Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHC)

Last Updated: May 29, 2018

Definition - What does Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHC) mean?

The Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, or JCAHO, is a national, non-profit organization that recognizes and officially approves various healthcare providers rendering services in hospitals, hospice facilities, surgeon practices, outpatient offices, and laboratories. JCAHO establishes set standards of proficiency and compliance to stipulated polices and procedures for the dual purpose of driving a competitive market in the field of medicine while, most importantly, guaranteeing delivery of quality health care in the interest of public welfare.

WorkplaceTesting explains Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHC)

The Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, or JCAHO, is an affiliation of professional representatives responsible for engineering and coordinating current healthcare policies and procedures across the multidisciplinary field of medicine including areas such as, hospital aid, mental health, hospice assistance, surgical operation, and insurance benefits (Medicaid and Medicare) reimbursement eligibility for medical practitioners. JCAHO was established as an authoritative institution for developing and maintaining the newest methodologies, regulating policies and procedures accordingly, and ensuring all health care staff personnel remain current on all technical applications related to the specific nature of their trade. In accomplishing this task, all health care facilities and laboratories undergo surveys as a litmus test to ascertain whether modes of health and safety including medical equipment, patient care and progress, and system records meet JCAHO standards of accreditation to date.

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