Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Regulating Health Care
Lecture:Nonprofit Accrediting Orgs, Regulatory Bodies, and Professional Associations in U.S. Health Care
Slide content:TJC History - 1 1910: The forerunner of TJC was called the end-result system 1951: Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals ( JCAH ) is created and starts accrediting health care organizations 1987: JCAH changed its name to Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) 6
Slide notes:This slide reviews the history of TJC , a nonprofit accrediting organization . More than 100 years ago, a medical doctor proposed a system to promote hospital reform based on outcomes management in patient care. It was called the end-result system. Under this system, hospitals tracked all of their patients long enough to determine whether the hospital treatment was effective. If it was not, hospital officials attempted to determine why, so similar cases could be treated successfully in the future. This model of continuing to study and improve medical outcomes formed the basis for TJC , which accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. The vision of TJC , is that: All people always experience the safest, highest quality, best-value health care across all settings. In 1951, the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals was formed and begins accrediting health care organizations. In 1987, their name changed to the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, or JCAHO . Many health care professionals are in the habit of using this name, so it is helpful to know this history. 6