Dr. Jonathan Perlin
President and CEO, The Joint Commission
Perlin was tapped to lead the accrediting organization earlier this year from HCA Healthcare, where his leadership as president of clinical operations and chief medical officer was widely credited for driving quality and innovation at the health system. At the Joint Commission, he is overseeing a revamp of hospital quality standards to tighten the focus on patient safety and identify the most pertinent metrics. In August, the commission announced plans to add health equity standards to accreditations beginning Jan. 1. Before joining HCA in 2006, Perlin was undersecretary for health in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, where he pushed for the early implementation of electronic health records.