Joint Commission Case Study

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The challenge is how will the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and Healthcare Reform affect healthcare staffing? The challenge is how we control cost and deliver high quality of care. First is to get rid of preventable complications, we improve quality. The aim is to diagnose serious and chronic diseases early on, where treatment is most effective. Patients will not suffer the complications and at the same time cost of healthcare will be reduced. The preventable services initiated under the health care reform also known as Affordable Care Act (ACA) will cost a small amount of money up front, but the savings will be a return in a very short period of time. There are studies that claim in the healthcare industry that there is about 25% of wasted effort; too much distance, and too much time. The healthcare organization could increase the productivity by 25% of actually taking care of patients, without hiring another employee, and not paying overtime. Organizations are looking where the non-value-added steps are, and getting rid of them, can produce improved productivity,…show more content…
This is accomplished through healthcare accreditation, and services that support performance improvement in the healthcare industry. JCAHO consists of a 28-member board, and the corporate members of JCAHO are the American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine. JCAHO is an accreditation organization concerned with quality and whose members subscribe to a standard-based review process. Compliance with quality standards are demonstrated through on-site reviews by JCAHO is critical to ensure that eh consumers of healthcare are receiving consistent levels of safe, quality care. Also, the data from the JCAHO is strongly reviewed by outside agencies such as: Insurance companies, other healthcare groups, and healthcare

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