Category: Accreditation



24×7 to Debut Fresh, New Look

In January, 24x7 magazine will debut a fresh, new look—a subject Chief Editor Keri Forsythe-Stephens discusses in her January Up Front column. The January issue of 24x7 also updates readers about Joint Commission regulations—providing clarity about a subject that has been rather ambiguous for many in the HTM field. Here's a sneak peak at what else you can expect from the revamped January issue.

Joint Commission Revises Accreditation Rules

The Joint Commission announced on July 31, 2013, that it has revised its accreditation and certification decision rules for all its programs. The revised certification decision rules are effective immediately.

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CMS Approves New Hospital Accreditation Group

In a July 26 Federal Register notification, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it has approved the Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality (CIHQ) as the fourth hospital accrediting group in the US.

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Joint Commission Issues Alert on Alarm Fatigue

The Joint Commission (TJC) has issued a Sentinel Event Alert regarding excessive medical alarms. The recommendations include preparing an inventory of alarm-equipped medical devices and tailoring alarm settings and limits for individual patients.

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JCR Offers Compliance Assistance

Joint Commission Resources (JCR) makes available a guide that includes a compliance checklist for all hospital standards and Elements of Performance (EP).

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