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The Source

THE ONE Source for Joint Commission accreditation and certification compliance strategies!


Stay informed with the authoritative digital resource you need to improve your compliance with Joint Commission accreditation and certification requirements across all health care settings.  Perfect for health care leaders and frontline staff, The Source’s blend of compliance strategies and solutions, news, and infographics makes it a must-read that you’ll want to keep close at hand.  


For our Terms and Conditions please click below.

Terms and Conditions

 

$399.00 - $2,650.00
Product Description

Product Description

This monthly digital newsletter is the accurate and authoritative resource you need to improve your compliance with Joint Commission accreditation and certification requirements across all health care settings.  Perfect for health care leaders, frontline staff, and anyone responsible for ensuring compliance with Joint Commission requirements and educating staff, The Source’s blend of compliance strategies and solutions, news, and tools—straight from The Joint Commission—makes it a must-read that you’ll want to keep close at hand. 


Key Content

  • Solutions to common problems related to Joint Commission standards compliance, patient safety, and more, covering all health care settings.
  • Best-practice solutions and authoritative advice from Joint Commission surveyors and JCR consultants in the field
  • Case studies featuring success stories full of practical tips for overcoming compliance challenges and improving patient safety
  • Strategies for complying with the National Patient Safety Goals®, meeting performance measurement requirements, and achieving and sustaining quality improvement


Key Features

  • Spotlight on Success—Insightful, “how we did it” stories on preventing medical errors, meeting standards, and improving patient safety and quality
  • Tracer Methodology 101—scenarios, sample questions, and tips for conducting your own mock tracers
  • CJCP®: Certified Joint Commission Professionals–—Sample questions to help you prepare for the CJCP exam
  • Focus on Certification—Targeted articles highlighting challenging or evolving issues in Joint Commission certification programs
  • Top News—a digest of the most current accreditation and health care news
  • Infographics—at-a-glance graphical depictions of current health care data


Standards: All


Settings: Ambulatory Care, Behavioral Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Home Care, Hospital, Office-Based Surgery, Nursing Care Centers, Laboratory, and Disease-Specific Care


Audience: The Source is the practical newsletter for accreditation, patient safety, quality improvement, and compliance professionals in all accredited and certified health care organizations.


To view a sampling of The Sourcearticles, click below.

Sample Issue

About

About

Staff
Executive Editor: Phyllis Crittenden, CAPM
Project Manager: Heather Yang
Executive Director, Global Publishing: Catherine Chopp Hinckley, MA, PhD


Subscription Information
The Source (ISSN 1542-8672) is published monthly (12 times a year) by Joint Commission Resources, 1515 West 22nd Street, Suite 1300, Oak Brook, IL 60523


For questions about subscribing or renewing your subscription or updating your address information, please contact Customer Service at 877-223-6866 or jcrcustomerservice@pbd.com.

© 2020 The Joint Commission


Joint Commission Resources, Inc (JCR), a not-for-profit affiliate of The Joint Commission, has been designated by The Joint Commission to publish publications and multimedia products. JCR reproduces and distributes the materials under license from The Joint Commission.


No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any reasons without written permission. Contact permissions@jcrinc.com.

Advisory Board

Advisory Board

Jane Braaten, RN, PhD, CNS/ANP, CPPS, CPHQ Director of Quality and Patient Safety, Castle Rock Adventist Hospital, Centura Health Castle Rock, CO


James Brown, RPh, PharmD, IDSP Director of Pharmacy, Kindred Hospital, and Clinical Pharmacist, Presbyterian Hospital Albuquerque


Meghan Pillow, MSN, RN, CCRN Freelance Medical Writer and University Nurse, North Park University, Chicago


Mark Pelletier, RN, MS Chief Operating Officer, Division of Accreditation and Certification Operations, and Chief Nurse Executive, The Joint Commission


Edward Pollak, MD Patient Safety Officer and Medical Director, Division of Healthcare Improvement, The Joint Commission


Diane Shoemaker, RN, BSN, BSW, MBA Controlled Substance Coordinator, VA (US Department of Veterans Affairs) Puget Sound Healthcare System Seattle

FAQs

FAQs

Who within my organization should subscribe to The Source?

The Source is a practical newsletter for accreditation, patient safety, quality improvement professionals, nurse leaders, and physician leaders in all accredited and certified health care organizations. It targets staff responsible for accreditation preparation and performance measurement.


What topics does The Source cover?

The Source covers top stories on:

  • Your toughest compliance challenges and strategies for overcoming those challenges
  • Best-practice solutions from the field
  • Success stories, examples, and tips to help you excel on your next survey
  • Special pointers for multiple health care settings: Hospitals, critical access hospitals, ambulatory health care, office-based surgery practices, nursing care centers, home care, laboratories, and behavioral health care


How often does The Source publish?

The Source is published 12 times a year by Joint Commission Resources.


Can I submit articles?

Yes, but obtain pre-approval from the editor first. See “Submission Guidelines” tab.


Can my organization be featured as a case study in The Source?

Yes; if your organization has done an exemplary job in promoting safety, improving processes and performance, or preventing patient safety events, and you’d like to share your story with other organizations, please contact The Source editor at pcrittenden@jcrinc.com.


For general periodical FAQs, please click here.

Contact

Contact

Contact the Editor 
Phyllis Crittenden, CAPM
Joint Commission Resources
(630) 792-5407
pcrittenden@jcrinc.com


Sharing Your Ideas

Do you have

  • An idea for an article?
  • A contact for a case study?
  • An example of an organization “doing the right things right”? (Maybe even your organization!)
  • An outstanding and useful form, tool, or checklist?
  • A question that needs answering?
  • A myth or misconception that needs clarification?
  • A hot topic or critical question that you want addressed?
  • A crucial issue that needs attention?


If so, please send your ideas to The Source at pcrittenden@jcrinc.com.


Standards Interpretation


If you have questions regarding interpretation or clarification of The Joint Commission standards, please check out Joint Commission Standards Interpretation FAQs or contact The Joint Commission's Standards Interpretation Group (SIG) through the Online Question Form.

Submission Guidelines

Submission Guidelines

The Source features timely, practical articles that address compliance strategies in a problem/solution format covering patient safety in all accreditation settings.


The Source invites readers to submit queries regarding potential articles, including case studies to pcrittenden@jcrinc.com. Articles pre-approved for submission should be between 700 and 1,400 words and include graphic elements, such as photos and charts.


Your article should be written in an informal, first-person style directly addressing our readers (I-we/you- your). Briefly describe your organization (location, number of beds, types of patients, etc.), note any specific Joint Commission requirements this project or experience addresses, and let us know about any graphics (figures, tables, photos, tools) you could provide. Tips and "lessons learned" summaries make effective, helpful conclusions.


A panel of Joint Commission experts on appropriate standards and accreditation issues will review each article that is considered suitable for publication. Authors should be available to answer the editor’s questions and approve edited copy.

 

Payment Options

Payment Options

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