Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Delivering Health Care - Part 1
Lecture:Structure and Function of Health Care Facilities and Hospital Units
Slide content:Health Care Accreditation The Joint Commission certifies medical care facilities Oldest and largest health care accrediting body Independent nonprofit organization Certifies nearly 21,000 organizations and programs in the U.S. Organizations must undergo periodic site visits to identify and resolve problems 12
Slide notes:It is important to note that hospitals and other health care facilities are accountable for their performance. In the U.S., an organization called the Joint Commission evaluates and certifies medical care facilities. The goal of the Joint Commission is to improve the effectiveness, safety, and overall value of health care. The Joint Commission is the oldest and largest accrediting body for health care in the U.S., and its judgments are considered fair because it is an independent nonprofit organization. The Joint Commission certifies nearly 21,000 organizations and programs in the U.S., including hospitals, urgent care centers, ambulatory clinics, surgery centers, and laboratories. These organizations undergo periodic on-site visits to identify and resolve problems. 12