News in Brief
2012 Home Care Executive Briefings Conference
OAK BROOK, Ill., Sept. 10, 2012—On October 10 and 11 the Joint Commission and Joint Commission Resources (JCR) will host the 2012 Home Care Executive Briefings to provide home care leaders with information on meeting new and updated accreditation requirements. Held at the Joint Commission headquarters in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill., the briefings will also discuss the Joint Commission’s accreditation processes for the Home Care Accreditation Program in 2013.
The 2012 Home Care Executive Briefings, “Opportunity and Growth,” feature tracks tailored to the needs of the durable medical equipment, home health, hospice, and home health pharmacy settings. The tracks for home health and hospice will be presented October 10, and the durable medical equipment and home health pharmacy tracks will be presented October 11. The briefings will also feature presentations from Joint Commission leaders, including Margherita Labson, RN, M.S.H.S.A., CCM, CPHQ, CGB, executive director, Home Care Program; Kay Kruse, M.B.A., surveyor support and intracycle monitoring director; and Wayne Murphy, RRT-NPS, MPS, associate director, Home Care Program. Presentations will cover topics that are crucial to all home care services and include the following:
• Understanding the Joint Commission’s new Intracycle Monitoring process for 2013;
• Increasing hospital and physician engagement;
• Conducting effective emergency management drills to meet Joint Commission standards;
• Addressing the most challenging standards;
• Addressing safety issues related to transitions of care, and;
• Using the tracer methodology to enhance key operational processes.
The Home Care Executive Briefings are recommended for home health and hospice clinical leaders, business leaders, and individuals responsible for quality, process improvement, and accreditation; durable medical equipment owners, directors, and managers; and pharmacists who work in the home care setting.
Registration is $449 for individuals from accredited organizations. Individual registration is $619 for non-accredited organizations. To register for the briefings, please call JCR Customer Service at 877-223-6866 or for additional details, an agenda and to register online visit www.jcrinc.com/Conferences-and-Seminars/EDU1221/5087/. Additional details for all JCR seminars and educational conferences are available at www.jcrinc.com/Conferences-and-Seminars/. Also go to www.jointcommission.org.