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Health Care Provider Perspectives on How to Improve Care Transitions Between Hospitals and Skilled Nursing Facilities

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 17:30
Care transitions are often marked by disruptions in care and poor communication. A new study in the November issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety examines hospital and SNF perspectives on patient care transitions.

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Mon, 10/02/2017 - 16:22
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Cancer Care Patients and Families Prioritize High-Quality Relationships and Communication

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 17:30
A new study in the October issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety suggests that cancer care patients and their family members prioritize high-quality relationships and communication over quality and safety concerns.

The Joint Commission Issues New Sentinel Event Alert on Inadequate Hand-off Communication

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 19:00
The Joint Commission has issued a new Sentinel Event Alert to provide hospitals and other health care settings with seven recommendations to improve communication failures that occur when patients are transitioned from one caregiver to another or from one team of caregivers to another.

Individuals and initiatives advancing patient safety & quality sought for John M. Eisenberg Award nomination

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 18:45
The Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum (NQF) seek nominations for the 2017 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards, recognizing individuals as well as local and national-level initiatives across the country that have advanced patient safety and health care quality.

The Joint Commission Issues R3 Report on New and Revised Pain Assessment and Management Standards

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 16:30
To help hospitals better understand and comply with the new and revised pain standards, The Joint Commission has released a new R3 Report. The report provides in-depth rationale, references and evidence.

What Does a ‘High Performing’ Health Care Delivery System Mean?

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 17:30
The concept of a “high-performing” health care delivery system has gained increasing interest from purchasers, payers and policymakers.