Physician Leader Monthly December 2022
In this issue:
- Joint Commission Journal: A study in the December issue evaluated whether there is an association between race and ethnicity and the timely treatment of severe peripartum hypertension.
Joint Commission, Kaiser Permanente announce co-awardees of 2022 Bernard J. Tyson National Award
The Joint Commission and Kaiser Permanente announced NYC Health + Hospitals, New York, and Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, Houston, as co-awardees of the 2022 Bernard J. Tyson National Award for Excellence in Pursuit of Healthcare Equity.
In other news
Check out updates to 2023 ORYX performance measure reporting requirements
Earn CE credit for webinars on 2023 annual updates for PC-02, PC-05, PC-07, ED-2 eCQMS
Automatic data transfer update from AHA GWTG-CAD to CMIP for AHARs, PHACs
New Case Example on severe maternal disparity
The latest Case Example features the fictionalized story of a 26-year-old Black patient who experienced disparity in care that resulted in the death of the patient’s fetus. Black pregnant patients are approximately three times more likely to die from a pregnancy-related cause than their white counterparts. Safety strategies are highlighted on Page 2.
More new releases
Joint Commission medical director weighs in on Lancet study on changing sterile gloves, instruments to decrease SSIs in abdominal surgery
New Accelerate PI Dashboard Reports available for hospitals, critical access hospitals
Refreshed Accelerate PI Dashboard Reports now available for primary, comprehensive stroke certified organizations
Blogs for docs
Safe Antibiotic Use: A Patient Safety Priority
During the week of Nov. 18-24, The Joint Commission joined the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to recognize U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week (USAAW). This annual observance raises awareness of the threat of antibiotic resistance and the importance of appropriate antibiotic use.
In the media
100 Most Influential People in Healthcare for 2022 | Modern Healthcare – Features Dr. Jonathan Perlin, Joint Commission President and CEO
Accreditation: A key step on the road toward high reliability – An interview with Dr. Joel Roos | Hospitals
Are Joint Commission Safety Rules Really Backed by Evidence? | Medscape
New Speak Up™ campaign aims to help patients better understand vaccines
The Joint Commission’s new Speak Up™ About Vaccinations patient safety campaign is designed to educate patients on vaccinations and when and for what they may be needed. Getting vaccinated is a personal health decision. Like all important decisions, patients should get the best information they can to make an informed choice.