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Joint Commission Leaders in JAMA

Wednesday May 20, 2015


The May 12, 2015, Journal of the American Medical Association includes a Viewpoint by The Joint Commission’s president and CEO, Mark R. Chassin, MD, FACP, MPP, MPH, and executive vice president for Healthcare Quality Evaluation, David W. Baker, MD, MPH. Read the article to find out why they are calling for a new approach to quality and safety improvement. Listen to Dr. Chassin's Author Reading.

Accelerating the Adoption of a Safety Culture

Monday March 16, 2015


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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Preventing Falls with Injury Project

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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We will know if we have been successful with the hand hygiene initiative when we see the culture begin to change in our organizations. I hope that we will see people reminding each other to wash their hands, and those reminders will not be interpreted as punitive, but instead as teamwork.
Beth Lanham, B.S.N, R.N - Director, Lean Six Sigma
Froedtert Hospital

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