Up in the blogosphere with The Joint Commission
- Advancing Health Care Equity — The Call to Address Health Care Equity: The Joint Commission wants health care organizations to succeed in meeting its health care equity requirements and reducing health care disparities. Six months ago, we launched our Health Care Equity Accreditation Resource Center to support organizations on their equity journeys, writes Stacey Barrett, MA, Research Scientist, The Joint Commission, and Beth Ann Longo, DrPH, RN, MBA, MSN, Associate Director, Department of Research, The Joint Commission.
- Dateline @ TJC — Tyson Healthcare Equity Award Program Seeks Strategies and Tools to Share with Healthcare Organizations: Now in its third year, the Bernard J. Tyson National Award for Excellence in Pursuit of Healthcare Equity, named for late Kaiser Permanente Chairman and CEO and champion for healthcare equity, recognizes healthcare organizations and their partners that led initiatives that achieved a measurable, sustained reduction in one or more healthcare disparities, writes Susan E. Funk, MPH, Associate Project Director, Measurement Coordination and Outreach, Department of Quality Measurement, The Joint Commission.
- Ambulatory Buzz — Five Ways to Prepare for an Outpatient Surgery Emergency: In the chaotic world of the operating room, experienced staff know one of the keys to safe patient outcomes is preparing for the unexpected. To keep unexpected events from harming patients, ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) can implement precautions that enable them to respond quickly and effectively to emergencies during outpatient surgery, writes Elizabeth Even, MSN, RN, CEN, Senior Associate Director, Clinical Standards Interpretation, The Joint Commission.