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Physician Leader Monthly June 2023

Update: Requirement for addressing ethical issues
Beginning Aug. 27, an update will become effective for the Leadership (LD) requirement addressing ethical issues. The update does not introduce a new requirement or new expectations for compliance, but rather reinforces a longstanding expectation for accredited healthcare organizations.

Licensed independent practitioner term eliminated for AHC, OBS programs

Comment on proposed new infection control requirements for hospitals, critical access hospitals 

Perspectives: Reminder – Deadline Approaching for CY2022 ORYX® Performance Measurement Data Submission

Application for the 2023 Eisenberg Awards available Monday, June 12
The Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum will begin accepting applications for the 2023 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards tomorrow, Monday, June 12, through Aug. 7. The annual award program recognizes major achievements by individuals and organizations that use innovative approaches to improve patient safety and healthcare quality. Visit the Eisenberg Awards webpage to learn more about eligibility and to apply.


Blogs for docs 

Newsweek’s Top Nursing Homes List Uses Joint Commission Accreditation in Scoring Methodology
When Newsweek published its list of the best nursing homes earlier this year, it included a new metric with which the news organization calculated rankings — a score for facilities that are accredited by The Joint Commission.

In the media

Why recent regulatory changes require a deeper focus on health equity | Ernst & Young Global Limited

Know the risks: Ultrasound and healthcare-associated infections | Becker's Hospital Review

3 preop safety errors risking wrong site surgery (and how to empower improvement) | Periop Today

New moms fared better with longer, postpartum care, UTSW study shows | The Dallas Morning News

Multimedia feature

New Speak Up™ campaign focuses on patients’ mental health
The newest patient safety campaign from The Joint Commission is designed to educate patients on how to advocate for themselves and their mental health. Mental health is just as important as someone’s physical health. Depression and other mental health issues are common, and like physical illnesses they need to be treated. For updates on new Speak Up™ campaigns, sign up for email alerts.