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Sunday 9:29 CST, December 17, 2017

For Physicians


Improving the Informed Consent Process in the Hospital Setting



Obtaining informed consent is an essential aspect of patient-centered care and patient safety. Take advantage of two online courses offered FREE to our accredited organizations:

  • Making Informed Consent an Informed Choice: Training for Health Care Leaders
  • Making Informed Consent an Informed Choice: Training for Health Care Professionals



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.


Collaborating with physician leaders

Collaborating with physician leaders

Getting a bunch of physicians in the room and sharing and listening is a great way to build the relationship, according to Jack E. Garon, M.D., Sinai Health System. Find out what other physicians are saying.

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Is it true The Joint Commission says so?

Ask a Standards Question


Ever have a question about what The Joint Commission really requires?  Why not get your answer straight from the source.  Use our convenient Online Standards Form.


Does your hospital have effective physician leaders?

Ana Pujols McKee, M.D.


Read what Ana Pujols McKee, M.D., The Joint Commission's Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, has to say in AHA Physician Leadership Education Report. Learn More.



It's flu season.  Is your staff prepared?

SIRAS Education


This is a free continuing education (CE) course designed for physicians, physician assistants and registered nurses who provide care in ambulatory settings. SIRAS was developed under a cooperative agreement between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and The Joint Commission.  Learn More.




Several years ago my hospital had a sentinel event. The Joint Commission was very collaborative in its approach as we formulated an action plan to improve our processes.
Lemuel Dent, MD, MS, MSCR, MMHC, FACS - Associate Professor of Surgery
Nashville General Hospital at Meharry Medical College