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Briefings on JCAHO, January 2007

Briefings on Accreditation and Quality, January 1, 2007

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Inside:

2007 predictions and issues to loose sleep over

Q&A with Kurt Patton

Field notebooks from the JCAHO's 2006 Hospital Executive Briefings sessions, taken by your peers

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2007 predictions and issues to loose sleep over

BOJ asked a long-time surveyor, who asked to remain anonymous, to look into a crystal ball and predict what we might expect from the JCAHO in 2007. Of course, what would predictions be without cautions? So we also asked the surveyor, "What about these predictions keeps you up at night?" Read on to see how your predictions compare.

BOJ also asked several of its advisors (listed in the Editorial Advisory Board on p. 2 of the PDF of this issue) and other field professionals to summarize their impressions of the JCAHO's Hospital Executive Briefings sessions and what changes they expect for 2007 (see "Field notebooks from the JCAHO's Hospital Executive Briefing sessions, taken by your peers" below). The JCAHO surveyor revealed many items on "the worry list" for organizations to contend with during 2007:

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