JCI is a well recognised international accreditation body, that has developed a set of international standards and an accreditation programme for hospitals and other healthcare organisations.
The JCI evaluation of a hospital is designed to be valid, reliable and objective, and the accreditation decision is made by an international accreditation committee.
As part of the JCI accreditation programme, every three years JCI re-evaluates the hospital against the JCI standards. This evaluation involves a comprehensive inspection of the facility, review of practices and procedures, and will look for evidence of sustained compliance and improvement. The hospital voluntarily applies the JCI standards throughout the hospital and have demonstrated continuous improvement in the quality of hospital processes and patient care.
The benefits of JCI accreditation
• Increased focus on patient safety and risk reduction in the delivery of clinical care
• A focus on ensuring the best patient experience and outcomes and involving the patient in all their care decisions.
• Maintains patient safety and continuous improvement at the heart of management decisions
• Fosters a culture of safety throughout the hospital
• Provides a safe and efficient work environment
• Compliance with JCI standards will allow the hospital to be ready for any future HIQA national licensing standards for hospitals in Ireland