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Editors Exclusives January 2022


In this issue:

  • Joint Commission Journal: The January issue features a first-ever study on the implementation of Kotter’s Change Model to facilitate change in the perioperative setting.
  • See our latest news releases.


New R3 Report: Standard for water management program

A new water management Environment of Care standard with four new elements of performance became effective Jan. 1, 2022. The new requirements are designed to further improve the quality and safety of care provided to hospital patients and nursing care residents who are immunocompromised. See the report >>


New Alert: How to address health care disparities by improving quality and safety

A new Sentinel Event Alert summarizes strategies for health care and human services organizations in all settings as they begin to address health care disparities. See the alert >>


Update to influenza immunization performance measure

The Joint Commission’s Influenza Immunization Measure (IMM-2) for hospitals and critical access hospitals has been updated to align with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s updated guidance for patients hospitalized with COVID-19. Read more >>


Check out new Case Example on transgender health inequity

A new Case Example focuses on health inequities facing the transgender community and illustrates how an organization can address discrimination and inappropriate conduct and make the patient experience for transgender persons more sensitive, affirming, and respectful. See the Case Example >>


2022 ORYX performance measure requirements and policy modifications

The 2022 ORYX® Performance Measure reporting requirements are updated, effective Jan. 1, 2022, for Joint Commission-accredited critical access hospitals and hospitals. Read more >>


Best of the blogs

Heads Up Report Library Updated with 50 New Reports of Commonly Cited Standards

We’ve updated the Heads Up Report Library with 50 new reports associated with a frequently cited requirement. It’s our way of keeping frequently cited standards on your organization’s radar to help avoid a finding. Read the blog >>

Providing Hospice, Home and Palliative Care Among Pandemic-Related Challenges

How a Medical Mission Trip Helped Me Find My Spark


Trending on social

New study from @tjcjqps comparing the effectiveness of #telephone vs. web-based incident reporting.  

UMass Memorial Health initiative improving adherence to minority well child visits by 12% during a pandemic earned them the inaugural Bernard J. Tyson National Award for Excellence in the Pursuit of Health Care Equity from Joint Commission and Kaiser Health News.

Read their story:

Media wrap-up

The Joint Commission’s CMO Dr. Ana Pujols McKee on Health Equity, The Scope Podcast

Should Hospitals Strive to Drive Down Preventable Patient Harms to Zero?, CQ Researcher

High-Risk Challenges in ASC Environments, OR Today

Building a Diverse Workforce: Part 1, OR Manager

Ask Herman: The Joint Commission Answers Your Questions, AAMI News

The Joint Commission Appoints New Director for Department of Quality Measurement, 24x7 Magazine


Multimedia feature

Webinar: New, revised workplace violence prevention requirements

Effective Jan. 1, 2022, new and revised workplace violence prevention standards apply to all Joint Commission-accredited hospitals and critical access hospitals. The new and revised standards provide a framework to guide hospitals in developing effective workplace violence prevention systems.