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The Joint Commission launches new Speak Up About Vaccinations campaign

Editor's Note The Joint Commission on November 30 announced the launch of a new patient safety campaign—Speak Up About Vaccinations—that is designed to help patients better understand vaccines. The campaign includes: an infographic poster/flyer in three sizes an animated video a distribution guide with recommendations on how healthcare organizations can…

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By: Judy Mathias
December 1, 2022
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The Joint Commission updates ORYX performance measure requirements

Editor's Note The Joint Commission on November 23 announced that it had updated its 2023 ORYX performance measure reporting requirements, effective January 1, 2023. Key updates for hospitals and critical access hospitals include: Three new electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs)—hospital harm, severe hypoglycemia; hospital harm, severe hyperglycemia; and ST-segment elevation…

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By: Judy Mathias
November 30, 2022
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The Joint Commission: New Accelerate PI Dashboard Reports available

Editor's Note The Joint Commission announced on November 9 that refreshed Accelerate PI Dashboard Reports are available for accredited hospitals and critical access hospitals to provide updated performance measurement data on certain quality measures. Refreshed “Other” reports contain data through the third quarter of 2021. Data in the reports comes…

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By: Judy Mathias
November 10, 2022
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The Joint Commission, Kaiser Permanente announce winners of Tyson award

Editor's Note The Joint Commission and Kaiser Permanente, on November 8, announced two winners of the 2022 Bernard J. Tyson National Award for Excellence in Pursuit of Healthcare Equity—NYC Health + Hospitals, New York, and Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, Houston. The award recognizes healthcare organizations that led initiatives that…

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By: Judy Mathias
November 9, 2022
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The Joint Commission adds safety briefing to accreditation surveys

Editor's Note The Joint Commission on November 2 announced that it has added safety briefings to all accreditation surveys as well as certification and verification reviews, effective January 1, 2023. The informal, 5-minute briefing allows organizations to tell surveyors and reviewers about any potential safety concerns and how they should…

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By: Judy Mathias
November 3, 2022
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The Joint Commission announces Health Care Equity Resource Center

Editor's Note The Joint Commission on October 26 announced that it has created a Health Care Equity Resource Center to help organizations monitor their progress toward healthcare equity. New healthcare equity accreditation requirements, which will go into effect January 2023, recognize that organizations need established leaders as well as standardized…

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By: Judy Mathias
October 27, 2022
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The Joint Commission will resume certain intracycle calls

Editor's Note The Joint Commission announced on October 26 that it will resume intracycle calls for Disease-Specific Care (DSC) and Health Care Staffing Services (HCSS) certification programs, starting January 1, 2023. These calls, which were suspended in 2021 because of COVID-19, require programs to update their intracycle tabs in the…

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By: Judy Mathias
October 27, 2022
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The Joint Commission, ACOG announce Advanced Certification in Perinatal Care

Editor's Note The Joint Commission, in collaboration with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), announced on October 20 the launch of Advanced Certification in Perinatal Care (ACPC). ACPC incorporates the latest research, evidence-based practices, and guidance to help improve quality and safety for pregnant or postpartum patients and…

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By: Judy Mathias
October 24, 2022
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Changes to Joint Commission EC, LS chapters to take effect Jan 1

Editor's Note The Joint Commission announced on October 12 that several revisions that have been made to the Environment of Care (EC) and Life Safety (LS) chapters for certain accreditation programs, including Hospital, Critical Access Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, and Office-Based Surgery, will take effect January 1, 2023. The changes…

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By: Judy Mathias
October 13, 2022
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Refreshed Accelerate PI Dashboard Reports available for certified stroke centers

Editor's Note The Joint Commission on October 5 announced that refreshed Accelerate PI Dashboard Reports are available for primary and comprehensive stroke centers to provide performance measurement data on the quality measures selected for advanced certification. The reports contain data through the first quarter of 2022 and are intended to…

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By: Judy Mathias
October 6, 2022
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