Dr. Eric Ford

Eric W. Ford, PhD, Professor of Health Policy and Organization at the UAB School of Public Health has been appointed to the Board of Joint Commission Resources (JCR), the main accrediting body for international hospitals and provider of accreditation materials globally. As a part of the Joint Commission Resources Board, Dr. Ford will help the JCR team with a variety of responsibilities, including but not limited to developing a new strategic plan, evaluating new business opportunities, and providing support to the leadership team through the regular board meetings. Ford’s initial appointment is for three years.

In addition to his work as a Professor of Health Policy and Organization, Dr. Ford’s contributions to the field of Healthcare Management go beyond education. Dr. Ford is the Editor of the Journal of Healthcare Management, he has 25 years of experience working with health systems, and has conducted research evaluating how the electronic medical record (EMR) can be used as a tool for quality improvement among other areas of study.

“In the international market, governments are taking a more holistic approach to ensuring hospital and health system quality, safety and patient engagement, and taking a population health approach is key in such cases” said Dr. Eric Ford. “Joint Commission Resources is a remarkable organization that is one of the world’s leading innovators working in support of healthcare systems both in the U.S. and abroad, and I am honored to join the board. The JCR’s focus on meeting clients’ needs in real-time and on a continuous basis are two strengths that set the organization apart.”

About Joint Commission Resources

The mission of Joint Commission Resources is to continuously improve the safety and quality of health care in the United States and in the international community through the provision of education, publications, consultation and evaluation services. JCR is a global organization whose home office is Oakbrook Terrace, IL with ancillary facilities in Washington, D.C.; Beijing, China; Singapore; and Saudi Arabia. Learn more by visiting https://www.jcrinc.com.

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