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Take 5: The Annual Physician Leader Forum

3/28/2017 9:56:00 AM

Each year, The Joint Commission invites more than 130 physician leaders from across America to our Physician Leader Forum in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois. This unique, two-day forum provides attendees with an in-depth look at Joint Commission standards, current patient safety issues, the journey to high reliability and the role of physician leaders in organizational improvement.

Ana McKee, MD, executive vice president and chief medical officer, The Joint Commission, discusses the importance of this annual event. [5:50]

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Take 5: The Environment of Care Fire Drill Matrix Tool

3/14/2017 10:56:00 AM

The Joint Commission Environment of Care (EC) standard EC.02.03.03 requires health care organizations to conduct fire drills, and to critique the drill in order to evaluate the fire safety equipment, building features and staff response. This evaluation must be documented. The Joint Commission has developed a tool called the Fire Drill Matrix to help guide the fire drill evaluation. This tool is a useful resource to help organizations correctly document their compliance with these requirements.

Jim Kendig, Life Safety Code® field director for The Joint Commission, discusses more. [6:22]

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Take 5: Elsevier Becomes the New Publisher of JQPS

1/25/2017 9:50:00 AM

What’s new with The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety (JQPS)? In 2017, the journal welcomed Elsevier as its new publisher. The February 2017 issue featured a study on how a hospital decreased its cesarean delivery rate through a quality improvement initiative.

David Baker, MD, MPH, FACP, editor-in-chief of JQPS, and executive vice president in the Division of Healthcare Quality Evaluation for The Joint Commission, discusses more. [5:55]

 

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Take 5: Ambulatory Surgical Centers Survey Changes for 2017

1/5/2017 10:26:00 AM

Effective Jan. 1, 2017, in order to better align with the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) surveyor guidelines, approximately two-thirds of ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) electing to use the Medicare-deemed option may receive adjustments to the survey complements (length and/or number of surveyors). The Joint Commission is adjusting its current survey team structure for ASCs to further enhance the already effective and rigorous survey process.

Michael Kulczycki, MBA, CAE, executive director of the Ambulatory Care Accreditation program for The Joint Commission, discusses more. [5:45]

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Take 5: Workplace Violence

11/11/2016 12:07:00 PM

Workplace violence is a recognized hazard in the health care industry. The Joint Commission has launched an online resource center dedicated to preventing workplace violence in health care settings. This resource center provides a broad range of resources for health care organizations, health care professionals and the general public.

Ann Scott Blouin, RN, PhD, FACHE, executive vice president of Customer Relations for The Joint Commission, discusses more. [6:10]

 

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