Physician Leader Monthly September 2021
Data collection for four new standardized performance measures of the Advanced Certification in Spine Surgery program began on July 1. The new measures for cervical and lumbar procedures address surgical site infection rates; new neurological deficits; unplanned return visit to the OR; and preoperative and postoperative patient reported outcomes.
In other news…
- Update to performance measure for Advanced Certification for THKR program
- Revisions coming to HCSS standards
- Free webinar on Sept. 30: Learn about new Maternal Levels of Care Verification Program
- Reminder: Submit application for John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards
Blogs for Docs
Only YOU Can Prevent ASC Fires: The awareness of the risk of fires in operating suites has increased drastically over the years. However, fires still occur much too often. Fires also occur regardless of where patients are treated – in ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), hospitals or inpatient settings.
More blogs for docs …
- CDC, Joint Commission Engage in VTE Prevention Research
- Specialized Accreditation Needs of Urgent Care Organizations
Journal: An article in the September issue highlights a project to study the effects of a trainee pay-for-performance program and quality improvement education.
Quick Safety: This update of Quick Safety Issue 19 provides current information on and strategies to address ED boarding, as it continues to be a significant problem in health care.
For sale – new risk assessment guide: Developed by Joint Commission Resources, prices start at $139.
Data Speaks Volumes: Advancing Your Quality Improvement Initiatives | Healthcare Executive Magazine
More media …
- U.S News & World Report to Debut Best Hospitals for Maternity This Fall | About Health Transparency
- Focus on healthcare price transparency is only half of the equation | MedCity News
- How To Learn From The Big Mistake You Almost Make | Forbes
- 16 Tips For Combating Unconscious Bias In Decision Making | Forbes
A recent episode of the American Association for Physician Leadership’s SoundPractice podcast featured The Joint Commission’s Ana Pujols McKee, MD, Executive Vice President, CMO and Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer. Dr. McKee talks about racial disparities in health care and how to address them. She also discusses vaccine hesitancy and new initiatives and activities The Joint Commission is undertaking. [21:43]