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Physician Leader Monthly March 2021

Updated information regarding offsite surveys and reviews

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Joint Commission paused most onsite surveys and reviews from March 16-May 31, 2020. During that time, processes were developed for conducting offsite “virtual” events.

In other news… 

Blogs for Docs 

How Racial Bias Can Affect the Informed Consent Process: Data has now consistently shown that racial bias in the health care system affects the care and treatment of minorities, Sina Haeri, MD, MHSA, Chief Medical Officer, Confirmed Consent. 

Hot Off the Press

March Journal: A new article details how Montefiore Medical Center (MMC) – located in the Bronx, the borough hardest hit by COVID-19 in New York City – implemented various mental health services to mitigate and treat psychological distress among staff.

Quick Safety: The pandemic has put a spotlight on the substantial disparities that have existed in health care for many years. Read about the actions you can take to identify and address racial and ethnic disparities, and to remove barriers to providing safe, equitable and quality health care during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Media Wrap-up

Roots of physician burnout: It’s the work load | MDedge

More media … 

Multimedia Features

New Speak Up For New Parents

Having a baby is a life-changing experience for new parents. It is important to be alert to the signs and symptoms that you may need to seek medical help. The infographic and video are available in both English and Spanish.

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