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Physician Leader Monthly April 2023

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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.


In other news

Joint Commission Journal: CHaMP: A Model for Building a Center to Support Health Care Worker Well-Being After Experiencing an Adverse Event

Introducing new accreditation requirements for CCBHCs

Effective July 1: New, revised Patient Blood Management Certification requirements

Accepting applications for Tyson National Award


Newly released

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

Refreshed Accelerate PI Dashboard Reports for PSCs and CSCs


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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More blogs

Revised EP for Licensed Practitioner Evaluations Will Improve Quality, Save Time and Reduce Costs


Multimedia feature

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.

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