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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 (1995 - 2015)

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

02/09/2016

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: Hospital, Home Care, Critical Access Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, Fact Sheets, Behavioral Health Care, Nursing Care Center, 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, Nursing Care Center, Ambulatory Health Care, Hand Hygiene, Health Care Staffing, Disease-Specific Care, Critical Access Hospital, Home Care, Hospital, 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, Health Care Staffing, Disease-Specific Care, Behavioral Health Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Nursing Care Center

01/04/2016

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

2016 Survey Activity Guide

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The 2016 Survey Activity Guide for Health Care Organizations is now available. There are very minimal changes for only a few programs to start the new year.

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

12/16/2015

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, Critical Access Hospital, Home Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Hospital, 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: CAUTI, Patient Safety Fact Sheets, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Home Care, Critical Access Hospital, Nursing Care Center, National Patient Safety Goals, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Hospital, 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: Critical Access Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, Hospital, 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: Scoring, Hospital, Nursing Care Center, Ambulatory Health Care, Fact Sheets, Accreditation Process, Behavioral Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Home Care, 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, Hospital, Nursing Care Center, Fact Sheets, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Benefits of Accreditation, Home Care, Critical Access Hospital

08/28/2015

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

Joint Commission Leader in JAMA: Time to Address Racial Bias in Health Care

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In the Aug. 11 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, a Viewpoint co-authored by The Joint Commission’s medical director, Ronald Wyatt, MD, MHA, calls for immediate action to address racial bias throughout the U.S. health care system.

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

08/11/2015

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, Webinar, Palliative Care, FDA Reprocessing of Scopes , Critical Access Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, Home Care, Health Care Staffing, 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, Behavioral Health Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Accreditation Program, 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: Laboratory Accreditation Program, Nursing Care Center, Home Care, Hospital, Critical Access Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, 2015 Joint Commission Requirement

03/05/2015

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, Bureau of Primary Health Care

Request for Proposals-Transitions of Care for Venous Thromboembolism

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The Joint Commission, Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning & Change (IGLC) and Bristol-Myers Squibb Independent Medical Education (IME) are collaborating to offer a new grant opportunity focused on transitions of care (TOC) for patients with venous thromboembolism (VTE).

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

02/18/2015

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

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

Standards by Program Related to IC and EM for Ebola Situations

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Standards Supporting Preparedness and Collaboration

 
Standards by Accreditation Program Related to Infection Control and Emergency Management for Ebola Situations

Related Topics: Ebola Preparedness, Emergency Management, Critical Access Hospital, Home Care, Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Infection Control

11/05/2014

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

2015 Accreditation and Certification Decision Rules for All Programs

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Joint Commission Requirement

Related Topics: Home Care, Hospital, Disease-Specific Care, Critical Access Hospital, Health Care Staffing, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Nursing Care Center, 2014 Joint Commission Requirement, Palliative Care

10/07/2014

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

Why Organizations Self Report Sentinel Events to The Joint Commission

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This article, first published in the September 2014 issue of Joint Commission Perspectives, explores the benefits to organizations of working through the sentinel event process and how it improves patient safety.

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

08/29/2014