Accreditation & Compliance Journal
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Effective January 18, 2017, for all accreditation programs, the US Food and Drug Administration published a final rule banning the use of powdered gloves. The FDA made this decision after determining that “Powdered Surgeon’s Gloves, Powdered Patient Examination...read more
Implemented for all healthcare organizations in January 2017, the Joint Commission’s Survey Analysis for Evaluating Risk (SAFER) matrix is designed to be a customer-centered approach to the survey process, focusing on how organizations can make the best use of their...read more
The Joint Commission recently issued an addendum to a Sentinel Event Alert about preventing violence in the health care setting, due in part to alarming increases in reports of assault, rape and homicide. In the three years prior to the Sentinel Event Alert's...read more
The Joint Commission’s Survey Analysis for Evaluating Risk (SAFER) matrix took effect for all healthcare organizations in January 2017. According to TJC, the comprehensive visual (the matrix) is already making an impact in helping organizations understand the severity...read more
Effective January 1, 2017, The Joint Commission adjusted its current survey team structure for Medicare-deemed ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) in order to better align with the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services surveyor guidelines. Changes to the survey...read more
“Hospital Near-Death Experience: How Medicare Termination Can Push Your Hospital to the Brink of Closing” is the story of one hospital that went through the termination process and, with some expert help, fought its way back to regain certification.read more
The Joint Commission established its National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs) in 2002 in order to help accredited organizations address specific areas of concern in regard to patient safety. The Joint Commission determines the highest priority patient safety issues and...read more
The Joint Commission has clarified its position on using secure text messaging for patient care orders. The practice is prohibited, with TJC deeming secure text messaging of orders “unacceptable at this time.” TJC and CMS have concluded that the impact of secure text orders on patient safety remains unclear.read more
As you look ahead in 2017, Compass Clinical Consulting is interested in your accreditation and compliance concerns for the year and what you'd like to read more about in the Hospital Accreditation & Compliance Journal. We'll use this information to provide you with...read more
What is a Patient Safety Assessment? It analyzes your current patient safety practices and processes to determine how effectively they prevent human errors and detect and correct system vulnerabilities and weaknesses that can lead to events of harm and adverse outcomes.read more
Beginning January 1, 2017 the Joint Commission's SAFER Matrix will be implemented for all accreditation and certification programs, which will eliminate category A or C findings, Opportunities for Improvement, and Measures of Success. Read more: TJC SAFER Matrix: A...read more
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