Editors' Exclusives March 2023
In this issue:
- Joint Commission Journal: A study in the March issue proposes the use of performance SMM (pSMM), a modification of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s SMM, as a hospital performance measure.
- See our latest news releases.
Health care equity standard now NPSG
Effective July 1, 2023, Leadership (LD) Standard LD.04.03.08 — which addresses healthcare disparities as a quality and safety priority — will be elevated to a new National Patient Safety Goal® (NPSG®). This change is being made to increase the focus on improving healthcare equity. Also see the Health Care Equity Accreditation Standards and Resource Center.
New issues of Sentinel Event Alert, Quick Safety address maternal health, health equity and mental health
In June 2022, the White House issued a report stating that the United States is facing a maternal health crisis. The Joint Commission has been actively working to help address the myriad and complex causes of maternal mortality and morbidity. Read more >>
Best of the blogs
Reducing the Burden: Eliminating 168 Accreditation Requirements Is Just the Start
The Joint Commission is eliminating 168 accreditation requirements that are above and beyond regulations from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) or any other state or federal agency. Read more >>
Trending on social
Jan. 3, 2023: Congratulations to Northside Hospital in Atlanta for being the first in the country to receive Maternal Levels of Care (MLC) Verification from The Joint Commission! https://bit.ly/3GBxtMN
The Joint Commission releases new hospital standards to combat antimicrobial resistance, USA Today/Future of Personal Health
Joint Commission, NQF announce 2022 Eisenberg Award winners, Healthcare Innovation
Retained surgical items bundle may help reduce patient harm, American College of Surgeons Bulletin
New podcast: Interview with Tyson Award recipient NYC Health + Hospitals
NYC Health + Hospitals, one of the recipients of the 2022 Bernard J. Tyson National Award for Excellence in Pursuit of Healthcare Equity, talks about its initiative to expand access to healthcare to undocumented New Yorkers and others who are ineligible for or cannot afford healthcare. [10:42]