JCAHO adopts new patient safety standards
- Medication reconciliation in a community, nonteaching hospital. Wortman, Suzanne B. // American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;11/1/2008, Vol. 65 Issue 21, p2047
The article reports on medication reconciliation in community and nonteaching hospitals. The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations has made it mandatory for hospitals to have procedures in place for medication reconciliation as of January 1, 2006. Reconciliation programs...
- `Accreditation watch' gets to the root of hospital errors. Asplund, Jon // AHA News;10/21/96, Vol. 32 Issue 42, p4
Reports on the policy of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations that will help hospitals find the root causes of health care error in the United States. Summary of a root-cause analysis of problems; Focusing on individual performance; Calls for consistency of response...
- JCAHO settles on six 2003 patient safety goals. Costello, Mary Ann // AHA News;7/29/2002, Vol. 38 Issue 29, p3
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- Joint Commission takes stand on safety directives. Morrissey, John // Modern Healthcare;7/29/2002, Vol. 32 Issue 30, p8
Reports on the stand taken by the U.S. Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) on specific directives for preventing harm to patients in U.S. hospitals. Patient safety goals adopted by JCAHO; Operational goals of any facility; Members of the panel who settled on...
- Speak Up program effective tool for educating patients. // Patient Education Management;May2010, Vol. 17 Issue 5, p49
The article reports on the launch of the Speak Up program sponsored by The Joint Commission (TJC) that is designed to improve patient safety through health care education to reduce medical errors in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois.
- Commission revises patient-restraint standards. // AHA News;1/22/96, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p5
Reports on the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations' revision of its standards and scoring guidelines relating to the use of patient restraints.
- Safety first. McLaughlin, Susan // Health Facilities Management;Sep2001, Vol. 14 Issue 9, p26
Reports on the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations' patient safety standards that took effect on July 1, 2001 in the United States. Chapters that had changes in language and additions to intent statements; Patient safety issues that are beyond the Environment of Care...
- mean better outcomes? // Hospital Peer Review;Nov2011, Vol. 36 Issue 11, p129
The article reports that according to a study by Steven Schmaltz and colleagues, being accredited by the U.S. Joint Commission makes a difference in outcomes for patients with certain diagnoses.
- JCAHO pushing new age of patient empowerment. // Patient Education Management;Jan2007, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p7
The article provides information on the initiatives of the U.S. Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), which indicate a growing trend toward patient education and empowerment to enhance a culture of safety and prevent infections.