Who within my organization should subscribe to The Source?
The Source is a practical newsletter for performance measurement/improvement professionals in all accredited health care organizations. It targets staff responsible for accreditation preparation and performance measurement, nurse leaders, and physician leaders.
What topics does The Source cover?
Please click on the "About" tab for more information.
How often does The Source publish?
The Source is published 12 times a year by Joint Commission Resources.
Can I submit articles?
Yes. The Author Guidelines are as follows:
Contact the The Source editor (630/792-5459 or firstname.lastname@example.org) ahead of time about your article and to get specific directions, if needed.
Please submit articles that describe your own organization’s noteworthy performance measurement activities. Your experiences can be a significant resource to other The Source readers. A panel of Joint Commission experts on standards and accreditation issues will review each article that is considered suitable for publication. Notification of the editorial decision usually will be provided within one month. Authors should be available to answer the editor’s questions and approve edited copy.
Write your article in an informal, first-person style directly addressing our readers (I-we/you- your). Briefly describe your organization (location, number of beds, types of patients, etc.), note any specific Joint Commission requirements this project or experience addresses, and let us know about any graphics (figures, tables) you could provide. Tips and "lessons learned" summaries make effective, helpful conclusions. Articles should be between 650 and 1,200 words, including any accompanying tables or charts. Please submit your article in a file format compatible with Microsoft Word to email@example.com or on CD (please fax any graphics that cannot be transmitted to us electronically and provide camera-ready copy, if available).
Send all articles to
Jim Parker, Senior Editor
Department of Publications
Joint Commission Resources
One Renaissance Boulevard
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
Can my organization be featured as a case study in The Source?
Yes; if your organization has done an exemplary job in promoting safety and preventing errors, and you’d like to share your story with other organizations, please contact The Source at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is there discount pricing for health care systems with multiple facilities?
Yes. Pricing for a periodical site license for a health care system with multiple facilities is as follows:
Site license for one periodical for a health care system with 2 to 5 facilities:
$1,990 for one year
$3,000 for two years
$3,500 for three years
Site license for one periodical for a health care system with 6 to 10 facilities:
$3,500 for one year
$5,000 for two years
$6,500 for three years
Site license for one periodical for a health care system with 11 or more facilities:
$5,000 for one year
$6,500 for two years
$9,300 for three years
To purchase please contact Patti Sarno, Sales and Distribution Manager, at 630-268-7402 or email@example.com.
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