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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

  • New Toolkit Aims to Decrease Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections
    OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 11/20/13 -- A new toolkit, "Preventing Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections - Useful Tools, An International Perspective," developed by The Joint Commission, Joint Commission Resources (JCR) and Joint Commission International (JCI), is now available to help healthcare organizations implement practices to reduce these preventable ... read more

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

  • Joint Commission Annual Report Recognizes 1,099 "Top Performer" Hospitals
    OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 10/30/13 -- Thirty-three percent of Joint Commission-accredited hospitals reporting accountability measure data for 2012 are Top Performer hospitals, using evidence-based care processes that are delivered in the right way and at the right time, according to Improving America's Hospitals: The Joint Commission's Annual ... read more

Thursday, October 24, 2013

  • Joint Commission, California Primary Care Association Team Up for Quality
    OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 10/24/13 -- The Joint Commission and the California Primary Care Association (CPCA) today announced a strategic alliance to improve quality of care and patient safety at community clinics and health centers in California. The alliance will focus on encouraging the more than 900 not-for-profit ... read more

Thursday, October 17, 2013

  • Joint Commission Alert: Preventing Retained Surgical Items
    OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 10/17/13 -- The Joint Commission today issued a Sentinel Event Alert urging hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers to take a new look at how to avoid mistakenly leaving items such as sponges, towels and instruments in a patient's body after surgery. Known in medical ... read more

Thursday, October 10, 2013

  • Improving Health Care Quality, Safety Defies Simple Solutions
    OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 10/10/13 -- A viewpoint published in the October 2013 issue of Health Affairs contends that American health care will not get better or be safer until issues related to overuse of health services, process improvement tools, and organizational culture are addressed. The article ... read more

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

  • Joint Commission to Offer Behavioral Health Home Certification Option in 2014
    OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 05/15/13 -- Joint Commission-accredited behavioral health care organizations that are establishing behavior health homes as part of nationwide efforts to expand and improve health services will soon have a certification option. Beginning in January 2014, The Joint Commission will begin offering a new Behavioral ... read more

Monday, April 8, 2013

  • Joint Commission Alert: Medical Device Alarm Safety in Hospitals
    OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 04/08/13 -- The constant beeping of alarms and an overabundance of information transmitted by medical devices such as ventilators, blood pressure monitors and ECG (electrocardiogram) machines is creating "alarm fatigue" that puts hospital patients at serious risk, according to a Sentinel Event Alert ... read more

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

  • New Joint Commission Speak Up(TM) Video Tackles Pain
    OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL -- (Marketwire) -- 02/27/13 -- Today, The Joint Commission announced the release of "Speak Up: About Your Pain," an engaging animated video that illustrates the reasons why it is important for patients to speak up about their pain and provides easy-to-understand examples for the general public. ... read more

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Monday, January 7, 2013

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

  • Accreditation of Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital Marks Joint Commission Milestone
    OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL -- (Marketwire) -- 12/05/12 -- Today Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital, a hospital dedicated to the treatment of patients with stroke, brain injury and other debilitating conditions in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, was announced as the 20,000th organization to have currently achieved accreditation or certification from The Joint Commission. ... read more

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

  • The Joint Commission Publishes Patient and Worker Safety Monograph
    OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL -- (Marketwire) -- 11/20/12 -- The Joint Commission today released a free monograph, "Improving Patient and Worker Safety: Opportunities for Synergy, Collaboration and Innovation," to draw attention to the need to create a culture that focuses on both the safety of patients and the health care ... read more

Friday, November 16, 2012

Friday, September 28, 2012

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

  • The Joint Commission and JCR Host 17th Annual Ambulatory Care Conference
    OAK BROOK, IL -- (Marketwire) -- 08/29/12 -- Ambulatory health care leaders will gather this November 8-9, 2012, for the 17th Annual Joint Commission and Joint Commission Resources (JCR) Ambulatory Care Conference to discover new ways of demonstrating quality of care to payers, regulatory agencies, and managed care organizations. ... read more

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

  • Targeted Solutions Tool(TM) for Wrong Site Surgery Debuts
    OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL -- (Marketwire) -- 02/14/12 -- A new weapon in the critical fight to reduce the incidence of wrong site surgery becomes available today. The Targeted Solutions Tool™ (TST), developed by the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare, guides health care organizations through a step-by-step process ... read more