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Accreditation 101: Finding Success as an Accreditation Specialist

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Nan Tomsky, MN, RN, CPHRM, Principal Consultant at Compass Clinical Consulting, and Richard Curtis, RN, MS, HACP, CEO of the Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality and a nationally recognized expert on the CMS Conditions of Participation (CoPs) and certification and survey process, discuss what specialists need to know about accreditation in this Briefings on […]

Hospitals and Health Systems: Which is the Best Accrediting Source for Your Organization?

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Victoria Fennel, PhD, RN-BC, CPHQ, was published in Becker’s Hospital Review in part seven of the eight-part “Accreditation Options” series. In the previous articles, we have analyzed the four main sources for external accreditation with deeming status. The article, “Hospitals and Health Systems: Which is the Best Accrediting Source for Your Organization?” helps healthcare executives […]

Accreditation Options Update: Going Bare – The State Option as an Alternative to Accreditation

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Kate Fenner, PhD, RN has been published in Becker’s Hospital Review in our eight-part series on accreditation options for healthcare organizations. The article, “Accreditation Options Update: Going Bare — The State Option as an Alternative to Accreditation” investigates the rarely used option to use state-based review for Medicare/Medicaid approval of the Conditions of Participation. State Designated […]

TJC Announces Revised Medication Management EPs Across Programs

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The Joint Commission (TJC) announced in the August 2017 Perspectives that it has edited Medication Management (MM) standards for the ambulatory care, behavioral health care, critical access hospital, home care, hospital, nursing care center, and office-based surgery practice programs, effective January 1, 2018. These standards will continue to reflect evidence-based practices and quality and safety […]

Understanding the Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality (CIHQ)

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Victoria M. Fennel, PhD, RN-BC, CPHQ, has been published in Becker’s Hospital Review with the fifth article in our eight-part series on accreditation options for healthcare organizations. The article, “Understanding the center for improvement in healthcare quality” explores the standards and survey process of CIHQ, which is a membership organization with more than 360 hospitals and […]

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Understanding DNV GL – Healthcare’s NIAHO Program | Accreditation Options

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DNV GL’s NIAHO® standards are directly related to the CMS Conditions of Participation and apply to hospitals of all sizes. To focus efforts on the fundamental aspects of the Conditions of Participations, the standards are less prescriptive than the Joint Commission’s and the survey process supports CMS’ quality initiatives with focus on continual improvement prioritized by the organizatio

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TJC Revises Pain Assessment & Management Standards for Hospitals

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In the July 2017 Perspectives, The Joint Commission (TJC) announced the implementation of new and revised pain assessment and management standards, effective January 1, 2018, for its accredited hospitals. According to the announcement, these revisions come following an “an extensive literature review on contemporary clinical guidelines and best practices for pain assessment and management, including […]

Accreditation Options: Understanding the Joint Commission

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Compass Clinical Consulting healthcare quality leader, Darlene Evans, MSN, RN, CPHQ, has been published in Becker’s Hospital Review with an article in an eight-part series on accreditation options about one of the biggest names in hospital accreditation, titled “Accreditation options update: Understanding the Joint Commission (TJC).” TJC presents its standards as “the basis of an objective […]