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Joint Commission JAMA Viewpoint Focuses on Workplace Violence in Health Care

A new JAMA Viewpoint by Patient Safety Officer Ron Wyatt, MD, MHA, and two co-authors tackles the issue of workplace violence in health care. Learn More

SOC™ process changes effective Aug. 1: Will affect Life Safety Plans for Improvement

Wednesday July 13, 2016


Effective August 1, 2016, changes will become effective to the Statement of Conditions™ (SOC) process that will affect the survey of Life Safety (LS) chapter requirements. Read more.

Supporting Physician Leaders

Thursday July 7, 2016


In mid-April, more than 130 physician leaders from around the country made their way to Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, to experience The Joint Commission’s annual Physician Leaders Forum. Hear what some of the attendees had to say about the forum. More
Busting the Myths about Engaging Patients and Families in Patient Safety

Open and candid communication with patients and their families is a key component of safe and effective health care. However, communication between caregivers and patients is sometimes hindered by longstanding myths and misconceptions about the sharing of information. Learn More

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Process improvement program breeds quality culture, empowers staff


An article in Quality Progress, June 2016 issue, explores The Joint Commission’s internal Robust Process Improvement® program. Read the article.

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