• 5-Part Framework for Workplace Equity at Healthcare Organizations

    As part of its effort to promote joy in work at healthcare organizations, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement has adopted a framework of five guiding principles to foster workplace equity.

  • IHI Leaders Expect Significant Progress on Health Equity in 2022

    Yesterday during a press briefing, IHI President and CEO Kedar Mate, MD, and IHI President Emeritus and Senior Fellow Donald Berwick MD, MPP, discussed health equity trends for 2022. Next year, there likely will be a movement toward outcome-based measurement for health equity, Mate said.

  • CMS Suspends Enforcement of Vaccine Mandate for Healthcare Workers

    According to the memo, CMS “will not enforce the new rule regarding vaccination of health care workers or requirements for policies and procedures in certified Medicare/Medicaid providers and suppliers (including nursing facilities, hospitals, dialysis facilities and all other provider types covered by the rule) while there are court-ordered injunctions in place prohibiting enforcement of this provision.”

  • PSQH: The Podcast Episode 42 – The Evolution of Healthcare Quality

    On episode 42 of PSQH: The Podcast, Rachel Biblow, senior vice president and partner for strategic integration and transformation at Press Ganey and Dr. Tejal Gandhi, Press Ganey’s chief safety and transformation officer, talk about the evolution of healthcare quality over the last 20 years.

  • OSHA Extends Public Comment On COVID-19 Vaccine Rule

    The ETS, according to OSHA, is designed to “protect workers from the spread of coronavirus on the job.” Employers with 100 or more employees “must develop, implement and enforce a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, unless they adopt a policy requiring employees to either get vaccinated or undergo regular COVID-19 testing and wear a face covering at work.”