Tag: Healthcare equity

Mastering surveys in 2024 by The Joint Commission and CMS

Takeaways • The Joint Commission eliminated 56 redundant or outdated Elements of Performance, revised four others, and is using more checklists. • The Joint Commission is emphasizing healthcare equity and identifies it as a priority to address healthcare quality and safety, calling organizations to integrate health equity into their QAPI…

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By: Uyen Vo, BSN, MBA
December 20, 2023
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Supply chain leaders discuss improving access, reducing costs

Editor's Note Supply chain professionals can contribute to a more affordable, equitable health care system by spending more with suppliers in economically disadvantaged areas; expanding distribution into in-home care; and leveraging data and technology. According to a November 28 report in Healthcare Purchasing News, these were among the conclusions of…

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By: Brita Belli
December 14, 2023
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UChicago Medicine receives 2023 Tyson Award for healthcare equity program

Editor's Note The University of Chicago Medicine has been awarded the 2023 Bernard J. Tyson National Award for Excellence in Pursuit of Healthcare Equity for the success of its Systematic Treatment and Management of Postpartum Hypertension (STAMPP-HTN) program, The Joint Commission October 25 reports. According to The Joint Commission news…

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By: Brita Belli
October 27, 2023
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Report: Think tank ranking shows hospital segregation persists in some US cities

Editor's Note In a ranking of over 3,000 hospitals done by the Lown Institute, a nonprofit and nonpartisan think tank in Needham, Massachusetts, researchers found that while inclusion is being prioritized at some hospitals, segregated healthcare markets remain in cities like New Orleans, St. Louis, and Detroit.  The findings were…

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By: Brita Belli
October 6, 2023
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Association of health professional shortages with surgical outcomes, expenditures

Editor's Note This study from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, finds that Medicare patients having common surgical procedures in health professional shortage area hospitals obtain safe care without evidence of higher expenditures. A total of 842,787 Medicare patients undergoing appendectomy, cholecystectomy, colectomy, or hernia repair between 2014 and 2018…

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By: Judy Mathias
September 7, 2023
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Sociodemographic disparities in PONV

Editor's Note This study led by researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham examines the associations between sociodemographic factors and the incidence of postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) and clinician adherence to PONV prophylaxis protocols. A total of 8,384 patients were included in the analysis. When PONV prophylaxis protocols…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 23, 2023
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Effects of race on operative, nonoperative management of emergency general surgery conditions

Editor's Note This study from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, examines whether the decision to operate or not operate for an emergency general surgery condition affects Black and White patients differently. A total of 556,087 Medicare patients (59,519 Black and 496,568 White) were included in the analysis. Overall, 165,932 (29.8%)…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 21, 2023
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New guide from JCR helps HCWs understand diverse patient populations

Editor's Note The Joint Commission, on August 9, announced the publication of a new guide from Joint Commission Resources (JCR) that provides basic knowledge and awareness for healthcare workers (HCWs) about the ways in which patients are diverse. The guide focuses on aspects of diversity that include ethnicity, race, culture,…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 10, 2023
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Effect of unmet social health needs on surgical outcomes

Editor's Note This study, led by researchers at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, examines opportunities to improve inequitable postoperative outcomes by evaluating unmet social health needs by race, ethnicity, and insurance type. Outcomes included poor health status (self-reported), socioeconomic status (income, education, employment), and unmet social health needs (food,…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 8, 2023
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The Joint Commission updates Health Care Equity resource centers

Editor's Note The Joint Commission, on August 2, announced that it had updated its Health Care Equity (HCE) Accreditation Standards & Resource Center and its HCE Certification Resource Center. A new resource available in the HCE Accreditation Standards & Resource Center is an On Demand Accelerate PI Webinar that provides…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 3, 2023
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