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Physician Leader Monthly January 2022


In this issue:

  • Joint Commission Journal: The January issue features a first-ever study on the implementation of Kotter’s Change Model to facilitate change in the perioperative setting


CMS references Joint Commission standards in memo on addressing maternal health

On Dec. 7, Vice President Kamala Harris issued a call to action to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality rates. Additionally, the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) urged states to extend Medicaid coverage for a full year postpartum and proposed establishing a “Birthing-Friendly” hospital designation that would recognize hospitals that undergo quality improvement efforts regarding maternity care. Read more >>

Tip sheet on new water management program requirements for nursing care centers

Joint Commission-accredited nursing care centers will want to check out a new tip sheet aimed to help those organizations in complying with the new water management requirements that went into effect on Jan. 1. The new requirements are designed to further improve the quality and safety of care provided to patients and residents who are immunocompromised. Read more >>


Blogs for docs

Heads Up Report Library Updated with 50 Reports of Commonly Cited Standards

Top Compliance Challenges for Ambulatory Care Organizations in 2021

Bloodborne Pathogen Standard Turns 30

How a Medical Mission Trip Helped Me Find My Spark


Newly released

On Dec. 15, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a Partner Alert on antibiotic resistance (AR) announcing the Global Antimicrobial Resistance Laboratory and Response Network to improve the detection of AR threats and prevent their spread globally. Read more >>


In the media

4 leaders on the patient safety issue they'd fix overnight | Becker's Hospital Review

Features Ana Pujols McKee, MD, EVP, CMO & Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, The Joint Commission

Building a diverse workforce: Part 1 | OR Manager

Cybersecurity Year in Review: 2021 | Healthcare Innovation

Reining in workplace violence in healthcare: What strategies work? | Security Magazine

Ask Herman: The Joint Commission Answers Your Questions | AAMI News



COVID-19 QA Webinar for Hospital Accreditation

This webinar, recorded on November 9, 2021 provides a live Q&A session on: CMS 1135 Waivers, Infection Prevention and Control, 1135 Waivers, Environment of Care/Life Safety, effects of COVID-19 on Joint Commission survey efforts, and additional live questions.                          

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