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Joint Commission Resources Announces Remaining 2015 Conferences and Seminars

Added on July 30, 2015 in Press Releases

Learning Events Focus on Improving Patient Safety and Quality of Care

(Oak Brook, Ill., July 30, 2015) Joint Commission Resources, Inc. (JCR), a not-for-profit affiliate of The Joint Commission, today announced its remaining 2015 health care conferences and seminars. The learning events help health care professionals focus on improving patient safety and quality of care, while also providing them with opportunities to learn about The Joint Commission’s accreditation and certification process.

Events for several Joint Commission accreditation programs remain, including for the hospital, ambulatory health care, behavioral health care and home care accreditation programs. All of the conferences and seminars help attendees prepare their health care organization to comply with accreditation and certification requirements, as well as to discover the importance of high reliability and safety culture concepts being integrated into health care.

“Our conferences and seminars provide on-the-spot education and networking opportunities with other health care leaders across the country. Individuals who attend our events are able to obtain and apply the latest strategies and industry trends in patient safety and quality of care from our nationally recognized experts across a variety of health care settings,” said Catherine C. Hinckley, MA, PhD, executive director, publications and education, Joint Commission Resources.

The following JCR 2015 conferences and seminars remain:

Hospital Accreditation Program
Environment of Care (EC) Base Camp
August 4-5, Oak Brook, Illinois
November 10-11, Lake Buena Vista, Florida

  • Joint Commission engineers and surveyors will review case studies and updates to EC standards. Proven methods, frameworks and solutions to address EC issues also will be covered.

Exploring the Life Safety Chapter
August 6-7, Oak Brook, Illinois
November 12-13, Lake Buena Vista, Florida

  • Joint Commission leaders with experience in Life Safety Code® content application and inspection will share the latest findings and information on the Life Safety Chapter and Life Safety Code topics.

Hospital Executive Briefings
September 10, Los Angeles, California
September 24, Rosemont, Illinois
October 5, New York, New York

  • Joint Commission and JCR experts will share insight into the changes, challenges and opportunities 2016 will bring to hospital leaders.

Hospital CMS Update
September 11, Los Angeles, California
September 25, Rosemont, Illinois
October 6, New York, New York

  • The program will provide insight into understanding the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Conditions of Participation (CoPs), the eligibility requirements to participate in and receive payment from CMS. 

Certified Joint Commission Professional™ (CJCP®) Essentials
September 23, Rosemont, Illinois
October 7, New York, New York

  • JCR experts and CJCP specialists will deliver tips, tools and guidance to help health care professionals successfully prepare for the CJCP exam.

Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation Program
Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH): Ambulatory Care Pre-Conference
November 3, Rosemont, Illinois

  • The pre-conference will offer tools to help ambulatory organizations address challenges and assess their readiness for PCMH certification.

2015 Ambulatory Care Conference
November 4-5, Rosemont, Illinois

  • The conference will teach best practices and provide tools and techniques to improve patient safety and quality of care in the ambulatory setting. High risk areas such as infection prevention and control and diagnostic errors will be covered. 

Behavioral Health Care Accreditation Program
2015 Behavioral Health Care Conference
October 15-16, Rosemont, Illinois

  • The conference will provide insight into the current and future evolving landscape of behavioral health care, including topics related to substance use, workplace violence, and improving access and reach through collaborative care.

Home Care Accreditation Program
Home Care Executive Briefing
September 2, Oak Brook, Illinois

  • The program will share the latest information, tools and strategies to help home care organizations provide high quality care in an effort to reduce readmissions and to lower their costs.

For a complete listing of learning events from Joint Commission Resources, and to register, please visit


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