Accreditation: Certification as complying with a standard set by non-governmental organizations, applied for by institutions, programs, and facilities on a voluntary basis.Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations: A private, voluntary, not-for-profit organization which establishes standards for the operation of health facilities and services, conducts surveys, and awards accreditation.Quality Assurance, Health Care: Activities and programs intended to assure or improve the quality of care in either a defined medical setting or a program. The concept includes the assessment or evaluation of the quality of care; identification of problems or shortcomings in the delivery of care; designing activities to overcome these deficiencies; and follow-up monitoring to ensure effectiveness of corrective steps.Laboratories: Facilities equipped to carry out investigative procedures.Total Quality Management: The application of industrial management practice to systematically maintain and improve organization-wide performance. Effectiveness and success are determined and assessed by quantitative quality measures.Education, Medical, Graduate: Educational programs for medical graduates entering a specialty. They include formal specialty training as well as academic work in the clinical and basic medical sciences, and may lead to board certification or an advanced medical degree.Internship and Residency: Programs of training in medicine and medical specialties offered by hospitals for graduates of medicine to meet the requirements established by accrediting authorities.Certification: Compliance with a set of standards defined by non-governmental organizations. Certification is applied for by individuals on a voluntary basis and represents a professional status when achieved, e.g., certification for a medical specialty.Medical Laboratory Personnel: Health care professionals, technicians, and assistants staffing LABORATORIES in research or health care facilities.Societies, Medical: Societies whose membership is limited to physicians.Osteopathic Medicine: A medical discipline that is based on the philosophy that all body systems are interrelated and dependent upon one another for good health. This philosophy, developed in 1874 by Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, recognizes the concept of "wellness" and the importance of treating illness within the context of the whole body. Special attention is placed on the MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM.Hospitals: Institutions with an organized medical staff which provide medical care to patients.Peer Review, Health Care: The concurrent or retrospective review by practicing physicians or other health professionals of the quality and efficiency of patient care practices or services ordered or performed by other physicians or other health professionals (From The Facts On File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988).LebanonLibraries, Hospital: Information centers primarily serving the needs of hospital medical staff and sometimes also providing patient education and other services.Hospital Administration: Management of the internal organization of the hospital.Quality Indicators, Health Care: Norms, criteria, standards, and other direct qualitative and quantitative measures used in determining the quality of health care.Laboratories, Hospital: Hospital facilities equipped to carry out investigative procedures.Facility Regulation and Control: Formal voluntary or governmental procedures and standards required of hospitals and health or other facilities to improve operating efficiency, and for the protection of the consumer.Peer Review: An organized procedure carried out by a select committee of professionals in evaluating the performance of other professionals in meeting the standards of their specialty. Review by peers is used by editors in the evaluation of articles and other papers submitted for publication. Peer review is used also in the evaluation of grant applications. It is applied also in evaluating the quality of health care provided to patients.Policy: A course or method of action selected to guide and determine present and future decisions.Fellowships and Scholarships: Stipends or grants-in-aid granted by foundations or institutions to individuals for study.Program Evaluation: Studies designed to assess the efficacy of programs. They may include the evaluation of cost-effectiveness, the extent to which objectives are met, or impact.Clinical Competence: The capability to perform acceptably those duties directly related to patient care.Quality Improvement: The attainment or process of attaining a new level of performance or quality.United StatesManuals as Topic: Books designed to give factual information or instructions.Curriculum: A course of study offered by an educational institution.Sleep Medicine Specialty: A medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of SLEEP WAKE DISORDERS and their causes.Quality Control: A system for verifying and maintaining a desired level of quality in a product or process by careful planning, use of proper equipment, continued inspection, and corrective action as required. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)Quality of Health Care: The levels of excellence which characterize the health service or health care provided based on accepted standards of quality.Guidelines as Topic: A systematic statement of policy rules or principles. Guidelines may be developed by government agencies at any level, institutions, professional societies, governing boards, or by convening expert panels. The text may be cursive or in outline form but is generally a comprehensive guide to problems and approaches in any field of activity. For guidelines in the field of health care and clinical medicine, PRACTICE GUIDELINES AS TOPIC is available.Specialty Boards: Organizations which certify physicians and dentists as specialists in various fields of medical and dental practice.Educational Measurement: The assessing of academic or educational achievement. It includes all aspects of testing and test construction.Health Facilities: Institutions which provide medical or health-related services.Competency-Based Education: Educational programs designed to ensure that students attain prespecified levels of competence in a given field or training activity. Emphasis is on achievement or specified objectives.Clinical Laboratory Techniques: Techniques used to carry out clinical investigative procedures in the diagnosis and therapy of disease.American Medical Association: Professional society representing the field of medicine.Program Development: The process of formulating, improving, and expanding educational, managerial, or service-oriented work plans (excluding computer program development).Organizational Policy: A course or method of action selected, usually by an organization, institution, university, society, etc., from among alternatives to guide and determine present and future decisions and positions on matters of public interest or social concern. It does not include internal policy relating to organization and administration within the corporate body, for which ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION is available.Inventions: A novel composition, device, or process, independently conceived de novo or derived from a pre-existing model.Personnel Administration, Hospital: Management activities concerned with hospital employees.Animal DiseasesModels, Organizational: Theoretical representations and constructs that describe or explain the structure and hierarchy of relationships and interactions within or between formal organizational entities or informal social groups.Osteopathic Physicians: Licensed physicians trained in OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE. An osteopathic physician, also known as D.O. (Doctor of Osteopathy), is able to perform surgery and prescribe medications.Physician Executives: Physicians who serve in a medical and administrative capacity as head of an organized medical staff and who also may serve as liaison for the medical staff with the administration and governing board.Organizational Objectives: The purposes, missions, and goals of an individual organization or its units, established through administrative processes. It includes an organization's long-range plans and administrative philosophy.Medical Tourism: Travel to another country for the purpose of medical treatment.Social Responsibility: The obligations and accountability assumed in carrying out actions or ideas on behalf of others.International Cooperation: The interaction of persons or groups of persons representing various nations in the pursuit of a common goal or interest.Economics, Hospital: Economic aspects related to the management and operation of a hospital.Allied Health Occupations: Occupations of medical personnel who are not physicians, and are qualified by special training and, frequently, by licensure to work in supporting roles in the health care field. These occupations include, but are not limited to, medical technology, physical therapy, physician assistant, etc.Workload: The total amount of work to be performed by an individual, a department, or other group of workers in a period of time.Nuclear Medicine: A specialty field of radiology concerned with diagnostic, therapeutic, and investigative use of radioactive compounds in a pharmaceutical form.Nuclear Medicine Department, Hospital: Hospital department responsible for the administration and management of nuclear medicine services.Hospitals, Private: A class of hospitals that includes profit or not-for-profit hospitals that are controlled by a legal entity other than a government agency. (Hospital Administration Terminology, AHA, 2d ed)Education, Pharmacy, Graduate: Educational programs for pharmacists who have a bachelor's degree or a Doctor of Pharmacy degree entering a specific field of pharmacy. They may lead to an advanced degree.Ownership: The legal relation between an entity (individual, group, corporation, or-profit, secular, government) and an object. The object may be corporeal, such as equipment, or completely a creature of law, such as a patent; it may be movable, such as an animal, or immovable, such as a building.Financial Management, Hospital: The obtaining and management of funds for hospital needs and responsibility for fiscal affairs.Organizations: Administration and functional structures for the purpose of collectively systematizing activities for a particular goal.Schools, Pharmacy: Educational institutions for individuals specializing in the field of pharmacy.Delivery of Health Care: The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.Credentialing: The recognition of professional or technical competence through registration, certification, licensure, admission to association membership, the award of a diploma or degree, etc.Leadership: The function of directing or controlling the actions or attitudes of an individual or group with more or less willing acquiescence of the followers.Government Agencies: Administrative units of government responsible for policy making and management of governmental activities.Data Collection: Systematic gathering of data for a particular purpose from various sources, including questionnaires, interviews, observation, existing records, and electronic devices. The process is usually preliminary to statistical analysis of the data.Hospitals, Public: Hospitals controlled by various types of government, i.e., city, county, district, state or federal.Australia: The smallest continent and an independent country, comprising six states and two territories. Its capital is Canberra.Pathology Department, Hospital: Hospital department which administers and provides pathology services.Liberia: A republic in western Africa, south of GUINEA and east of COTE D'IVOIRE. Its capital is Monrovia.Benchmarking: Method of measuring performance against established standards of best practice.Schools, Dental: Educational institutions for individuals specializing in the field of dentistry.

*  Pioglitazone/metformin (By mouth) | University of Maryland Medical Center

is accredited by URAC, also known as the American Accreditation HealthCare Commission (www.urac.org). URAC's accreditation ...
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*  Husson University School of Pharmacy Earns Full Accreditation

... has taken action to grant full accreditation status to Husson ... Earning ACPE accreditation is a singular achievement for the ... The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) has taken action to grant full accreditation status to Husson ... The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) has taken action to grant full accreditation status to Husson ... Their action reflects the successful completion of the School's candidacy accreditation stage. Combined with accreditation from ...
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*  EXPERTISE

Cel-A maintains accreditation through the Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP) and all testing meets the ... In addition to compliance monitoring, Cel-A maintains accreditation for a wide range of methods developed by the EPA, the Food ...
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*  High blood pressure and eye disease | University of Maryland Medical Center

is accredited by URAC, also known as the American Accreditation HealthCare Commission (www.urac.org). URAC's accreditation ...
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*  FSU's Brady Health Service Achieves National Accreditation - Frostburg State University

Frostburg State University's Brady Health Service has achieved accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory ... "Accreditation underscores our long-standing commitment to providing the highest possible levels of quality care to the ... Among the types of ambulatory health care organizations that can seek AAAHC accreditation are ambulatory and office based ... "We are pleased and proud to have our efforts recognized with this accreditation." Ambulatory health organizations seeking ...
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*  Call for Comments on Long Term Care Accreditation Program

new accreditation requirements that focus on person-centered care. *a new optional certification module for special programs or ... Call for Comments on Long Term Care Accreditation Program. APTA members who work in skilled nursing facilities are encouraged ... a single core set of accreditation requirements relating to quality and safety for all nursing homes ... to submit comments on proposed requirements for the Joint Commission's Long Term Care Accreditation program. The Joint ...
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*  Empowerment Series: Psychopathology: A Competency-based Assessment Model for Social Workers, 4th Edition - 9781305101937 -...

... integrates the core competencies and recommended practice behaviors outlined in the 2008 Educational Policy and Accreditation ...
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*  Conditions with Similar Symptoms as: Lyme Disease | University of Maryland Medical Center

is accredited by URAC, also known as the American Accreditation HealthCare Commission (www.urac.org). URAC's accreditation ...
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*  Benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) | University of Maryland Medical Center

is accredited by URAC, also known as the American Accreditation HealthCare Commission (www.urac.org). URAC's accreditation ...
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*  Triamcinolone (For the teeth or gums) | University of Maryland Medical Center

is accredited by URAC, also known as the American Accreditation HealthCare Commission (www.urac.org). URAC's accreditation ...
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*  Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education - Wikipedia

a b M.D.s and D.O.s Moving toward a Single, Unified Accreditation System for Graduate Medical Education By Accreditation ... The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) is the body responsible for accrediting the majority of ... "Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Archived from the original on 13 August 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-18.. ... Lurie, SJ; Mooney, CJ; Lyness, JM (March 2009). "Measurement of the general competencies of the accreditation council for ...
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*  Lidocaine (Intradermal) | University of Maryland Medical Center

is accredited by URAC, also known as the American Accreditation HealthCare Commission (www.urac.org). URAC's accreditation ...
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*  Poliomyelitis Home | University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute

is accredited by URAC, also known as the American Accreditation HealthCare Commission (www.urac.org). URAC's accreditation ...
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*  Rotavirus vaccine, live, pentavalent (By mouth) | University of Maryland Medical Center

is accredited by URAC, also known as the American Accreditation HealthCare Commission (www.urac.org). URAC's accreditation ...
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*  Breast Center at Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Overland Park Regional Medical Center Receives Designation by National...

Center at Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Overland Park Regional Medical Center Receives Designation by National Accreditation ... Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to those breast centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level ... "This three-year, full accreditation reflects the commitment and dedication by our world-class physicians, imaging technologists ... Overland Park Regional Medical Center has been granted three-year/full accreditation designations by the National Accreditation ...
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*  Zilber School receives national accreditation | Zilber School of Public Health

CEPH accreditation is a rigorous process in which peer institutions judge whether an applicant has met standards in more than ... Zilber School receives national accreditation. July 6, 2017. In the News, Press Releases, Zilber in the News ... "Earning this accreditation validates the critically important work of our faculty and staff to improve the health of citizens ... The accreditation process began in 2013.. Between 2013 and 2017, the school attracted more than $9.3 million in federal ...
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*  EMSL Cinnaminson Adds IHLAP Accreditation for Methamphetamine Lab Testing Services | WebWire

Industrial Hygiene Laboratory Accreditation Program (IHLAP) for laboratory testing of methamphetamine by High-Performance ... EMSL Cinnaminson Adds IHLAP Accreditation for Methamphetamine Lab Testing Services. EMSL Analytical, Inc. s Cinnaminson lab is ... Industrial Hygiene Laboratory Accreditation Program (IHLAP) for laboratory testing of methamphetamine by High-Performance ...
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*  Accreditation

The Epidemiology program is fully accredited by the Council of Education for Public Health.
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*  Accreditation

FAQs on Accreditation. What is accreditation?. Accreditation is a peer-review process where an educational institution is ... Accreditation. Introduction to Accreditation. When students search for schools, many of them want to be sure the school is ... Regional Accreditation Agencies. A list of regional accreditation agencies for the United States is published each year by the ... What are the types of accreditation?. In the United States, accreditation is gained via independent bodies. This is very ...
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*  Neumont Addresses Accreditation

28, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Neumont Addresses Accreditation. Institution Maintains Accreditation Through ACICS ... Neumont Addresses Accreditation Institution Maintains Accreditation Through ACICS Transition and is in Process with New ... Steps three and four include completing the formal application for accreditation and then completing a self-evaluation. The ... 28, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Neumont University President Shaun McAlmont addressed the school's accreditation this week ...
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*  Degree accreditation

... The accreditation of physics degrees is an important part of the Institute's support for higher education. ... Accreditation is the means by which the Institute monitors the content and standard of physics degrees and keeps the wider ... The primary aims of Institute accreditation are to:. *Provide an independent, rigorous and valid assessment of physics degree ...
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*  OGC - Accreditation Search

Questions concerning accreditation of individuals, recognition of organizations, or agents' and attorneys' fees may be sent to ... the person or organization is not currently authorized to provide representation but may have an application for accreditation ...
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*  Accreditation

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*  Accreditation

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(1/462) A comparative analysis of surveyors from six hospital accreditation programmes and a consideration of the related management issues.

PURPOSE: To gather data on how accreditors manage surveyors, to compare these data and to offer them to the accreditors for improvement and to the scientific community for knowledge of the accreditation process and reinforcement of the credibility of these processes. DATA SOURCE: The data were gathered with the aid of a questionnaire sent to all accreditors participating in the study. RESULTS: An important finding in this comparative study is the different contractual relationships that exist between the accreditors and their surveyors. CONCLUSION: Surveyors around the world share many common features in terms of careers, training, work history and expectations. These similarities probably arise from the objectives of the accreditors who try to provide a developmental process to their clients rather than an 'inspection'.  (+info)

(2/462) What health plans should know about clinical practice guidelines--round-table discussion.

Quality is the watchword for health plans that wish to survive to see the new century, and accreditation by the National Committee for Quality Assurance is becoming quality's indispensable stamp. Practice guidelines are an imperative for that accreditation. Here's what seven managed care leaders had to say about guidelines in a recent round-table discussion.  (+info)

(3/462) Putting continuous quality improvement into accreditation: improving approaches to quality assessment.

The accreditation systems of the United States, Canada, and Australia have been restructured to reflect the adoption by health services of the industrial model of continuous quality improvement. The industrial model of quality makes assumptions about management structures and the relation of process to outcome which are not readily transferable to the assessment of quality in health care. The accreditation systems have therefore had to adapt the principles of continuous quality improvement to reflect the complex nature of health service organisations and the often untested assumptions about the relation between process and outcome.  (+info)

(4/462) An approach to an index of hospital performance.

Two indexes are described, based on measures of administrative effectiveness and patient care effectiveness. The measures used were selected and ranked by a Delphi panel from a list of 30 measures drawn from the literature. Weights were assigned by the panel to 19 selected measures. The resulting indexes did well in a test on data collected from 32 Texas hospitals.  (+info)

(5/462) Medical education in the USA--adult-friendly?

In the United States of America, the Area Health Education Center (AHEC) system of training residents has allowed high-quality postgraduate education to flourish. This paper describes the evolution of the AHECs in the context of medical education over the past 50 years. The arrangements for programme administration and design, resident assessment and appraisal, training of trainers in educational methods, and the accreditation of training programmes are discussed. The fast-evolving UK postgraduate education scene can learn some useful lessons from the US system.  (+info)

(6/462) Undergraduate and postgraduate orthodontics in Australia.

Undergraduate orthodontic education in Australian university dental schools reflects a strong British influence. The Australian Dental Council is now responsible for undergraduate course accreditation and the development of a more distinctly Australian model might be expected, although not in isolation from the traditional British and American influences. Postgraduate specialty training has been more directly influenced by the North American dental schools, and specialist registers in the states and territories reflect that influence. The Australian Dental Council will commence accreditation of postgraduate specialty courses in 1999.  (+info)

(7/462) A review of trauma systems using the Calgary model.

Surgeons caring for severely injured patients have witnessed tremendous change over the past 2 decades with the rapid evolution of trauma systems. This paper describes the evolution of trauma systems in Canada, using the one in Calgary as a model. Canadian system guidelines were produced by the Trauma Association of Canada in 1993. Participation in Canadian accreditation is accelerating as increasingly more centres across the country undergo external review each year. Reporting of trauma outcomes, including standardized mortality and a variety of performance measures, is becoming the norm. Injury is being treated as a disease with comprehensive control strategies aimed at reducing death and disability rates through prevention, treatment and rehabilitation.  (+info)

(8/462) External quality mechanisms for health care: summary of the ExPeRT project on visitatie, accreditation, EFQM and ISO assessment in European Union countries. External Peer Review Techniques. European Foundation for Quality Management. International Organization for Standardization.

This paper is a summary of the operation, findings and conclusions of a European Union project on external peer review techniques, termed 'ExPeRT', to research the scope, mechanisms and use of external quality mechanisms in the improvement of health care. Many of the themes outlined are described in detail in other papers that have been prepared specifically for this issue of The International Journal for Quality in Health Care. Although the emphasis of this project and of this issue of the Journal is on Europe, the conclusions are more widely relevant.  (+info)



Joint Commission on Accreditation


  • Typically, these will be private duty, IV therapy (infusion) and/or Medicare certified and accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations. (dmoztools.net)
  • Accrediting organizations such as the U.S. Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (Joint Commission, 2004, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 2002) have recommend simulation of obstetrical emergencies, including shoulder dystocia for hospital teams. (usfca.edu)
  • The concern regarding under-treatment is reflected in new standards for pain management developed by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) requiring assessment of pain at triage in the ED and referring to pain measurement as the "fifth vital sign" (Philips, 2000). (clinicaltrials.gov)