Hospital Accreditation Essentials with Tracers and Data Analysis - In-Person: August 6-8, 2024


Join us for this 3-day in-person seminar designed to provide you with practical solutions and implementation tips. This seminar sets the stage for a successful survey and building a framework to deliver the highest level of patient safety and care. You will also learn how to conduct tracers in your organization by participating in case study discussions and learn about program-specific tracers.

Hospital Accreditation Essentials with Tracers & Data Analysis - In Person
  • Hospital Accreditation Essentials with Tracers & Data Analysis - In Person
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Event Description

Event Description

Join us for this three-day 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. Included is the session of Tracers & Data Analysis, which 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 with Tracers & Data Analysis 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 
  • 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

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: November 6, 2024

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.



AGENDA (as of 4/19/2024) -  Please check back for updates.


Ken Flowe, MD, MBA, FACHE
Joint Commission Resources

Amanda L. Ryan, PharmD, RPh
Quality Consultant
Joint Commission Resources 

Tomas J. Todro, MBA, CBET
Physical Environment Specialist
The Joint Commission

Location Details

Location Details

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:

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 listed 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.

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
  • ACHE: 18 Qualifying Education Hours

Learn more about continuing education below.

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Payment Options

Payment Options

All Joint Commission Resources products require pre-payment. For your convenience, if you do not have a credit card available, we offer a sales quote/proforma invoice option to assist with initiating your payment. Payments submitted by check take up to 14 days to process. If you are registering for a program less than 14 days away, your registration may not be received in time and your seat may not be reserved. You will not have access to electronic program materials until your payment has been received. We strongly recommend credit card payments for any events less than 14 days away.

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  1. Choose your item(s) and add them to your shopping cart. Select "Proceed to Secure Checkout or Create Proforma Invoice."
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  5. Click the "Proforma Invoice" button. (See image below.) 
  6. Within 5 minutes, a sales quote will be sent to your email address with details about how to complete a check or wire transfer payment.

Or contact Customer Service at 877.223.6866, option 1 (+1 630 268 2990 outside the US) or via email at to have a proforma invoice created and emailed directly to you.