JCAHO


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Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations

 (JCAHO)
a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is to continuously improve the safety and quality of care provided to the public; it does this through the provision of health accreditation and related services that support performance improvement in health care organizations. JCAHO is governed by a 28-member Board of Commissioners that includes nurses, physicians, consumers, medical directors, administrators, providers, employers, labor representatives, health plan leaders, quality experts, ethicists, health insurance administrators, and educators. The corporate members of JCAHO are the American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine, the American College of Surgeons, the American Dental Association, the American Hospital Association, and the American Medical Association.

JCAHO

JCAHO

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, see there.

JCAHO

Abbreviation for Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.

JCAHO

Abbreviation for Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.
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JCAHO uses the CDC as the basis of their new standards and all are encouraged to review additional information provided by the CDC found at: http://www.cdc.gov/getsmart/healthcare/implementation/ core-elements.html and the Long Term Care Standards at: http:// www.cdc.gov/longtermcare/prevention/antibioticstewardship.html
A template for spiritual assessment: A review of the JCAHO requirements and guidelines for implementation.
We are truly not developing a standardized hand-off process because JCAHO requires it.
In addition to reporting overall results, we employed descriptive statistics to compare responses from hospitals that are large (300 or more beds) and JCAHO accredited, with hospitals that are small (1-99 beds) and non-JCAHO accredited, and with other hospitals that do not fall within in either of these two groups (most are 100-299 beds).
* Twenty-percent discounts on all products at the HCMarket-place, which presumably includes Briefings on JCAHO.
In 2004, JCAHO teamed with the partnership to begin to identify a core measure set for inpatient psychiatric services.
Before January 1 of this year, JCAHO scheduled inspections well in advance so that hospital administrators knew when assessors were coming.
This Sentinel Event Alert is the latest alert in the Sentinel Event Alert series JCAHO began in February 1998.
In 2005, JCAHO introduced, "Using Clinical Practice Guidelines in Ambulatory Care," a resource to facilitate ambulatory care organizations to meet JCAHO's clinical practice guideline requirements (www.jcaho.org).
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.
JCAHO (Joint Commission on Accreditation of Heathcare Organizations) views delivery of health care services in a culturally appropriate manner as a patient's right, and an important health care quality and safety issue.
The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) began certifying hospitals as primary stroke centers in February 2004, and exactly 12 months later it had certified 88 hospitals in 28 states, said Maureen Connors Potter, executive director for international accreditation at JCAHO in Oakbrook, Ill.