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  • Journal Features National Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Awardees - Eisenberg Award Recipients’ Achievements Detailed in July 2017 Issue

    Added on June 22, 2017 in General News
    Patient safety and quality improvement efforts prevent errors in health care and save lives. To recognize such efforts, The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety features the recipients of the John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards, presented annually by the National Quality Forum (NQF) and The Joint Commission, in three open access articles from its July 2017 issue.... Read More
  • Four Joint Commission/Joint Commission Resources Books Named Doody’s Core Titles for 2017

    Added on June 8, 2017 in General News
    Four books published by The Joint Commission and Joint Commission Resources, Inc. (JCR) have been named as Doody’s Core Titles in Health Sciences for 2017. The annual Doody’s Core Titles list recognizes the best titles published within a variety of medical specialties. Medical libraries, health care professionals, researchers and students rely on this selective list to determine the best books in their specialties.... Read More
  • 2018 Emergency Preparedness Conference Call for Abstracts

    Added on May 30, 2017 in General News
    The Abstract submission application process for the 2018 Emergency Preparedness Conference will open on June 1st. 2017 and will remain open through October 1, 2017. The 2018 conference will be held April 18-19, 2017, at the Hilton Hotel, Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista, FL.... Read More
  • Lean Methodology Improves Throughput and Safety in Behavioral Health Care

    Added on May 18, 2017 in General News, Press Releases
    Lean methodology has been increasingly applied in health care to reduce waste and improve quality, particularly in fast-paced and high-acuity clinical settings such as emergency departments. A new study from the June 2017 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety describes how Lean principles were applied to improve clinical operations at the Crisis Response Center, a behavioral health facility specializing in emergency psychiatric care, in Tucson, Arizona.... Read More
  • Lean Methodology Improves Throughput and Safety in Behavioral Health Care

    Added on May 18, 2017 in General News, Press Releases
    Lean methodology has been increasingly applied in health care to reduce waste and improve quality, particularly in fast-paced and high-acuity clinical settings such as emergency departments. A new study from the June 2017 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety describes how Lean principles were applied to improve clinical operations at the Crisis Response Center, a behavioral health facility specializing in emergency psychiatric care, in Tucson, Arizona.... Read More
  • Simulation Training Helps Parents of Children with Cancer Improve Central-Line Care in Home

    Added on April 20, 2017 in General News, Press Releases
    Infections from a central line in children with cancer can be life-threatening. A new study in the May 2017 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety describes how simulation training for parents of children with cancer improved their knowledge and psychomotor skills regarding central-line care.... Read More
  • Automated Harm Trigger System Enables Real-Time Identification of Patients at Risk

    Added on March 16, 2017 in Press Releases
    An Office of Inspector General report in 2010 recommended internal hospital reporting of all harms —whether considered a complication, a preventable harm, or a harm caused by system failures or errors (all-cause harm). A study in the April 2017 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety details how the Adventist Health System Patient Safety Organization, Altamonte Springs, Florida, developed an automated all-cause harm trigger system to enable the identification of curre​... Read More
  • Quality Initiative Significantly Improves Outcomes for Children with Chronic Conditions

    Added on February 17, 2017 in General News, Press Releases
    An estimated 20 percent of children in the United States suffer from a chronic condition or have a special health care need such as epilepsy, asthma or sickle cell disease, yet only half receive the care recommended for their conditions. By redesigning the way it cares for children with active chronic conditions, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center successfully improved outcomes for 50 percent of more than 27,000 pediatric patients, according to a new study published in the March issue​... Read More
  • Updates to Accreditation Manager Plus and Tracers with AMPTM Software in 2017

    Added on February 9, 2017 in General News
    Early in 2017, Joint Commission Resources (JCR) made several critical updates to the Accreditation Manager Plus (AMP®) software solution. With a new, intuitive design and fully up-to-date Project REFRESH modifications, now is the time to add AMP® or Tracers with AMPTM to your cadre of compliance tools. ... Read More
  • Understanding Project REFRESH in 2017

    Added on January 27, 2017 in General News
    Project REFRESH, will bring significant changes in 2017. This includes the introduction of a new scoring methodology, The SAFERTM Matrix. Prepare your organization by familiarizing yourself with Project REFRESH resources found on The Joint Commission’s extranet, including mock tracers, blank SAFERTM Matrix forms, and webinar replays. ... Read More
Results: 162 Article(s) Found.