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Advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification , Disease-Specific Care

Total Hip & Total Knee Replacement

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The Joint Commission launched a new Advanced Certification program for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacements. The Joint Commission is currently developing standardized performance measures for this program.

Related Topics: Disease-Specific Care, Hospital, Measure Development Initiatives, Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement

01/05/2017

Advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification , Disease-Specific Care

Comprehensive Stroke Certification: Standardized Performance Measures

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Comprehensive Stroke Centers must continue to meet the performance measure requirements for Primary Stroke Centers. Certified Comprehensive Stroke Centers will continue to collect data for the eight Joint Commission stroke core measures.

Related Topics: Disease-Specific Care, Performance Measurement, Comprehensive Stroke Center

01/05/2017

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

What types of organizations are eligible for Integrated Care Certification?

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Integrated Care Certification is now available for hospital, critical access hospital or psychiatric hospital, ambulatory setting, physician network, nursing care center, and home care environment. Contact us to learn more at integratedcare@jointcommission.org

Related Topics: Eligibility , Integrated Care Certification, Nursing Care Center, Ambulatory Health Care, Home Care, Hospital, Critical Access Hospital

12/27/2016

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory , Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care, Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing Services, Palliative Care, Primary Care Medical Home, Integrated Care , Perinatal Care, Patient Blood Management Certification, Comprehensive Cardiac Center

Clarification: Use of Secure Text Messaging for Patient Care Orders Is Not Acceptable

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Joint Commission Requirement

Related Topics: Disease-Specific Care, Critical Access Hospital, Home Care, Hospital, Health Care Staffing, Behavioral Health Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Comprehensive Cardiac Center Certification , 2017 Joint Commission Requirement, Integrated Care Certification, 2016 Joint Commission Requirement, Patient Blood Management Certification, Palliative Care

12/22/2016

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory , Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care, Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing Services, Palliative Care, Primary Care Medical Home, Integrated Care , Perinatal Care, Patient Blood Management Certification, Comprehensive Cardiac Center

Approved: Changes to Clarification Process

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Joint Commission Requirement

Related Topics: Critical Access Hospital, Disease-Specific Care, Hospital, Home Care, Health Care Staffing, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Accreditation Program, 2017 Joint Commission Requirement, Comprehensive Cardiac Center Certification , Patient Blood Management Certification, Integrated Care Certification, Palliative Care

12/22/2016

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Disease-Specific Care

Update: Comprehensive Stroke Center Eligibility Criteria

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Joint Commission Requirement

Related Topics: 2017 Joint Commission Requirement, Performance Measurement, Hospital, Disease-Specific Care, Critical Access Hospital

12/22/2016

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Leadership Requirement Added to Align with CMS

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Joint Commission Requirement

Related Topics: 2017 Joint Commission Requirement, Hospital, Critical Access Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care

12/22/2016
12/22/2016

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

Survey Process Change: Evaluating ILSMs

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Joint Commission Requirement

Related Topics: 2017 Joint Commission Requirement, Home Care, Hospital, Critical Access Hospital, Behavioral Health Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Nursing Care Center

12/22/2016

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Perinatal Care

2017 Perinatal Care Certification Review Process Guide

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The 2017 Perinatal Care Certification Review Process Guide is now available. There are minimal changes to the contents for 2017 and no change to the onsite review process.

Related Topics: Hospital, Review Process Guide, Perinatal Care Certification

12/21/2016

Ambulatory Health Care

Pricing Worksheet - Surgery Centers

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Surgery Centers - Ambulatory Care 2017 Fees

Related Topics: Toolkit for Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Ambulatory Health Care, Becoming Accredited, Pricing Worksheet

12/21/2016

Ambulatory Health Care

Pricing Worksheet - Surgery Centers/Deemed Status

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Ambulatory Surgery Center/Deemed Status Option - Ambulatory 2017 Fees

Related Topics: Pricing Worksheet, Becoming Accredited, Ambulatory Health Care, Toolkit for Ambulatory Surgery Centers

12/21/2016

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Patient Blood Management Certification

2017 Patient Blood Management Certification Review Process Guide

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The Patient Blood Management Certification Review Process Guide (2017) is now available. Contents include a description of the activities that take place during the on-site certification review and tips to prepare for the event.

Related Topics: Patient Blood Management Certification, Review Process Guide, Hospital, Critical Access Hospital

12/21/2016

Palliative Care

2017 Review Process Guide for Certification for Palliative Care

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The 2017 Palliative Care Certification Review Process Guide is now available. There are minimal changes to the contents for 2017 and no change to the onsite review process.

Related Topics: Hospital, Home Care, Review Process Guide, Palliative Care

12/21/2016

Disease-Specific Care

2017 Disease-Specific Care Review Process Guide

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The 2017 Disease Specific Care Review Process Guide is now available. There are minimal changes to the contents for 2017 and no change to the onsite review process.

Related Topics: Disease-Specific Care, Certification Process, Becoming Certified, Resource

12/21/2016

Health Care Staffing Services

2017 Health Care Staffing Certification Review Process Guide

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The 2017 Health Care Staffing Services Review Process Guide and Corporate Review Process Addendum are now available. There are minimal changes to the contents for 2017 and no change to the onsite review process.

Related Topics: Resource, Preparation, Corporate Review Process, Certification Process, Health Care Staffing, Review Process Guide, HCSS Program Overview

12/21/2016

Ambulatory Health Care, Office-Based Surgery, Bureau of Primary Health Care

2017 Survey Activity Guide for Ambulatory Health Care Organizations

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The 2017 Ambulatory Care Accreditation Survey Activity Guide for Health Care Organizations is now available. There are minimal changes to the survey process for Ambulatory and Office-based Surgery programs for 2017.

Related Topics: Office-Based Surgery, Ambulatory Health Care, Survey Activity Guide

12/20/2016

Health Care Staffing Services

Michael W. Kaba, MBA, MS

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Chief Human Resources Officer

 
Michael W. Kaba, MBA, MS is Chief Human Resources Officer of The Joint Commission

Related Topics: Staff Biographies

12/16/2016

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, Palliative Care

Physician Leader Monthly December 2016

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Monthly e-newsletter for physician leaders.

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

12/13/2016

Health Care Staffing Services

Facts about Health Care Staffing Services Certification

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The Joint Commission’s Health Care Staffing Services (HCSS) Certification Program provides an independent, comprehensive evaluation of a staffing firm’s ability to provide qualified and competent staffing services.

Related Topics: Health Care Staffing, Certification Fact Sheets, Certification, Certification Program

12/13/2016

Behavioral Health Care

Prepublication Standards – Revisions for Behavioral Health Care Outcome Measures

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The Joint Commission has recently revised a standard in the Care, Treatment, and Services (CTS) chapter so that organizations will be required to assess outcomes through the use of a standardized tool or instrument.

Related Topics: Behavioral Health Care, Prepublication Standards

12/13/2016

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

12/12/2016

Kin Lee, MBA, MS

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Chief Information and Security Officer

 
Mr. Kin Lee is the Chief Information and Security Officer at The Joint Commission in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois.

12/12/2016

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Nursing Care Center

R3 Report Issue 9 - New and revised NPSGs on CAUTIs

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Effective Jan. 1, 2017, a new National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG) on catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) will apply to accredited nursing care centers, and revised NPSGs on CAUTIs will apply to accredited hospitals and critical access hospitals.

Related Topics: National Patient Safety Goals, R3 Report (Newsletter), NPSG, CAUTI

12/09/2016

Financial Publications

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Joint Commission financial statements and forms.

Related Topics: Financial Publications

12/05/2016