On October 20, 2014, The Joint Commission (TJC) announced the publication of the new “Patient Safety Systems” chapter in the 2015 Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Hospitals. TJC says, “[t]he purpose of the chapter is to inform and educate hospital leaders about the importance and structure of an integrated patient-centered system that aims to improve quality of care and patient safety.” TJC’s media release regarding the additional chapter is available here.