The Joint Commission and JCR's 2012 Home Care Executive Briefings Conference

Wilmette, Illinois, UNITED STATES

OAK BROOK, IL--(Marketwire - Sep 10, 2012) - On October 10 and 11, The Joint Commission and Joint Commission Resources (JCR) will host the 2012 Home Care Executive Briefings to provide home care leaders with information on meeting new and updated accreditation requirements. Held at the Joint Commission headquarters in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill., the briefings will also discuss The Joint Commission's accreditation processes for the Home Care Accreditation Program in 2013.

The 2012 Home Care Executive Briefings, "Opportunity and Growth," feature tracks tailored to the needs of the durable medical equipment, home health, hospice, and home health pharmacy settings. The tracks for home health and hospice will be presented October 10, and the durable medical equipment and home health pharmacy tracks will be presented October 11. The briefings will also feature presentations from Joint Commission leaders, including Margherita Labson, RN, M.S.H.S.A., CCM, CPHQ, CGB, executive director, Home Care Program; Kay Kruse, M.B.A., surveyor support and intracycle monitoring director; and Wayne Murphy, RRT-NPS, MPS, associate director, Home Care Program. Presentations will cover topics that are crucial to all home care services and include the following:

  • Understanding The Joint Commission's new Intracycle Monitoring process for 2013,
  • Increasing hospital and physician engagement,
  • Conducting effective emergency management drills to meet Joint Commission standards,
  • Addressing the most challenging standards,
  • Addressing safety issues related to transitions of care, and
  • Using the tracer methodology to enhance key operational processes.

The Home Care Executive Briefings are recommended for home health and hospice clinical leaders, business leaders, and individuals responsible for quality, process improvement, and accreditation; durable medical equipment owners, directors, and managers; and pharmacists who work in the home care setting.

Registration is $449 for individuals from accredited organizations. Individual registration is $619 for non-accredited organizations. To register for the briefings, please call JCR Customer Service at (877) 223-6866 or for additional details, an agenda and to register online, visit: Additional details for all JCR seminars and educational conferences are available at

Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 19,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States, including more than 10,300 hospitals and home care organizations, and more than 6,500 other health care organizations that provide long term care, behavioral health care, laboratory and ambulatory care services. The Joint Commission currently certifies more than 2,000 disease-specific care programs, focused on the care of patients with chronic illnesses such as stroke, joint replacement, stroke rehabilitation, heart failure and many others. The Joint Commission also provides health care staffing services certification for more than 750 staffing offices. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at

Joint Commission Resources (JCR), a not-for-profit affiliate of The Joint Commission, is the official publisher and educator of The Joint Commission. JCR is an expert resource for health care organizations, providing consulting services, educational services and publications to assist in improving quality and safety and to help in meeting the accreditation standards of The Joint Commission. JCR provides consulting services independently from The Joint Commission and in a fully confidential manner. Please visit our Web site at

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