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The Source

THE source for Joint Commission accreditation and certification compliance strategies!
 
This monthly digital newsletter is the accurate and authoritative resource you need to improve your compliance with Joint Commission accreditation and certification requirements across all health care settings.  Perfect for health care executives, managers, and frontline staff—and especially those in health care organizations responsible for ensuring compliance with Joint Commission requirements and educating staff. The Source’s blend of news, strategies, and tools—straight from The Joint Commission—makes it a must-read that you’ll want to keep close at hand.
 
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Product Description

Product Description

The ONE Source You Need! 
This monthly digital newsletter is the accurate and authoritative resource you need to improve your compliance with Joint Commission accreditation and certification requirements across all health care settings.  Perfect for health care executives, managers, and frontline staff—and especially those in health care organizations responsible for ensuring compliance with Joint Commission requirements and educating staff. The Source’s blend of news, strategies, and tools—straight from The Joint Commission—makes it a must-read that you’ll want to keep close at hand. 
 
Subscribe today and get:
  • THE one resource for health care professionals regarding Joint Commission accreditation and certification—providing content on standards compliance, patient safety, and more.  Covers all health care settings.
  • CMS column—news, strategies, and practical tools needed to maintain Joint Commission and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) compliance.  Simplify your compliance activities! 
  • Authoritative advice from current Joint Commission surveyors and JCR consultants.
  • Tracer Methodology 101—scenarios, sample questions, and tips, now with the new SAFER matrix for scoring.
  • Spotlight on Success—Insightful, “how we did it” stories in preventing medical errors, meeting standards, and improving patient safety and quality
  • Strategies for complying with the National Patient Safety Goals and performance measurement requirements
  • CJCP: Certified Joint Commission Professionals–—Sample questions to help you prepare for the CJCP exam
  • Focus on Certification—information on Joint Commission certification programs 
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The Source Is ALL DIGITAL!
 
Starting with the January 2018 issue, The Source will no longer be available in print.  However, you will still get your trusted, authoritative content from Joint Commission Resources. You’ll have digital access 24/7 at your fingertips to current issues of The Source as well as quick and easy access to digital archives going back 5 years. Subscribers will receive an e-mail notification when a new issue publishes. Digital subscription options are available for single users, institutions, and health care systems.
Current Issue

Current Issue

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

About

About

Executive Editor: Jim Parker
Project Manager: Lisa King
Associate Director, 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 The Source 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
The Source is published twelve times per year by Joint Commission Resources, 1515 W. 22nd Street, Suite 1300W, Oak Brook, IL 60523.
 
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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.
 
No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any reasons without written permission. Contact permissions@jcrinc.com.
Editorial Advisory Board

Editorial Advisory Board

Dale W. Bratzler, DO, MPH
Professor and Associate Dean
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, College of Public Health
 
Diane Storer Brown, PhD, RN, CPHQ, FNAHQ, FAAN
Strategic Leader, Hospital Accreditation Programs
Kaiser Permanente, Northern California
 
Hedy Cohen, RN, MS
Vice President
Institute for Safe Medication Practices
 
Mary G. George, MD, MSPH, FACS, FAHA
Medical Officer, Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, NCCDPHP
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
 
Betty Gwaltney, RN, MBA, CPHQ
System Manager, Survey Support
Providence Health & Services
 
Robert S. Lagasse, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology and Director, Quality Management & Perioperative Safety
Yale University School of Medicine
 
Ana Pujols McKee, MD
Executive Vice President and
Chief Medical Officer
The Joint Commission &
Joint Commission Resources
 
David S. Nilasena MD, MSPH, MS
Chief Medical Officer, Region VI
US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
 
Cathy Rick, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, FAAN
Chief Nursing Officer
US?Department of Veterans Affairs
 
FAQs

FAQs

Who within my organization should subscribe to The Source?
The Source is a practical newsletter for accreditation, patient safety, and quality improvement  professionals in all accredited and certified 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 "Product Description" 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:
  1. Contact the The Source editor (630/792-5459 or thesource@jcrinc.com) ahead of time about your article and to get specific directions, if needed.
  2. Please submit articles that describe your own organization’s noteworthy accreditation compliance, performance measurement and improvement, and patient safety 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.
  3. 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 thesource@jcrinc.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, Executive Editor
Global Publishing
 
Joint Commission Resources 
 
Can my organization be featured as a case study in The Source?
Yes; if your organization has done an exemplary job in promoting safety, improving processes and performance, and preventing patient safety events, and you’d like to share your story with other organizations, please contact The Source at thesource@jcrinc.com.
 
For general periodical FAQs, please click here.
 
Contact

Contact

For questions regarding the content of The Source, please contact:

Jim Parker, Executive Editor
Joint Commission Resources
One Renaissance Boulevard
Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois 60181
630/792-5459
630/792-4459 (fax)
thesource@jcrinc.com

About Standards Interpretation
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