Used with Permission. Introduction to JCAHO. George Mason University College of Nursing and Health Science Regulatory Requirements for Health Systems Summer 2004. JCAHO Mission:.
To continuously improve the safety and quality of care provided to the public through the provision of health care accreditation and related services that support performance improvement in health care organizations.
The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits nearly 17,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States.
An independent, not-for-profit organization, JCAHO is the nation's predominant standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.
Since 1951, JCAHO has developed state-of-the-art, professionally based standards and evaluated the compliance of health care organizations against these benchmarks.
29 Member -- Board of Commissioners
JCAHO Corporate Members:
American College of Physicians
American Society of Internal Medicine
American College of Surgeons
American Dental Association
American Hospital Association
American Medical Association
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (June 2003) website, Facts about the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (June 2003) website, A Journey through history of the Joint Commission.