Physician Leader Monthly August 2021
Starting Jan. 1, 2022, revisions to the Sentinel Event Policy will apply to all Joint Commission accreditation and certification programs, except for the Health Care Staffing Services and Integrated Care certification programs. The revisions include clarifications of event-specific examples, and the differences between severe harm and permanent harm.
In other news…
- Health Care Staffing Services program to shift permanently to off-site review
- Revisions made for ventricular assist device program
- Updated data registry requirements for specific Advanced DSC Certification programs
Blogs for Docs
Improving Quality and Safety of Telehealth: The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety is interested in publishing studies on telehealth, including retrospective analyses of quality and safety issues and prospective studies of strategies to improve quality, safety, access to care and utilization.
More blogs for docs …
Journal: A new study in the August issue details the development and implementation of a hospital-wide program to identify teens at elevated risk for suicide and to connect them with services.
Quick Safety: This issue examines the growing need for hospitals and medical centers to understand the diverse populations they serve, including minority groups and vulnerable populations.
Congresswoman Kelly Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Reduce Alarming Rate of Maternal Deaths | U.S. House of Representatives
More media …
- Study Measures Hospital Readiness for Next National Medical Crisis | NEWS BLOCK
- Why Pandemic-Initiated Safety Protocols Are Here to Stay | Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare
This series celebrates the 2020 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award recipients: Veterans Health Administration (national award); Northwestern Medicine (local award); and Dr. David M. Gaba (individual award).