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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: Accreditation Program, Critical Access Hospital, Fact Sheets

10/05/2016

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

10/05/2016

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

ORYX Performance Measurements Announced for 2017

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The Joint Commission recently announced its 2017 ORYX performance measurement requirements, effective January 1, 2017, for accredited hospitals and critical access hospitals.

Related Topics: 2017 Joint Commission Requirement, ORYX , Hospital, Performance Measurement, Critical Access Hospital

10/05/2016

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

APPROVED: Updates for the Integrated Care Certification Program

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Program Expanded to Include Post-Acute Care Environments

 
Effective January 1, 2017, The Joint Commission has expanded applicability and updated standards for its voluntary Integrated Care Certification program.

Related Topics: Integrated Care Certification, 2017 Joint Commission Requirement, Hospital, Nursing Care Center, Ambulatory Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Home Care

10/05/2016

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

10/05/2016

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

Joint Commission Website E-Alerts

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E-alerts now available for Joint Commission Podcasts - update your subscription to sign up today!

Related Topics: Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Hospital, Home Care, Health Care Staffing, Critical Access Hospital, Disease-Specific Care

09/26/2016

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

Notifying The Joint Commission About Organization Changes

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Joint Commission Requirement.

Related Topics: 2016 Joint Commission Requirement, Behavioral Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, Health Care Staffing, Home Care, Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Hospital

09/13/2016

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, Integrated Care , Perinatal Care

Project REFRESH and the Survey Analysis For Evaluating Risk (SAFER) Matrix

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Webinar Replay - August 17, 2016

 
This webinar replay's objective is to educate our customers about the new Survey Analysis for Evaluating Risk (SAFER) matrix, and upcoming improvements to the accreditation process.

Related Topics: Hospital, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Nursing Care Center, Disease-Specific Care, Home Care, Health Care Staffing, Ambulatory Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Behavioral Health Care, Palliative Care, Webinar, Integrated Care Certification, SAFER Matrix

09/12/2016

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

Sentinel Event Data - Event Type by Year

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Sentinel Event Statistics Data - Event Type by Year (2005 - Q2- 2016)

Related Topics: Sentinel Event, Root Cause, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Hospital, Nursing Care Center, Critical Access Hospital, Behavioral Health Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Home Care, Sentinel Event Statistics

08/01/2016

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

Statement of Conditions Process Changes Effective August 1

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Joint Commission Requirement.

Related Topics: Hospital, Nursing Care Center, Home Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, 2016 Joint Commission Requirement

07/27/2016

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

UPDATE: Surveying to the 2012 Life Safety Code

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Joint Commission Requirement.

Related Topics: 2016 Joint Commission Requirement, Life Safety Code, Hospital, Nursing Care Center, Critical Access Hospital, Behavioral Health Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Home Care

07/27/2016

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

Busting the Myths about Engaging Patients and Families in Patient Safety

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Open and candid communication with patients and their families is a key component of safe and effective health care. However, communication between caregivers and patients is sometimes hindered by longstanding myths and misconceptions about the sharing of information.

Related Topics: Integrated Care Certification, Patient Blood Management Certification, Patient Engagement, Patient-centered communications, Rights and Responsibilities, Patient-Provider Communication, Palliative Care, Papers, Hospital, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Nursing Care Center, Patient Safety, Patient Rights, Health Care Staffing, Home Care, Disease-Specific Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Critical Access Hospital

07/25/2016

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Surveyor Insights

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A Quality Improvement Tool

 
Surveyor Insights is an addition to our Physical Environment Portal as a benefit for Joint Commission accredited organizations.

Related Topics: Critical Access Hospital, Hospital, Quality Improvement Tools, Physical Environment

07/25/2016

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Nursing Care Center

APPROVED: New Antimicrobial Stewardship Standard

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Joint Commission Requirement.

Related Topics: 2016 Joint Commission Requirement, Antimicrobial Stewardship, Hospital, Nursing Care Center, Critical Access Hospital

07/19/2016
07/19/2016

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Compliance Checklist for Diagnostic imaging

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The Imaging Compliance Checklist is a helpful tool that addresses the recently implemented diagnostic imaging standards.

Related Topics: Imaging, Diagnostic Imaging Services, Hospital, Critical Access Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care

07/14/2016

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care, Advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification , Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing Services

Evaluating and Responding to Suicide Risk - Tools and Practices for Consideration

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Webinar Replay

 
This webinar highlights recommendations for screening, risk assessment, safety, treatment, discharge, and follow up care for individuals at risk for suicide.

Related Topics: Webinar, Suicide, Nursing Care Center, Hospital, Home Care, Health Care Staffing, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Critical Access Hospital

06/24/2016

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

CMS and Joint Commission Adopt 2012 Life Safety Code

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Joint Commission Requirement.

Related Topics: Hospital, Nursing Care Center, Home Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Behavioral Health Care, 2016 Joint Commission Requirement

06/01/2016

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Dr. Ron Wyatt discusses patient safety in TV interview

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Dr. Ron Wyatt, medical director and chief safety officer for The Joint Commission, was part of a Chicago TV news report about unintended retained foreign objects.

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

05/16/2016

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification , Disease-Specific Care, Patient Blood Management Certification

Slides from the "Patient Blood Management Certification" webinar

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Learn more about Patient Blood Management Certification.

Related Topics: Patient Blood Management Certification, Disease-Specific Care, Critical Access Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, Hospital

05/16/2016

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, Integrated Care , Perinatal Care

Common myths about The Joint Commission pain standards

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This free downloadable poster debunks the five most common myths about The Joint Commission pain standards.

Related Topics: Palliative Care, Integrated Care Certification, Pain Management, Hospital, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Nursing Care Center, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Disease-Specific Care, Home Care, Health Care Staffing

05/06/2016

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Nursing Care Center

Approved: CAUTI NPSG for Nursing Care Centers

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Joint Commission Requirement.

Related Topics: 2016 Joint Commission Requirement, Critical Access Hospital, Nursing Care Center, Hospital

04/29/2016

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

Update: Texting Orders

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Joint Commission Requirement.

Related Topics: Hospital, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Nursing Care Center, Critical Access Hospital, Home Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, 2016 Joint Commission Requirement

04/29/2016

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

Policy Changes Announced for Preliminary Denial of Accreditation PDA02 Decisions

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Joint Commission Requirement.

Related Topics: Nursing Care Center, Hospital, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Behavioral Health Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Home Care, Critical Access Hospital, 2016 Joint Commission Requirement

04/29/2016