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Joint Commission Announces SAFER Matrix

The Joint Commission International (JCI) announces that beginning April 5, Survey Analysis for Evaluating Risk (SAFER) Matrix, a new approach for identifying and communicating a healthcare organization’s risk levels, will be integrated into JCI’s accreditation survey process for hospitals and academic medical centers.

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Lean Healthcare: A Win-Win Solution

Lean methodologies translate well to the healthcare sector, maintains Jay McClure in this Soapbox column. But when change is proposed via lean, many people doubt that new policies or programs could benefit them. Here’s why they’re wrong, McClure says.

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Bed Maintenance: Should HTM Do It?

Disagreement often ensues when the subject of bed maintenance by biomeds arises, reveals biomedical expert Patrick Lynch. In May's The LynchPin column, Lynch lays out both arguments regarding HTM professionals handling bed maintenance and shares his personal opinions about the matter. Don't miss out.

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Remembering Our ‘Why’: Lessons in Patient Care

As HTM professionals, it’s important to remember who you are caring for—and why you’re doing it, maintains technology manager and educator Jeff Ruiz in this Soapbox article. In it, he encourages readers to find their respective ‘why's’ and shares his personal story.

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Joint Commission Issues Alert on Developing Healthcare’s Reporting Culture

Sentinel Event Alert #60—Developing a reporting culture: Learning from close calls and hazardous conditions explores guidance for healthcare organizations and leaders in establishing a psychologically safe environment that eliminates fear of negative consequences for reporting mistakes, and actively encourages learning from “close calls” in patient care.

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