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Changes to requirements and policies published in the May 2016 issue of Perspectives now posted on our website. http://ow.ly/4nfYEj
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We're implementing new behavioral health care standards regarding eating disorders, effective July 1. http://ow.ly/4ndcjW
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We've updated our Leading Practice Library to make it more user-friendly and customer-focused. Check it out in today's Joint Commission Online. http://ow.ly/4naGhs
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"The surgeon’s contribution to the outcomes patients experience is only one component,” says our president and CEO, Dr. Mark Chassin in this key Washington Post article on high-risk surgeries. http://ow.ly/4n7K7A
Three hospital systems will require more experience for surgeons doing high-risk surgery.
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Three gastroenterologists discuss best practices for infection control and more in this interesting Becker's article. http://ow.ly/4n5dIX
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What are the best ways to combat communication failures in health care? Find out in this insightful article. http://ow.ly/4mXozQ
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We're proud to announce Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, is the first hospital in the United States to achieve Joint Commission Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement. http://ow.ly/4nfrQo
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It’s the list that can be very eye-opening when it comes to standards noncompliance, and we break it down in our latest blog. http://ow.ly/4ncNxm
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The Affordable Care Act and financial penalties are key reasons for the reduction in hospital-acquired conditions (HACs) says our Dr. Ana Pujols-McKee in this Managed Healthcare Executive article. http://ow.ly/4nasRf
Saving lives and saving money are two key themes highlighted in a report issued by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) in December 2015 about the drop in hospital-acquired cond
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Happy Lab Week! Our latest blog celebrates health care's unsung heroes. http://ow.ly/4n6LJ1
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We've deleted 131 requirements from our Hospital program that were identified as having become a routine part of operations and clinical practice. http://ow.ly/4n4PjB
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With the sharp increase in suicides in the U.S. http://ow.ly/4mZp0b make sure your organization is prepared for treating at-risk patients. Our latest Sentinel Event Alert can help. http://ow.ly/4mZphb
Middle-aged whites, especially women, are killing themselves in larger numbers.
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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.