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Automated Harm Trigger System Enables Real-Time Identification of Patients at Risk

Thursday March 16, 2017
Automated Harm Trigger System Enables Real-Time Identification of Patients at Risk

A study in the April 2017 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety details how the Adventist Health System Patient Safety Organization, Altamonte Springs, Florida, developed an automated all-cause harm trigger system to enable the identification of current patients who may have experienced harm or may be at risk for harm. Learn More
 

R3 Report on New Housing Support Services Standards for Behavioral Health Care

Wednesday March 15, 2017
R3 Report on New Housing Support Services Standards for Behavioral Health Care

To help improve the quality and safety of care for homeless populations, an “R3 Report” released today by The Joint Commission addresses new behavioral health care accreditation standards for housing support services programs. The report provides in-depth rationale and evidence for The Joint Commission’s standards. Learn More
 

New Sentinel Event Alert on Establishing and Improving Safety Culture in Health Care

Wednesday March 1, 2017
New Sentinel Event Alert on Establishing and Improving Safety Culture in Health Care

In health care, leadership’s failure to create an effective safety culture is a contributing factor to many types of adverse events such as wrong-site surgery and delays in treatment, according to a new Sentinel Event Alert issued by The Joint Commission. Learn More
 

Quality Initiative Significantly Improves Outcomes for Children with Chronic Conditions

Thursday February 16, 2017
Quality Initiative Significantly Improves Outcomes for Children with Chronic Conditions

By redesigning the way it cares for children with active chronic conditions, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center successfully improved outcomes for 50 percent of more than 27,000 pediatric patients, according to a new study published in the March 2017 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. Learn More
 

Hospital Decreases Cesarean Delivery Rate by 13 Percent Through Quality Improvement Initiative

Friday January 27, 2017
Hospital Decreases Cesarean Delivery Rate by 13 Percent Through Quality Improvement Initiative

A new study published in the February 2017 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety describes a long-term, multi-strategy quality improvement initiative that substantially lowered the cesarean delivery rate at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston. Learn More
 

The Joint Commission Appoints Executive Director of Laboratory Business Development

Thursday March 9, 2017
The Joint Commission Appoints Executive Director of Laboratory Business Development

The Joint Commission announces the appointment of Heather Hurley to the position of executive director of Laboratory Business Development. Learn More
 
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