Physician Leader Monthly April 2021
The Joint Commission and Kaiser Permanente have established the Bernard J. Tyson National Award for Excellence in Pursuit of Healthcare Equity — an annual award to recognize health care organizations and their partners that achieve measurable, sustained reductions in health care disparities. Applications will be accepted from May 17 to July 5.
In other news…
- Joint Commission reiterates importance of removing barriers to mental health care for staff
- FAQ: Expectations for suicide risk assessments
- Updates to Home Health, Hospice requirements to maintain alignment with CMS
- New Center for Transforming Healthcare project launches to address home health falls
Blogs for Docs
Joint Commission joins COVID19 vaccine alliance: The COVID Vaccine Education and Equity Project is led by The Alliance for Aging Research, Healthy Women, and the National Caucus and Center on Black Aging.
More blogs for docs …
- Lessons learned during Texas’ winter storm: By Kimberly Persley, MD, President, Texas Ambulatory Surgery Center Society President
- New on-demand webinar offering for Pioneers in Quality program: Continuing education (CE) credits are available
April Journal: A new study assessed which complications are associated with the highest mortality rates and resource utilization for older patients who undergo hip fracture repair.
Quick Safety: Data over the past year has shown that an estimated 40.9% of adults in the U.S. have avoided medical care during the pandemic because of concerns about COVID-19.
More media …
- HHS will send $250M in grants for vaccine equity push | Healthcare Dive
- Inadequate sleep decreases cognitive performance in doctors by 25%, study finds | ARCHYDE
- 82% of hospitals miss the mark on MM Standards | Pharmacy Practice News
- Hospital antibiotic stewardship programs falling short on quality goals | Modern Healthcare
- C-section rates improve dramatically at Cleveland Clinic | VeroNews
Joint Commission Infection Control and Prevention Director Sylvia Garcia-Houchins discusses the safe and reliable vaccine options to protect against COVID-19, as well as the importance of getting a vaccine. [14:58]