New, Free White Paper Details Hospital Strategies for Meeting JCAHO Continuous Compliance Requirements

March 14, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
NEWTON, MASS. – March 14, 2007 – A new, free white paper entitled “Continuous JCAHO Compliance: Responding to the 2006 Unannounced Survey Policy within the Environment of Care” is available to help hospitals prepare for new accreditation requirements and unannounced surveys.

Drawing on studies and the direct experience of EH&E personnel managing the Environment of Care program at several large healthcare institutions, this white paper offers insight into common areas of vulnerability and offers ideas for cost-effective solutions. Written by EH&E, a leading provider of health & safety and engineering consulting services, the white paper is available for download at:

“Hospitals are well aware of the high level of activity on all fronts that precedes a scheduled JCAHO audit. With the advent of unannounced surveys, activities such as facilities inspections, document reviews, and educational programs now have to be repeated often. Healthcare organizations are trying to cope with implementing these resource-intensive preparations on an ongoing basis without potentially compromising patient care,” said Jack McCarthy, President and co-founder of EH&E.

This white paper reviews the common barriers to continuous compliance EH&E found at several hospitals and the solutions that were implemented to address them. The paper will be interesting and informative to all hospitals faced with meeting the latest challenge of unannounced surveys.

To download the free white paper or for more information, visit

To learn more about how to prepare a healthcare facility for an audit, attend the free EH&E webinar titled “Meeting Continuous Compliance Requirements Within the Environment of Care – A New Support System.” The free webinar is March 14, 2007, at 1:00 p.m. EST, to register visit:

About EH&E
EH&E ( has provided an extensive range of environmental and engineering consulting services for over 18 years. Our team consists of more than 60 experts with an outstanding record of providing business-focused solutions for issues that affect the built environment. EH&E has a depth of knowledge and credibility unmatched in the industry and our wealth of readily-accessible information has become a powerful resource for our clients. Our new series of eH&E web compliance solutions is just the latest example of our continuing effort to provide this knowledge and information to a wider range of companies.