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Physician Leader Monthly December 2021

NEW! Case Example on transgender health inequity

See our new Case Example #6, “Call me by my name: A case of transgender health inequity.” This case example illustrates how an organization can address discrimination and inappropriate conduct and make the patient experience for transgender persons more sensitive, affirming and respectful. 

In other news … 

Now in effect: Update to influenza immunization performance measure

Organizations get recognition for 2020, 2021 performance measure contributions


UMass Team Improves Pediatric Well Care Visits for Black and Latino Patients by More Than 12%: UMass Memorial Health saw an opportunity and spearheaded an initiative that resulted in a 16% improvement in adherence to well-child visits among Black patients and a 12% improvement among Latino patients, writes Ana Pujols McKee, MD, Executive Vice President, Chief Medical Officer, and Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer.


Journal: The December issue includes a study that identified barriers to incident reporting and developed solutions to increase the easy and efficiency of the reporting process.    

From AMA: “Racial and Health Equity: Concrete STEPS for Smaller Practices”


Column: One more try | Yahoo news

More media …

Strategies for managing suicidal ideation and reducing risk | American Medical Association

Hyperglycemia and Insulin Management in Critically Ill Patients | U.S. Pharmacist

Maintaining air, steam, water quality simply elemental | Healthcare Purchasing News

Surveyors probe ultrasound device HLD practices | Healthcare Purchasing News


Watch now: Webinar on new, revised workplace violence prevention requirements
Effective Jan. 1, 2022, new and revised workplace violence prevention standards will apply to all Joint Commission-accredited hospitals and critical access hospitals. The new and revised standards provide a framework to guide hospitals in developing effective workplace violence prevention systems, including leadership oversight, policies and procedures, reporting systems, data collection and analysis, post-incident strategies, training, and education to decrease workplace violence.