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Joint Commission


February 2, 2017  12:17 PM

Vendor calls for reversal of Joint Commission CPOE texting ban

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
CMS, CPOE, Joint Commission

Cries of protest arose when the Joint Commission prohibited secure texting of computerized physician order entries, but now the level of disenchantment among some in the...

June 15, 2016  2:44 PM

ONC moves on health IT safety

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
EHR safety, Joint Commission, ONC, patient safety

Health IT is so often seen as central to creating efficiencies, maximizing reimbursement and helping spur advances in medical care, that its effect on patient safety is sometimes overlooked. But not by


May 4, 2016  12:53 PM

Joint Commission gets hip to text messaging

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
Joint Commission, Secure messaging

The Joint Commission, the independent nonprofit that functions as a sort of unofficial arm of government healthcare regulatory agencies, has essentially reversed its 2011 opinion on clinician text messaging. In...


April 2, 2015  4:29 PM

Joint Commission issues warning on EHR safety

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
EHRs, HIMSS, HIMSS 2015, Joint Commission

EHR errors can cause serious problems. The Joint Commission, the independent healthcare accreditation agency that functions as a quasi-governmental body, issued that warning in the days before the giant


July 29, 2011  9:02 AM

Interest growing in the medical home model of care delivery

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
electronic health records, Joint Commission, PCMH

The medical home model of care delivery -- which blends health IT and care coordination to encourage a more efficient and patient-centric approach to care -- has been gaining steady traction with health care providers and payers eager for an alternative to the traditional fee-for-service...


March 9, 2011  10:00 AM

Telemedicine at crossroads as CMS mulls final rule

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
ATA, Cisco, CMS, Joint Commission, Telemedicine, telemedicine services, telemedicine technology

This year SearchHealthIT will be attending the American Telemedicine Association's annual meeting in Tampa. One of the reasons we're looking forward to it is because of the story: Telemedicine technology is...


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