JCAHO announces internal restructuring

A series of organization and staff promotions designed to enhance its outreach efforts were recently announced by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).

The major change was the development of the new Division of Government Relations and External Affairs.

"The new division will concentrate on Joint Commission outreach efforts directed toward managed care organizations, state and federal government agencies, the business community, and the professional community," says Janet McIntyre, a JCAHO spokeswoman. "The Joint Commission will work to enhance its communications with a variety of provider associations, including those involved in home care."

She adds that JCAHO also plans to assess how far managed care has progressed in home care and determine how to best provide accreditation services.

Third National Conference and Exhibition for Home Care and Hospice: Positioning Home Care and Hospice for Excellence in the 21st Century; sponsored by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, July 25-26, Drake Hotel, Chicago. For more information, call (630) 792-5800.

Managed Care Conference: Creating the Coordinated Approach; Oct. 6, 1997, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans. For more information, call (508) 474-0055.