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Physician Leader Monthly November 2022

In this issue:

  • Joint Commission Journal: A study in the November issue provides pragmatic guidance for healthcare organizations to address diagnostic errors. 


Revision to Sentinel Event Policy definition of sexual abuse/assault

The definition of a sexual abuse/assault event has been revised in The Joint Commission’s Sentinel Event Policy to now include social media and related technology. The revision goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2023.



In other news

Safety briefing part of survey process starting in January 2023

Revisions to EC, LS chapters set to take effect on Jan. 1, 2023

The Joint Commission joins Sync for Social Needs coalition, part of White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health

Dr. Perlin to deliver address on future of staffing during Modern Healthcare virtual briefing

New FAQs on COVID-19 guidance for wearing masks in healthcare settings

Calling pathologists, oncologists and psychiatrists – Join our virtual Career Fair on Dec. 7


Newly released

Outpatient Surgery article on wrong-site surgeries by Joint Commission board member Pellegrini

The October issue of AORN’s Outpatient Surgery publication features an article, “A Culture of Safety Stops Wrong-Site Surgeries Cold,” authored by Carlos Pellegrini, MD, FACS, a Joint Commission board member. Note: This article published Oct. 20, 2022; Joint Commission Resources and the Center for Transforming Healthcare have now merged.


In other news

NAHQ releases Healthcare Quality and Safety Workforce Report



Dr. McKee recognized on Modern Healthcare’s Top Diversity Leaders List

Joint Commission’s medical director nets 2 awards from American University of Beirut Surgical Alumni Association of North America

Joint Commission board member recipient of 2022 Elliot M. Stone Award of Excellence in Health Data Leadership


In the media

Health Equity, Environmental Sustainability, Workforce: The Joint Commission’s Three Strategic Priorities | NEJM Catalyst

‘If I Were a Hospital, I’d Be Reading the Tea Leaves’: Pressures Grow on the Health Care Industry to Reduce Its Climate Pollution | STAT News

Q&A: The Joint Commission's Dr. Haytham Kaafarani on safety priorities, care disparities and more | Patient Safety Beat

Surgeon general, National Academy of Medicine release frameworks on supporting workers' mental health | FierceHealthcare

Geisinger, Rush, Oracle Cerner and more partner to share social determinants of health data in EHRs | Becker's Hospital Review

Understand Structural Barriers to Creating a Culture of Well-Being | American College of Surgeons