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Hospital Safety Insider, September 24, 2015

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One of the most interesting parts of my job is helping folks through the actual Joint Commission survey process. Even as a somewhat distant observer, I can't help but think that the average survey (in my experience) is about a day longer than it needs to be. Now, I recognize that some of that on-site time is dedicated to entering findings into the computer, so I get that. But there are certain parts of the process, like, oh I don't know, the EC/EM interview session, that could be significantly reduced, if not dispensed with entirely. Seriously, once you've completed the survey of the actual environment, how much more information might you need to determine whether an organization has its act together?

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