Radiology administrators and the JCAHO: what you need to know to survive.Radiol Manage. 1996 Jul-Aug; 18(4):58-61.RM
Revisions by the Joint Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) to the Accreditation Manual for Hospitals emphasize the interrelatedness of the systems and processes that are used to delivery clinical care. Mihalik discusses quality control, measurement and assessment procedures, leadership and scope of service. Generally, JCAHO standards have become more permissive in ways that demand greater cooperation and collaboration between hospital departments.