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Share the Extraordinary Moments at your Organization

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Nurses and other health care professionals do remarkable things that touch, improve and heal the lives of patients and their families each day. However, these events get little media coverage. We want to change that. Here are two amazing examples, and we ask our readers to send us more.

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08/13/2014
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Share the Extraordinary Moments at your Organization

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Nurses and other health care professionals do remarkable things that touch, improve and heal the lives of patients and their families each day. However, these events get little media coverage. We want to change that. Here are two amazing examples, and we ask our readers to send us more.

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08/13/2014
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Bart Simpson, high reliability and you

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What would you call an organization that provides safe, reliable services to roughly 60,000 guests a day, while also maintaining the safety of 15,000 staff members? You would call it a high reliability organization. Or you could call it by its more common name, Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida – an organization health care has much to learn.

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07/30/2014
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Bart Simpson, high reliability and you

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What would you call an organization that provides safe, reliable services to roughly 60,000 guests a day, while also maintaining the safety of 15,000 staff members? You would call it a high reliability organization. Or you could call it by its more common name, Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida – an organization health care has much to learn.

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07/30/2014
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Video is worth 1,000 words

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It’s one thing to say the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare is a collaborative effort. It’s another thing to actually see collaboration in action. Earlier this month, we proudly released a video that describes how the Center works to solve health care’s most critical safety and quality problems, and the important role that the Center’s Leadership Advisory Council has in this work.

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06/25/2014
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Video is worth 1,000 words

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It’s one thing to say the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare is a collaborative effort. It’s another thing to actually see collaboration in action. Earlier this month, we proudly released a video that describes how the Center works to solve health care’s most critical safety and quality problems, and the important role that the Center’s Leadership Advisory Council has in this work.

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06/25/2014
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Thinking about big data

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What does it mean for a supermarket to know that on Friday nights, the same people who buy beer also buy diapers? This is a very simple example of the opportunities that come from “big data.” Vast amounts of big data, coupled with the continuously expanding power of machines and applications to analyze big data, has opened new and exciting ways for humans to evaluate opportunities and make decisions, especially in health care.

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06/11/2014
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Thinking about big data

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What does it mean for a supermarket to know that on Friday nights, the same people who buy beer also buy diapers? This is a very simple example of the opportunities that come from “big data.” Vast amounts of big data, coupled with the continuously expanding power of machines and applications to analyze big data, has opened new and exciting ways for humans to evaluate opportunities and make decisions, especially in health care.

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06/11/2014
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Leading improvement: Go to the gemba

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Some of you may be familiar with the term “gemba,” while for others it may be new. Gemba is the Japanese term for “the real place.” So, going to the gemba is going to the place where value is created, where the real work is taking place. It stems from the Japanese mindset that when there is a problem, one should get as close to it as possible and learn BEFORE proposing a solution.

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05/28/2014
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Leading improvement: Go to the gemba

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Some of you may be familiar with the term “gemba,” while for others it may be new. Gemba is the Japanese term for “the real place.” So, going to the gemba is going to the place where value is created, where the real work is taking place. It stems from the Japanese mindset that when there is a problem, one should get as close to it as possible and learn BEFORE proposing a solution.

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05/28/2014
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Violence in the Health Care Setting

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Many physicians have witnessed it. A few of us have personally experienced it. All of us have heard about it – patients, nurses, staff or physicians injured or killed by violence in the workplace. Can this violence be reduced, and do physicians have a role in its reduction?

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05/14/2014
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Violence in the Health Care Setting

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Many physicians have witnessed it. A few of us have personally experienced it. All of us have heard about it – patients, nurses, staff or physicians injured or killed by violence in the workplace. Can this violence be reduced, and do physicians have a role in its reduction?

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05/14/2014
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Taking care of my parents

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We know the reasons for overuse of medical treatments and tests are multifactorial. We also know that most of the time, the clinician has good intentions. But ordering dangerous tests for frail elderly patients who do not want them demonstrates lack of both knowledge and caring. With first-hand experience with this dangerous situation, I proposed a call to action in "JAMA Internal Medicine."

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04/23/2014
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Taking care of my parents

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We know the reasons for overuse of medical treatments and tests are multifactorial. We also know that most of the time, the clinician has good intentions. But ordering dangerous tests for frail elderly patients who do not want them demonstrates lack of both knowledge and caring. With first-hand experience with this dangerous situation, I proposed a call to action in "JAMA Internal Medicine."

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04/23/2014
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How to reach the goal of zero patients harmed

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Joint Commission President and CEO Dr. Mark Chassin delves into the promising steps healthcare organizations can take to achieve this goal in an article published in Media Planet’s special publication “Patient Safety.”

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03/26/2014
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How to reach the goal of zero patients harmed

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Joint Commission President and CEO Dr. Mark Chassin delves into the promising steps healthcare organizations can take to achieve this goal in an article published in Media Planet’s special publication “Patient Safety.”

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03/26/2014
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In pursuit of high reliability

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The Joint Commission believes that the large-scale transformation of healthcare to a high-reliability industry is necessary to ensure that healthcare is consistently excellent and consistently safe. In a recent Milbank Quarterly article, Joint Commission President Dr. Mark Chassin and the late Dr. Jerod Loeb describe a model for high-reliability healthcare that incorporates the interrelated components of leadership, safety culture and Robust Process Improvement (RPI)®.

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02/26/2014
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In pursuit of high reliability

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The Joint Commission believes that the large-scale transformation of healthcare to a high-reliability industry is necessary to ensure that healthcare is consistently excellent and consistently safe. In a recent Milbank Quarterly article, Joint Commission President Dr. Mark Chassin and the late Dr. Jerod Loeb describe a model for high-reliability healthcare that incorporates the interrelated components of leadership, safety culture and Robust Process Improvement (RPI)®.

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02/26/2014
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Help your medical staff shine during survey

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It was always easy to tell the medical staffs that were prepared. As a hospital physician surveyor for a number of years before becoming a field director, I had the opportunity to observe and interact with medical staffs from all kinds of hospitals. During that time, I noticed a simple trend – organizations that took time to prepare their physicians for their on-site surveys had better experiences.

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02/19/2014
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Help your medical staff shine during survey

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It was always easy to tell the medical staffs that were prepared. As a hospital physician surveyor for a number of years before becoming a field director, I had the opportunity to observe and interact with medical staffs from all kinds of hospitals. During that time, I noticed a simple trend – organizations that took time to prepare their physicians for their on-site surveys had better experiences.

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02/19/2014
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Using OPPE as a performance improvement tool

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Processes for Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluation (OPPE) and Focused Professional Practice Evaluation (FPPE) offer valuable tools that medical staffs can use to determine if care provided by a practitioner is below an acceptable level. However, OPPE can also be used as a tool for performance improvement to avoid adverse outcomes, not just react to them.

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02/05/2014
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Using OPPE as a performance improvement tool

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Processes for Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluation (OPPE) and Focused Professional Practice Evaluation (FPPE) offer valuable tools that medical staffs can use to determine if care provided by a practitioner is below an acceptable level. However, OPPE can also be used as a tool for performance improvement to avoid adverse outcomes, not just react to them.

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02/05/2014
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High reliability in healthcare

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Since publication of “To Err is Human: Building A Safer Health System” by the Institute of Medicine in 1999, we’ve been aware of the estimate that 98,000 patients die in U.S. hospitals annually from preventable healthcare errors. Recently, a report in the Journal of Patient Safety estimated that this number is closer to 440,000 deaths! Perhaps the exact number does not matter. What does matter is that many patients die from preventable errors.

Related Items: Physician , High Reliability , Blog

01/02/2014
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High reliability in healthcare

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Since publication of “To Err is Human: Building A Safer Health System” by the Institute of Medicine in 1999, we’ve been aware of the estimate that 98,000 patients die in U.S. hospitals annually from preventable healthcare errors. Recently, a report in the Journal of Patient Safety estimated that this number is closer to 440,000 deaths! Perhaps the exact number does not matter. What does matter is that many patients die from preventable errors.

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01/02/2014
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What hurts your patients can also hurt your staff

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I clearly recall my first needlestick as a young staff nurse. I was recapping a used needle (which was the correct procedure at that time) and accidentally missed. I remember a feeling of dread; could I have contracted something from my patient? Fortunately, I didn’t. But from that time forward, I handled all needles with extra care around my patients and myself. Later, evidence showed that recapping needles resulted in more harm than good, exposing staff to unnecessary danger.

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11/25/2013
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