New and Updated Joint Commission Resources

Root Cause Analysis in Health Care: Tools and Techniques

When a serious patient safety event (such as a sentinel event) occurs, it is critical for the health care organization to understand the system failures or defects that contributed to that event. Newly added to the STAT!Ref Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Collection, Root Cause Analysis in Health Care: Tools and Techniques, provides a systematic approach to identifying those contributing factors. RCA is also beneficial as a proactive tool to identify potential safety problems before they reach the patient.

RCA is an effective tool that can help health care organizations that have experienced a patient safety event, as well as those working to improve their patient safety systems or achieve high reliability, to do the following:

  • Ensure reliable processes
  • Decrease variation and defects (waste)
  • Achieve better outcomes
  • Use evidence to ensure that a service is satisfactory

This book provides a framework for conducting an effective RCA, both proactively and as a response to a sentinel event. The fifth edition reflects recent revisions to Joint Commission standards and the Sentinel Event Policy, and includes a wealth of new tools and case studies. A new appendix to the fifth edition discusses alternative methods of comprehensive systematic analysis, including common cause analysis, human factors analysis, and others. Purchasers will want to bundle this resource with Hospital Compliance Assessment Checklist, Jonas & Kovner's Health Care Delivery in the United States and Bennett & Brachman's Hospital Infections.


Joint Commission and CMS Crosswalk: Comparing Hospital Standards and CoPs

Recently updated to the 2016 edition, Joint Commission and CMS Crosswalk: Comparing Hospital Standards and CoPs offers easy access to the full language of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) hospital Conditions of Participation (CoPs), and demonstrates equivalency between them and the Joint Commission’s hospital standards. This allows staff to easily see how the two sets of requirements relate.

The crosswalks in this guide can help hospital staff identify how its policies, procedures, and practices support one or more Joint Commission standards and demonstrate compliance with equivalent CMS regulations. The book's many sidebars and tables provide additional information on Joint Commission accreditation for deemed status, CMS-related updates, and how both organizations survey for compliance.

Key Topics:

  • Authoritative, side-by-side comparison of Medicare hospital CoPs to Joint Commission standards as of January 1, 2016
  • Eligibility requirements for Joint Commission hospital accreditation for deemed status
  • Description of deemed status and what that means for a hospital
  • Highlights of recent changes to CMS regulations

Key Features:

  • The only crosswalk of its kind reviewed and approved by The Joint Commission
  • Additional crosswalks comparing special CoPs for psychiatric hospitals to comparable Joint Commission standards
  • A reverse crosswalk listing Joint Commission requirements with comparable CoP numbers, showing equivalencies in the opposite direction
  • Tips to maintain compliance without duplicating effort
  • Convenient reference book format

Those subscribers that already have this resource please note that you will see the new content in your subscription automatically. This resource should be bundled with Environment of Care® Crosswalk, Hospital Compliance Assessment Checklist and Joint Commission, The: Environment of Care® News.

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