The Joint Commission

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The Joint Commission (TJC)

a private nongovernmental agency that establishes guidelines for the operation of hospitals and other health care facilities, conducts accreditation programs and surveys, and encourages the attainment of high standards of institutional medical care in the United States. Members of the JCAHO include representatives from the American Medical Association, American College of Physicians, American College of Surgeons, American Dental Association, and American Hospital Association.
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Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value.
The five clusters in which the joint commission will meet include, Political, security and border issues; Economic Co-operation and Infrastructure; Trade and Transit; Power and Water Resources; Culture, Education and Media.
During the survey, the Joint Commission representative met with New Vitae Mental Health Center's management, clinical staff and clients, reviewed medical records and protocols, conducted in-depth reviews of safety, care delivery, and quality improvement processes, and more.
The Joint Commission is currently reaching out to ambulatory care facilities and nursing homes for pilot testing the hand hygiene project.
Organizations seeking Medicare approval may choose to be surveyed either by an accrediting organization such as The Joint Commission, or by a state survey agency on behalf of CMS--acquiring deemed status is not a requirement.
Chassin about the changes The Joint Commission has undergone in the past few years and his plans for new initiatives.
Officials at the Joint Commission supported the intention of the change, and plan to apply to CMS for hospital-deeming authority.
They are more receptive to discussing the Joint Commission visits and requirements with clinical facility staff.
While the motion was pending, the lawsuit was voluntarily "stayed" for several months to permit dialogue with the Joint Commission regarding its standards.
The Joint Commission, along with state survey agencies and other accrediting organizations, participates in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Partners in Laboratory Oversight project.
Solution: Encourage medical schools to prioritize teaching pain management per "best practice" as recommended by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) (2) and also provide educational workshops for physicians already in practice.
Many facilities that have tried accreditation claim the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) surveyprocess is vastly preferable to the "gotcha" policing of the OBRA survey system.