What is JCI?
JCI accreditation is considered the gold standard in global health care. JCI consultants are the most skilled and experienced in the industry.
Joint Commission International (JCI) works to improve patient safety and quality of health care in the international community by offering education, publications, advisory services, and international accreditation and certification. In more than 100 countries, JCI partners with hospitals, clinics, and academic medical centers; health systems and agencies; government ministries; academia; and international advocates to promote rigorous standards of care and to provide solutions for achieving peak performance.
History of Joint Commission International
Founded in 1994 by The Joint Commission, JCI has touched more than 90 countries. Today, the organization helps patients in five continents and fields a well-trained team of international accreditation surveyors and consultants. JCI enjoys a 20 percent annual growth in the number of accredited organizations, just one metric of how health care leaders are helped to improve quality, safety, and efficiency as a shared goal.
Focus of JCI
Joint Commission International (JCI) identifies, measures, and shares best practices in quality and patient safety with the world. It provides leadership and innovative solutions to help health care organizations across all settings improve performance and outcomes. It’s expert team works with hospitals and other health care organizations, health systems, government ministries, public health agencies, academic institutions, and businesses to achieve peak performance in patient care.
JCI helps organizations to help themselves through:
• Earning JCI accreditation and certification, recognized as the global Gold Seal of Approval®
• Providing leading education
• Delivering evidence-based advisory services
It understands that local needs vary and diverse cultures present unique patient care challenges. Yet, it’s singular focus on the highest patient care standards and results-oriented process improvement has earned the respect of health care leaders from around the world.
The mission of JCI is to improve the safety and quality of care in the international community through the provision of education, publications, consultation, and evaluation services.
Regional Advisory Councils
JCI has three regional advisory councils: Asia-Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East and North Africa. These councils work with ministries of health, international health care organizations, public health agencies, governmental agencies, and others to evaluate and improve the quality and safety of patient care throughout each region.
Council members include key stakeholders who have a primary responsibility to facilitate JCI’s awareness and understanding of important items such as:
• Regional health care quality
• Patient safety
• Health financing
• Health policy issues
• Cultural needs, values, and requirements
The councils meet annually to discuss and provide feedback on key initiatives.
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