The Joint Commission

The Joint Commission


An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 20,000 health care organizations and programs in the U.S.

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The Joint Commission#lab  accreditation program is working to eliminate survey of duplicate standards for labs in Joint Commission accredited hospitals across three standards chapters. #TJCLabCon 

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Our expert panel is answering questions about #lab  accreditation program requirements at #TJCLabCon . Still have questions? Check these resources:

Less than 1% of hospital and health system boards have a nurse as a voting member. @TJCommission  chief nursing officer Mark Pelletier blogs on @NursesonBoards  coalition and their work to increase RN seats in the board room.

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Speak Up™ for Your Rights campaign offers patients the necessary education materials to self-advocate. View the infographic and video and share with your patients.

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As part of the health care industry's continued observance of the 20 year anniversary of the "To Err is Human" report, @TJCommission  president and CEO Mark Chassin, MD, participates in a podcast with @ahahospitals  on 2 decades of #patientsafety  efforts.

#Hospitals and #CriticalAccessHospitals , here is what you need to know about the 2020 ORYX requirements.

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If used correctly, public reporting of health care quality has the potential to improve patient outcomes and welfare. Read more in this #NAMPerspectives  commentary about challenges and potential solutions:

Don’t let the flu ruin your family’s favorite cozy traditions this Thanksgiving. Get your flu shots today: #UnitedAgainstFlu 

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New threat to patients and staff regarding #MRI . New, prefilled syringes of Dilaudid and morphine in ‘Simplist’ packaging contain a small, ferromagnetic canister that prevents drug oxidation. Syringes can be attracted to the MRI with considerable force.

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How knowledgeable is your board of directors on #quality  and #PatientSafety ? Read why this is important in our blog:

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The United States ranks 65th among industrialized nations in terms of #maternalmorbidity . @TJCommission  developed 13 new elements of performance, effective July 1, 2020, aimed at #SavingLives  during #pregnancy  and postpartum periods.

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Our 2017 annual report showcases increased #eCQM  reporting and participation from America’s hospitals:

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#Nurses , you have the most dangerous job in America. Get familiar with our workplace violence prevention resources.

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Patient Safety Awareness Week 2018 is in full swing! The Joint Commission's Division of Healthcare Quality Evaluation demonstrates their enthusiasm for #ptsafety . #PSAW18  #WeAreAllPatients  #UnitedforPatientSafety 

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There is quite the financial impact from healthcare avoidable conditions. From Ann Blouin's #ACHE2016  session

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This week and every week, stands . Watch our #UnitedforPatientSafetymployees  share the personal experiences that illustrated the need to for . #speakup  #patientsafety  #PSAW18 

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