Becker's Healthcare October 3, 2022
Erica Carbajal

In the first nine months of 2022, The Joint Commission has issued sentinel events, released new guidance to improve patient safety, launched new certifications and more. 

Here are 14 moves from The Joint Commission Becker’s has covered since January, starting with the most recent: 

1. The Joint Commission is conducting a review of all of its accreditation requirements that go “above-and-beyond” CMS requirements. 

2. Patient falls were the most common sentinel event reported among hospitals in the first six months of 2022, according to a Sept. 7 report from The Joint Commission.

3. The Joint Commission launched a new patient safety campaign that focuses on telehealth visits, the organization said Aug. 31.

4. In August, researchers from the accrediting body...

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