Healthcare accrediting bodies are resuming or planning to resume onsite surveys that were suspended during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Quality improvement leaders should act now to ensure their organizations are ready for these critical assessments.
TJC announced recently that it is now including the 2012 version of the National Fire Protection Association’s 101 Life Safety Code in surveys, following the lead of CMS. The rule covers hospitals, critical access hospitals, inpatient hospices, long-term care facilities, intermediate care facilities, and ambulatory surgical centers.
The recent issue of the International Journal of Six Sigma and Competitive Advantage includes an article about the results of a project of The Joint Commission that successfully reduced the average number of monthly falls of TJC field staff by 64.8% and has sustained the results for four years.