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Physician Leader Monthly August 2021

Sentinel event definition, policy revised

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… 

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. 

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News Releases 

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.

New Accelerate PI Dashboard Report for 2Q 2021

Media Wrap-up

Congresswoman Kelly Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Reduce Alarming Rate of Maternal Deaths | U.S. House of Representatives 

More media … 

Multimedia Features

Special Take 5 Podcast Series Recognizes Eisenberg Award Winners

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).

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