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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, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Hospital, Home Care, Critical Access Hospital, 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, Advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification , Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing Services, International Certification, Palliative Care, Integrated Care , Perinatal Care, Patient Blood Management Certification

The SAFER Matrix: A New Scoring Methodology

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Joint Commission Requirement.

Related Topics: Patient Blood Management Certification, 2016 Joint Commission Requirement, Integrated Care Certification, Palliative Care, Critical Access Hospital, Disease-Specific Care, Home Care, Health Care Staffing, Hospital, Behavioral Health Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Nursing Care Center

04/29/2016

Critical Access Hospitals

The Value of Joint Commission Critical Access Hospital Accreditation

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The Value of Joint Commission Critical Access Hospital Accreditation - Benefits of Accreditation

Related Topics: Critical Access Hospital, Brochure

04/27/2016

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, Palliative Care

Joint Commission Statement on Pain Management

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Read the statement on pain management from David W. Baker, MD, MPH, FACP, executive vice president, Healthcare Quality Evaluation, The Joint Commission.

Related Topics: Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Hospital, Home Care, Critical Access Hospital, Disease-Specific Care, Nursing Care Center, Pain Management, Standards, Palliative Care

04/18/2016

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

Heightened Security Awareness for Healthcare and Public Health Community

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The Departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services have issued a joint resource for health care providers to support situational awareness and preparedness in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Brussels. They emphasize that no specific credible threats in the US are known. . .

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

04/15/2016
04/08/2016
04/08/2016

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Nursing Care Center

Prepublication Standards – National Patient Safety Goal for Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTIs)

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The Joint Commission has recently approved a new National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG) focusing on catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) for accredited nursing care centers, and approved revisions to existing CAUTI NPSGs applicable to accredited hospitals and critical access hospitals.

Related Topics: National Patient Safety Goals, Hospital, Nursing Care Center, Prepublication Standards, Critical Access Hospital, CAUTI

03/21/2016

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Patient Blood Management Certification

Patient Blood Management Certification Review Process Guide

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New Patient Blood Management Certification Review Process Guide (2016) is now available. Contents include a description of the activities that take place during the on-site certification review and tips to prepare for the event.

Related Topics: Hospital, Critical Access Hospital, Review Process Guide, Patient Blood Management Certification

03/16/2016
02/26/2016

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

Sentinel Event Alert 56: Detecting and treating suicide ideation in all settings

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The rate of suicide is increasing in America. Now the 10th leading cause of death, suicide claims more lives than traffic accidents and more than twice as many as homicides. Access the Alert, a downloadable Infographic, and a document of related Joint Commission standards.

Related Topics: Sentinel Event Alert, Sentinel Event, Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Behavioral Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, Home Care, Hospital, Health Care Staffing, Disease-Specific Care, Integrated Care Certification, Patient Blood Management Certification, Webinar, Palliative Care, Suicide

02/24/2016

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, Hospital, Fact Sheets, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Home Care

02/12/2016

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

Joint Commission Names Ronald Wyatt, MD, MHA, First Patient Safety Officer

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Ronald M. Wyatt, MD, MHA, is the first appointee to the newly created position of patient safety officer, reflecting The Joint Commission's commitment to promoting a safe and high-quality health care system with a goal of zero patient harm.

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

02/11/2016

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

01/26/2016

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, Long Term Care (Medicare/Medicaid), Palliative Care, Primary Care Medical Home, Integrated Care , Perinatal Care

Using the Targeted Solutions Tool® to Improve Hand Hygiene Compliance Is Associated with Decreased Health Care–Associated Infections

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The January 2016 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety features an article on how Memorial Hermann Health System used the Center for Transforming Healthcare’s hand hygiene tool to reduce health care-associated infections.

Related Topics: Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Health Care Staffing, Home Care, Hospital, Critical Access Hospital, Disease-Specific Care, Hand Hygiene, Ambulatory Health Care, Center for Transforming Healthcare, Targeted Solutions Tool

01/12/2016

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Disease-Specific Care

Approved: New Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement Program

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Joint Commission Requirement

Related Topics: Disease-Specific Care, Critical Access Hospital, Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, 2016 Joint Commission Requirement

01/06/2016

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

High Reliability: The Path to Zero Harm

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The Jan/Feb 2016 issue of Healthcare Executive magazine features an article by Dr. Erin DuPree, CMO and vice president of the Center for Transforming Healthcare, on the path to high reliability. Read her perspective on how health care organizations can implement the steps toward achieving Zero Harm.

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

01/04/2016

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Frequently Asked Questions About 2016 ORYX Performance Measure Reporting Requirements and Options

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An FAQ document (updated 12/10/15) is now available to assist Joint Commission accredited hospitals and critical access hospitals in the process of deciding how best to meet their flexible ORYX performance measure reporting requirements for calendar year 2016.

Related Topics: Performance Measures, ORYX , Hospital, Critical Access Hospital

12/09/2015

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, Bureau of Primary Health Care

Standards BoosterPaks™

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A Quality Improvement Tool

 
New Standards BoosterPak™added - High-Level Disinfection (HLD) and Sterilization. Learn more about Joint Commission Standards BoosterPaks™.

Related Topics: Behavioral Health Home, Quality Improvement Tools, Standards BoosterPak, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Hospital, Nursing Care Center, Home Care, Critical Access Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care

12/07/2015

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

Facts about the National Patient Safety Goals

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In 2002, The Joint Commission established its National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs) program; the first set of NPSGs was effective January 1, 2003. The NPSGs were established to help accredited organizations address specific areas of concern in regard to patient safety.

Related Topics: Patient Safety Fact Sheets, Patient Safety, Nursing Care Center, National Patient Safety Goals, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Critical Access Hospital, Hospital, Home Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care

12/02/2015

Critical Access Hospitals

Critical Access Hospital: 2016 National Patient Safety Goals

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2016 National Patient Safety Goals

Related Topics: Critical Access Hospital, National Patient Safety Goals

11/05/2015

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

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Errata: Diagnostic Imaging Requirement—EP Location

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Joint Commission Requirement.

Related Topics: Hospital, Critical Access Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, 2015 Joint Commission Requirement, Diagnostic Imaging Services, Imaging

07/09/2015

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, Bureau of Primary Health Care, Palliative Care, Primary Care Medical Home, Integrated Care , Perinatal Care

A Joint Commission and FDA Webinar on Reprocessing of Scopes Q&A Replay

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The objective of this webinar is to provide information on the FDA’s past and ongoing activities to minimize patient exposure to infections that can result from improperly reprocessing of scopes.

Related Topics: Laboratory Accreditation Program, Nursing Care Center, Infection Control, Ambulatory Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Health Care Staffing, Home Care, FDA Reprocessing of Scopes , Webinar, Behavioral Health Home, Palliative Care

06/26/2015