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Critical Access Hospitals

Facts about Critical Access Hospital Accreditation

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The Joint Commission has accredited hospitals for more than 60 years. In 2001, The Joint Commission introduced its program to accredit critical access hospitals. As of December 2014, there were 1,325 critical access hospitals in the U.S.

Related Topics: Critical Access Hospital, Fact Sheets, Accreditation Program

10/09/2015

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Facts about ORYX® for Hospitals (National Hospital Quality Measures)

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The Joint Commission’s ORYX® initiative integrates outcomes and other performance measurement data into the accreditation process. ORYX measurement requirements are intended to support Joint Commission accredited organizations in their quality improvement efforts.

Related Topics: Hospital, Performance Measurement, ORYX , Core Measures, Core Measure Fact Sheets, Fact Sheets

09/18/2015

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

09/10/2015

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

08/28/2015

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, Hospital, Language, & Culture , Patient Safety, Speak Up, Patient Safety Fact Sheets, Patient-centered communications

08/25/2015

Laboratory

Facts about Laboratory Accreditation

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The Joint Commission has been evaluating and accrediting hospital laboratory services since 1979 and freestanding laboratories since 1995. Today, The Joint Commission accredits about 1,500 organizations providing laboratory services.

Related Topics: Proficiency Testing, Laboratory Accreditation, Lab Advantage, Fact Sheets, Accreditation Program

08/14/2015

Advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification , Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing Services, Palliative Care

Facts about scoring and the certification decision

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The scoring and decision process for certification is based on the criticality of the standards and other requirements related to the quality and safety of patient care.

Related Topics: Palliative Care, Certification Fact Sheets, Health Care Staffing, Disease-Specific Care, Fact Sheets, Certification

08/12/2015

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 certified or accredited by The Joint Commission.

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

07/29/2015

Facts about Joint Commission Advisory Groups

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The Joint Commission relies on a number of advisory groups for feedback on a variety of issues, including safety and quality of care, the development of standards, and policies and procedures that support performance improvement in health care organizations.

Related Topics: Fact Sheets, Advisory Group Fact Sheets

02/26/2015

Facts about Joint Commission Resources

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Established in 1986, Joint Commission Resources (JCR) is a global, knowledge-based organization that provides innovative solutions designed to help health care organizations improve patient safety and quality.

Related Topics: Fact Sheets, Joint Commission Resources, Corporate Fact Sheets

02/25/2015

The Joint Commission Mission Statement

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Mission: To continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and...

Related Topics: About The Joint Commission, Fact Sheets

08/15/2009