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We're proud to announce CEO and President, Dr. Mark Chassin, was named to Becker's "50 Experts Leading the Field of Patient Safety" list. http://ow.ly/MeqQf
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Flu season is not over until it’s over, and unfortunately, it’s not over. Our latest blog highlights a free online course developed by us and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). http://ow.ly/Mbd1V
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Have 20 minutes? Learn about the "basics" of Ambulatory Care Accreditation in this free webinar. http://ow.ly/M23W4
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A new, voluntary Integrated Care Certification program is now available for Joint Commission-accredited hospitals, critical access hospitals and ambulatory health care providers. Find out more in today's Joint Commission Online. http://ow.ly/LYDw3
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Did you know that, on average, 50 percent of medications for chronic disease aren’t taken as prescribed? New continuing-education resource from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) details the “clinical bottom line” on effectively improving medication adherence. http://bit.ly/1Am15Ei.
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We know the the causes and best practices to prevent falls. Yet, this American Nurse Today editorial looks into why it's so hard to solve the problem. http://ow.ly/LS08y
Our editor-in-chief discusses the challenging work of reducing falls
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Roughly 90 percent of all voice recognition dictations contain errors prior to physician sign off. Find out more about how transcription translates to patient risk in the newest issue of Quick Safety. http://ow.ly/Mc4Sx
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Talk about a heart-warming story that shows how much of an impact health care workers can have on their patients. http://ow.ly/M4BVf
When Gary Bentley was gearing up for open heart surgery in 1973, he was a scared 10-year-old foster child with little hope, a broken foundation and a history of abuse.
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We've revised several standards regarding the requirements for hospice deeming. Get the latest here: http://ow.ly/M1vNt
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How has How has Joint Commission accreditation evolved in the last dozen years? Our latest #AHCturns40 profile organization weighs in. http://ow.ly/LYCZI
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Doors can both provide and hinder safety. This video from the Door Security and Safety Foundation explains how to find the correct balance. http://ow.ly/LUP51
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It's Medical Laboratory Professionals Week. Our latest Leadership Blog post honors these unseen heroes of patient safety. http://ow.ly/LQXrM
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An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 20,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.
 
Our Mission: To continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value.
 
Vision Statement: All people always experience the safest, highest quality, best-value health care across all settings.