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Using the Targeted Solutions Tool® to Improve Hand Hygiene

Friday January 22, 2016

 

The January 2016 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety features an article on how Memorial Hermann Health System used the Center for Transforming Healthcare’s hand hygiene tool to reduce health care-associated infections. Learn More
 
 

High Reliability: Zero Harm Is the Goal

Tuesday January 12, 2016

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High Reliability: Zero Harm Is the Goal by Dr. Erin Dupree, Chief Medical Officer and Vice President, Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare 
 
 
 

Sentinel Event Alert 55: Preventing falls and fall-related injuries in health care facilities

Thursday October 8, 2015

 

Falls resulting in injury are a prevalent patient safety problem. Elderly and frail patients with fall risk factors are not the only ones who are vulnerable to falling in health care facilities. Learn More.

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Updated: Patient Safety Systems Chapter for the Hospital Program

Friday October 9, 2015

 

The quality of care and the safety of patients are core values of The Joint Commission accreditation process. This is a commitment The Joint Commission has made to patients, families, health care practitioners, staff, and health care organization leaders. This chapter exemplifies that commitment.
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Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Prevention
 

 
Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Prevention

 


The Center for Transforming Healthcare announces its eleventh patient safety project, which aims to prevent rates of venous thromboembolism (VTE). VTE is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. It has been estimated that up to 900,000 VTE’s occur per year resulting in approximately 100,000 deaths. Learn More
 

Accelerating the Adoption of a Safety Culture

Monday March 16, 2015
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The March/April issue of Healthcare Executive features the Joint Commission's Ana Pujols McKee, M.D., executive vice president and chief medical officer, The Joint Commission, discussing how to build a culture of safety. Read the article to find out why she says it is "probably the most challenging work that a health care organization has do to."  

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High-Reliability Health Care: Getting There from Here 

 
High-Reliability Health Care: Getting There from Here
 

 

The article “High-Reliability Health Care: Getting There from Here,” written by Drs. Mark R. Chassin and Jerod M. Loeb, The Joint Commission, urges hospitals to make the substantial changes that will be needed to achieve the ultimate goal of zero patient harm by adapting lessons from high-risk. Learn More
 
 

 

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