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Physician Leader Monthly September 2023


National Quality Forum joins Joint Commission enterprise as affiliate

The Joint Commission and National Quality Forum (NQF) announced a strategic affiliation to accelerate improvements in health for all people. See the video with Jonathan B. Perlin, MD, PhD, MSHA, MACP, FACMI, President and CEO of The Joint Commission, and Dana Gelb Safran, ScD, President and CEO of NQF.

Revisions to hospital requirements to align with recent critical access hospital changes

Effective Jan. 1, 2024: THKR performance measure revised to align with CMS

Cordero to present on Joint Commission’s Health Care Equity standards during NAHQ Next

Don’t miss out: Register to attend Hospital Executive Briefing on Sept. 20

Get ready for next year by completing 2023 Hospital Breakfast Briefings Webinar Series

AMA National Health Equity Grand Rounds event on Oct. 10


Newly released


New Sentinel Event Alert focuses on preserving patient safety after cyberattack
The Joint Commission issued a new Sentinel Event Alert on risks associated with cyberattacks and provides recommendations on how healthcare organizations can prepare to deliver safe patient care in the event of a cyberattack. 

September Journal: Virtual multidisciplinary rounds reduce length of stay, improve throughput

Perspectives: This month’s Consistent Interpretation column highlights surveyors’ observations related to post–cardiac arrest care

New guide from JCR helps staff understand how to provide sensitive care for diverse patient populations

New edition of IC Made Easy book now available from JCR


Blogs for docs


Collaboration: Engaging Patients and Communities to Advance Health Care Equity
Advancing equity in health care to ensure all people always have access to safe, high-quality care is both essential and challenging. To make meaningful progress, organizations must embrace and demonstrate Collaboration, the second domain in The Joint Commission’s recently launched Health Care Equity Certification Program.


In the media


Connect Spotlight with Jonathan B. Perlin, MD, PhD, MSHA, MACP, FACMI | Health Evolution

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

Hackensack Meridian's Flagship Hackensack University Medical Center Becomes First in the Nation to Receive The Joint Commission's Health Care Equity Certification | Yahoo! Finance

Developing Infection Prevention and Control Processes, Policies and Procedures: Use of Evidence-Based Guidelines | OR Today

Joint Commission Launches Memory Care Certificate for Assisted Living Facilities | Becker’s Hospital Review


Multimedia feature


New Speak Up™ campaign focuses on preventive care 
A new patient safety campaign from The Joint Commission — Speak Up™ To Prevent Serious Illness — is designed to educate patients on how to find preventive care services, get past the barriers, and try to avoid reaching a crisis point with their health.