Joint Commission Accreditation

IntraNerve has been accredited by The Joint Commission in Ambulatory Care (Telehealth) since March 2010. 
We are proud to have been one of the first national companies in IONM to earn this high level of achievement.

   

 

The Joint Commission

Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission (JC) evaluates and accredits more than 20,500 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.

  • Mission: To continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value.
  • Vision Statement: All people always experience the safest, highest quality, best-value health care across all settings


Standards of Evaluation

JC standards address the ambulatory care organization’s performance in specific areas, and specify requirements to ensure that patient care is provided in a safe manner. The standards-based performance areas that IntraNerve is evaluated on are:

 

  • Environment of Care
  • National Patient Safety Goals
  • Emergency Management
  • Performance Improvement
  • Human Resources
  • Provision of Care, Treatment and Services
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Record of Care, Treatment and Services
  • Information Management
  • Rights and Responsibilities of the Individual
  • Leadership

Benefits of Accreditation

 

  • Demonstrates a commitment to the highest level of patient safety and patient care
  • Nationally acknowledged benchmark of quality
  • Provides a competitive edge in the marketplace
  • Improves risk management and risk reduction
  • May reduce liability insurance costs
  • Provides education to improve business operations
  • Provides professional advice and counsel, enhancing staff education
  • Enhances ability to attract and recruit quality staff

Accreditation Process

The JC’s accreditation process concentrates on operational systems critical to the safety and quality of patient care. To earn and maintain accreditation an ambulatory care organization must:

 

  • On-site and unannounced survey every three years;
  • Continuous Compliance – The JC may ask an organization to supply, in writing, information about compliance; and
  • Intracycle Monitoring & Focused Standards Assessment (FSA) – Required to be completed on the 12th and 24th month following its triennial survey. FSA permits the organization to evaluate compliance with all applicable standards and elements of performance (EP).