SOURCE: The Joint Commission

The Joint Commission

August 08, 2011 11:30 ET

Joint Commission Resources Releases New E-dition® for Disease-Specific Care

New Electronic Manual Covers Disease-Specific Care Certification Standards

OAK BROOK, IL--(Marketwire - Aug 8, 2011) - Joint Commission Resources has announced that the 2011 Joint Commission Disease-Specific Care Certification standards and requirements will now be available through E-dition®, which provides online access and automatic updates to The Joint Commission standards. The new E-dition for Disease-Specific Care Certification allows easy access to the same in-depth content found in the Disease-Specific Care Manual through a website that is designed for even the occasional user.

E-dition provides users with easy online access, quick click navigation, full-text searching, current standards information, and standards filtering by program. The new E-dition for Disease-Specific Care Certification covers the requirements for delivering or facilitating clinical care, supporting self-management, program management, clinical information management, and performance measurement. Other essential information on the certification process, certification participation requirements, and sentinel events are also included.

In addition to the core Disease-Specific Care Certification program, E-dition supports the following seven advanced certification modules, allowing users to focus on the standards most applicable to their specific settings, which include:

  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Heart Failure (clinically-specific requirements due mid-2011)
  • Inpatient Diabetes Care
  • Lung Volume Reduction
  • Primary Stroke Center
  • Ventricular Assist Devices

Ensuring continuous compliance for the Disease-Specific Care Certification program begins with a staff that is knowledgeable about Joint Commission standards and requirements. Health care organizations can choose to purchase a site license for E-dition that ensures all staff members have access to the benefits that E-dition offers at any time with unrestricted simultaneous use.

A single user license can be purchased starting at $398 and a site license can be purchased starting at $1,390. To order the new E-dition for Disease-Specific Care Certification, call JCR Customer Service toll-free at 877.223.6866, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT, weekdays, or visit http://www.jcrinc.com/E-dition-dsc.

Joint Commission Resources (JCR), a not-for-profit affiliate of The Joint Commission, is the official publisher and educator of The Joint Commission. JCR is an expert resource for health care organizations, providing consulting services, educational services and publications to assist in improving quality and safety and to help in meeting the accreditation standards of The Joint Commission. JCR provides consulting services independently from The Joint Commission and in a fully confidential manner. Please visit our Web site at www.jcrinc.com.

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