Health Care Support Services
June 12, 2012
Dr. Barbara Welcher
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JACHO)
The purpose of this essay is to identify a health care support organization, and give a thorough description of this service. Identify the demographics it serves as well as the types of services this organization offers. Last, to discuss if this organization could benefit my current workplace or the clients I serve. JACHO
The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization was founded in 1951. It is a nonprofit organization that seeks to continuously improve health care for the public by setting standards for health care organizations to follow and evaluating these health care organizations for compliance in these standards as well which inspire them to excel in providing safe and effective care at the highest quality and value. JACHO evaluates and accredits more than 19,000 health care facilities and programs in the United States. It is the oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in healthcare. In order to receive the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval, a hospital or health care organization must be reviewed on site by a JACHO survey team at least every three years. The Mission of JACHO is to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with stake holders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality. The Vision of JACHO is for all people to experience the safest, highest quality, best-value health care across all settings. Demographics JACHO Serves
The Joint Commission on Health Care Organization services everyone in the health care profession. From a hospital standpoint, every laboratory, every department, ever agency, and every individual that provides patient care is subject to JACHO review....