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The Joint Commission (Formally JCAHO)

Joint Commission (Formally JCAHO)  

Joint Commission is a nonprofit organization which accredits and certifies healthcare organization for performance standards.

The joint Commission conducts unannounced surveys to ensure compliance for every three years (2 years for laboratories) for Accreditation Services and Certification Services. 

The joint Commission (formerly JCAHO) Accreditations/Certifications is very  prestigious and are recognized worldwide. 


Joint Commission Accreditation Applicability

Accreditation is applicable to HealthCare organizations such as hospitals, doctors’ offices, nursing homes and provides of home care services plus others


 Benefits of Joint Commission Accreditation

 The HealthCare providers realize the following benefits with Accreditation:

  • Prestigious and it is quality indicator 
  • Provides practical tools for performance, maintenance/excellence
  • Provides disciplined structure for effective management
  • Provides benchmarking potential through surveys
  • Potential reduction in liability insurance costs
  • Provides tools risk mitigation and management
  • Used as a marketing tool


Joint Commission Certification  Applicability

Certification is applicable to JC Accredited organizations with service coverage related to chronic diseases such a diabetes, asthma and heart failure. Also applicable to providers of healthcare staffing services. 

Benefits of Joint Commission Certification

The HealthCare Providers realize the following benefits with Certification:

  • Fulfill regulatory requirements in select states
  • Insurers recognition
  • Promotes excellence
  • Provides confidence/competence  to staff
  • Provides a disciplined structure to mitigate errors
  • Improves quality of patient care

Quality Systems Enhancement provides training, consulting and auditing services with competent professionals to healthcare organizations in preparing and maintaining Joint Commission ( formerly JCAHO) Accreditation and Certification.

Our Approach

QSE’s proven, disciplined path (“Ten Step Approach”) to Accreditation/ Certification ensures hassle free, unannounced (data driven, patient driven and care focused) JC Surveys resulting in minimum findings.

QSE’s professionals assist organizations to address any survey findings and maintain the developed system for any future unannounced surveys. We use tracer methodology used by Joint Commission Surveyors to minimize findings. We have assisted over 600 facilities for different types of standards to enhance patient/customer satisfaction. Please contact us for details.

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