Hospital Accreditation Essentials with Tracers & Data Analysis: August 22-24, 2023

Join us for the Hospital Accreditation Essentials with Tracers and Data Analysis seminar as either an IN-PERSON (also includes one day of Tracer & Data Analysis) or LIVE WEBCAST (includes only the Hospital Accreditation Essentials)

This program is designed to provide you with practical solutions and implementation tips to help you set the stage for a successful survey and build a framework to deliver the highest level of patient safety and care.

Added this year for the in person event only, is an additional day of Tracers & Data Analysis. This add-on session demonstrates how to conduct tracers in your organization. You will participate in case study discussions and learn about program-specific tracers.

$599.00 - $899.00
Hospital Accreditation Essentials with Tracers & Data Analysis - June 7-9, 2022
U.S. Standards
Event Description

Event Description

The health, safety and well-being of our participants are our highest priority.  Please see our current Health & Safety Guidelines tab for more information.

We have two options for attending the Hospital Accreditation Essentials with Tracers & Data Analysis. You can either attend In-Person or via Live Webcast. Please note, that only the in-person event includes the full day of Tracers & Data Analysis due to the interactive nature of the program.

Join us for this seminar designed to provide you with practical solutions and implementation tips to help you set the stage for a successful survey and build a framework to deliver the highest level of patient safety and care. Added this year for the in person event only, is an additional day of Tracers & Data Analysis. This add-on session demonstrates how to conduct tracers in your organization. You will participate in case study discussions and learn about program-specific tracers.

The Hospital Accreditation Essentials will include presentations from Joint Commission Resources experts, case studies and take home tools.  This seminar will help you be prepared with:

  • Updates to the accreditation process for hospitals
  • Discussion about hot topics and challenging standards, frequently cited requirements and compliance strategies for infection prevention and control
  • Medication Management
  • National Patient Safety Goals
  • Environment of Care
  • Life Safety and more
  • Ways to identify types of tracers that will help you detect and close gaps in care
  • Knowledge to evaluate tracer data, a skill you can bring back to your organization to help improve processes, reduce risk, and take better care of your patients

  1. Discuss modifications in the accreditation process
  2. Identify new and challenging requirements within each chapter in the Comprehensive Accreditation Manual  for Hospitals
  3. Apply compliance strategies into your organization's continuous readiness program

Intended Audience:

This program is designed for those responsible for directing, coordinating or implementing Joint Commission hospital accreditation and standards compliance. This is also an excellent training opportunity for you if your organization is interested in pursuing Joint Commission accreditation. The program is valuable for all health care professionals who provide oversight of their hospital’s accreditation process including, accreditation directors/managers, quality improvement directors/managers, risk managers, safety directors/managers, nursing directors/managers, and clinicians who provide care and services to hospital patients.

The attendees will have access to program materials through the Learning Management System until: October 24, 2023

The Joint Commission is a private, not-for-profit  organization dedicated to continuously improving the safety and quality of care provided to the public. Joint Commission Resources, Inc. (JCR), a wholly controlled, not-for-profit affiliate of The Joint Commission, is the official publisher and educator of The Joint Commission.




Please select either the In-Person or the Live Webcast for the appropriate agenda. 


Health & Safety

Health & Safety

For conferences held in non-health care settings, The Joint Commission and Joint Commission Resources follow local regulation and CDC community level recommendations as conference requirements related to masking and other interventions to prevent the spread of respiratory disease, including COVID-19.  CDC recommendations are reviewed weekly and any change in requirements will be communicated to conference attendees the Thursday evening before the conference.  We encourage all conference participants to review their organizations travel requirements and assess their own risk and tolerance of possible exposure to respiratory virus infection in a group setting and act accordingly.  This may include wearing the best fitting mask that you can tolerate except when eating and drinking, practicing social distancing when masking is not possible, and choosing to participate in conferences virtually where available. Because the sensitivity of testing for viral pathogens varies based on the test performed, we do not require testing as a condition of participation.  Please do not attend an in-person conference if you are experiencing new onset of respiratory symptoms that could be indicative of viral infection.  However, because we cannot differentiate mild respiratory symptoms due to allergies, resolved infection, and non-infectious causes, attendees with respiratory symptoms should wear a mask.

Continuing Education

Continuing Education

Before registering for a program check for updates from your state, county or city on a regular basis to make sure it will be acceptable for your license/certification renewal.

Summary of Continuing Education contact hours awarded for this program:

  • ANCC: 18 CE for In-Person, 12 CE for Live Webcast
  • ACHE: 18 CE for In-Person, 12 CE for Live Webcast

Learn more about continuing education below.

Read more about Continuing Education

Payment Options

Payment Options

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The Joint Commission Conference Center
One Renaissance Blvd.
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

Parking is available in any of the visitor spots in front of the building and in our attached parking garage.

The Joint Commission is a smoke free campus and smoking anywhere on the premises is prohibited. Smoking is defined as (1) lighting or burning any type of substance that contains tobacco, including cigarettes, cigars, and pipes; and (2) using electronic cigarettes.

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Guest room location options:

Staybridge Suites (Located next door to The Joint Commission)
200 Royce Blvd.
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

Marriott Courtyard (Located approximately 2-3 blocks from The Joint Commission)
6 Trans Am Plaza Drive
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
Courtyard is walking distance to program site, also inquire at the front desk if they may have shuttle transportation.

Holiday Inn (Located approximately 6 blocks from The Joint Commission - do not recommend walking)
17 W. 350 22nd Street
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

Hyatt Place Lombard  (Located Approximately 1.5 miles from The Joint Commission)
2340 Fountain Square Drive
Lombard, IL

Embassy Suites Lombard(Located Approximately 1.5 miles from The Joint Commission)
707 East Butterfield Rd.
Lombard, IL  60148

The Joint Commission is located approximately 14 miles from O’Hare Airport and about 20 miles from Midway Airport.

Uber & Lyft rideshare services are readily available in the area.

Suburban Taxi Companies - 1 person: Approximately $55-60 - Rates fluctuate
American Taxi: 877-755-2227
Universal Taxi: 630-617-5400
A1 Limo: 630-355-8824 -Approximately $45.00-$50 for Shared, $70-85 for private car - Rates fluctuate

If you plan on taking a taxi from the airport, please make sure you do not use a City of Chicago Taxi–these are more expensive. Make sure you use a suburban taxi service lsted above.

Looking for something to do in the evening?
Two large malls (Oak Brook Mall & Yorktown Mall), a movie theatre (Yorktown) and many restaurants are located in the area.
Some hotels can prearrange drop offs & pickups within a few miles. Please speak to the hotel directly for availability.