Physician Leader Monthly June 2022
In this issue:
- Joint Commission Journal: The June/July issue includes a study that proposes Combined Proactive Risk Assessment (CPRA) as an innovative, approachable, scalable and generalizable technique for identifying vulnerable points in healthcare processes.
Reminder: Apply for Bernard J. Tyson National Award for Excellence in Pursuit of Health Equity
The Bernard J. Tyson National Award for Excellence in Pursuit of Health Equity, an award program in partnership with Kaiser Permanente, is accepting applications through June 30 at 11:59 p.m. CT.
Request for healthcare staff to remain masked while interacting with surveyors, reviewers
While strides have been made in the efforts to return to normal from the COVID-19 pandemic, recent reports have shown that COVID-19 hospitalizations have increased in 40 states over the past few weeks. Accordingly, Joint Commission surveyors and reviewers will remain masked while onsite at an organization.
Study demonstrates strong ROI for accredited BHC organizations
For each dollar invested in Behavioral Health and Human Services (BHC) accreditation, an organization sees that dollar returned plus realizes an additional $6.23 in benefits as a direct result of their Joint Commission accreditation achievement.
ASCs report ROI in Joint Commission accreditation
A new independent study of 161 Joint Commission-accredited ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) reports that for each dollar invested in accreditation, an organization sees that dollar returned plus realizes an additional $6.28 in benefits as a direct result of accreditation.
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From ISMP: NAN Alert on potassium chloride for injection concentrate in EXCEL plastic bags
Organizations that use B. Braun’s new potassium chloride for injection concentrate plastic bag containers instead of potassium chloride for injection concentrate vials in their IV admixture area need to read this important National Alert Network (NAN) that includes steps to prevent potentially fatal medication errors.
Refreshed Accelerate PI Dashboard Reports for hospitals, critical access hospitals
Refreshed Accelerate PI™ Dashboard Reports are available for accredited hospitals and critical access hospitals to provide updated performance measurement data on a select subset of quality measures.
Blogs for docs
Crisis Standards of Care Lessons from COVID-19: In the open-access article, “Hospital Planning for Contingency and Crisis Conditions: Crisis Standards of Care Lessons from COVID-19,” from an upcoming issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, the authors try to offer hospitals a roadmap to plan for these situations.
Pandemic Edition: Top 10 Legislative Issues in Ambulatory Healthcare
Differences Between Joint Commission and CAP Survey
In the media
AMA, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Joint Commission team up on health equity effort | Chief Healthcare Executive
Five medical organizations release new guidance for preventing hospital-acquired pneumonia | The Medical News
Joint Commission Surveys in the Time of COVID-19 | AHC Media
Building a stronger patient safety and quality improvement system | HSTalks
New TJC FAQ Addresses Shortage in Imaging Contrast | Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare