The Joint Commission 2016/2017 Update

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Provided by MHA Center for Education

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Friday, April 21, 2017
10 - 11:30 a.m.


Register on or before Monday, April 17, to ensure delivery of instructional materials.

MHA members — $225
Nonmembers — $275

The webinar registration fee is for one phone line connection. Additional phone line connections each will be charged a registration fee. Multiple participants on the same connection is encouraged. Get more value by inviting colleagues to join you!

This webinar is being offered at a reduced registration fee to MHA-member hospitals because of a contribution from MHA Management Services Corporation.


clinical care providers, medical staff, patient safety officers, nurses, pharmacists, performance improvement staff, risk managers, TJC coordinators, administrators, compliance officers, life safety directors and safety officers

The following program content was provided by the speaker.


We all need to get our organizations to the Culture of Continuous Compliance. We don’t comply because The Joint Commission requires it, rather because it is the right thing to do. We are not preparing for our next survey, rather preparing for our next patient. This webinar provides an overview of the changes and direction TJC is heading. Challenging standards and current hot topics will be discussed, as well as ideas for implementation.


  • learn what is new for 2016 and 2017
  • review the documented challenging standards from 2016
  • discuss other problematic standards


  • the element of performance project
  • clinical alarm management
  • diagnostic imaging standards
  • suicide prevention
  • SAFER matrix (the new scoring methodology)


Sandra M. McRae, BSN, R.N., MPH
Patient Safety and Healthcare Consulting and Education Company
Columbus, Ohio

Sandra McRae has experience in all levels of health care. She served as consultant and faculty for The Joint Commission from 1989 to 2004. In addition to being president of her own company, McRae brings outstanding experience as a nurse executive, administrator, risk manager, and patient safety and performance improvement expert to her role as a consultant. She is the clinical/TJC consultant for the Florida Hospital Association.

McRae assisted in the development of the Veterans' Administration National Center for Patient Education. In 2009-2010, she developed the Veterans' Administration National template for medical staff bylaws. She consults with multiple VA facilities and programs.

McRae taught a wide range of programs for TJC Department of Education and was consistently rated the highest of all faculty. She was one of only three people selected by TJC to do the nationwide education on the new 2004 standards and survey process. She spent a month in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia teaching continuous quality improvement. McRae also has gone to Egypt and Ireland to help both countries begin the development of standards and an accreditation process. She has published Patient Care Trainee-Educational Employment, and her research has included a grant from Abbott Laboratories and work with the University of Florida in Perceptions of Education.