Accreditation

Accreditation Articles by Topic: Tracer Methodology

What’s new with AHAP!

  • Accreditation Insider, Issue 32, August 9, 2011

    AHAP is starting to gear up some discussion selecting speakers for the 2012 AHAP conference, and...

What’s new with AHAP!

  • Accreditation Insider, Issue 30, August 2, 2011

    The latest AHAP working group call on tracers was a great success! Thank you to all who joined in...

What’s new with AHAP!

  • Accreditation Insider, Issue 28, July 12, 2011

    Our next working group call will take place on Wednesday, July 27th at 3 pm EST (2 pm Central...

What’s new with AHAP!

  • Accreditation Insider, Issue 27, July 5, 2011

    Upcoming working group call

Last chance to participate in AHAP tracer survey

  • Accreditation Connection, Issue 27, July 1, 2011

    The Association for Healthcare Accreditation Professionals (AHAP) recently launched a survey for...

AHAP launches benchmarking survey on tracers

  • Accreditation Connection, Issue 26, June 24, 2011

    The Association for Healthcare Accreditation Professionals (AHAP) has launched its latest...

AHAP sponsors conference giveaway

  • Accreditation Connection, Issue 7, February 11, 2011

    The Association for Healthcare Accreditation Professionals (AHAP) announced this week that they...

Joint Commission issues suicide risk Sentinel Event Alert

  • Accreditation Connection, Issue 47, November 19, 2010

    the Joint Commission’s latest Sentinel Event Alert targets suicide risk in the...

Greeley Reflections

  • Accreditation Connection, Issue 41, October 8, 2010

    Each week, a senior consultant from The Greeley Company's Center for Healthcare Accreditation will...

Center for Transforming Healthcare hand hygiene compliance project

  • Accreditation Connection, Issue 35, August 27, 2010

    The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare has announced it will release a tool...

Briefings on The Joint Commission July 2010

  • Briefings on Accreditation and Quality, Issue 7, July 1, 2010

    Inside: Learn methods to improve continual readiness CRR data collection tool (pdf...

Learn methods to improve continual readiness

  • Briefings on Accreditation and Quality, Issue 7, July 1, 2010

    Sometimes, it’s all about implementation. When Northwest Texas Healthcare System (NWTHS) in...

Briefings on The Joint Commission June 2010

  • Briefings on Accreditation and Quality, Issue 6, June 1, 2010

    Inside: Start from the beginning Focused Professional Practice Evaluation: Keep it simple Joint...

Start from the beginning

  • Briefings on Accreditation and Quality, Issue 6, June 1, 2010

    When Heather Forbes, RN, BSN, CEN, CSHA, HACP, accreditation and regulatory coordinator at Southern...

Maintain survey readiness: A primer

  • Briefings on Accreditation and Quality, Issue 9, September 1, 2009

    Once your survey is completed, your work has just begun. You must keep the momentum going and stay...

MS.01.01.01: A step forward or a return to older methods?

  • Briefings on Accreditation and Quality, Issue 9, September 1, 2009

    The standard formerly known as MS.1.20 is on the move again. The Joint Commission opened up the...

Standard of the month: Making tracers work for you

  • Briefings on Accreditation and Quality, Issue 7, July 1, 2009

    Tracer methodology, used by The Joint Commission since 2004, has increased the focus on the patient...

Scoring guidelines released for revised Joint Commission standards

  • Accreditation Connection, Issue 17, April 10, 2009

    Accreditation professionals across the country have known for months that revisions to Joint...

Hospital prepares for accreditation survey, sheds troubled past

  • Accreditation Connection, Issue 17, April 10, 2009

    For a number of years, Nassau University Medical Center in Long Island, has been beset upon by...

Clarifying processes for patient identifiers

  • Accreditation Connection, Issue 9, February 27, 2009

    Q. Our cardiopulmonary staff members have a short period of time to perform EKGs on patients coming...

Florida hospital system weathers survey surprises

  • Accreditation Connection, Issue 6, February 6, 2009

    One survey. Five hospitals. More than 40 ambulatory and outpatient locations. When Joint Commission...

Mock surveys make a difference in staff education

  • Accreditation Connection, Issue 5, January 30, 2009

    Constructing a tracer process from scratch for a 645-bed hospital is no simple matter, but that was...

Preparation pays off for hospital survey

  • Briefings on Accreditation and Quality, Issue 6, June 1, 2008

    Being in constant compliance with regulatory standards is one goal for hospitals everywhere. But...

The evolution of mock survey tracers

  • Accreditation Connection, Issue 45, November 2, 2007

    For facilities that had their most recent announced Joint Commission (formerly JCAHO) survey in...

Tracers, Universal Protocol focus in survey

  • Briefings on Accreditation and Quality, Issue 11, November 1, 2007

    Patient tracers have become a primary tool for surveyors during unannounced surveys, making the use...

Patient safety, med management, and communication comprised recent survey

  • Briefings on Accreditation and Quality, Issue 8, August 1, 2007

    During Northwestern Memorial Hospital's five-day unannounced survey this past spring, surveyors...

This CEO goes on mock tracers, and yours should, too

  • Briefings on Accreditation and Quality, Issue 11, November 1, 2006

    For the past four months, Memorial Hospital CEO Gary Marchand has been conducting mock patient...

Sample questions for an infection control mock tracer

  • Accreditation Connection, Issue 36, October 3, 2005

    Sample questions for an infection control mock tracer