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Reducing Health Care Provider Stress and Burnout to Improve Satisfaction and Patient Care

Thursday May 17, 2018
Reducing Health Care Provider Stress and Burnout to Improve Satisfaction and Patient Care

Reducing health care provider stress and burnout to improve satisfaction and patient care is the focus of two new articles in the May 2018 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. Learn More
 

Early Treatment Program for Opioid-Dependent Newborns Significantly Reduces Cost While Maintaining Medical and Safety Outcomes

Friday May 4, 2018
Early Treatment Program for Opioid-Dependent Newborns Significantly Reduces Cost While Maintaining Medical and Safety Outcomes

Fetal opioid exposure can result in neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). A study to be published in the June 2018 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety describes an early treatment program for opioid-dependent newborns. Learn More
 

The Joint Commission Issues New Sentinel Event Alert on Violence against Health Care Workers during Workplace Violence Awareness Month

Tuesday April 17, 2018
The Joint Commission Issues New Sentinel Event Alert on Violence against Health Care Workers during Workplace Violence Awareness Month

The Joint Commission has issued a new Sentinel Event Alert during Workplace Violence Awareness Month to help health care workers in hospitals and other health care settings recognize violence from patients and visitors, become prepared to handle it and more effectively address the aftermath. Learn More
 

New Study Analyzes Effect of Adjusting for Socioeconomic Status in CMS Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program

Wednesday March 21, 2018
New Study Analyzes Effect of Adjusting for Socioeconomic Status in CMS Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program

A new study in the April 2018 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety analyzes the effect of hospital peer groups in adjusting for socioeconomic status (SES) or “social risk” in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP). Learn More
 

John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award Recipients Announced

Monday March 12, 2018
John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award Recipients Announced

The recipients of this year's John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards include a physician who is passionate about improving communication and transparency between patients and their health care providers, a network of children’s hospitals that has saved an estimated 10,000 children from harm, and a large hospital system that achieved a nearly 60 percent decrease in hospital-acquired patient harm. Learn More
 

The Joint Commission Appoints New Chief Nursing Executive/ Executive Vice President of Customer Relations

Monday March 5, 2018
The Joint Commission Appoints New Chief Nursing Executive/ Executive Vice President of Customer Relations

Cheryl L. Hoying, PhD, RN, FACHE, joins The Joint Commission today as chief nurse executive and executive vice president of customer relations. Learn More
 

New Study Uses Electronic Health Record Data to Identify Hypertension in Patients from Underserved Communities

Friday February 23, 2018
New Study Uses Electronic Health Record Data to Identify Hypertension in Patients from Underserved Communities

A new study in the March 2018 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety calls attention to how 10 U.S. health centers used electronic health record data to identify hypertension in patients from underserved communities. Learn More
 

The Joint Commission, American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Announce New Thrombectomy Certification

Friday, January 26, 2018
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The Joint Commission, in collaboration with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, now offers a Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center (TSC) certification program.

 

New Study Identifies Successful Approaches to Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs in U.S. Hospitals

Thursday January 25, 2018
New Study Identifies Successful Approaches to Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs in U.S. Hospitals

A new study in the February 2018 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety identifies common characteristics and innovative strategies among antimicrobial stewardship programs leading the way. Learn More
 

Universal Suicide Screening in Hospitals Can Be Successfully Implemented

Thursday January 4, 2018
Universal Suicide Screening in Hospitals Can Be Successfully Implemented

Parkland Health & Hospital System in Dallas implemented a quality improvement program to help identify patients with such undetected risk through a universal suicide screening in the inpatient, outpatient and emergency care settings. How Parkland developed the program and its outcomes over six months is the focus of a new study in the January 2018 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. Learn More
 

The Joint Commission Reports Increased Electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM) Adoption and Reporting from U.S. Hospitals

Tuesday November 7, 2017
The Joint Commission Reports Increased Electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM) Adoption and Reporting from U.S. Hospitals

An increased number of U.S. hospitals are adopting and reporting electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) to drive quality improvement, The Joint Commission reports in its 2017 annual report, America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety, published today. Learn More
 

The Joint Commission Issues Updated Emergency Management Requirements for Hospital, Ambulatory, Home Health and Hospice Settings

Friday November 3, 2017
The Joint Commission Issues Updated Emergency Management Requirements for Hospital, Ambulatory, Home Health and Hospice Settings

In response to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) final rule on emergency preparedness to ensure health care professionals and suppliers meet the needs of patients, residents, clients and communities during emergency events and throughout recovery, The Joint Commission is announcing updates to its emergency management requirements, effective November 15. Learn More
 
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