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

Facts about the unannounced survey process

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The Joint Commission generally conducts unannounced surveys unless it is not feasible or logical to do so. All hospital and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services deeming or recognition surveys are unannounced. This fact sheet includes a table listing exceptions to unannounced surveys.

Related Topics: Unannounced Survey Process, Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Hospital, Fact Sheets, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Home Care, Critical Access Hospital

02/12/2016

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, Primary Care Medical Home, Integrated Care , Perinatal Care, Patient Blood Management Certification

Joint Commission Names Ronald Wyatt, MD, MHA, First Patient Safety Officer

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Ronald M. Wyatt, MD, MHA, is the first appointee to the newly created position of patient safety officer, reflecting The Joint Commission's commitment to promoting a safe and high-quality health care system with a goal of zero patient harm.

Related Topics: Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing, Home Care, Patient Safety, Hospital, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Nursing Care Center, Palliative Care, Integrated Care Certification, Patient Blood Management Certification

02/11/2016

Ronald M. Wyatt, M.D., MHA

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Patient Safety Officer

 
Ronald M. Wyatt, MD, MHA, is the patient safety officer and medical director in the Division of Healthcare Improvement at The Joint Commission.

02/10/2016

Facts about the Patient and Family Advisory Council

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A diverse group of nationally prominent individuals and organizations serve on The Joint Commission’s Patient and Family Advisory Council.

Related Topics: Advisory Group Fact Sheets, Patient Safety, Patient Rights, Fact Sheets

02/05/2016

Behavioral Health Care

Audio/Visual files for Jan 26 webinar: Basics

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Learn more about the basics of what it takes to achieve Joint Commission Behavioral Health accreditation in this one-hour webinar. Along the way we'll bust some commonly-held misconceptions about Joint Commission accreditation and answer many common questions.

Related Topics: Previous Webinar, Behavioral Health Home

02/01/2016

Hospitals

Facts about Hospital Accreditation

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The Joint Commission has accredited hospitals for more than 60 years and today it accredits approximately 4,055 general, pediatric, long term acute, psychiatric, rehabilitation and specialty hospitals, and 358 critical access hospitals, through a separate accreditation program.

Related Topics: Hospital, Fact Sheets, Accreditation Program

01/29/2016

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Core Measure Solution Exchange®

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A Quality Improvement Tool

 
A database of success stories from accredited hospitals that have attained excellent performance on core measures - including accountability measures.

Related Topics: Core Measure Solutions Exchange, Quality Improvement Tools, Core Measures

01/29/2016

Ambulatory Health Care

What you need to know about Joint Commission Primary Care Medical Home

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The Primary Care Medical Home option enables the improvements in quality of care and patient safety achieved through accreditation to be combined with the potential for increased reimbursement when the additional requirements of a Primary Care Medical Home.

Related Topics: Primary Care Medical Home, Ambulatory Health Care

01/27/2016

Hospitals

Patient Blood Management Performance Measures Project - 2011

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The development of the Patient Blood Management Performance Measures and this implementation guide is the result of the Blood Management Performance Measures Project, which was implemented in two phases from 2007 – 2010.

Related Topics: Performance Measurement, Other Measures

01/27/2016

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: vendors, ORYX

01/26/2016

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

01/26/2016

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

Facts about the Intracycle Monitoring Process

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The Joint Commission’s Intracycle Monitoring (ICM) process helps organizations with their continuous standards compliance efforts. Every accredited organization has access to an ICM Profile, an online workspace on The Joint Commission Connect extranet.

Related Topics: Accreditation, Intracycle Monitoring, Focused Standards Assessment

01/26/2016

Facts about Speak Up™

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In March 2002, The Joint Commission launched its Speak Up™ patient safety program. Over time, the program has expanded to more than 40 countries and features infographics, animated videos, brochures and posters.

Related Topics: Patient Safety, Speak Up, Patient Rights, General Public, Fact Sheets, Patient Safety Fact Sheets

01/20/2016

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 January 2016

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Monthly e-newsletter for physician leaders.

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

01/14/2016

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, Hospital, Nursing Care Center, Ambulatory Health Care, Hand Hygiene, Health Care Staffing, Critical Access Hospital, Disease-Specific Care, Home Care, Center for Transforming Healthcare, Targeted Solutions Tool

01/12/2016

Ann Scott Blouin, RN, PhD, FACHE

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Executive Vice President of Customer Relations

 
Ann Scott Blouin,RN, PhD, FACHE, Executive Vice President of Customer Relations

Related Topics: Staff Biographies

01/12/2016

Health Care Staffing Services

Health Care Staffing Single Site Pricing

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Joint Commission certification fees are based on a combination of an on-site review fee billed during the month of the organization’s on-site review and an annual fee billed in January of each year during an organization’s 2-year certification cycle.

Related Topics: Health Care Staffing, Certification Fees, Cost, Resource, Preparation

01/08/2016

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

Sentinel Event Policy and Procedures

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Sentinel Event Policy and Procedures

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

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, Ambulatory Health Care, Hospital, 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, 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, Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing, Behavioral Health Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Nursing Care Center

01/04/2016