continuous standards compliance efforts. Every accredited organization has access to an ICM Profile, an online workspace on The Joint Commission Connect™ extranet.

Related Topics: Intracycle Monitoring, Focused Standards Assessment, Accreditation

02/17/2017

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

02/17/2017

Behavioral Health Care

Webinar Replay and Slides: Feb 14 - Accreditation Basics for Behavioral Health Providers

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Considering accreditation or just started the process? This webinar will cover everything you need to know.

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

02/16/2017

Behavioral Health Care

Webinar Replay and Slides: Jan 24 - SAFER Matrix in Behavioral Health Care

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Learn about the recent changes to the Joint Commission survey process called the “SAFER Matrix.” SAFER stands for Survey Analysis for Evaluating Risk.

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

02/16/2017

Hospitals

Facts about ORYX vendors

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The Joint Commission defines an ORYX vendor as an entity composed of a set of process and/or outcome measures of performance; processes for collecting, analyzing and disseminating these measures from multiple organizations.

Related Topics: ORYX , vendors

02/16/2017

Disease-Specific Care

Webinar Replay: The Joint Commission's Advanced Inpatient Diabetes Certification and Standards Update 2017

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Listen to a webinar replay to hear directly from our expert panelists about the Joint Commission's Advanced Inpatient Diabetes Certification and Standards Update 2017

Related Topics: Inpatient Diabetes Previous Teleconference, Disease-Specific Care

02/15/2017

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

Prepublication Standards – Standards Revisions Related to Life Safety Code Update

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The Joint Commission further revised requirements in the “Environment of Care” (EC) and “Life Safety” (LS) chapters of the Comprehensive Accreditation Manuals for the ambulatory health care, critical access hospital, hospital, home care, and nursing care center programs.

Related Topics: Ambulatory Health Care, Prepublication Standards, Home Care, Hospital, Critical Access Hospital, Nursing Care Center, Leadership

02/14/2017

Workplace Violence Prevention - American Hospital Association

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Resources from the American Hospital Association.

02/13/2017

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

Facts about the Tracer Methodology

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A key part of The Joint Commission’s on-site survey process is the tracer methodology. The tracer methodology uses information from the organization to follow the experience of care, treatment or services for a number of patients through the organization’s entire health care delivery process.

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

02/10/2017

Hospitals, Disease-Specific Care

Chart-based Vendor List (for Accreditation and Certification)

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Chart-based Vendor List

Related Topics: Performance Measurement Systems, Performance Measurement

02/10/2017

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

02/09/2017

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: Ambulatory Health Care, Accreditation Process

02/09/2017

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Pioneers in Quality™ Kickoff to Hospital eCQM Reporting in 2017

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Webinar Replay

 
The objectives for this webinar are to discuss the addendum to 2016 eCQM specifications to update relevant ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS eCQM value sets for the 2017 performance year and discuss changes to measure specifications applicable for 2017 reporting.

Related Topics: Pioneers in Quality, Webinar

02/07/2017

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