Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations

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.
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Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
The importance of cultural factors influencing the delivery of health care is being addressed by mainstream accrediting bodies such as the American Psychological Association (APA), and the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).
As further evidence of that, within days of the OPTIMA Award presentation the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) announced that the Kings Harbor transportation program had received the distinguished Ernest A.
Both the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and CARF (The Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission) expect to have assisted living standards published this year--JCHO by September and CARF possibly by the time you read this--and surveys under way by July for CARF and the fall of this year for JCAHO.
Last year was a year of milestones for accreditation of long-term care organizations complying with a new outcomes measurement approach sponsored by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).
Marianna Kern Grachek is executive director of long-term care accreditation for the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. For further information, call 650-792-572 or access www.jcaho.org.
The study, commissioned originally to evaluate the feasibility of deeming Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) accreditation as a substitute for state surveys, concluded that deeming was not to be.
Well, an optional but very desirable goal is to become accredited by JCAHO (the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations).
While your facility may not need or want to seek accreditation by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), their Subacute Care Accreditation framework for technology management can and should be used to develop an appropriate program for your needs.
By the end of March, approximately 20 subacute care facilities had been surveyed by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations in its new subacute accreditation program, and 50 organizations were in the process of being surveyed.
Their importance is verifiable: The Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) has identified ventilator-dependent programs as one of four categories of patient care programs that it will survey as pan of its proposed accreditation process for subacute care facilities.
An Interview with Mary Tellis-Nayak, RN, MSN Director, Long-Term Care Accreditation Services, Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
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