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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 The Joint Commission

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Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.

Related Topics: About The Joint Commission, Fact Sheets, Corporate Fact Sheets

07/08/2016

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

06/30/2016

Home Care

Facts about Home Care Accreditation

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Established in 1988, The Joint Commission’s Home Care Accreditation program accredits more than 6,000 organizations that provide home care services directly or through a contracted individual or organization.

Related Topics: Accreditation Program, Pharmacy, Fact Sheets, Home Health, Home Care

05/03/2016

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

Accreditation Process Overview

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The Joint Commission’s accreditation process seeks to help organizations identify and resolve problems, and to inspire them to improve the safety and quality of care, treatment, and services.

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

04/27/2016

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, Bureau of Primary Health Care, Palliative Care, Primary Care Medical Home, Integrated Care , Perinatal Care, Patient Blood Management Certification

Facts about the Nursing Advisory Council

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The Nursing Advisory Council advises The Joint Commission on nursing and patient care issues and shares perspectives on Joint Commission initiatives that may impact the nursing profession or effect patient safety.

Related Topics: Advisory Group Fact Sheets, Nurse, Fact Sheets

04/11/2016

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: Behavioral Health Care, Fact Sheets, Accreditation, Standards

03/25/2016

Facts about Quality Check® and Quality Reports®

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The Joint Commission has a longstanding commitment to providing meaningful information about the performance of accredited organizations to the public. The Quality Check® website,launched in 1996, fulfills this commitment.

Related Topics: Patient Safety Fact Sheets, Quality Report, Fact Sheets, Quality Check

02/23/2016

Facts about the Patient and Family Advisory Council

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A diverse group of nationally prominent individuals and organizations serve on The Joint Commission’s Patient and Family Advisory Council.

Related Topics: Patient Rights, Patient Safety, Fact Sheets, Advisory Group Fact Sheets

02/05/2016

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: Fact Sheets, Nursing Care Center, Accreditation Program

11/24/2015

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

Facts about scoring and accreditation decisions

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The scoring and decision process is based on the criticality of the standards and other requirements regarding their relationship to the quality and safety of patient care.

Related Topics: Critical Access Hospital, Home Care, Behavioral Health Care, Accreditation Process, Fact Sheets, Ambulatory Health Care, Scoring, Nursing Care Center, Hospital, Accreditation Decisions

10/13/2015

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