The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 15,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States.
Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.
Patient safety and quality of care issues are at the forefront of Joint Commission standards and initiatives.
Focus on state-of-the-art performance improvement strategies that help health care organizations continuously improve the safety and quality of care, which can reduce the risk of error or low quality care.
Joint Commission standards address the organization’s level of performance in key functional areas, such as patient rights, patient treatment, and infection control. The standards focus not simply on an organization’s ability to provide safe, high quality care, but on its actual performance as well. Standards set forth performance expectations for activities that affect the safety and quality of patient care.
If an organization does the right things and does them well, there is a strong likelihood that its patients will experience good outcomes.
The Joint Commission develops its standards in consultation with health care experts, providers, measurement experts, purchasers, and consumers.
Accreditation involves maintaining a high-level of quality and compliance with the latest standards.
Joint Commission accreditation provides guidance to Avow’s quality improvement efforts.