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Hospitals

Certification for Acute Stroke Ready Hospitals Performance Measure Pilot Testing

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The Joint Commission is in the process of developing a standardized performance measure set in support of its Advanced Certification Program for Acute Stroke Ready Hospitals. Stroke ranks as the number four cause of death in the United States.

Related Topics: Measure Development Initiatives

07/11/2016

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, Patient Blood Management Certification

Facts about The Joint Commission

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Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.

Related Topics: Corporate Fact Sheets, Fact Sheets, About The Joint Commission

07/08/2016

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, Integrated Care , Perinatal Care

eCQM Implementation and Submission Insights

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Webinar Replay

 
This webinar replay provides actionable information on eCQM implementation and reporting from veteran eCQM submitters. For this session, The Joint Commission invited Cerner Corporation and Nebraska Health System experts to share their 2015 eCQM submission experiences and lessons learned.

Related Topics: eCQM, Pioneers in Quality, Webinar, Hospital

07/07/2016

Critical Access Hospitals

Hospital Medical Record Statistics Form

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Download the current version of the Medical Record Statistics Form for Critical Access Hospitals.

Related Topics: Hospital Accreditation Process Information, Forms, Medical Records

07/01/2016

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Facts about the Official “Do Not Use” List of Abbreviations

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The Joint Commission’s “Do Not Use” List is part of the Information Management standards.

Related Topics: Patient Safety, Fact Sheets, Abbreviations, Patient Safety Fact Sheets

06/30/2016

Hospitals

Perinatal Care

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New! Clarification to Perinatal Care measure PC-05: Exclusive Breast Milk Feeding. The expanded Perinatal Care (PC) measure set is comprised of 5 measures.

Related Topics: Hospital, Performance Measurement, Core Measure Set

06/28/2016

Hospitals

Mark G. Pelletier, R.N., M.S.

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Chief Operating Officer, Accreditation and Certification Operations

 
Mark Pelletier, R.N., M.S. is Chief Operating Officer, Accreditation and Certification Operations

Related Topics: Staff Biographies

06/28/2016

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Emergency Management Resources - Vulnerable Populations

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Emergency Management Resources - Vulnerable Populations - Updated June 28, 2016.

Related Topics: Emergency Management, Hospital

06/28/2016

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: Suicide, Webinar, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Hospital, Home Care, Health Care Staffing, Critical Access Hospital, Nursing Care Center

06/24/2016

Hospitals

Pioneers in Quality Program Articles

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Pioneers in Quality Portal - Articles and Publications

Related Topics: Pioneers in Quality

06/24/2016

Hospitals

Electronic Patient Blood Management Performance Measures

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In 2014, funded by an unrestricted educational grant from the Masimo Corporation, work began on a new set of Patient Blood Management performance measures that build on and update the previous measure set and are derived exclusively from electronic health records (ePBM).

Related Topics: Measure Development Initiatives, Measure

06/23/2016

Hospitals

CDC Zika updates: Draft Interim Zika Response Plan, Communication Toolkits, and more

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Information added to or recently updated on the CDC Zika and CDC Travelers' Health websites.

Related Topics: HAI, Zika

06/22/2016

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Nursing Care Center

Prepublication Standards – New Antimicrobial Stewardship Standard

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New Medication Management (MM) standard for hospitals, critical access hospitals, and nursing care centers addressing antimicrobial stewardship.

Related Topics: Nursing Care Center, Critical Access Hospital, Hospital, Prepublication Standards, Antimicrobial Stewardship

06/22/2016

Ambulatory Health Care

Credentialing and Privileging Tips

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This resources provides basic definitions and tips on how to develop and implement your organization’s credentialing and privileging process.

Related Topics: Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation

06/21/2016

Hospital-Based Inpatient Psychiatric Services

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The Joint Commission and the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS), the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) and the NASMHPD Research Institute, Inc. (NRI) collaborated on the development of a set of core performance measures.

Related Topics: Performance Measurement, Core Measure Set, Transitions of Care and Performance Measurement

06/17/2016

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, Palliative Care, Primary Care Medical Home, Integrated Care , Perinatal Care

Physician Leader Monthly June 2016

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Monthly e-newsletter for physician leaders.

Related Topics: Chief Medical Officer, Physician Leader Monthly, Physician Leaders

06/17/2016

Hospitals

Emergency Department

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The Emergency Department (ED) measure set was developed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and has been adopted by The Joint Commission’s ORYX program in order to maintain alignment with CMS reporting requirements.

Related Topics: Core Measure Set

06/17/2016

Hospital Outpatient Department

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Joint Commission accredited hospitals are required to collect and submit data to The Joint Commission for a minimum of six core measure sets.

Related Topics: Core Measure Set, Transitions of Care and Performance Measurement, Performance Measurement

06/17/2016

Hospitals, Disease-Specific Care

Immunization

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The Immunization measures were developed as a result of recommendations in 2006 from a National Quality Forum (NQF) Harmonization Workgroup that influenza and pneumococcal vaccination measures should apply to all patients regardless of diagnosis.

Related Topics: Hospital, Core Measures, Core Measure Set

06/17/2016

Venous Thromboembolism

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The venous thromboembolism (VTE) measures were developed as a result of the ‘National Consensus Standards for the Prevention and Care of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)’ project between The Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum (NQF) that formally began in January 2005.

Related Topics: Transitions of Care and Performance Measurement, Core Measure Set, Performance Measurement

06/17/2016
06/17/2016

Hospitals

Stroke

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The stroke (STK) measures were developed in collaboration with the American Heart Association (AHA)/American Stroke Association (ASA)/Brain Attack Coalition (BAC) for use by Disease-Specific Care (DSC)-certified primary stroke centers.

Related Topics: Core Measure Set, Transitions of Care and Performance Measurement, Performance Measurement

06/17/2016
06/17/2016

Hospitals

Children's Asthma Care

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Three Children's Asthma Care measures were introduced for implementation effective April 1, 2007. Data collection for the measure set began with April 2007 discharges. CAC-3 was initially implemented as a test measure pending National Quality Forum (NQF) endorsement.

Related Topics: Transitions of Care and Performance Measurement, Core Measure Set, Performance Measurement, Hospital

06/17/2016

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Prepublication Standards – New Requirements for Diagnostic Imaging Services - Urgent Update

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Urgent Update to Prepublication Standards for Diagnostic Imaging Services.

Related Topics: Diagnostic Imaging Services, Hospital, Critical Access Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, Prepublication Standards

06/17/2016