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please create separate replies for each reply. They must contain the following:In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 classmates threads. Each reply must be 250350 words, and contain at least 1 Scripture reference, 2 peer-reviewed sources, pertinent examples, and thoughtful analysis.

Reply 1:
The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations is abbreviated as JCAHO and commonly known as The Joint Commission. The Joint Commission was founded in 1951 and strived to improve health care for the community. In collaboration with various stakeholders, they evaluated health care organizations across the states and inspired them to exceed in providing safe and great quality care with appropriate value. The Joint Commission has accredited and certified an estimated 22,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. These organizations can include hospitals, ambulatory facilities, health care organizations that provide office-based surgeries, behavioral health organizations, home health care, laboratories, and nursing care facilities. The Joint Commission is the nations oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care (TJC, 2021) This is especially why health care organizations seek accreditation from The Joint Commission. As accreditation and certification is not mandatory health care organizations pursue the accreditation to focus on patient safety and the quality of care. JCAHO focuses and updates their standards continuously to reflect all advances in health care and in medicine. JCAHO addresses patient rights and knowledge but also focuses on the organization by ensuring employees are educated properly on infection control, medication management, hazards and safety, prevention of medical errors, and works to make sure all health care professional are competent and qualified for their positions. It is also important that they focus on the collection of data and how data is used to protect the privacy of all individuals. In the ever-evolving healthcare delivery environment aimed at rewarding value and quality, a focus on performance improvement and outcome measurement will be necessary for achieving success (Marjoua & Bozic, 2012). Health care organizations continue to seek accreditation and certification from JCAHO, and it is becoming more and more influential to other organizations in the community to make sure that their health care practice and setting is meeting standards. With any health care organization, it is leaderships and managements obligation to hold all employees accountable and be held accountable for the safety of the patient and those who are in the organization. Leadership and management work with their employees to make sure they educate themselves in updates and new training.

Reply 2:
Over the last couple of decades, the healthcare industry has undergone an enormous amount of change, from the way providers and health systems are reimbursed to definitively measuring the quality and safety of patient care by standardizing policies and practices. For todays hospitals to get reimbursed through the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), they must receive accreditation from a CMS-approved accredited organization or a state reviewing agency as a requirement to participate in federal reimbursements and to obtain liability insurance (Lam et al., 2018; Wadwa & Huynh, 2021). Hospitals and other healthcare facilities want to be an accredited facility; especially by the Joint Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), because it shows the healthcare system is dedicated to creating and sustaining a healthy environment that emanates high-quality care and high patient safety standards (PowerDMS, 2020).

        Moreover, The Joint Commission aims to avoid medical errors and non-compliance in healthcare organizations by evaluating other factors that could affect patient safety and care (Wadwa & Huynh, 2021). Furthermore, studies have shown that hospitals awarded with accreditation have improved quality of care across the health system, exude community confidence, have more effective and efficient operational processes (PowerDMS, 2020). The accreditation method is tedious; the JCAHO audits and reviews processes, policies, and procedures of a health systems compliance with patient safety (Wadhwa & Huynh, 2021). The select patients to complete surveys measuring hospital performance and outcomes every 18 to 36 months. Healthcare managers and leaders must be prepared and ready for a deep dive assessment of their quality and safety adherence.

                    For healthcare organizations to consistently exhibit such excellence in patient safety and quality performance, the leadership team must engage all stakeholders in quality improvement initiatives, creating a culture of patient safety (Drew & Pandit, 2020). Moreover, when senior leadership and management collaborate with front-line staff, the values and vision for safety culture start at the patient-care level. Senior leaders are the role models of the organization, having the most significant challenge: their roles would shift from being responsible for all performance to a devolved model of collective, inclusive, and compassionate leadership (Drew & Pandit, 2020, para. 15). In biblical terms, leaders should have the fruit of the Holy Spirit directing and guiding their actions, so they show kindness, patience, and love to patients and employees. Galatians 5:22-23 says, the Holy Spirit produces a different kind of fruit: unconditional love, joy, peace, patience, kindheartedness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. You wont find any law opposed to fruit like this (The Voice).

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