As part of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations’s (JCAHO) continual efforts to improve the quality of its accreditation manuals, it is asking for personal experiences with understanding and implementing the standards and elements of performance.  The information that the organization gathers will help produce a more user-friendly manual.

JCAHO is currently gathering comments on the following chapters from the accreditation manuals:

* Management of Human Resources
* Management of Information
* Improving Organization Performance

The three chapters listed above will be posted for comment through August 25, 2006.  Following this posting, additional chapters will be made available.

To allow users to comment on more than one accreditation manuals, questionnaires have been created for each program. To access these questionnaires, visit the website at: http://www.jointcommission.org/AccreditationPrograms/stds_review.htm.