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Mac’s Safety Space: So many FSAs, so little time...and all we get is MBW

Hospital Safety Insider, March 10, 2016

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Flexible Spending Account, Federal Student Aid, Food Services of America, Focused Standards Assessment.

So, I am forced to pick one. While I'm sure the lot of them is most estimable in many ways, I suppose the choice is clear: the freaking Focused Standards Assessment (kind of makes it an FFSA, or a double-F S A...what the...).

Just to refresh things a bit, the FSA is a requirement of the accreditation process in which a healthcare organization (I'm thinking that if you weren't in healthcare, you probably would be choosing one of the other FSAs) reviews its compliance with a selected batch of Joint Commission accreditation requirements. The selections include elements from the National Patient Safety Goals, some direct and indirect impact standards and performance elements, high-risk areas, as well as the RFIs from your last survey-and I know you've continued to "work" those Measures of Success from your last survey. Ostensibly, this is very much an "open book" test, if you will-a test you get to grade for yourself and one for which there is no requirement to share the results with the teacher (in this case, The Joint Commission-I really don't understand why folks submit their results to TJC, but some do-I guess some things are just beyond my ken...).

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