Physician Leader Monthly March 2023
In this issue:
- Joint Commission Journal: A study in the March issue proposes the use of performance SMM (pSMM), a modification of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s SMM, as a hospital performance measure.
Joint Commission, NCQA, NQF issue joint statement on digital health data exchange of SDOH assessments
The Joint Commission, the National Committee for Quality Assurance, and the National Quality Forum have released a joint statement on digital health data exchange of social determinants of health (SDOH) assessments.
In other news
Now in effect: Performance Improvement requirement clarification
Revisions to DSC requirements for advanced inpatient diabetes care
Revisions to Comprehensive Cardiac Center Certification program
Finalized automatic data transfer process set for AHA GWTG-CAD to CMIP for CHACs
Direct Data Submission Platform CY 2022 now live
Coming soon: Application opens March 15 for Bernard J. Tyson National Award for Excellence in Pursuit of Healthcare Equity
Early bird discount for Emergency Management Conference available until March 31
Refreshed Accelerate PI Dashboard Reports now available for hospitals, critical access hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, nursing care centers
Blogs for docs
One catastrophic error led to a career preventing wrong patient ordering errors and improving health IT safety
By Jason S. Adelman, MD, MS, Chief PSO and Associate CQO; Executive Director, Center for Patient Safety Research; Director, Patient Safety Research Fellowship, Columbia University Irving Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian; Associate Professor of Medicine (in biomedical informatics) and Vice Chair for Quality and Patient Safety, Department of Medicine, Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Dr. Adelman writes about his career as a hospitalist and how he was motivated to pursue patient safety after witnessing the sometimes-catastrophic medical errors that occur in the hospital environment. He was recently honored with the 2022 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award for Individual Achievement for his extensive contributions to the field.
More blogs …
Anesthesia Risk Alerts: A novel approach to mitigating risk in the OR: North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA) was recently honored with the 2022 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards National Level Innovation for its Anesthesia Risk Alerts (ARA) program.
Mobile application improves efficiency of hand hygiene audits
Attaining and maintaining Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation
In the media
The Joint Commission releases new hospital standards to combat antimicrobial resistance, USA Today/Future of Personal Health
Preparing for unexpected emergency in the OR, OR Today
Patients overestimate how well they recall diagnoses, care after discharge: study, Fierce Healthcare
Retained surgical items bundle may help reduce patient harm, American College of Surgeons Bulletin
New podcast series highlights 2022 Eisenberg Award recipients
This special podcast series features recipients of the 2022 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award:
- Jason S. Adelman, MD, MS, is the recipient of the Individual Achievement award. Listen >> [16:16]
- Parkland Health received the award for Innovation at the Local Level for its Extending Maternal Care After Pregnancy program. The podcast features Marjorie Quint-Bouzid and David B. Nelson. Listen >> [12:51]
- North American Partners in Anesthesia received the award for Innovation at the National Level for its Anesthesia Risk Alert program. Learn more from John F. Di Capua, MD, CEO, and Leo Penzi, MD, EVP, CMO. Listen >> [21:56]