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Physician Leader Monthly August 2022

In this issue:

  • Joint Commission Journal:  A study in the August issue investigates variation in the reporting of elective surgeries and its Influence on Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs). 


Joint Commission President Dr. Perlin to deliver keynote at 2022 Hospital Executive Briefing 

The 2022 Hospital Executive Briefing — scheduled for Sept. 13 — will feature a keynote address from new Joint Commission President and CEO Jonathan B. Perlin, MD, PhD, MSHA, MACP, FACMI.

This year’s event will offer limited in-person seating at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare, 5440 N. River Road in Rosemont, Illinois. For those not participating in-person, the event also will be available via live webcast. Learn more >>

In other news

Joint Commission to only publicly report severe complication rate for PC-06

Revision to applicability to NPSG.15.01.01 for long-term acute care hospitals 

Apply for the 2022 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards


Newly released

Quick Safety on how palliative care may provide better care for seriously ill patients in ED

Patients who are seriously ill often turn to, or are inappropriately admitted to, already overburdened emergency departments for care that may be better addressed by palliative care services. A new Quick Safety focuses on this topic and provides reasons to utilize palliative care and safety actions to consider.

Healthcare Workforce Safety and Well-Being website launches

Readiness Roadmap: New toolkit to make finding survey, review resources easier

Refreshed Accelerate PI™ Dashboard Reports available for Nursing Care Centers


Blogs for docs

Cybersecurity Educational Resources from Joint Commission and CISA

As the U.S. healthcare system adopts internet-connected care delivery systems, healthcare organizations are increasingly experiencing attacks from cybercriminals. In the first half of 2022, there was a 70% increase in hacks and information breaches compared to the same period in 2021.

Medication Management and Storage in Ambulatory Healthcare Settings


In the media

A Step Forward for Safety: New Joint Commission Standards Line Up with ENA Advocacy Goals | ENA Connection

Hospital-acquired pneumonia is killing patients. There's a simple way to stop it. |

Joint Commission Joins Decarbonization Effort | Healthcare Facilities Today

Doctors Gain Accrediting Option as NBPAS Gets Credentialing Authority | Medscape


Multimedia feature

Podcast spotlights 2021 Eisenberg Award winner Dr. Hardeep Singh

A new Take 5 podcast celebrates the 2021 Eisenberg Award winner, Dr. Hardeep Singh, MD, MPH, who has made seminal contributions in patient safety research, including the creation of several diagnostic safety tools and health information technology safety tools that are in use throughout the United States. [19:09]

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