5 key insights from accreditation experts

Here are five key insights to know from a collection of experts representing accreditation bodies in the industry:

1. How the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care's advanced orthopaedic certification can help ASCs stand out from the pack
Tess Poland, RN, MSN, the AAAHC's senior vice president of accreditation services, discussed the importance and significance of AAAHC's advanced orthopedic certification in the increasingly crowded ASC market.

2. How to get and keep ASC accreditation: Four insights from AAAHC Vice President Dr. Naomi Kuznets
Naomi Kuznets, PhD, AAAHC vice president and senior director, shared her insights on the accreditation process for ASCs.

3. The Joint Commission's engineering director tackles survey topics
At the AAMI Annual Conference & Expo, June 4 in Long Beach, Calif., The Joint Commission's senior associate director of engineering Kenneth Monroe discussed the survey process, standards development and emergency management preparedness.l

4. The nine top causes of preliminary denial of accreditation from The Joint Commission
The Joint Commission may issue a preliminary denial of accreditation to organizations seeking accreditation renewal, according to Compass Clinical Consulting Associate Managing Director Lisa Prytula, RN-BC. Ms. Prytula was previously The Joint Commission's standards interpretation director.

5. Your ASC was cited for a standards deficiency — what next? Four questions with a Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program expert
During 2017 surveys, ASCs had trouble with the same standards they've struggled with in previous years, according to Donna Tiberi-Blaszczyk, RN, BS, MHA, who serves on HFAP's standards interpretation staff.



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