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Physician Leader Monthly June 2021

Apply now for the Bernard J. Tyson National Award

The application period is open for a new award program from The Joint Commission and Kaiser Permanente that recognizes health care organizations and their partners that led initiatives that achieved a measurable, sustained reduction in one or more health care disparities. Listen to the podcast with Ana McKee, MD, CMO and Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer. [7:08]

In other news… 

Blogs for Docs 

Working Together to Decrease Physician Task Load and Burnout: To help physicians learn how to manage their extraneous cognitive load, Elizabeth Harry, MD, discussed her study from The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety.

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News Releases 

Journal: A new study in the June issue implemented a non-pharmacologic sleep hygiene bundle intervention to improve patients’ sleep.

JCR launches on-demand Digital Learning Center: This new on-demand, subscription-based virtual learning service integrates JCR’s popular digital content.

AMA Strategic Health Equity Plan: The American Medical Association recently released its first strategic plan dedicated to embedding racial justice and advancing health equity.

ISMP Medication Safety Self Assessment® for Perioperative Settings: This new tool offers hospitals, freestanding ambulatory surgery centers, and other facilities that perform outpatient medical or surgical procedures the opportunity to evaluate their medication use systems and compare.

Media Wrap-up

The Joint Commission Expands Data Sources for Telehealth Credentialing by Proxy | Relias Media 

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Multimedia Features

McKee joins ‘Behind the Knife’ podcast to talk about racism, inequities in health care

Ana McKee, MD, CMO and Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, spoke with the “Behind the Knife” podcast recently about The Joint Commission’s efforts to solve health care disparities and improve provider diversity. Dr. McKee discussed structural racism that exists in health care and how the COVID-19 pandemic brought many of these issues to light. [47:51]

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