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Briefings on The Joint Commission is a monthly publication that provides regulatory analysis, case studies from your peers, best practices, and field-tested tools and forms to prepare you for Joint Commission survey day.

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  • Joint Commission announces four survey focus areas

    Representatives from The Joint Commission, URAC, DNV-GL, the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP), and National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) took the stage at the 2017 NAMSS Educational Conference & Exhibition to share what they have learned from this year's accreditation surveys and to tell audience members about relevant standards changes

  • Joint Commission releases suicide prevention recommendations

    The Joint Commission has released a special report on suicide prevention in the November edition of Perspectives. The report contains recommendations from an expert panel on how to mitigate environmental hazards that suicidal patients could use to harm themselves.

  • How to deal with unclear infection prevention guidelines

    A team of physicians from the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics has put forward a strategy that aims to standardize infection prevention guidelines for procedures performed outside the operating room.

  • Another delay of CMS hospital star ratings system

    CMS will delay an update to its controversial hospital star rating system for the second time in four months. The update was expected to launch this month and the new setback means the tool might not be available to the public until 2018.

  • Joint Commission: screening for violence

    In the October edition of Perspectives, The Joint Commission reiterated the need to screen patients for potential risks to themselves or others. This is part of a long-standing and ongoing effort to change the sky-high rates of workplace violence in healthcare.
     

  • Joint Commission updates EM standards to match CMS

    In response to CMS’ final emergency preparedness rule issued earlier this month, The Joint Commission announced revisions to its emergency management (EM) standards. CMS is expected to approve the updated standards before they go into effect on November 15.

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