Joint Commission Perspectives

Joint Commission Perspectives
2024 © Joint Commission Resources
Kathy DeMase
Patient Safety and Quality Improvement , Healthcare Administration


Joint Commission Perspectives® is the official newsletter of The Joint Commission. It is your primary source for information about Joint Commission accreditation, certification, and verification requirements, policies, and initiatives. Published monthly, Perspectives is the resource you can rely on for the most up-to-date information about requirements—and any revisions or changes—for your health care setting.

Perspectives ensures that you stay current on the following topics:

  • • Updates/additions/revisions/deletions to the following:
          o Joint Commission standards and elements of performance
          o National Patient Safety Goals
          o Policies
          o Eligibility requirements
          o Decision rules
          o Performance measures
          o Survey/review process
  • • Announcements of the following:
          o New accreditation, certification, and verification programs
          o Customer engagement initiatives
          o Joint Commission collaborations with health care associations
          o Field review of proposed requirements

Publication in Perspectives is considered official notification of new, updated, and/or revised requirements for Joint Commission–accredited, –certified, and –verified organizations.

Key Content

Perspectives helps your organization maintain continuous compliance by keeping you informed in a timely way of any new, updated, and/or revised standards, elements of performance, survey/review processes, and/or policies and procedures. In addition, Perspectives provides articles related to patient safety, error reduction, and other new and evolving Joint Commission initiatives and policies that may affect and require action in your accredited, certified, and/or verified organization.

The following are examples of what you’ll find in Perspectives.

  • • Joint Commission standards, policies, eligibility, performance measurement requirements, and survey/review process
  • • National Patient Safety Goals
  • • Programs, initiatives, collaborations, awards, and customer engagement activities at The Joint Commission
  • • Joint Commission recognition programs
  • • Top compliance issues and statistics by accreditation and certification programs
  • • Sentinel event statistics and Sentinel Event Alerts for accredited organizations

Key Features

  • • Perspectives articles with the Joint Commission Requirements icon highlight new and/or specific changes to Joint Commission standards, policies, eligibility, performance measurement requirements, and survey/review process.
  • Consistent Interpretation pairs actual Joint Commission surveyor observations on specific accreditation requirements with guidance from the Standards Interpretation Group to support your compliance efforts. Learn what surveyors are seeing and how to address those challenging compliance issues.
  • In Sight,/b> allows you to monitor changes to Joint Commission standards, survey and review processes, and key initiatives before they are approved, so you are always in-the-know about what’s happening at The Joint Commission. See what’s Approved, In Field Review, and In Development.
  • • Table of contents and brief article abstracts from that month’s Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety.

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