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Interesting Nasdaq article on hospital "report cards" and finding the best hospitals. http://ow.ly/NIMWT
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Our Ambulatory Health Care program is aiming high ... really high. See what we mean in the latest AmBuzz blog. http://ow.ly/NBWTr
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Roughly 25 million people in the U.S. are defined as having limited English proficiency (LEP). That's 25 million potential patients at higher risk for adverse events. Learn how to best care for LEP patients with the latest issue of Quick Safety. http://ow.ly/NywYc
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What’s the secret to getting physicians to comply with accreditation requirements? The latest #AHCturns40 profile holds the answer. http://ow.ly/Nv6wC
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From a wireless monitor that slips under a mattress to a real-time rating system, this Wall Street Journal article looks at how hospitals are trying to continuously monitor patients. http://ow.ly/NrByG
Wireless device slips under a mattress; a push to track patients on narcotic medications
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More surgeries equals more complications, right? Not according to this Baltimore Sun article. http://ow.ly/NfYV7
The elderly woman arrived at Johns Hopkins Hospital with a hole in her trachea and her esophagus tied off to prevent bacteria from falling through the opening and infecting her heart and lungs.
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The newest issue of InTough features an article on revisions to pain management requirements to encourage new treatment approaches. http://ow.ly/NCitc
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Don't miss the top five most challenging behavioral health requirements in the newest issue of BHC News. http://ow.ly/Nzata
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Today's Joint Commission Online has some FAQs to clarify our recently revised accreditation decision process for organizations undergoing initial surveys. http://ow.ly/NvU5j
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The June 2015 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety highlights an article by authors at Johns Hopkins Medicine about how ‘never events’ can help reduce preventable harm. http://ow.ly/Ns7L8
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Creating a more welcoming environment is one of the five ways providers can provide better care to LGBT patients. Fine out what the other four are in this Healthcare DIVE article. http://ow.ly/Nj31z
"Discrimination and mistreatment have contributed to a long-standing distrust of the healthcare system by many in the LGBT community and have affected their health in profound ways," says The Joint Commission.
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Libraries are full of information. Learn about ours and how it can help your organization in our latest blog post. http://ow.ly/Nfguy
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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.