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The Joint Commission
By David Harlow – Over the past five years, the Joint Commission has frowned, smiled and again frowned upon the use of text messaging for transmitting patient care orders. The latest clarification …
America’s hospitals continue to make strides towards improving patient safety and quality for common conditions for which people enter the hospital, according to The Joint Commission’s 2016 Annual Report: “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety.”
By Matt Patterson MD – In May, The Joint Commission announced that it was changing its five-year-old ban on texting, stating that effective immediately health care organizations may now allow orders to be transmitted via text message. The topic of ‘secure messaging’ has long been a polarizing topic within the health care industry.
The Joint Commission has developed two new resources to help health care providers in their efforts to reduce patient readmissions and improve the discharge process. The resources are a new Speak Up campaign for providers and organizations to educate patients.