Physician Leader Monthly October 2021
From the desk of Ana McKee, MD
“On Sept. 16, Health Affairs published a blog post, Babies With Syphilis: A Catastrophic Failure Of The US Health Care System. This is a most disappointing and devastating development. In 2020, over 2,000 babies were born with congenital syphilis, a totally preventable infection for newborns. Please read and take action in your organizations.”
– Dr. Ana McKee, MD, executive vice president, CMO, and chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer, The Joint Commission.
In other news …
- COVID-19 by the Numbers: Joint Commission presentation shows effectiveness of vaccines
- Sentinel Event data released for first six months of 2021
- Volume eligibility requirements reinstated for advanced stroke certification programs
- Now in effect: Revisions to Standard RI.01.02.01
- From ISMP: Disrespectful Behavior in Healthcare: Has It Improved? Please Take Our Survey! Deadline is Oct. 29
BLOGS FOR DOCS
Improving Clinician Well-Being to Reduce Burnout: The National Taskforce for Humanity in Healthcare initiated a series of national collaborations and a pilot program that is described in the September 2021 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety.
More blogs for docs …
- Managing Interruptions and Distractions during Surgical Counts
- Committing to Suicide Prevention During a Pandemic
- Journal: The October issue highlights a narrative review to identify evidence-based green practices and sustainability strategies to reduce waste in the operating room.
- Quick Safety: Non-ventilator hospital-acquired pneumonia is the focus of a recent call to action from national organizations, including The Joint Commission.
- Quality Progress editorial: Details Joint Commission’s RPI culture.
HCA's Dr. Jonathan Perlin named Joint Commission's next president | Becker's Hospital Review
More media …
- TJC Warns Immediate Threats to Safety ‘Spiking’ Over Single-Use Devices | Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare
- Reprocessing Ultrasound Transducers | Healthcare Hygiene Magazine
- Health Care Disparities are Patient Safety Hazards | Chicago Medicine Magazine
- Joint Commission to Require Staff That Interact with Organizations to Be Fully Vaccinated by October 18 | 24x7 Magazine
There are a lot of studies showing evidence that populations of color have disproportionately worse health outcomes than white populations. Dr. Ana Pujols McKee, executive vice president, CMO, and chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer, The Joint Commission, joined The Check Up to discuss ways the industry can and should be addressing health equity. [14:32]
Also see Modern Healthcare’s Q&A on the video.