Take 5: Speak Up - Right ID, Right Care
5/3/2016 10:10:00 AM
Throughout the health-care industry, the failure to correctly identify patients continues to lead to major patient safety events. Wrong-patient errors can occur in virtually all stages of diagnosis and treatment.
The Joint Commission has several standards and resources available to improve the accuracy of patient identification. Maureen Carr, Project Director in Standards and Survey Methods, in the Division of Healthcare Quality Evaluation for The Joint Commission, discusses more. [4:06]
Take 5: Behavior Health Care- New Standards for Eating Disorders
4/3/2016 10:00:00 AM
Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any behavioral health disorder, which prompts the need to address the subject with the safest, highest quality care possible.
The Joint Commission recently approved new requirements in its Behavioral Health Care program that specifically address care, treatment, or services related to eating disorders.
Tracy Collander, Executive Director for Behavioral Health Care Accreditation, discusses the new requirements. [5:16]
Take 5: Patient Safety Awareness - The Commitment to Zero Patient Harm
3/10/2016 8:13:00 AM
For more than 60 years, The Joint Commission has been a champion of patient safety by encouraging and supporting organizations in their efforts to make patient safety a continuous priority.
The Joint Commission has named Dr. Ronald M. Wyatt, MD, MHA, to the newly created position of patient safety officer. This appointment is a direct reflection of the organization’s commitment to promoting a safe and high-quality health care system with a goal of zero patient harm.
He discuss what encompasses this role, future patient safety-focused initiatives and more.
Take 5- Pioneers in Quality: Keeping Pace With The Evolution To Electronic Clinical Quality Measures
2/11/2016 4:01:00 PM
In keeping pace with the evolution to electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs), The Joint Commission's first priority is making sure that it is done accurately while minimizing the burden on health care organizations.
Pioneers in Quality is a new program developed to assist hospitals on their journey towards electronic clinical quality measure adoption that includes a series of educational programs.
Dr. David Baker, Executive Vice President in the Division of Healthcare Quality Evaluation for The Joint Commission discusses more. [4:34]
Take 5: New Standards BoosterPak™ now available - High-Level Disinfection (HLD) and Sterilization
2/2/2016 12:02:00 AM
For more than 60 years, The Joint Commission has been a champion of patient safety by helping health care organizations improve the quality and safety of the care they provide. One of the tools exclusively offered to our accredited and certified organizations are Standards BoosterPaks™
. The objective of these BoosterPaks is to improve the understanding and consistency of standards interpretation.
Lisa Waldowski, Infection Control Specialist with The Joint Commission discusses more. [5:12]