Tag: Healthcare equity

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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The Joint Commission updates resources in Health Care Equity accreditation, certification resource centers

Editor's Note The Joint Commission, on July 5, announced that it had updated its Health Care Equity (HCE) Accreditation Standards & Resource Center and its HCE Certification Resource Center to help organizations meet healthcare equity requirements. New resources in the HCE Accreditation Standards & Resource Center include: the feasibility of…

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By: Judy Mathias
July 11, 2023
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The Joint Commission starts new voluntary Health Care Equity Certification

Editor's Note The Joint Commission, on June 27, announced that it is starting a new voluntary Health care Equity Certification Program, effective July 1. The advanced certification recognizes hospitals for excellence in their efforts to provide equitable care, treatment, and services and builds on longstanding accreditation requirements that support healthcare…

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By: Judy Mathias
June 28, 2023
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Premature, preventable deaths up across the US

Editor's Note The annual Commonwealth Fund’s Scorecard on State Health System Performance, released June 22, finds an increase in preventable deaths in all states in 2021, especially among Blacks and American Indian/Alaska Native people, and a nearly two-fold increase in maternal mortality from 2018 to 2021. Massachusetts, Hawaii, and New…

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By: Judy Mathias
June 26, 2023
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The Joint Commission: Updates added to Health Care Equity Certification Resource Center

Editor's Note The Joint Commission, on June 7, announced that it has added new resources to its Health Care Equity Certification Resource Center, including those from NorthShore-Edward-Elmhurst Health in northeastern Illinois, Cambridge Health Alliance in Massachusetts, and HealthPartners headquartered in Bloomington, Minnesota. The Joint Commission regularly updates its Health Care…

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By: Judy Mathias
June 8, 2023
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The Joint Commission announces new Health Care Equity Certification Resource Center

Editor's Note The Joint Commission, on May 3, announced the launch of its new Health Care Equity Certification Resource Center, which provides practical strategies for meeting the new certification program’s standards and elements of performance. Resources, such as tools, templates, and guides, are organized in the center by certification domains…

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By: Judy Mathias
May 4, 2023
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The Joint Commission: May 10 is deadline for Tyson Award applications

Editor's Note The Joint Commission, on April 12, announced that it and Kaiser Permanente are still accepting applications for the 2023 Bernard J. Tyson National Award for Excellence in Pursuit of Healthcare Equity. The award, now in its third year, gives national recognition to a healthcare organization for an intervention…

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By: Judy Mathias
April 13, 2023
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The Joint Commission updates Health Care Equity Resource Center

Editor's Note The Joint Commission, on April 5, announced that it had updated its Health Care Equity Accreditation Standards & Resource Center to assist organizations in meeting their healthcare equity standards. The new resources include: Six new Snapshots (brief synopses of approaches used by other organizations) from Cook County Health…

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By: Judy Mathias
April 6, 2023
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The Joint Commission, Kaiser Permanente accepting applications for Tyson Award

Editor's Note The Joint Commission and Kaiser Permanente on March 15 announced that they are now accepting applications for the 2023 Bernard J. Tyson National Award for Excellence in Pursuit of Healthcare Equity. The award, now in its 3rd year, recognizes a healthcare organization for an intervention that led to…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 15, 2023
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Older Black men more likely to die after surgery than others

Editor's Note This study led by researchers at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System and David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, finds that postoperative mortality was higher in Black men than Black women, White men, and White women. A total of 1,868,036 Black and White Medicare…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 2, 2023
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