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    As Heath Officer of the Shiawassee County Health Department, I am interested in getting our health care organization nationally credited. There is Seven Steps to the Public Health Department Accreditation process. In addition, there are many benefits to becoming nationally credited. The benefits are: measurement of performance, standardization, advancing quality and performance, improving service, values, and accountability to stakeholders. These crucial areas will be improved if Shiawassee County Health Department becomes nationally accredited. Also, a positive reputation in the community is important to the overall success of the organization. The only way to improve our reputation in our community is to have our health department nationally…

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    (JC) (formerly known as the Joint Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations [JCAHO]), according to their website is, “to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating the healthcare organization and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value” (JC, 2016). It is the oldest and the largest standards- setting accrediting body in health care, which is not for profit, that…

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    When it comes to accreditation the first thing in most healthcare workers that comes to mind is The Joint Commission (JCO) formerly knew as The Joint Commission on Accreditation Organizations (JCAHO). Accreditation is very important to the healthcare community in a sense of how they are looked at as an organization. In this paper I will discuss the overall view of Accreditation programs in the healthcare organization, the purpose of accreditation, differences types of accreditation and the…

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    ating budget for an area of responsibility in a healthcare organization. Prepare a capital budget and determine what reduction would be acceptable to present to the leadership team if a reduction in the operating budget was requested. Accreditation The government and accrediting bodies have rules and regulations in place to protect the patients. There are rules and regulations that have been put in place for all providers when applying for privileges at a hospital. The reason…

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    Receiving an accreditation in joint commission helps the organization understand the importance of health and safety care by providing quality care. Based on the organizations survey they can then determine which accreditations are right for them. According to the joint commission there are many benefits that are entailed with this accreditation starting with patient safety, community confidence, competitive edge a decreased risk of reduction and liability costs (TJC, 2018). Illustrating that…

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    Patient safety is an important issue in today’s healthcare. The Joint Commission (2015) has always developed yearly patient safety goals increasing the importance this concept has (The Joint Commission, 2015). Patient safety it is considered a discipline in the health care sector. It is used to apply safety science methods to achieve a reliable and responsible system of health care delivery. It is also a feature of the health care systems. It helps to lessen the rate and impact of adverse events…

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    Falls in the hospital settings are considered to be the most common negative event after medication error, and many of hospi-tal’s falls cause serious injury that many times results in prolonged and complicated hospital stay, increase costs for the hospitals, and poor quality of life for the patient, and I do believe that one of the most causes which I also mention in my root cause analysis dia-gram has to do with the policies and protocols that are not reviewed and updated at the right time.…

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    Electronic Medication Administration Record and Patient Safety One of the reason medication related deaths occur are due to medication errors (Karen, 2011, p. 1). In fact, within the United States, approximately 7,000 people die each year due to medication errors (Karen, 2011, p. 1). According to Karen (2011) 1.3 million medication errors occur yearly, which relates to several injuries and approximately one death a day related to medication errors in the Unites States (Karen, 2011, p. 1). One…

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    provided. Technical Resources and Systems As required by Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, Meridian has implemented electronic medical recorders and has been fully online for the past 4 years, however they recently changed to a more user friendly EMR called Esentia. As typical, such extreme change from paper to electronic seemed to be difficult for some employees, however the new system, the new equipment, and the IT department have made the transition easier.…

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    Introduction When we talk about “Never Events” in medicine, we are referring to a list of errors or adverse events that should never happen to a patient while in the care of a hospital or physician. Some examples are wrong site surgery, mismatched blood transfusion, or hospital acquired pressure ulcers. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) defines Never Events as “serious, preventable and costly medical errors”. Never Events and “Serious Reportable Events” share the same meaning…

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