December 2019

Top Scored Measurable Elements (ME) for JCI's Accreditation Standards for Hospitals, 6th Edition

The April issue of JCInsight identified the top scored measurable elements for the Joint Commission International Accreditation Standards for Hospitals and Academic Medical Centers (AMC) 6th edition for surveys conducted in 2018. IPSG.1 ME1 “Patients are identified using two patient identifiers, not including the use of the patient’s room number and location in the hospital” was identified as the number ten finding. The focus of this measurable element is ensuring reliable identification of patients for whom a service or treatment is intended and secondly, to match the service or treatment to that individual.

The hospital must define the two acceptable forms of identification to be used. These should not include the patient’s room number or location in the hospital as these can change throughout their stay. The two forms of identification used in the inpatient setting do not have to be the same as those used in the outpatient setting; however, the process must be consistent for each setting as defined by the organization. Examples of acceptable forms of identification include: date of birth, medical record number, name, a bar-coded wristband or identification number.

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Visit Us at Arab Health

Stop by and visit us at stand H6.C37 during Arab Health on 27-30 January 2020. Meet with JCI experts to discuss how we can help your organization achieve its quality and patient safety goals.

JCI Accreditation Standards for Ambulatory Care 4th Edition Receives ISQua Accreditation

Joint Commission International Accreditation is pleased to announce that the JCI Accreditation Standards for Ambulatory Care, 4th Edition have been awarded accreditation by the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua). ISQua, known as the accreditor of accreditors, is a global organization responsible for assessing the standards of organizations that set the benchmarks in health care safety and quality. The accreditation is approved from 2019 to 2023.

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Coming Soon! 2020 JCI Education Events

JCI education programs offer the ideal opportunity for your organization to learn about the JCI philosophy of patient safety and continuous quality improvement. You will learn the concepts necessary to help you begin your organization’s journey, achieve accreditation, and maintain the prestigious Gold Seal of Approval.

We are finalizing our education program schedule for 2020, so please check our website soon for a program near you.

The Joint Commission Big Book of Checklists for Infection Prevention and Control

The Joint Commission Big Book of Checklists for Infection Prevention and Control contains a collection of authoritative checklists to help prevent and control infection in your health care facility. Topics include standard and transmission-based precautions, occupational health safeguards, environmental hazards and risks, CDC guidelines, Joint Commission and JCI standards, and more.

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