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

04/15/2016

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

03/21/2016

Hospitals, Nursing Care Center, Home Care, Disease-Specific Care

Improving and Measuring Osteoporosis Management

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For postmenopausal females living in North America, the chances of hip fracture due to osteoporosis are greater than the chances of being diagnosed with breast cancer, uterine cancer, or ovarian cancer, combined.

Related Topics: Monograph, Research Resources, Disease-Specific Care, Home Care, Monograph, Nursing Care Center, Hospital, Performance Measurement, Other Measures

03/21/2016

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, Suicide, Palliative Care, Webinar, Patient Blood Management Certification

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

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

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

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

01/12/2016

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

2016 National Patient Safety Goals Presentation

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The Joint Commission's National Patient Safety Goals presentation for 2015 is now available!

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

01/04/2016

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

01/04/2016

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

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

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, 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
11/05/2015

Nursing Care Center

Nursing Care Center: 2016 National Patient Safety Goals

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2016 National Patient Safety Goals

Related Topics: National Patient Safety Goals, Nursing Care Center

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: 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

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

Nursing Care Center

Revised Requirements for Nursing Care Centers

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Joint Commission Requirement.

Related Topics: 2015 Joint Commission Requirement, Nursing Care Center

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, Palliative Care, Webinar, 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

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

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, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Nursing Care Center, 2015 Joint Commission Requirement

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

03/05/2015

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

Clarification of the Pain Management Standard

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Joint Commission Requirement

Related Topics: 2014 Joint Commission Requirement, Nursing Care Center, Critical Access Hospital, Hospital, Home Care, Ambulatory Health Care

11/05/2014