Physician Leader Monthly May 2021
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…
- New COVID-19 resources added about offsite surveys
- New machine learning technology for survey consistency launches
- Starting May 1: New interoperability, patient access requirements for hospitals, CAHs
- Effective January 2022: New water management requirements
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 …
- Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy to Protect One Another: Though the supply of COVID-19 vaccines is improving in the United States, we are facing another challenge in vaccine hesitancy.
- Vaccine Hesitation Among Senior Living and Home Care Workers: Every denied vaccination opportunity represents an increased risk to the fragile population in senior living and home care settings.
May Journal: A new study in the May issue analyzed the impact of Lean management on hospital-wide performance.
Quality and safety uninterrupted | Healthcare Executive
More media …
- Best Hospitals for Maternity: Data Collection Begins | US News & World Report
- Huddling on huddles | Healthcare Executive
- Lean management associated with positive hospital performance | Associated Press
- Better care teams: A key element of better care plans | Health Affairs Blog
- Surgery during a pandemic: Why sterilization is important | Healthcare Facilities Today
- The Joint Commission’s safety alert supports removal of surgical smoke | OR Manager
- Attacks against healthcare workers on the rise in COVID-19 era | OR Manager
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.
NEW CASE EXAMPLE!
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.