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
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
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.
Blogs for docs
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.
In the media
Joint Commission Joins Decarbonization Effort | Healthcare Facilities Today
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]