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Top Compliance Challenges for Ambulatory Care Organizations
Publish Date: June 23, 2022

The Joint Commission offers an end-of-year analysis by the ambulatory care team to highlight the most frequently cited standards. According to the report, in 2021 the most challenging ambulatory care standards fell into these three categories: environment of care (EC); infection control (IC); and human resources (HR). Each area was presented to subject matter experts and reviewed to share some insights into how to avoid these common challenges across ASCs. 

Presented in a blog on December 20, 2021, the findings to aid ambulatory facilities in meeting these workplace challenges were posted by authors Hermann McKenzie, MBA, CHSP, director of engineering, Standards Interpretation Group; Elizabeth Even, MSN, RN, CEN, Associate Director, Clinical Standards Interpretation Group; and Tiffany Wiksten, MSN, RN-CIC, Associate Director, Standards Interpretation Group.

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