Joint Commission Enterprise Leaders Engage in Crucial Health Care Conversations in the People’s Republic of China and South Korea
Across the globe, Joint Commission Enterprise executives are acknowledged as leaders in the health care industry. Earlier this year, Dr. Ana Pujols McKee, MD, executive vice president and chief medical officer of The Joint Commission and Joyce Chang, MHSA, Joint Commission International’s (JCI’s) director of the Asia-Pacific Office, spoke at multiple health care events. Dr. McKee made an address at the opening of the Penn Wharton China Center on March 10. Chang spoke at both The Privatization of Healthcare in China: Lessons from Within and Without on March 23 and Medical Korea 2015, April 8-10.
At the opening of the Penn Wharton China Center, Dr. McKee covered the mission and goals of the Joint Commission Enterprise. McKee also discussed the impact of Targeted Solutions Tools® in hospitals, the qualities of a high reliability organization, the role of Robust Process Improvement in health care, and other hot topics. The slides below were part of her presentation and illustrate the necessary building blocks of a successful patient safety system.
At The Privatization of Healthcare in China: Lessons from Within and Without, Chang and other experts discussed the potential future of privatized health care in China. The existing, government-run, largely one-payer system has proven inadequate in the face of a surging economy, rising patient needs and expectations, an aging population, and the lack of a universal health insurance system,” explained the event description. Panelists offered their perspectives on the privatization of health care as a solution to these dilemmas.
At Medical Korea 2015, Chang presented during a session covering the necessity for health care organizations to build safe and reliable systems. These best practice systems not only serve an organization’s community, but also medical tourists. Chang explained that there are two types of medical tourists, those who are traveling and caught unawares by a sudden medical emergency and those who are unsatisfied with their care at home and are looking for better care elsewhere. In either case, the patient has high expectations of quality, experience of care, and reliability, all of which is promoted by JCI Accreditation.
Joint Commission Enterprise leaders will continue to address the international community at important seminars and conferences throughout the year. Look for them at events like Building Healthcare Dubai, June 9-10; the Japan Hospital Congress, June 18-19; the 2015 Sri Lanka Medical Association Congress, July 4; and more.