Joint Commission Annual Report Recognizes 1,099 "Top Performer" Hospitals
October 30, 2013 09:12 ET | The Joint Commission
OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL--(Marketwired - Oct 30, 2013) - Thirty-three percent of Joint Commission-accredited hospitals reporting accountability measure data for 2012 are Top Performer hospitals, using...
Improving Health Care Quality, Safety Defies Simple Solutions
October 10, 2013 12:09 ET | The Joint Commission
OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL--(Marketwired - Oct 10, 2013) - A viewpoint published in the October 2013 issue of Health Affairs contends that American health care will not get better or be safer until...
The Joint Commission: Hospitals Still Far From Being Highly Reliable
September 17, 2013 13:19 ET | The Joint Commission
OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL--(Marketwired - Sep 17, 2013) - An article published Sept. 13, 2013, in The Milbank Quarterly urges hospitals to make the substantial changes that will be needed to achieve the...
Targeted Solutions Tool(TM) for Wrong Site Surgery Debuts
February 14, 2012 13:10 ET | The Joint Commission
OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL--(Marketwire - Feb 14, 2012) - A new weapon in the critical fight to reduce the incidence of wrong site surgery becomes available today. The Targeted Solutions Tool™...
Joint Commission Alert: Action Urged to Fight Health Care Worker Fatigue
December 14, 2011 12:10 ET | The Joint Commission
OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL--(Marketwire - Dec 14, 2011) - The link between health care worker fatigue and adverse events is well documented, prompting The Joint Commission to issue a new Sentinel Event...
Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare Aims to Reduce the Risk of Wrong Site Surgery
June 29, 2011 10:53 ET | The Joint Commission
OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL--(Marketwire - Jun 29, 2011) - Health care professionals and patients all agree that wrong site surgery is a serious and preventable adverse event that should never happen....
CMS Recognizes The Joint Commission's Accreditation of Psychiatric Hospitals
March 02, 2011 12:42 ET | The Joint Commission
OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL--(Marketwire - March 2, 2011) - The Department of Health and Human Services' Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has granted The Joint Commission deeming authority...
Joint Commission Alert: Suicides a Risk in the ER, Hospital
November 17, 2010 11:30 ET | Joint Commission
OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL--(Marketwire - November 17, 2010) - A new Joint Commission Sentinel Event Alert warns that non-psychiatric patients are committing suicide in emergency departments and...
Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare Tackles Miscommunication Among Caregivers
October 21, 2010 12:11 ET | Joint Commission
OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL--(Marketwire - October 21, 2010) -  An estimated 80 percent of serious medical errors involve miscommunication between caregivers when responsibility for patients is...
Joint Commission Annual Report Shows Big Improvements for Hospital Care
September 22, 2010 15:51 ET | The Joint Commission
OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL--(Marketwire - September 22, 2010) -  Accredited hospitals in the United States are providing higher-quality, evidence-based care for heart attack, pneumonia, surgical care...