Editors Exclusives September 2023
Effective Aug. 27, The Joint Commission eliminated and consolidated a second tranche of standards, following the first major reduction announced late last year. The more than 200 eliminated and consolidated standards will streamline requirements and make them as efficient and impactful on patient safety and quality as possible. The second phase of this project includes a focus on The Joint Commission’s other accreditation programs in addition to the Hospital Accreditation Program.
Effective Aug. 27: CAH revisions resulting from CMS review of deeming renewal
Joint Commission no longer evaluating compliance with COVID-19 vaccination requirement
Effective Jan. 1, 2024: THKR performance measure revised to align with CMS
Update: Reporting Perinatal Care measure to be optional for hospitals starting in 2024
Just launched: Memory Care Certification for Assisted Living Communities
NQF joins Joint Commission enterprise as affiliate
The number of cyberattacks and information system breaches in healthcare has grown steadily, escalating from isolated incidents to widespread targeted and malicious attacks. A new Sentinel Event Alert focuses 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.
New Case Example focuses on medication reconciliation
August Journal: Study identifies characteristics associated with high fidelity during patient handoffs
New resources available in Health Care Equity accreditation, certification resource centers
New guide from JCR helps staff understand how to provide sensitive care for diverse patient populations
New book from JCR offers guide to reprocessing reusable medical devices
Best of the blogs
NewYork-Presbyterian recently launched a social determinants of health (SDoH) screening initiative across seven emergency departments with the goal of identifying and addressing underlying social needs in the communities it serves, along with improving health care equity.
Collaboration: Engaging Patients and Communities to Advance Health Care Equity
Focusing the Climate Lens on Healthcare | Healthcare Executive Magazine
Intimate Partner Violence | American Nurse
Developing Infection Prevention and Control Processes, Policies and Procedures: Use of Evidence-Based Guidelines | OR Today
Joint Commission Issues Guidelines for Dealing With a Cyberattack | HealthLeaders Media
Most Hospitals Fail to Tackle Physician Burnout Comprehensively | AMA News Wire
Addressing Challenges in Morbidity and Mortality in Pregnant and Postpartum Patients | Becker’s Healthcare Podcast
Joint Commission Launches Memory Care Certificate for Assisted Living Facilities | Becker’s Hospital Review