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August 2019

Just Launched: JCI Accreditation Preparation Online

JCInsight_Side_1 We are pleased to introduce the newest and most convenient way to help you prepare for JCI accreditation. Accreditation Preparation Online, is an easy-to-use curriculum which features 12 courses - each one building on one another. Each course is filled with engaging, media-rich resources to help you build your team, identify compliance gaps, and implement improvements. The course content is designed by expert JCI faculty and comes with proven tools and examples to help you achieve hospital accreditation.

This indispensable on-demand curriculum will help your organization improve quality and patient safety as you move toward your survey. The online system complements the onsite education programs that JCI provides, resulting in an effective integrated experience.

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JCI Experts Featured at HMA 2019 in Hanoi

JCInsight_Side_1 Paula Wilson, President & CEO – JCI
JCI President and CEO Paula Wilson will present the opening plenary session “Driving Culture of Improvement – A Strategy for Reducing Harm” on Wednesday, 11 September 2019 at 9:20 a.m. She will also moderate the JCI CEO Forum at 14:30 p.m. This session will cover some of the key challenges that leaders face every day and how they are shaping their enterprises to drive favorable outcomes

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JCInsight_Side_1 Thomas Kozlowski, PhD, Principal Consultant – JCI
Dr. Kozlowski will present “International Companies Providing Governing Accreditations” during Breakout Session A on Wednesday, 11 September 2019 at 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. He will also present on the utilization of IT innovation for faster admission and discharge and how communication handoffs play a role in improving patient safety and experience. This presentation will take place during Track 4: Patient Experience at 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in Room D.

On Thursday, 12 September at 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Tom will present on ensuring safety in hospital design, during Track 1: Safety, Quality, and Accreditation in Room A.

Tom will also be a moderator during JCI’s Facility Management and Safety Workshop being held on Tuesday, 10 September from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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Just a Reminder: Make Sure Your E-app Is Up-to-Date

JCInsight_just_a_reminderJCIA needs to know key information about organizations to adequately plan for a survey or to ensure that all current services performed are covered by the last accreditation. It is for this reason that keeping the E-app current is of great importance.

There are two Accreditation Participation Requirements (APR) that pertain to providing JCIA with current, factual, and complete information. The first is APR2 “The hospital provides JCI with accurate and complete information throughout all phases of the accreditation process.” The focus for this APR is that the information provided is complete and accurate during the entire accreditation cycle. The definition of falsification of information is the fabrication, in whole or in part, of any information provided by an applicant or accredited organization to JCI. Falsification may include redrafting, reformatting, or deleting document content or submitting false information, reports, data, or other materials. An organization can be determined to be At Risk for Denial of Accreditation if this APR is non-compliant.

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Learn How to Address Emergency Preparedness Requirements and Effectively Respond to Threats

JCInsight_just_a_reminder Emergency Management in Health Care: An All-Hazards Approach, 4th Edition, is a critical resource for organizations to identify emergency planning needs and to develop an effective level of preparedness to address a range of emergencies. This book targets emergency managers and others involved in planning and implementing an organization’s emergency operations plan (EOP) or emergency management plan (EMP) and offers guidance and best practices shaped by Joint Commission Emergency Management (EM) standards.

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

JCInsight_top_scored 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. The frequently cited measurable element that tied for fourth place with QPS.4.1ME1 was IPSG.2.1ME1 “The hospital has defined critical values for each type of diagnostic test.” A key concept in this measurable element is that a critical value is defined as a variance from normal range that represents a high-risk or life-threatening situation unless some action is taken in a short amount of time. This differs from an abnormal result or value, which is defined as a result that is outside of the expected range for the test but is not an immediate threat.

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JCI’s Upcoming Education Programs: Your Next Step on the JCI Journey

JCInsight_July_KozlowskiJCI 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.

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