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Thought-provoking article on a vision for JACIE, quality and transplant care


In a newly published paper, the authors assert that the current model will need to evolve to encompass the entire healthcare journey and to place the patient and not the treatment modality at the centre of the process. It cites the Safety II perspective which defines safety as the ability to succeed under varying conditions and places the emphasis on what goes right over finding what goes wrong. Standards will be required to be less prescriptive, more flexible and incorporate new definitions of excellence and acceptability. JACIE would need to significantly increase interactions and collaboration with other stakeholders. The transplant community will need to further exploit digitial technology to provide quality and timely healthcare data, a tendency that the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated.

Snowden, J.A., McGrath, E., Orchard, K. et al. Visions for a JACIE Quality Management System 4.0. Bone Marrow Transplant (2021).