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Physician Leader Monthly May 2021

SAFER Dashboard launches for all accreditation programs

The SAFER® Dashboard, which launched in April for all accreditation programs and is accessible on an organization’s Joint Commission Connect® extranet site, is a self-serve data analytic tool that allows organizations to view all their survey data and Joint Commission national comparison data in one place.

In other news… 

Blogs for Docs 

Four Steps to Addressing Racism in Health Care: The killings of Black Americans such as George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, have reminded us of the systemic racism that permeates our society and the institutional biases that Black Americans and other people of color face in relation to policing, the criminal justice system, health and economic opportunity.

More blogs for docs … 

News Releases 

May Journal: A new study in the May issue analyzed the impact of Lean management on hospital-wide performance.

New Sentinel Event Alert on optimizing smart infusion pump safety with DERS

New COVID-19 vaccine resources available for consumers

Heads-Up Reports now available for first quarter 2021

Accelerate PI Dashboard User Guides now available for hospitals, critical access hospitals 

Media Wrap-up

Quality and safety uninterrupted | Healthcare Executive

More media … 

Multimedia Features

New video! Infection control risks related to glucose monitoring, insulin administration

Learn how to decrease infection control risks and ensure compliance with Joint Commission Standards when assisting with glucose monitoring and insulin administration during this short educational presentation from Sylvia Garcia-Houchins, RN, MBA, CIC, Director, Infection Prevention and Control, The Joint Commission.


Case Example #5 — Health inequity and implicit bias

This new case example highlights strategies an organization can take to transform its approach to health equity. See page 2 for the safety strategies. 
This example is part of a series that illustrate encounters of implicit bias, health inequity, and disparity in the provision of health care. 

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