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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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).
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.
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.
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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