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2001 Joint Commission Visit Highlights

Author: Raymond, Jackie

Source: Quality Resource (newsletter)

Publication Date: May 02, 2001

Our 2001 survey substantiated the Joint Commission’s increased interest in patient record documentation practices, policies, and procedures. Surveyors were consistent in their questioning of clinicians about medical record policies. The record review form and the delinquent record form w....

Accreditation Requirements for ORYX [exhibit 1]

Author: Zeglen, Margaret

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 1997

Exhibit 1: Steps to Selecting a Performance Measurement System

Measurement goals. The first step towards selecting a performance measurement system is to consider your organization's mission and strategic plan for improving performance. Determine your organization's priorities for measurem....

HCFA, Joint Commission Show Some Restraint

Author: Dougherty, Michelle

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: May 2001

Hospitals and Behavioral Healthcare Settings

The 2001 Joint Commission standards on restraint and seclusion (TX.7.1 through TX.7.1.16) apply to all accredited behavioral healthcare facilities such as psychiatric units in general hospitals, free-standing psychiatric hospitals, and re....

Joint Commission Changes Standards and Survey Process

Author: Clark, Jean S.

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 25, 2003

Change Needed

Changing standards and survey process is no easy task! It has taken the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (Joint Commission) leadership, staff, and volunteers more than two years to develop the final products for implementation on January 1, 200....

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