Knowing when to conduct tracers throughout the year can be tricky. This 12-month schedule shows you how to space out focused medical record reviews and individual patient tracers.

National Patient Safety Goals (NPSG) are one of the ways The Joint Commission highlights major problem areas in patient safety. Even if you’re not Joint Commission accredited, it’s a good idea to look at the NPSGs to see what major health concerns are.

A list of websites with good information on regulatory, accreditation and patient safety topics. Save this list to your computer and add to it as you grow into your role.

An 11-page report on average salaries for accreditation professionals in 2017, along with demographics and other stats. Click here to see the 2019 report

A short article on what to expect during your first 100 days on the job as an accreditation professional.

An update on HFAP’s name change.

A profile on DNV-GL, one of the AOs.

A profile on CIHQ, one of the AOs.

Getting leadership involved in the accreditation process is crucial for your success. With this tracer, try to get hospital leaders involved in the process at least once a week. The title says Friday, but any day can work.