Joint Commission Launches a Wiki

September 13, 2007

The quality monitoring Joint Commission has launched the WikiHealthCare – an initiative to “to foster collaboration among tens of thousands of health care professionals” on topics like patient safety and other health quality issues. This is a sea-change for the Joint Commission which traditionally acted as a regulatory agency to monitor hospital quality. Now it invites healthcare professionals to share best practices, define quality and patient safety through the interactive format of a Wiki. Initial topics include smoking cessation and the smoke-free hospital initiative. They have a helpful set of policies and guidelines to follow as well.

I can only congratulate their efforts and wait to see how these will take off.

When mainstream organizations in healthcare begin to adopt Web 2.0, then we know that Health 2.0 has arrived.

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