Tag: Standards

Trends in infection prevention practices in VA hospitals

Editor's Note From 2005 to 2017, use of 12 infection prevention practices significantly increased in US Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals, and the adoption of many practices was higher than in non-VA hospitals, this study finds. A total of 320 surveys were completed by infection preventionists in VA hospitals. Between 92%…

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By: Judy Mathias
February 6, 2020
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Joint Commission launches Accelerate PI dashboard report for hospitals

Editor's Note The Joint Commission on February 5 announced that a new performance improvement (PI) Accelerate PI dashboard is now available for accredited hospitals. It is posted in the “Resources and Tools” section of the Joint Commission Connect extranet site. The dashboard, which is intended to be a springboard for…

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By: Judy Mathias
February 6, 2020
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CMS expects greater scrutiny from Joint Commission surveyors

[This article from the January 2020 issue of OR Manager summarizes information presented at the 2019 OR Manager Conference. The presenter offered tips to help attendees comply with Joint Commission standards and achieve a successful Joint Commission survey. Readers are asked to note the following points of clarification: The presentation…

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By: OR Manager
December 17, 2019
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Joint Commission surveys based on version of USP 797 chapter adopted

Editor's Note The Joint Commission announced December 11 that during the appeals process of he United States Pharmacopeia (USP) 797 chapter revisions, it will evaluate organizations based on the version they have adopted−either 2008 or the 2019 revised chapter. Organizations may not independently choose specific components from both versions, but…

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By: Judy Mathias
December 12, 2019
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Joint Commission: Deadline approaching for submission of CY 2019 eCQM data

Editor's Note The Joint Commission on October 29 announced that the deadline for onboarding to the Direct Data Submission (DDS) Platform for submission of CY 2019 electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) is December 20. Organizations that submitted CY 2018 eCQMs through the DDS Platform do not need to be onboarded…

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By: Judy Mathias
October 31, 2019
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Joint Commission issues Quick Safety on new maternal hemorrhage standard

Editor's Note The Joint Commission on October 29 announced a new “Quick Safety 51: Proactive prevention of maternal death from maternal hemorrhage,” which provides background information on strategies outlined in a new maternal hemorrhage standard. The new Provision of Care, Treatment, and Services (PC) standard, "PC.06.01.01: Reduce the likelihood of…

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By: Judy Mathias
October 31, 2019
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Joint Commission announces publication of 2020 accreditation, certification manuals

Editor's Note The Joint Commission on October 25 announced publication of the 2020 manual for Disease-Specific Care Certification and four fall updates to the current accreditation manuals. Coming in November are the 2020 accreditation manuals for all programs.

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By: Judy Mathias
October 28, 2019
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Joint Commission seeking comments on new advanced hip, knee replacement standards

Editor's Note The Joint Commission on October 16 announced that it was seeking comments on proposed standards for the Advanced Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement Certification program for hospitals, critical access hospitals, and ambulatory surgery centers. The new standards were developed to further promote patient safety and quality of…

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By: Judy Mathias
October 17, 2019
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Joint Commission launches new Heads-Up Report

Editor's Note The Joint Commission on October 2 announced that it will be posting new survey readiness resource documents for its ambulatory, behavioral health, home care, nursing care center, and office-based surgery programs. These new Heads-Up Reports will be available October 4 on an organizations secure Joint Commission Connect extranet…

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By: Judy Mathias
October 3, 2019
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Joint Commission retiring Leading Practice Library

Editor's Note The Joint Commission announced October 2 that it will be retiring the Leading Practice Library December 31, 2019. These customer-submitted resources that were developed in 2008 to assist organizations in complying with complex standards have become outdated. Newer and higher quality resources are available on the Joint Commission…

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By: Judy Mathias
October 3, 2019
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