2021 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award
The John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards were established in 2002 by the National Quality Forum (NQF) and The Joint Commission to recognize major achievements of individuals and organizations to improve patient safety and healthcare quality which are consistent with the aims of the National Quality Strategy: better care, healthy people and communities, and affordable care. Better care, in particular, focuses on improving overall quality by making healthcare person-centered, reliable, accessible, and safe.
The accomplishments of award nominees/applicants should be clearly linked to the principles that Dr. Eisenberg promoted throughout his career, as well as emergent patient safety and quality challenges affecting public health:
- dedication to improving the quality of healthcare and patient safety
- leadership in advancing methods for measuring and reporting healthcare quality
- expanding the public’s capacity to evaluate the quality and safety of healthcare
- promoting healthcare choices based upon information about safety and quality
- patient safety and quality challenges affecting public health
- Individual Achievement – Individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and scholarship in patient safety and healthcare quality through a substantive lifetime body of work.
- National Level Innovation in Patient Safety and Quality – The focus of the project/initiative extends beyond local areas to being implemented across the country to achieve national impact.
- Local Level Innovation in Patient Safety and Quality – The project/initiative focuses on effecting impact at the local community, organizational or regional level (e.g., statewide).
Additional Information about the Awards and Application Process
- All applications and payment of $400.00 must be submitted by September 30, 2021 at 11:59pm (CT).
- Organizations that can be accredited by The Joint Commission must be accredited to be eligible for the award.
- Application evaluation criteria assess the importance of the project’s contribution to patient safety and quality, whether the project represents a significant advancement in the given area or new/novel approach, the level of the project’s impact, and its replicability across organizations and sustainability demonstrated through supporting data/information. For example, how well the submission describes the improvement program, how it was sustained, and if it was scaled beyond one institution when possible.
- Award winners will be notified of the Award Panel’s decision by 1Q2022.
- All award recipients are invited to attend the in-person or virtual recognition ceremony to receive the award.
- No application-specific feedback or information about the outcome of Award Panel decisions can be provided prior to the official notification of the award recipients.
Completing the Online Application
Visit this link to download a PDF preview of the three applications (Individual, Local, and National Applications) to better inform your submission. This PDF is for reference, all submissions must be entered into the online application to be considered.
Tips in preparing/writing your submission:
- Avoid repetition, and provide specific responses to each question, including explicit examples for each question within the application.
- Ensure that sufficient data is shared to support the impact of the initiative
- Demonstrate sustained success improving intervention/outcomes for at least 12 months
Please follow the prompts within the application platform.
Once you submit the application, you will be provided a link to a payment site. Payment submission of $400.00 is required by Oct 1, 2021 for your application to be considered by the jury panel. If you are not immediately directed to submit payment upon your application’s completion, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.