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The Joint Commission Perspectives

The Official Newsletter of The Joint Commission

The Joint Commission Perspectives® provides authoritative, accurate, and timely information about revisions and updates to Joint Commission standards, policies, and other requirements for all Joint Commission–accredited and–certified organizations. Perspectives covers all accredited and certified health care settings.

All Joint Commission–accredited and–certified organizations receive complimentary access via their secure Joint Commission Connect extranet site.

  • An individual license is intended for single users only. This ebook cannot be shared, disseminated, downloaded, or posted for widespread or public use. 
  • site license allows this ebook to be shared among unlimited users but only within one facility or site, either by posting to a secure intranet site or by providing other means of secure access. Please contact JCR Customer Service (877.223.6866 option 1) for pricing of a site license.
  • system license allows this ebook to be shared among unlimited users within all facilities or sites within a health care system, either by posting to a secure intranet site or by providing other means of secure access. Please contact JCR Customer Service (877.223.6866 option 1) for pricing of a system license.

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Product Description

Product Description

The Joint Commission Perspectives® is your primary source for changes to accreditation and certification requirements and Joint Commission initiatives. Published monthly, Perspectives is the digital resource you can rely on to know what and when changes are expected for your health care setting. Perspectives ensures you stay current on the following topics:

  • Additions/revisions/deletions to:
    • Joint Commission standards and elements of performance
    • Policies
    • Eligibility requirements
    • Performance measures
    • Survey process method
  • Announcements of:
    • Newly-developed accreditation or certification programs
    • Customer engagement initiatives
    • Collaborations with health care associations
    • Requests for comment

Publication in Perspectives is considered official notification of changes and updates to Joint Commission–accredited and –certified organizations.

Key Content

In addition to timely coverage of standards and survey/review process changes, informative regular features provide expert direction and commentary. Perspectives helps organizations maintain continuous compliance. It updates organizations on standards, survey and review processes, policy changes, patient safety, error reduction, and other new and evolving initiatives and policies requiring the attention and action of accredited and certified organizations. Here’s some of what you’ll gain from Perspectives:

  • Joint Commission standards, policies, eligibility, performance measurement requirements, and survey process
  • Corrections and clarifications to previously published material
  • News about programs, initiatives, collaborations, and customer engagement activities at The Joint Commission
  • Joint Commission recognition programs
  • Top compliance issues in accredited and certified organizations
  • Sentinel event statistics for accredited organizations

Key Features 

  • Joint Commission Requirements are articles that highlight updates, revisions, and changes to Joint Commission accreditation and certification standards, processes, and initiatives. See what is now required and get the information you need to comply in your organization. Look for the Joint Commission Requirements gold seal next to these articles.
  • Sentinel Event Alert showcases the latest Sentinel Event Alert from The Joint Commission. Learn about pressing risks to patient safety and get risk-reduction strategies and other recommendations to improve care. (All Sentinel Event Alerts are available on The Joint Commission’s website.)
  • Consistent Interpretation pairs actual Joint Commission surveyor observations on specific accreditation requirements with guidance from the Standards Interpretation Group to support your compliance efforts. Learn what surveyors are seeing and how to address those challenging compliance issues.
  • In Sight allows you to monitor changes to standards, survey and review processes, and key initiatives before they are approved, so you are always in-the-know about what’s happening at The Joint Commission. See what’s In Development, In Field Review, and Approved.

Standards: All accreditation and certification standards as applicable

Settings: Ambulatory Care, Behavioral Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Home Care, Hospital, Office-Based Surgery, Nursing Care Centers, Laboratory

Audience: Perspectives is primarily intended for staff who are responsible for accreditation-and/or certification-related activities and performance improvement, administration leaders, nurse leaders, and physician leaders in all health care settings. This newsletter is also relevant to lawyers, government entities, and health care consultants who are interested in Joint Commission accreditation and certification.

 
Preview

Preview

To view a brief description of articles in the current issue of Perspectives, click here.

The Joint Commission Requirements

The Joint Commission Requirements

Click here to access the Joint Commission Requirements webpage.

About

About

Executive Editor: Kathy DeMase
Senior Project Manager: Heather Yang
Associate Director, Digital Publications: Helen M. Fry, MA
Executive Director, Global Publishing: Catherine Chopp Hinckley, MA, PhD
 
Editorial Policy
Reference to a name, organization, product, or service in Perspectives should not be construed as an endorsement by The Joint Commission, nor is failure to include a name, organization, product, or service to be construed as disapproval.
 
Subscription Information
Perspectives (ISSN 1044-4017) is  published monthly (12 issues per year) by Joint Commission Resources, 1515 West 22nd Street, Suite 1300W, Oak Brook, IL 60523.

For questions about subscribing or renewing your subscription or updating your address information, please email JCR Customer Service or call 877-223-6866.

© 2019 The Joint Commission
 
Joint Commission Resources, Inc (JCR), a not-for-profit affiliate of The Joint Commission, has been designated by The Joint Commission to publish publications and multimedia products. JCR reproduces and distributes the materials under license from The Joint Commission.

All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or for any reason without written permission. Requests for permission to make copies of any part of this work should be sent to permissions@jcrinc.com.

Disclaimers

JCR educational programs and publications support, but are separate from, the accreditation activities of The Joint Commission. Purchasers of JCR publications receive no special consideration or treatment in, or confidential information about, the accreditation process. The inclusion of an organization name, product, or service in a JCR publication should not be construed as an endorsement of such organization, product, or service, nor is failure to include an organization name, product, or service to be construed as disapproval.

This publication is designed to provide accurate and authoritative information regarding the subject matter covered. Every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy at the time of publication; however, please note that laws, regulations, and standards are subject to change. Please also note that some of the examples in this publication are specific to the laws and regulations of the locality of the facility. The information and examples in this publication are provided with the understanding that the publisher is not engaged in providing medical, legal, or other professional advice. If any such assistance is desired, the services of a competent professional person should be sought.

 

FAQs

FAQs

Who in my organization should subscribe to The Joint Commission Perspectives?

Perspectives is the official newsletter of The Joint Commission, and as such, it communicates required information about standards and policies, including updates and revisions. Publication in Perspectives is considered official notification of changes and updates to Joint Commission–accredited and –certified organizations. Therefore, it is primarily intended for staff who are responsible for accreditation– and/or certification–related activities and performance improvement, administration leaders, nurse leaders, and physician leaders in all health care settings. (All Joint Commission–accredited and–certified organizations receive complimentary access via their secure Joint Commission Connect extranet site.) It is also relevant to lawyers, government entities, and health care consultants who are interested in Joint Commission accreditation and certification.

What topics does Perspectives cover?

Perspectives is the official news source of The Joint Commission. It helps organizations maintain continuous compliance. It updates organizations on standards, survey and review processes, policy changes, patient safety, error reduction, and other new and evolving initiatives and policies requiring the attention and action of accredited and certified organizations.

How often is Perspectives published?

Perspectives is published 12 times a year by Joint Commission Resources.

Do accredited and certified organizations receive complimentary subscriptions to Perspectives?

Yes. Perspectives is available to Joint Commission–accredited and –certified organizations via their secure Joint Commission Connect extranet site. To read the current issue, click on the Perspectives link under “Resources and Tools.” If you cannot access your complimentary copy on the extranet, please contact your Account Executive at The Joint Commission.

For general periodical FAQs, please click here.

 
Contact

Contact

For questions regarding Perspectives content, please contact the editor:

Kathy DeMase
Executive Editor
630-792-5405
kdemase@jcrinc.com

About Standards Interpretation

If you have questions regarding interpretation or clarification of Joint Commission standards, please contact the Standards Interpretation Group (SIG) through the Online Question Form.

About Your Complimentary Subscription

Perspectives is available to Joint Commission–accredited and –certified organizations via their secure Joint Commission Connect extranet site. To read the current issue, click on the Perspectives link under “Resources and Tools.” If you cannot access your complimentary copy on the extranet, please contact your Account Executive at The Joint Commission.

Pay by Check or Wire Transfer

Pay by Check or Wire Transfer

All Joint Commission Resources products require pre-payment. For your convenience, if you do not have a credit card available, we offer a sales quote/proforma invoice option to assist with initiating your payment.

To take advantage of this option:

  1. Choose your item(s) and add them to your shopping cart. Select "Proceed to Secure Checkout or Create Proforma Invoice."
  2. Enter your billing and shipping details. Select "Continue."
  3. The next screen will be a full summary of your order.
    1. On the bottom right, there is a section titled "Create Proforma Invoice."
    2. Click the "Proforma Invoice" button. (See image below.) 
    3. Within 5 minutes, a sales quote will be sent to your email address with details about how to complete a check or wire transfer payment.

Or contact Customer Service at 877.223.6866 (+1 770 238 0454 outside the US) or via email at jcrcustomerservice@pbd.com to have a proforma invoice created and emailed directly to you.

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Attendee Cancellations - less than 30 days prior to the event:

If you need to cancel your attendance at a live event less than 30 days prior, you may send an alternate attendee.  Please include the registrant’s name, program name, date, and order number as well as the alternate attendee’s full name, title, credentials, address, phone, and email address. Refunds will not be issued for cancellations received less than 30 days prior to the program or any no-shows. 

Event Cancellations:
Joint Commission Resources reserves the right to cancel or reschedule a program due to an insufficient number of registrants or other unforeseen circumstances. If a program must be cancelled, the registration fee will be refunded in full to each registrant. You may verify current program status on our website or by calling JCR Customer Service at 877.223.6866. Neither Joint Commission Resources nor The Joint Commission is responsible for a registrant's travel expenses in the event a program is cancelled. Participants are encouraged to purchase refundable tickets in case a program is cancelled or rescheduled.

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Should you have any dietary restrictions for an upcoming event, please contact customer service via e-mail with the name and date of the program and any special accommodations that may be needed.  We will work with the catering staff to try to accommodate your needs. In some cases, it may be best to bring some of your own food to supplement what is provided.

Americans with Disabilities Act

If you require any of the auxiliary aids or services identified in the Americans with Disabilities Act in order to attend this Joint Commission Resources program, please e-mail Customer Service.

Conflict of Interest

Joint Commission Resources maintains control over all continuing education content provided to ensure content integrity and minimize educational bias. All education planners, faculty, content reviewers, authors, and others involved with continuing education activities disclose influencing relationships, or lack thereof, including financial or commercial interests. The Joint Commission ensures the accuracy and consistency of the application of accreditation criteria to ensure appropriateness of relationships and affiliations that may impact educational content.

Program Agendas and Faculty

Agendas are subject to change because we are always striving to improve the quality of your educational experience. Joint Commission Resources may substitute faculty with comparable expertise on rare occasions necessitated by illness, scheduling conflicts, and so forth.

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Payment Options

Payment Options

All Joint Commission Resources products require pre-payment. For your convenience, if you do not have a credit card available, we offer a sales quote/proforma invoice option to assist with initiating your payment. Payments submitted by check take up to 14 days to process. If you are registering for a program less than 14 days away, your registration may not be received in time and your seat may not be reserved. You will not have access to electronic program materials until your payment has been received. We strongly recommend credit card payments for any events less than 14 days away.

To take advantage of this option:

  1. Choose your item(s) and add them to your shopping cart. Select "Proceed to Secure Checkout or Create Proforma Invoice."
  2. Enter your billing and shipping details. Select "Continue."
  3. The next screen will be a full summary of your order.
    1. On the bottom right, there is a section titled "Create Proforma Invoice."
    2. Click the "Proforma Invoice" button. (See image below.) 
    3. Within 5 minutes, a sales quote will be sent to your email address with details about how to complete a check or wire transfer payment.

Or contact Customer Service at 877.223.6866 (+1 770 238 0454 outside the US) or via email at jcrcustomerservice@pbd.com to have a proforma invoice created and emailed directly to you.

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