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November 1, 2012

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  • DNV Healthcare, Joint Commission emphasize differences

    In the few years since DNV Healthcare became the first new company in 40 years to win deeming status from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), some 320 of the 5,800 registered facilities have opted to use the OH-based company rather than The Joint Commission (TJC).
  • What makes a hospital change accreditors?

    At the 100-bed Morehead Memorial Hospital in Eden, NC, the journey from TJC to DNV took two years, says Susan Netherland, RN, MBA, director of quality management and compliance officer at the facility.
  • TJC annual report shows safety improvement

    The 5th annual Joint Commission (TJC) report on patient safety, "Improving America's Hospitals: The Joint Commission Annual Report on Quality and Safety 2012," presents proof positive that hospitals are getting the quality message that TJC wants them to learn.
  • OIG work plan a useful guide for quality

    It must seem as though the number of important things to read and digest that come across a quality manager's desk is never-ending. But the 2013 Office of Inspector General (OIG) Work Plan should be at the top of your to-do list.
  • National summit looks at overuse of treatments

    More than 200 people gathered in late September to discuss the problem of doing too much for patients. Physicians from the American Medical Association's Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement (PCPI) and The Joint Commission (TJC) held the symposium on overuse of five treatments or procedures: