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Busting the Myths about Engaging Patients and Families in Patient Safety

Busting the Myths about Engaging Patients and Families in Patient Safety

Open and candid communication with patients and their families is a key component of safe and effective health care. However, communication between caregivers and patients is sometimes hindered by longstanding myths and misconceptions about the sharing of information. Learn More
 

Joint Commission Names Ronald Wyatt, MD, MHA, First Patient Safety Officer

Joint Commission Names Ronald Wyatt, MD, MHA, First Patient Safety Officer

Ronald M. Wyatt, MD, MHA, is the first appointee to the newly created position of patient safety officer, reflecting The Joint Commission's commitment to promoting a safe and high-quality health care system with a goal of zero patient harm. Learn More
 

Quick Safety! Issue 18, November 2015: Transitions of care: Engaging patients and families

Monday November 30, 2015
Quick Safety Issue 17, October 2015: Temporary names put newborns at risk

 

All health care providers want their patients to have a smooth transition to their next care setting or provider, or to their home. But this doesn’t always happen. Learn More

 

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For more than 60 years, The Joint Commission has been a champion of patient safety by helping health care organizations to improve the quality and safety of the care they provide. Our many patient safety-focused initiatives encourage and support organizations in their efforts to make patient safety a continuous priority.