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Behavioral Health Care

Webinar Replay and Slides: Jan 24 - SAFER Matrix in Behavioral Health Care

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Learn about the recent changes to the Joint Commission survey process called the “SAFER Matrix.” SAFER stands for Survey Analysis for Evaluating Risk.

Related Topics: SAFER Matrix, Mental Health, Previous Webinar, Behavioral Health Care

02/16/2017

Hospitals

Facts about ORYX vendors

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The Joint Commission defines an ORYX vendor as an entity composed of a set of process and/or outcome measures of performance; processes for collecting, analyzing and disseminating these measures from multiple organizations.

Related Topics: ORYX , vendors

02/16/2017

Disease-Specific Care

Webinar Replay: The Joint Commission's Advanced Inpatient Diabetes Certification and Standards Update 2017

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Listen to a webinar replay to hear directly from our expert panelists about the Joint Commission's Advanced Inpatient Diabetes Certification and Standards Update 2017

Related Topics: Inpatient Diabetes Previous Teleconference, Disease-Specific Care, Previous Webinar

02/15/2017

Workplace Violence Prevention - American Hospital Association

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Resources from the American Hospital Association.

02/13/2017

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

02/10/2017

Ambulatory Health Care

Ambulatory Care Accreditation Overview

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The 2017 Ambulatory Care Accreditation Overview provides a snapshot of The Joint Commission accreditation process for ambulatory care settings. Learn about survey process, standards, invaluable resources and more!

Related Topics: Ambulatory Health Care, Accreditation Process

02/09/2017

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Pioneers in Quality™ Kickoff to Hospital eCQM Reporting in 2017

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Webinar Replay

 
The objectives for this webinar are to discuss the addendum to 2016 eCQM specifications to update relevant ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS eCQM value sets for the 2017 performance year and discuss changes to measure specifications applicable for 2017 reporting.

Related Topics: Pioneers in Quality, Webinar

02/07/2017

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

2017 Survey Activity Guide

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This revision to the Organization Survey Activity Guide contains additional corrections to the Life Safety and Environment of Care Document List and Review Tool to more closely align with the standards changes issued in January, 2017.

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

02/06/2017

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Facts about ORYX® for Hospitals (National Hospital Quality Measures)

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The Joint Commission’s ORYX® initiative integrates performance measurement data into the accreditation process. ORYX measurement requirements are intended to support Joint Commission-accredited organizations in their quality improvement efforts.

Related Topics: Performance Measurement, ORYX , Core Measures, Hospital, Fact Sheets, Core Measure Fact Sheets

02/01/2017

Facts about patient safety

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As part of its mission, The Joint Commission is committed to improving health care safety for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value.

Related Topics: Universal Protocol, Patient Safety Fact Sheets, National Patient Safety Goals, Patient Safety, Sentinel Event, Speak Up, Fact Sheets

02/01/2017

Workplace Violence Prevention - AHRQ

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Resources from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Related Topics: Workplace Violence Prevention

02/01/2017

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, Integrated Care , Perinatal Care, Patient Blood Management Certification, Comprehensive Cardiac Center

Clarification Made to “Observers” Standard

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Joint Commission requirement.

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

02/01/2017

Bureau of Primary Health Care

Ambulatory Care Accredited BPHC-Supported Centers by State

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Ambulatory Care Accredited BPHC-Supported Centers by HRSA Regionall Division (Formerly Field Offices)

Related Topics: BPHC-supported, Community Health Center, Health Center, FQHC, Federally Qualified Health Center, BPHC Accredited Centers

01/27/2017

Ambulatory Health Care

Primary Care Medical Home Certified Organizations

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Organizations that have achieved Joint Commission accreditation and Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH) certification.

Related Topics: Ambulatory Health Care, Primary Care Medical Home

01/27/2017

Hospitals

List of 2016 Accountability Measures

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2016 Accountability Measure List for Accreditation

Related Topics: Accountability Measures, Performance Measurement

01/27/2017

Ambulatory Health Care

Ambulatory Health Care Infographic

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Use this handy infographic to learn about Joint Commission accreditation for ambulatory care organizations.

Related Topics: Ambulatory Health Care, Infographic

01/26/2017

Disease-Specific Care, Comprehensive Cardiac Center

Webinar Replay: Comprehensive Cardiac Center Certification

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Listen to a webinar replay to hear directly from our expert panelist about the industry’s most unique certification for hospitals - The Joint Commission's new! Comprehensive Cardiac Center (CCC) Certification.

Related Topics: Comprehensive Cardiac Center Certification , Previous Webinar

01/26/2017

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Nursing Care Center

Antimicrobial Stewardship - FAQs

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The Joint Commission’s Antimicrobial Stewardship Standard, MM.09.01.01, became effective on January 1, 2017 for the Critical Access Hospital (CAH), Hospital (HAP), and Nursing Care Center (NCC) accreditation programs. Ten FAQs were developed on this standard to assist organizations.

Related Topics: Medication Management, Antimicrobial Stewardship

01/23/2017

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, Comprehensive Cardiac Center

Physician Leader Monthly January 2017

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Monthly e-newsletter for physician leaders.

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

01/20/2017

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: Accreditation, Fact Sheets, Laboratory Accreditation Program

01/20/2017

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

01/19/2017

Facts about accreditation and certification decisions

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Fact sheet about Joint Commission accreditation and certification decisions.

Related Topics: Fact Sheets, Certification Decisions, Accreditation Decisions, Certification, Accreditation

01/19/2017

The Joint Commission - Inspiring Health Care Excellence

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This brochure provides an overview of the services, standards and quality and safety efforts of The Joint Commission, including the work of the Center for Transforming Healthcare, Joint Commission Resources and Joint Commission International.

Related Topics: Center for Transforming Healthcare, Joint Commission International, Joint Commission Resources, About The Joint Commission

01/18/2017

Ambulatory Health Care, Office-Based Surgery, Primary Care Medical Home

2017 Webinar Series for Ambulatory Care Organizations

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Announcing the 2017 Webinar Series for Ambulatory Care Organizations! Make an informed choice about ambulatory care accreditation. Providing a high-level overview of a variety of ambulatory care accreditation topics, these webinars are ideal for ambulatory care organizations but all are welcome.

Related Topics: Ambulatory Health Care

01/17/2017