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    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
  • Hospital Decreases Cesarean Delivery Rate by 13 Percent Through Quality Improvement Initiative

    Added on January 26, 2017 in General News, Press Releases
    Approximately one third of births in the United States are by cesarean delivery. Although most experts believe this rate is too high and results in increased morbidity and mortality for mothers, efforts to decrease the rate have usually failed. A new study published in the February 2017 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety describes a long-term, multi-strategy quality improvement initiative that substantially lowered the cesarean delivery rate at Beth Israel.... Read More
  • Gain Practical Insights at Joint Commission Resources’ CMS Events

    Added on January 5, 2017 in General News
    Joint Commission Resources (JCR) offers multiple Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) educational events. Former CMS surveyors walk attendees through the survey and response proves, and provide attendees with practical tools. Learn how one attendee used knowledge gained from a JCR CMS event to respond to an unannounced survey.... Read More
  • Missed and Delayed Colorectal Cancer Diagnoses May Be Attributed to Process-of-Care Failures

    Added on January 4, 2017 in General News, Press Releases
    Diagnostic errors result in significant illness or death, affecting millions of patients each year. Missed and delayed colorectal cancer diagnoses represent a major share of medical malpractice claims. However, little is known about how often primary care clinicians followed recommended practice guidelines for patients experiencing rectal bleeding--a potential sign of colon cancer--including obtaining a family history, performing a physical exam and ordering laboratory tests.... Read More
  • Hospital Reduces Emergency Department Crowding With Quality Improvement Methodology

    Added on November 29, 2016 in General News, Press Releases
    James D. Melton III, MD, and colleagues, describe a quality improvement (QI) project on an emergency department’s throughput and crowding measures at Lakeland Regional Health (LRH), Lakeland, Florida. LRH had prolonged door-in to door-out times and an unacceptable rate of patients leaving without being seen, compared to national benchmarks.... Read More
  • Register for the 2016 Hospital Executive Briefing On-Demand Recording

    Added on November 28, 2016 in General News
    Register for the on-demand recording of the 2016 Hospital Executive Briefings to enjoy full sessions on Project REFRESH, Infection Control in the Environment of Care, challenging standards, and more - all from the comfort of your own desk. Take advantage of this valuable opportunity to learn from Joint Commission experts, use these recorded sessions for staff education or to review critical details about the hottest topics in health care. ... Read More
  • 2016 Hospital Executive Briefings

    Added on November 18, 2016 in General News
    Attendees of the 2016 Hospital Executive Briefings enjoyed learning about important Joint Commission updates, including Project REFRESH and the SAFER™ Matrix. Sessions also covered the most challenging standards of 2016, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid’s adoption of the 2012 Life Safety Code®, and the important relationship between the Environment of Care and Infection Control. Watch this video to learn more.... Read More
  • New Studies on Effectiveness of Virtual Breakthrough Series and Outpatient Management of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

    Added on November 1, 2016 in General News, Press Releases
    The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety today released its November 2016 issue featuring two articles on the effectiveness of the Veterans Health Administration’s (VHA) use of the Virtual Breakthrough Series (VBTS) model to reduce infections and patient fall injuries, as well as an article on a project examining the outpatient management of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). ... Read More
Results: 87 Article(s) Found.