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The Joint Commission launches new telehealth accreditation program

Editor's Note Effective July 1, telehealth providers can apply for a new Joint Commission accreditation designed to ensure safe, high-quality care. Announced April 23 by The Joint Commission, the new Telehealth Accreditation Program is designed for organizations that exclusively provide care, treatment and services via telehealth. Hospitals and other healthcare…

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By: Matt Danford
April 29, 2024
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The Joint Commission, NFQ announce 2023 Eisenberg Award recipients

Editor's Note The Joint Commission and National Quality Forum (NQF) on February 14 announced the recipients of the 2023 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards. The Awards recognize major achievements by individuals and organizations to improve patient safety and healthcare quality. This year’s recipients are: National Level Innovation…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
February 15, 2024
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New Joint Commission certification addresses secondary use of data

Editor's Note The Joint Commission announced a new certification program in a December 5 Global Newswire press release. The new certification provides guidance to healthcare organizations on the safe transfer of patient data to third-party organizations.   The voluntary Responsible Use of Health Data (RUHD) Certification program aims to help hospitals…

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By: Brita Belli
December 6, 2023
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New upload process for Joint Commission certification program documents

Editor's Note A new process has been put in place for uploading documents for all certification programs to The Joint Commission, the regulatory and accreditation agency reported on October 25. Required documents must now be uploaded to the organization’s Joint Commission Connect® extranet site, rather than to SharePoint. Any Joint…

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By: Brita Belli
October 27, 2023
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The Joint Commission announces new Speak UP campaign on preventive care

Editor's Note The Joint Commission, on September 13, announced its new Speak Up campaign To Prevent Serious Illness. The campaign is designed to educate patients on finding preventive care services, getting past barriers, and trying to avoid reaching a crisis point with their health. Preventive care includes blood tests, cancer…

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By: Judy Mathias
September 14, 2023
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The Joint Commission: World Patient Safety Day is September 17

Editor's Note On September 17, World Patient Safety Day, The Joint Commission is partnering with the World Health Organization in recognizing the shared commitment to safe, equitable, high quality care for all and asks all accredited organizations and partners to join in the recognition. This year’s theme, “Engaging patients for…

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By: Judy Mathias
September 14, 2023
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The Joint Commission: Updated Accelerate PI Dashboard Reports available

Editor's Note The Joint Commission, on August 23, announced that updated Accelerate PI Dashboard Reports are available for hospitals, critical access hospitals, and nursing centers. The reports provide performance measurement data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on a select subset of quality measures through the second quarter…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 24, 2023
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The Joint Commission announces hospital program revisions to align with CAH changes and CMS CoPs

Editor's Note The Joint Commission, on August 22, announced changes to its hospital accreditation program to better align with critical access hospital (CAH) program changes and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Conditions of Participation (CoPs), effective January 1, 2024. The changes include: New Elements of Performance on compliance…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 23, 2023
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The Joint Commission’s revised medication compounding requirements include perioperative settings

Editor's Note The Joint Commission announced, on August 22, that it had revised its requirements related to medication compounding for accredited hospitals and critical access hospitals, effective January 1, 2024. The revisions include Element of Performance (EP) 3 for National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG) NPSG.03.04.01: "Label all medications, medication containers,…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 22, 2023
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NQF joins The Joint Commission as an affiliate

Editor's Note The Joint Commission, on August 16, announced a strategic affiliation with the National Quality Forum (NQF) in an effort to accelerate improvements across the continuum of patient care and change the focus from competing measures to advancing key outcomes. The NQF will maintain its independence in developing consensus-based…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 17, 2023
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