Take 5: Everything You Need to Know about the SAFER Matrix
8/30/2016 9:13:00 AM
Project REFRESH, the Joint Commission’s multiphase process improvement project, includes a transformative approach for identifying and communicating risk levels associated with deficiencies cited during surveys. This Survey Analysis for Evaluating Risk (SAFER) approach provides organizations with additional information related to risk of deficiencies to help prioritize and focus corrective actions.
Carrie Mayer, MBA, Certified Master Black Belt, Leslie Smith, MS, Business Transformation Leader, and Caroline Heskett, MPH, Business Transformation Leader, all in the Division of Accreditation & Certification Operations for The Joint Commission, discuss all that you need to know about the SAFER matrix. [11:00]
Take 5: The New and Improved Quality Check Website
The Joint Commission recently continued its commitment to providing meaningful information about accredited organizations' performance to the public by updating its Quality Check® website.
Quality Check®, which launched in 1996, allows customers to search for Joint Commission accredited and certified organizations by city, state, name, zip code or by the organization's Joint Commission identification number.
Jenna Gillette, Accreditation Business Analyst, at The Joint Commission discusses more. [3:14]
Take 5: Busting the Myths about Engaging Patients and Families in Patient Safety
7/25/2016 1:45:00 PM
The Joint Commission, with input from its Patient and Family Advisory Council, recently released a white paper, titled- “Busting the Myths about Engaging Patients and Families in Patient Safety.” The objective of this paper is to dispel myths about the sharing of information with patients and their families.
Mark A. Crafton, MPA, MT(ASCP), executive director in the department of State & External Relations for The Joint Commission, discusses the key myths that are addressed, and how this white paper correlates with The Joint Commission’s mission of getting to zero patient harm. [6:21]
Take 5: A Redesigned Leading Practice Library
7/20/2016 11:11:00 AM
An updated version of The Joint Commission’s Leading Practice Library (LPL) launched in mid-April. The Leading Practice Library is a complimentary tool available to organizations currently accredited or certified by The Joint Commission and available via their secure extranet.
Concetta Phillipps, Project Manager in Accreditation and Certification Operations Field Education and Development for the Joint Commission discusses more. [5:01]
Take 5: Effective Pain Management and Patient Safety
7/13/2016 12:07:00 PM
Millions of people live with chronic pain every day. Even with significant advances in pain treatment options, studies indicate that pain continues to be poorly managed and undertreated.
David W. Baker, MD, MPH, FACP, Executive Vice President, Division of Health Care Quality Evaluation for The Joint Commission, discusses more. [9:17]