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Joint Commission offers Leading Practice Library
Solutions are ones deemed as successful
The Joint Commission has launched its Leading Practice Library, a complimentary tool available only to Joint Commission-accredited organizations.
The library contains solutions that have been successfully implemented by accredited organizations and reviewed by The Joint Commission. Many topics are applicable to the ambulatory setting, including discard date for medications and contract service criteria evaluation.
Louise Kuhny, RN, MPH, MBA, clinical educator, Accreditation and Certification Operations at the Joint Commission, says, "Many of these are 'turnkey solution' documents that an ambulatory facility can use as is or can modify for its population and services. This is a great timesaver for busy ambulatory professionals."
The library will be updated continuously as new solutions become available. Users can browse through topics, and documents can be cross-referenced to chapters in the accreditation manual. The library includes a tutorial with guided steps on how to use the tool as well as information on how to submit suggestions for new leading practices. Ambulatory care and office-based surgery practices are invited to submit their proven solutions for the library.
The library is accessible via organizations' Joint Commission Connect extranet by clicking "Leading Practice Library."