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Physician Leader Monthly November 2023

2024 ORYX® Performance Measure Reporting Requirements include joining NHSN

The Joint Commission finalized the 2024 ORYX performance measure reporting requirements, effective Jan. 1, 2024, for critical access hospitals and hospitals. A notable change for the coming year is that acute care hospitals and critical access hospitals must join the Joint Commission National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Group.

2024 ORYX® Performance Measure Reporting Requirements

2023 Tyson Award recipient is University of Chicago Medicine

Newly released 

Just published: Updated Sentinel Event Alert on surgical fire prevention for 21st century
Surgical fires continue to occur and represent a significant risk to patients and healthcare professionals. Most surgical fires and burns are associated with the use of an electrosurgical device while performing head and neck surgery. This update to an issue of Sentinel Event Alert originally published in 2003 provides current information and aims to help healthcare organizations recommit to surgical fire prevention. 
New Quick Safety focuses on early identification, evaluation of severe pressure injuries
Pressure injuries can be deceptive, and many harbor a much deeper pressure injury than is apparent to the naked eye. When evaluating a pressure injury, bedside nurses and clinicians need to look for certain warning signs and symptoms that should trigger a surgical consultation and evaluation for the need for debridement. 

Perspectives: Physician leaders will want to read about the new CMS validation survey process.

New on-demand PIQ webinar on new, revised requirements for Joint Commission stroke certification programs

Now available: New 5th edition of Infection Prevention and Control Issues in the Environment of Care

New ORYX® Quality Measurement Trends and Benchmarks Reports now available for Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals

New ORYX Accelerate PI Dashboard Reports now available for Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

In the media 

Q&A: Jonathan B. Perlin, MD, PhD, MSHA, MACP, FACMI, President & CEO of The Joint Commission Enterprise | RamaOnHealthcare

Healthcare Governance Body Warns Hospitals Face Debilitating Cyberattacks | Wall Street Journal

Health Care Industry’s Greenhouse Emissions Are Huge. Time to Lead on Sustainability. | The Tennessean

Focus on These 5 Areas in Your Work to Advance Health Equity | American Medical Association