She developed one of the first JACHO
accredited short-term rehabilitation programs in Connecticut while she was Director of Rehabilitation at the Hebrew Home & Hospital.
These prominent organizations: The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), Institute of Medicine (IOM), Institute for Family-Centered Care (IFCC), the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and the Joint Commission (formerly JACHO
, or the Joint Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations).
The Joint Accreditation Commission for Health Care Organizations (JACHO
), for example, is but one of many voluntary accrediting and certifying entities that advocate and normalize the standardization of medical care and quality improvement through the practice of EBM.
This Lockable IV cart meets all JACHO
regulations, providing mobile security for IVs with medications.
Given the demands by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Joint Commission for Accreditation of Hospitals Organization (JACHO
) for process measurement and subsequent reporting, health care organizations have recently shown heightened interest in how to make key clinical processes more reliable.
Furthermore, ongoing training to staff members who provide direct patient care is mandatory (CMS, 2003a; JACHO
standards require that each record document "every dose of medication administered (including the strength, dose, or rate of administration; administration devices used; access site or route; known drug allergies; and any adverse drug reaction)." (3) Although this standard does not specifically require that hospital personnel enter the time of administration into the record, many hospital policies and procedures do require this.
After several years of deliberation, the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Hospitals (JACHO
) formally launched it efforts in Washington, DC March 10-12 with a 2 1/2 day meeting entitled Organ Donation in the 21st Century.
The local medical center's health education manager greatly appreciated the ability to demonstrate the modules during a JACHO
standards stipulate that each clinical department makes recommendations to the medical staff about the criteria for clinical privileges in that department.
Data requirements also are built into standards developed by accrediting agencies such as the Joint Commission for Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JACHO
) and the National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA).