Comprehensive Certification Manual for Disease-Specific Care

Comprehensive Certification Manual for Disease-Specific Care
2024 Ed.
© 2024 The Joint Commission. All rights reserved.
Joint Commission Resources
eISBN-13: 978-1-63585-383-4
Healthcare Administration, Patient Safety and Quality Improvement


The 2024 Comprehensive Certification Manual for Disease-Specific Care features everything your disease-specific care program needs to attain or retain core or advanced certification. This certification manual provides the key information your program, organization, or firm needs to achieve and maintain continuous standards compliance and experience operational improvement. It describes the certification process and includes all the certification requirements that must be met to achieve The Gold Seal of Approval®.

Keep it handy in meetings, during orientation and training, and as a practical overview of the Joint Commission’s accreditation requirements for everyone in your organization, from staff to leaders. Then, get ready to power performance improvement and excellence in your disease-specific care program, organization, or firm.

Key Topics:

  • • Keys to successfully using the manual to be prepared for review
  • • Core and advanced standards and certification participation requirements for disease-specific care certification effective January 1, 2024
  • • Chapters with details about The Joint Commission's certification process, performance improvement, sentinel events, and more

Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"Updated guidelines are necessary for those healthcare facilities seeking certification and/or re-certification. TJC provides expert recommendations contributing to high-quality healthcare. This manual continues the cycle of performance improvement so necessary within health care."

-- Jill Massengale, DNP (James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital) Doody's Review - previous edition


Hospital administrators, quality managers, healthcare management, and direct care staff alike can glean insightful information from this manual. It is intended to encompass the totality of care for designated disease states, and it does so readily. As the certifying body, TJC is recognized as the foremost authority on disease-specific care. This authority is upheld by TJC's expert members and their distinguished publications as well as their incorporation of standards set forth by relevant professional organizations.

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