Jan. 25, 2007 - GE Healthcare is partnering with Joint Commission Resources (JCR), an affiliate of The Joint Commission, to help market and distribute an ongoing series of original programs addressing quality and safety for hospitals across the country. The Joint Commission Resources Quality & Safety Network will present 12 original satellite, live web, and web archive programs beginning Thursday, January 25.
Based on national needs assessments, JCR selects timely and topical programs or continuing education credit for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, health care executives, and other health care professionals. Trinity Healthforce Learning, a TWL Knowledge Group brand, will work with GE Healthcare to distribute the series.
"These teleconferences not only provide updated education on The Joint Commission standards, they also provide the ability to learn what other health care facilities are doing to meet and exceed the standards," said Yosef D. Dlugacz, Ph. D., North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System. "The sharing of these 'best practices' is very useful in developing strategies to improve patient care. These teleconferences provide excellent explanations of the standards and examples in terms of applicability."
The programs feature pertinent case studies from hospitals across the nation demonstrating best practices and afford opportunities to interact with industry experts. Topics include: National Patient Safety Goals, Creating a Culture of Safety, Strategies to Help Prevent Infection, and many more. The Joint Commission representatives and national health care experts will comprise the faculty. Hospitals that subscribe to the service can expect to obtain information on successful strategies for improving patient outcomes and tips for creating confidence regarding the facility's ability to achieve regulatory compliance. JCR has a proven track record of positively impacting both areas, which are often cited as key areas of concern by hospital administrators.
"This educational offering is a convenient, cost-effective learning method that enables our customers to improve the quality of care and focus on the safety of their patients," added Richard Nuccio, Education Marketing Manager, GE Healthcare. More information on the programs and subscriptions is available by calling 877-438-4788 or visiting www.gehealthcare.com/education .