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Sleep Hygiene Intervention Improves Sleep for Hospital Patients
May 25, 2021 12:00 ET | Joint Commission
OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., May 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hospitalized patients often suffer from sleep deprivation due to environmental noise and interruptions from staff.1 A new study in the June...
Application now open for new award recognizing improvements in healthcare disparities
May 17, 2021 11:00 ET | Joint Commission
OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., May 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Bernard J. Tyson National Award for Excellence in Pursuit of Healthcare Equity, a new award program from The Joint Commission and Kaiser...
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Lean management associated with positive hospital performance
April 27, 2021 12:00 ET | Joint Commission
OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., April 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- While there is evidence of some progress in patient safety and quality improvement in health care over the last two decades, recognition...
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Study identifies high-impact postoperative complications in older patients undergoing hip fracture repair
March 23, 2021 12:00 ET | Joint Commission
OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., March 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hip fracture in older patients is common, debilitating and costly.1,2,3 A new study in the April 2021 issue of The Joint Commission Journal...
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Mental health support for health care workers during COVID-19 pandemic
February 23, 2021 12:00 ET | Joint Commission
OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., Feb. 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented levels of anxiety, insomnia, depression and distress to health care workers, according to...
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New educational campaign from The Joint Commission teaches how to advocate for safe care during and after pregnancy
February 16, 2021 14:30 ET | Joint Commission
OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., Feb. 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Joint Commission has released Speak Up™ for New Parents, a new educational campaign that teaches how to advocate for safe care during...
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Correlation between physician task load and risk of burnout
January 28, 2021 12:00 ET | Joint Commission
OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., Jan. 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The complexity of health care is increasing at a rapid pace and directly affects the day-to-day work of physicians as they care for...
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The Joint Commission and Joint Commission Resources launch new data transparency initiative for health care organizations
January 26, 2021 12:00 ET | Joint Commission
OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., Jan. 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Joint Commission and Joint Commission Resources (JCR), Inc. today announced a new data transparency initiative – DASH™ (Data Analytics...
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A safety precautions protocol reduces self-harm for at-risk patients in the emergency department
January 05, 2021 12:00 ET | Joint Commission
OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., Jan. 05, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Emergency department (ED) boarding of patients with psychiatric illness is a critical issue. These patients are twice as likely as medical...
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Physician and nurse perceptions of teamwork and collaboration differ on general medical services
November 19, 2020 12:38 ET | Joint Commission
OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., Nov. 19, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Teamwork and collaboration are essential to providing high-quality care. While research has found discrepancies between nurses’ and...