Physician Leader Monthly April 2023
In this issue:
The Joint Commission has released its new Sentinel Event Data 2022 Review on serious adverse events nationwide reported between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2022. A sentinel event is a patient safety event that results in death, permanent harm or severe temporary harm.
Dr. Perlin pens commentary on need for health systems to transform data collection to advance health equity
Joint Commission President and CEO Jonathan B. Perlin, MD, PhD, MSHA, MACP, FACMI, penned a commentary in Population Health Management — cowritten with Alonzo L. Plough, PhD, MPH, MA, Chief Science Officer and Vice President of Research-Evaluation-Learning at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation — that discusses the need for health systems to use new data collection methods as a way to advance healthcare equity.
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In other news
New Quick Safety on utilizing validated tools for suicide risk screening
Brief validated screening tools are an effective way to identify individuals at risk for suicide who may require both further assessment and steps to protect them from attempting suicide. While there are numerous types of suicide screening tools available, any tool that is not used appropriately may hinder the intended results.
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More new releases
Blogs for docs
Check out new Advancing Health Care Equity blog
The Joint Commission launched a new blog, Advancing Health Care Equity, that provides the latest thought leadership and insights on advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in healthcare. Sign up for E-Alerts to receive the latest Advancing Health Care Equity blog posts.
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Check out recording of Dr. Perlin speaking during Joint Commission, APIC webinar
Joint Commission President and CEO Jonathan B. Perlin, MD, PhD, MSHA, MACP, FACMI, recently outlined the new priorities of The Joint Commission relating to healthcare equity, environmental sustainability, and workforce during a collaborative webinar with the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). The webinar recording is available on APIC’s website.