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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

Sentinel Event Policy and Procedures

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Sentinel Event Policy and Procedures

Related Topics: Root Cause Analysis Matrix, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Hospital, Home Care, Disease-Specific Care, Critical Access Hospital, Health Care Staffing, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Patient Safety, Root Cause, Sentinel Event

01/06/2016

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

Behavioral Health Care

Approved: Permanent Housing Support Services Standards

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Joint Commission Requirement

Related Topics: Behavioral Health Care, 2016 Joint Commission Requirement

01/06/2016

Ambulatory Health Care

Deemed Status for ASCs

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The Joint Commission is designated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as an approved accreditor for ASCs seeking Medicare initial certification.

Related Topics: Deemed Status, Ambulatory Health Care, Becoming Accredited, CMS Reimbursement, Toolkit for Ambulatory Surgery Centers

01/05/2016

Hospitals

Patient Safety Systems Chapter for the Hospital program

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"Patient Safety Systems" (PS) chapter as shown in the 2015 Update 2 to the Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Hospitals.

Related Topics: Patient Safety Systems, Patient Safety, Standards, Hospital

01/05/2016

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, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Nursing Care Center, 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, Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Accreditation Program

01/04/2016

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Laboratory

Facts about the Cooperative Accreditation Initiative

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The Joint Commission launched the Cooperative Accreditation Initiative in 1995 to reduce the cost and duplication of survey and inspection activity experienced by hospitals and other health care organizations.

Related Topics: Fact Sheets, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Accreditation

12/30/2015

Ambulatory Health Care

Audio/Visual Replay: Cleaning, High-Level Disinfection and Sterilization in Ambulatory Care Settings

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Learn how Infection Prevention standards impact all facets of health care and discuss how The Joint Commission’s tracer process can help you better track your ‘dirty’ equipment.

Related Topics: Previous Webinar

12/21/2015

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, Palliative Care

Physician Leader Monthly December 2015

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Monthly e-newsletter for physician leaders.

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

12/21/2015

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

Facts about the on-site survey process

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The Joint Commission survey process is data-driven, patient-centered and focused on evaluating actual care processes.

Related Topics: Behavioral Health Care, Fact Sheets, Survey Process, Accreditation

12/18/2015

Palliative Care

Review Process Guide for Advanced Certification for Palliative Care

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The 2016 Palliative Care Certification Review Process Guide is available. The on-site review process and the contents of the guide remain unchanged for January 2016.

Related Topics: Review Process Guide, Palliative Care

12/16/2015

Health Care Staffing Services

Certification Review Process Guide Corporate Addendum

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Health Care Staffing Certification

 
The 2016 Health Care Staffing Services Corporate Review Process Addendum is now available. There are no changes to the on-site review process or the contents of this guide for January, 2016.

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

12/16/2015

Health Care Staffing Services

Health Care Staffing Certification Review Process Guide

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The 2016 Health Care Staffing Services Review Process Guide is available. There are no changes to the on-site review process or the contents of this guide for January, 2016.

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

12/16/2015

Advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification , Disease-Specific Care

New Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement

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The Joint Commission will begin to accept applications on December 17th, 2015 for a new Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement.

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

12/16/2015

Advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification , Disease-Specific Care

Expected Benefits of Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement

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Expected Benefits of Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement

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

12/10/2015

Advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification , Disease-Specific Care

Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement Eligibility

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Organizations seeking The Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement program must meet all of the general eligibility requirements for Disease-Specific Care certification.

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

12/10/2015

Advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification , Disease-Specific Care

Key Characteristics of Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement program

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Key Characteristic of Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement program

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

12/10/2015

Facts about the Patient Safety Advisory Group

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In April 2002, The Joint Commission appointed a panel of widely recognized patient safety experts to advise it on the development of Sentinel Event Alert, The Joint Commission’s patient safety newsletter. At that time, the panel was named the Sentinel Event Advisory Group.

Related Topics: Sentinel Event, Patient Safety, National Patient Safety Goals, Advisory Group Fact Sheets, Patient Safety Fact Sheets

12/10/2015

Advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification , Disease-Specific Care

Quality, Consistency and Safety

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Advanced Certification Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement

 
The Advanced Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement certification program is designed to assist healthcare organizations to provide high quality healthcare with an emphasis on patient safety.

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

12/09/2015

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: Performance Measures, ORYX , Hospital, Critical Access Hospital

12/09/2015

Ambulatory Health Care

Ambulatory Applicability Grid

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The Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation Applicability Grid - 2015 reprinted from the Standards Applicability Process (SAP) section of the Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Ambulatory Care.

Related Topics: Ambulatory Health Care, Applicability Grid

12/08/2015

Behavioral Health Care

Audio Visual files for Dec 2 webinar: New Standards in Opioid Treatment

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This 45-minute webinar presented by Joint Commission staff provides an overview of the proposed new Opioid Treatment standards based on new guidelines from SAMHSA. The final standards will go into effect in July of 2016.

Related Topics: Previous Webinar, Behavioral Health Care, Opioids

12/07/2015

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

12/07/2015