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Published monthly, The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety is a peer-reviewed publication dedicated to providing health professionals with the information they need to promote the quality and safety of health care. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety invites original manuscripts on the development, adaptation, and/or implementation of innovative thinking, strategies, and practices in improving quality and safety in health care. Case studies, program or project reports, reports of new methodologies or new applications of methodologies, research studies on the effectiveness of improvement interventions, and commentaries on issues and practices are all considered.

David W. Baker, MD, MPH, FACP, executive vice president for the Division of Healthcare Quality Evaluation at The Joint Commission, is the inaugural editor-in-chief of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety.

Also known as Joint Commission Journal on Quality Improvement and Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Safety

Publisher: Joint Commission Resources

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Volume 35, Number 5, May 2009

How Active Resisters and Organizational Constipators Affect Health Care–Acquired Infection Prevention Efforts
pp. 239-246(8)
Authors: Saint, Sanjay; Kowalski, Christine P.; Banaszak-Holl, Jane; Forman, Jane; Damschroder, Laura; Krein, Sarah L.

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Using Health Information Technology–Related Performance Measures and Tools to Improve Chronic Care
pp. 248-255(8)
Authors: Keyser, Donna J.; Dembosky, Jacob W.; Kmetik, Karen; Antman, Mark S.; Sirio, Carl A.; Farley, Donna O.

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Development of a Web-based Decision Support Tool to Increase Use of Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia Guidelines
pp. 256-262(7)
Authors: Longhurst, Christopher; Turner, Stuart; Burgos, Anthony E.

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A Continuing Need to Reconcile Medications for Patient Safety
pp. 263-263(1)
Author: Mansur, Jeannell M.

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Using Consumer-Based Kiosk Technology to Improve and Standardize Medication Reconciliation in a Specialty Care Setting
pp. 264-271(8)
Authors: Lesselroth, Blake; Adams, Shawn; Felder, Robert; Dorr, David A.; Cauthers, Phillip; Church, Victoria; Douglas, David

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Hospital Complications: Linking Payment Reduction to Preventability
pp. 283-285(3)
Authors: Averill, Richard F.; Hughes, John S.; Goldfield, Norbert I.; McCullough, Elizabeth C.

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Learning Networks for Sustainable, Large-Scale Improvement
pp. 286-291(6)
Authors: McCannon, C. Joseph; Perla, Rocco J.

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