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Tuesday 2:45 CST, May 31, 2016

Targeted Initiatives

Hand Hygiene


Through the Partnership, health care organizations across the country are identifying the causes of poor hand hygiene, which is a major cause of health care-associated infections, and are applying tested solutions to improve hand hygiene. Many of these organizations are already experiencing dramatic improvement in hand hygiene and have even eliminated infections in some cases.  Learn More



Health care organizations have long struggled with the process of passing critical information about a patient from one caregiver to the next. Through the Partnership, organizations that have fully implemented solutions have dramatically improved safety and quality, reduced hospital readmissions, and achieved more efficient patient flow throughout their organizations.  Learn More


Preventable Hospitalizations


Among older adults, heart failure is the most common reason for admission to the hospital. Through the Partnership, hospitals and community-based physician practices are working together to address the preventable factors that worsen the health status and quality of life for these patients.  Learn More



In October 2011, the Center for Transforming Healthcare launched its sixth project which aims to optimize behaviors and practices resulting in an improved safety culture that reinforces and supports the prevention of patient harm. A safety culture enables trust. It empowers staff to speak up about risks to patients, and report errors and near misses, all of which drive improvement.  Learn More




The Surgical Site Infection project is focused on patients undergoing colorectal surgery and is uncovering the major contributing factors to surgical site infections. Proven-effective solutions targeted to all of these factors are being developed for widespread use by health care organizations.  Learn More



Wrong site surgery is a serious and preventable adverse event that should never happen. Through the Partnership, the causes of wrong site surgery have been identified and solutions to put a stop to these preventable breakdowns in patient care have been developed and tested.  Learn More

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

Explore TST


The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare is the link from what to improve to how to improve by identifying challenging issues in care delivery, facilitating rigorous collaborative projects to design, test and provide interventions to health care organizations across the country.
Anne-Claire France, Ph.D., CPHQ - Quality and Patient Safety Master Black Belt
Memorial Hermann Healthcare System
Oro 2.0
Hand Hygiene
Handoff Communications Project
Preventable Hospitalizations
Preventing Falls with Injury
Reducing C difficile infections
Reducing Sepsis Mortality
safe use of insulin
Safety Culture
Surgical Site Infections
Safe Surgery
Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Prevention