Make Sure All Important Documentation is Available
Make sure you have the appropriate CLIA numbers and any other licensures that your organization may need. If your organization is a new laboratory under CLIA, implement standards compliance for four months.
The Joint Commission’s accreditation survey helps organizations improve the safety and quality of care and services. The process begins with an on-site survey that assesses compliance with Joint Commission standards.
Joint Commission surveyors are specially trained professionals with experience in the laboratory industry who understand the day-to-day issues that confront providers and have the hands-on expertise to help organizations resolve them.
On-site surveys involve:
Tracing the patient’s experience, which involves observing services provided by various caregivers and programs within the organization, as well as hand-offs between them.
On-site observations and interviews.
Assessment of the physical facility.
Review of documents provided by the organization.
Your accreditation experience is supported by experts who will help you before, during and after your survey. Listen to a quick video by Joint Commission staff to learn the key takeaways in going through your first Joint Commission laboratory services survey.