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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, Ambulatory Health Care, Hospital, Critical Access Hospital

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, Critical Access Hospital, Health Care Staffing, Hospital, Home Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care

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: Home Care, Hospital, Critical Access Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Nursing Care Center, 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, Critical Access Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, Patient Safety

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

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

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

04/15/2016
04/08/2016
04/08/2016
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, Palliative Care, Suicide, Webinar

02/24/2016

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

01/06/2016

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: Hospital, Critical Access Hospital, ORYX , Performance Measures

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

12/07/2015

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, Hospital, Behavioral Health Care, Accreditation Process, Fact Sheets, Ambulatory Health Care, Scoring, Nursing Care Center, 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: Critical Access Hospital, 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, Infection Control, Nursing Care Center, Ambulatory Health Care, Home Care, Critical Access Hospital, Health Care Staffing, FDA Reprocessing of Scopes , Palliative Care, Webinar, Behavioral Health Home

06/26/2015