Tag Archive for ‘ambulatory surgery centers’
The key elements of TJC’s total hip and total knee replacement certification program are described in this month’s column
This article provides an overview of key state health care issues in 2015—including coverage for bariatric surgery, liability reform, and scope of practice—and points to issues likely to gain prominence in 2016.
Steps for developing an effective and safe medication management system at ambulatory surgery centers are summarized in this month’s article.
This month’s column highlights The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare’s Targeted Solutions Tool™ (TST), which guides accredited ambulatory surgery centers through a step-by-step process to identify, measure, and reduce risks in processes that can contribute to a wrong site surgery.
In order to receive accreditation from The Joint Commission (TJC), ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) and office-based surgery (OBS) practices must establish an annual influenza vaccination program for licensed independent practitioners and staff. This TJC accreditation requirement took effect July 1.