Posts In Category "Joint Commission"

Ready for the new Joint Commission standard to go into effect?

  Jun 3rd, 2015   -     Joint Commission, News   -  

AltusCampus.com would like to remind you that the new Joint Commission standards will go into effect on July 1, 2015. Some of the changes include: patient radiation dose documentation performance evaluation of diagnostic equipment by physicists hazardous waste handling ongoing safety training According to the Joint Commission “new and revised elements of performance (EPs) for accredited […]

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Revised Requirements for Diagnostic Imaging Services

  Jan 19th, 2015   -     Joint Commission, News   -  

Mitigate your risk with Basic MRI Safety Course The Joint Commission has proposed the following revisions to go into effect July, 2015. Hospitals in compliance need to verify and document that technologists who perform magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examinations participate in ongoing education that includes annual training on safe MRI practices in the MRI environment, […]

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Joint Commission Delays Imaging Requirements

  May 20th, 2014   -     Joint Commission   -  

The Joint Commission has decided to delay revised diagnostic imaging requirements schedule to go into effect July 2014 until July 2015.There was considerable pushback from key stakeholders which has made The Joint Commission delay these new changes. According to The Joint Commission “some of these issues highlighted complexities that require us to engage in further research in […]

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Joint Commission: Diagnostic Imaging Services Requirements Delayed Implementation

  May 19th, 2014   -     Joint Commission   -  

Revised Timeline for Implementation of New and Revised Diagnostic Imaging Standards May 15, 2014 In January 2014, The Joint Commission published new and revised requirements that address risks associated with diagnostic imaging for accredited hospitals, critical access hospitals, and ambulatory care organizations that provide diagnostic imaging services, including those ambulatory organizations that have already achieved Advanced Diagnostic Imaging certification. […]

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New Joint Commission Standards – Effective July 1st

  May 7th, 2014   -     Joint Commission, Professional Development   -  

In preparation for the new standards set forth by The Joint Commission, AltusLearn would like to remind you that June is MRI Safety Month. The new standards will go into effect on July 1, 2014. Some changes include: patient radiation dose documentation performance evaluation of diagnostic equipment by physicists hazardous waste handling ongoing safety training […]

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Joint Commission’s New Requirements for Diagnostic Imaging Services

  Feb 12th, 2014   -     Joint Commission   -  

We’ve received a number of questions recently about The Joint Commission’s revised requirements for Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals.  These new updates going into effect in July are very specific, and for a lot of people who work in hospitals, a change in how things have been done in the past. Issues addressed in the […]

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New Regulations from the Joint Commission

  Jan 27th, 2014   -     Joint Commission   -  

Mandatory Radiation Safety / Dose Reduction Education for CT Technologists and Others MRI Technologists are now Required to take MRI Safety Courses! Radiologic Technologists who work in CT will now be required to participate in continuing education courses that address dose reduction and radiation safety. In addition, Radiologic Technologists who perform MRI exams will be […]

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