Physician Leader Monthly March 2021
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…
- Effective immediately: Medical Staff standard revisions for hospitals, critical access hospitals
- New templates available to evaluate, score Medical Staff requirements
- Extended: reduced volume eligibility requirements for advanced stroke certification programs
- New: Advanced Certification in Spine Surgery available in July
- Reminder: Phase out dates coming up for ISO standard on legacy feeding devices, adaptors
- Dr. Chassin to step down from his role as president, CEO of Joint Commission
- New award to recognize improvements made in reducing health care disparities
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.
More media …
- More and More Hospital Surveys May be Onsite, Depending on Conditions | HealthLeaders Magazine
- A Culture of Safety: It Takes a Community | Managed Health Care Connect
- Black people’s pain has long been underestimated. It's time for that to change. | Women's Health Magazine
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