The Joint Commission International (JCI) is a non-profit, U.S-based, international accreditation organization that certifies healthcare companies, services, and programs. JCI standards are internationally recognized as a leading healthcare accreditation program for patient safety and quality of care.
In addition to providing best practices in patient safety and quality, JCI also offers innovative solutions to improve performance and outcomes in all forms of healthcare organizations.
The types of healthcare programs accredited by the Joint Commission International include:
JCI itself is accredited by the International Society for Quality in Health Care External Evaluation Association (IEEA). This accreditation provides assurance that the standards, processes, and training used by JCI are in line with the highest international standards for accreditation bodies.
JCI aims to maintain and improve safety and health care quality throughout the world by providing education, international accreditation (including International Patient Safety Goals-IPSGs), advisory services, and certifications.
Since its founding by the Joint Commission in 1994, JCI has accredited more than 1,000 health organizations with its “Gold Seal of Approval”, a globally recognized symbol of quality patient care and safety.
This article presents an overview of the JCI accreditation process and its benefits to the accredited organization and patients.
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The Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation is recognized as the gold standard for patient care and safety in the international healthcare community. Any organization meeting its accreditation standard is awarded a Gold Seal of Approval®—a distinguished symbol of accomplishing all standards.
Figure: An image of Gold Seal of Approval® provided by JCI to healthcare organizations for meeting all accreditation standards.
The seal offers multiple benefits to the organization:
JCI’s Clinical Care Program Certification (CCPC) further demonstrates an organization’s commitment to providing patients with quality clinical care in a specific area of expertise, whether it be a disease or medical services.
Currently, JCI offers the CCPC in a variety of clinical areas including, but not limited to:
JCI accreditation provides several benefits to both organizations and patients in multiple ways, some of which are:
JCI advisory services help organizations streamline and simplify the accreditation process, including achieving international patient safety goals, infection control protocols, and medication and emergency management.
Their experienced consultants will assist you during the entire accreditation process by helping you identify, plan, and implement all the necessary steps required to achieve the accreditation.
Here are a few areas in which the JCI’s advisory services can benefit you:
To learn more about JCI accreditation processes, new standards, services, or FAQs, visit www.jointcommissioninternational.org.
JCI is a non-profit international accreditation organization that accredits healthcare organizations and programs globally. The standards help healthcare businesses perform better by ensuring they meet all quality standards, infection control protocols, and patient safety and care requirements.
JCI offers accreditation for eight types of healthcare programs that benefit both patients and organizations. It also offers a Gold Seal of Approval® to accredited companies for their specific services, which shows patients that they comply with the standards and are committed to the best care.
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