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Latest Joint Commission Stories

2013-05-23 08:27:04

PITTSBURGH, May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nanne Finis, RN, MS, formerly executive director of solutions services for Joint Commission Resources (JCR), has joined TeleTracking Technologies as Vice President of Consulting Services. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130523/NE17696) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130304/NE68713LOGO ) In her former position with JCR, a non-profit affiliate of The Joint Commission, she led U.S. consulting services dealing with challenging...

2013-05-15 12:34:47

KIRKLAND, Wash., May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- EvergreenHealth has maintained two prestigious advanced certifications from The Joint Commission, for both its inpatient diabetes care and its primary stroke center, following reviews in April 2013. Achieving these certifications signifies EvergreenHealth's dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission's state-of-the-art standards, and to fostering better outcomes for patients. The Primary Stroke Center has maintained its...

2013-05-02 08:37:37

Certification Recognizes CDH as an Industry Leader Providing Highly Specialized Care for Complex Stroke Cases WINFIELD, Ill., May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Central DuPage Hospital (CDH), a member of Cadence Health, has been recognized by The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association as meeting The Joint Commission's standards for Disease-Specific Care Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification. The Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center...

2013-04-30 23:03:08

Special Sessions Offered on Clinical Alarm Safety, Patient Safety and Hospital Risk, Pain Management as a Safety Issue, at the 15th NPSF Patient Safety Congress in New Orleans, May 8-10, 2013. Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 30, 2013 The National Patient Safety Foundation has announced special breakfast sessions at the 15th annual NPSF Congress, May 8-10, in New Orleans, LA, that will focus on late-breaking developments in the field. On Thursday, May 9, Gerry Castro, MPH, of The Joint Commission...

2013-04-30 12:27:22

OAK BROOK, Ill., April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With accreditation of its 500th health care organization, Joint Commission International has solidified its claim as a preeminent global accreditor of health care quality and patient safety. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130429/DC02732LOGO) Through its accreditation and certification activities, JCI monitors and supports organizations in 53 countries speaking 28 languages. "We are a community of the world's best...

2013-04-30 08:35:53

Kern Medical Center will use Pavisse to help promote patient health, institutional well-being BAKERSFIELD, Calif., IRVINE, Calif. and SAN FRANCISCO, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kern Medical Center--a 222-bed teaching hospital in Bakersfield, Calif.--is the first public hospital to adopt a unique health IT system called Pavisse(TM) to manage patient safety, privacy and other compliance-related incidents. Developed by RGP Healthcare, a unit of Resources Global Professionals (NASDAQ:...

2013-04-25 23:04:37

The recent announcement of the Final Omnibus Rule by the Department of Health and Human Services, establishes important guidelines for care organizations that handle sensitive health information. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) April 25, 2013 Confidentiality and substance dependency rehabilitation remain inseparable from each other. A newly announced rule from the Department of Health and Human Services changes the definition of Protected Health Information in a way that applies specifically to...

2013-04-19 23:00:49

Dr. Nir of Palms Wellington Plastic Surgery and Prestige Surgical Center becomes a part of an elite group of surgeons accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF). Accreditation distinguishes this surgical facility from many other outpatient surgical facilities by providing a safe work environment and the highest quality of care to its patients. West Palm Beach, Florida (PRWEB) April 19, 2013 Palms Wellington Plastic Surgery and Prestige...

2013-04-11 16:24:40

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- United Concordia, one of the nation's leading dental insurers, has been the first dental carrier to receive Health Network Accreditation from URAC, a Washington, DC-based health care accrediting organization. "By achieving URAC's Health Network Accreditation, we ensure that key quality benchmarks are met for network management, provider credentialing, utilization management, quality management and improvement, and consumer...

Alarm Fatigue In Hospitals: Sentinel Event Alert
2013-04-10 06:10:26

Jason Pierce, MSN, MBA, RN for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A Sentinel Event Alert issued by The Joint Commission suggests that nurses, physicians and other health care providers can become desensitized to the sound of alarms alerting them to potentially dangerous conditions involving their patients. The report uses the term “alarm fatigue” to describe the phenomenon potentially responsible for over 500 deaths over a five year period. The Joint Commission...