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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)®.

Related Items: High Reliability , Blog , Robust Process Improvement , RPI

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)®.

Related Items: High Reliability , Blog , Robust Process Improvement , RPI

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.

Related Items: Physician , Blog

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.

Related Items: Physician , Blog

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.

Related Items: Physician , High Reliability , Blog

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.

Related Items: Patient Safety , Blog

11/25/2013
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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.

Related Items: Patient Safety , Blog

11/25/2013
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Leading the way to high reliability by communicating and connecting

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Welcome to The Joint Commission’s new Leadership blog! I am especially excited about this newest communication vehicle for many reasons.

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10/23/2013
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Leading the way to high reliability by communicating and connecting

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Welcome to The Joint Commission’s new Leadership blog! I am especially excited about this newest communication vehicle for many reasons.

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10/23/2013
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Revisiting disruptive and inappropriate behavior: Five years after standards introduced

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By Ronald M. Wyatt, M.D., M.H.A. Medical Director The Joint Commission In 2008, The Joint Commission became so concerned about “behaviors that undermine a culture of safety” that it issued a Sentinel Event Alert on the topic and developed a Leadership standard requiring all hospitals to have a code of conduct as well as a process for managing disruptive and inappropriate behaviors. Now there is compelling evidence that some behaviors contribute directly to medical errors.

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10/02/2013
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Revisiting disruptive and inappropriate behavior: Five years after standards introduced

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By Ronald M. Wyatt, M.D., M.H.A. Medical Director The Joint Commission In 2008, The Joint Commission became so concerned about “behaviors that undermine a culture of safety” that it issued a Sentinel Event Alert on the topic and developed a Leadership standard requiring all hospitals to have a code of conduct as well as a process for managing disruptive and inappropriate behaviors. Now there is compelling evidence that some behaviors contribute directly to medical errors.

Related Items: Physician , Blog

10/02/2013
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Is certification or advanced certification for you?

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The Joint Commission offers certification at two levels – core and advanced. Both are evaluated through the same set of standards.

Related Items: DSC Update , Certification

06/14/2011
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Is certification or advanced certification for you?

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The Joint Commission offers certification at two levels – core and advanced. Both are evaluated through the same set of standards.

Related Items: DSC Update , Certification

06/14/2011
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How to use the Standards FAQs

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Learn more about how to use the Standards FAQs section of the website.

Related Items: Webmaster Blog , Standards FAQs

05/05/2011
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What is Joint Commission Connect?

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The Joint Commission Connect is a secure extranet website intended only for Joint Commission accredited or certified organizations.

Related Items: Joint Commission Connect , Webmaster Blog

01/10/2011

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