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

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, CAUTI, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Home Care, Hospital, Critical Access Hospital, Nursing Care Center, National Patient Safety Goals, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Patient Safety

12/02/2015

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Laboratory , Home Care

Facts about federal deemed status and state recognition

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In order for a health care organization to participate in and receive payment from the Medicare or Medicaid programs, it must meet the eligibility requirements for program participation, which are set forth in federal regulations.

Related Topics: Laboratory Accreditation Program, Ambulatory Health Care, Fact Sheets, CMS, Critical Access Hospital, Deemed Status, Hospital, Home Care

11/18/2015

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

High Reliability in Healthcare: Working Toward Zero Harm

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In the latest issue of Arab Health magazine, Mark R. Chassin, MD, FACP, MPP, MPH, president and CEO of The Joint Commission, calls on all health care organizations to join the journey toward high reliability.

Related Topics: Hospital, Critical Access Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, Nursing Care Center, High Reliability

11/17/2015

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety: The Joint Commission’s Annual Report 2015

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The report summarizes data on 49 accountability measures reported by more than 3,300 Joint Commission-accredited hospitals in 2014. These data show how well hospitals are performing on evidence-based care processes for treating conditions such as heart attack, pneumonia and stroke.

Related Topics: Top Performer, Annual Report, Critical Access Hospital, Hospital

11/16/2015

Critical Access Hospitals

Critical Access Hospital: 2016 National Patient Safety Goals

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2016 National Patient Safety Goals

Related Topics: National Patient Safety Goals, Critical Access Hospital

11/05/2015

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Facts about Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® Program

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Launched in September 2011, The Joint Commission’s Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®* program recognizes accredited hospitals that attain excellence on accountability measure performance.

Related Topics: Hospital, Critical Access Hospital, Top Performer

10/29/2015

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

10/13/2015

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 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, Fact Sheets, Accountability Measures

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

08/28/2015

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Errata: Diagnostic Imaging Requirement—EP Location

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Joint Commission Requirement.

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

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

06/26/2015

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Changes to Breast Milk Feeding Performance Measures PC-05a and PC-05

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Joint Commission requirement.

Related Topics: Critical Access Hospital, Hospital, 2015 Joint Commission Requirement

06/03/2015

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Implementing Hospital Respiratory Protection Programs: Strategies from the Field

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Enhance safety for both workers and patients – Check out this educational monograph and learn how to improve your hospital’s respiratory protection program. Showcases specific examples of innovative strategies shared by hospitals to address common implementation challenges.

Related Topics: Infection Control, Monograph, Hospital, Critical Access Hospital, Respiratory protection programs, Respirators, Respiratory hazards, Airborne transmissible diseases, Infection Prevention and HAIs, Infection Prevention, Research Resources

05/15/2015

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

UPDATED: Policies Regarding Accreditation Status Following Cessation of Services

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Joint Commission Requirement

Related Topics: 2015 Joint Commission Requirement, Behavioral Health Home, Hospital, Home Care, Critical Access Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Accreditation Program

05/11/2015
05/11/2015

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

Accreditation Decisions for Organizations Undergoing Initial Surveys

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Joint Commission Requirement

Related Topics: Hospital, Home Care, Critical Access Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Accreditation Program, 2015 Joint Commission Requirement

03/05/2015

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Update: Performance Measures

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Joint Commission Requirement

Related Topics: 2015 Joint Commission Requirement, Critical Access Hospital, Hospital

03/05/2015

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

Accreditation with Follow-up Survey and Preliminary Denial of Accreditation Decision Processes for Organizations Undergoing Resurvey

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Joint Commission Requirement

Related Topics: Laboratory Accreditation Program, Nursing Care Center, Home Care, Hospital, Critical Access Hospital, Behavioral Health Care, Ambulatory Health Care, 2015 Joint Commission Requirement

03/05/2015

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Top Performer 2014 Eligibility Criteria (For 2015 Recognition)

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Joint Commission-accredited hospitals and critical access hospitals reporting ORYX data on one or more core measure sets, which contain accountability measures identified for inclusion in The Joint Commission’s calculation of accountability measure composite rates for calendar year 2014...

Related Topics: Top Performer, Accountability Measures, Critical Access Hospital, Hospital, Eligibility

02/06/2015

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

2015 Flexible ORYX® Performance Measure Reporting Options

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The Joint Commission will be providing accredited hospitals greater flexibility in meeting ORYX® performance measure reporting requirements beginning with measure set selections for calendar year 2015.

Related Topics: Hospital, Critical Access Hospital

01/12/2015

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Sustaining and Spreading Improvement in Hand Hygiene Compliance

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Hospitals and infection prevention specialists have attempted to achieve high levels of compliance with hand hygiene protocols for many decades. Despite these efforts, measured performance is disappointingly low.

Related Topics: Critical Access Hospital, Hand Hygiene, Hospital

01/12/2015

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety – The Joint Commission’s Annual Report 2014

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The 2014 report includes The Joint Commission’s list of Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® hospitals. Now, 36.9 percent or 1,224 Joint Commission-accredited hospitals reporting accountability measure performance data to The Joint Commission for 2013 are Top Performer hospitals.

Related Topics: Top Performer, Critical Access Hospital, Hospital, Annual Report

11/13/2014