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The Impact of AI and Environmental Sustainability on Hospital Care

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Dr. Jonathan Perlin, President and CEO, The Joint Commission 


The Joint Commission is possibly the most impactful health care quality and performance organization in the world. With the rise of AI and concerns growing over issues like environmental sustainability, its mission has never been more critical.

Dr. Jonathan Perlin, in his second year at the helm of The Joint Commission, is on a quest to reshape safety and performance measurement and its impact on care delivery for hospitals and other settings.

In this episode, Dr. Perlin outlines his H.E.L.P agenda and explains how the acronym is a guide for the organization as it aims to better ensure patients’ safety and effective hospital care.

H.E.L.P Agenda includes: 

  • Health Equity
  • Environmental Sustainability  
  • Learning Health Care/AI
  • Performance Improvement and Integration 


The mission of The Joint Commission is to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value.

It aims to accomplish this goal by setting quality standards, evaluating an organization’s performance, and providing an interactive educative experience that provides innovative solutions and resources to support continuous improvement.

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