WHAT IS JCI?
JCI (Joint Commission International) is an independent, non-profit organization which is dedicated to improving the quality of health care around the world through voluntary accreditation. JCI evaluates and accredits more than 300 public and private health care organizations in 39 countries. JCI sets standards for hospitals are focused on one goal: raising the safety and quality of care to the highest possible level. JCI's uniform, high standards are designed to be adaptable to local needs; thus, accommodating the legal, religious and cultural factors within a country.
WHAT DOES "JCI ACCREDITED" MEAN?
"JCI Accredited" means that a hospital has met the international standards set by JCI. This only happens after the hospital has been visited by JCI surveyors who thoroughly check that the hospital is following these standards everyday. Apollo Hospitals Dhaka was visited by JCI surveyors, and awarded with JCI accreditation in 2008 and re-accreditation in June, 2011.
BENEFITS OF JCI ACCREDITATION
The benefits of receiving care at a JCI accredited or certified organization include increased confidence in the care provided because you know the organization is:
- Continually working to provide the highest quality services.
- Periodically evaluated by The Joint Commission for compliance with the standards and other requirements.
- Provided with expert advice and education from The Joint Commission about quality improvement.
- able to attract qualified staff because they have more opportunities to develop their skills and knowledge
- Strengthens community confidence in the quality and safety of care, treatment and services
- Improves risk management and risk reduction
- Provides education on good practices to improve business operations
- Provides professional advice and counsel, enhancing staff education
- Enhances staff recruitment and development
LEARN MORE ABOUT JCI
To learn more about JCI Accreditation, download JCI Handbook or visit JCI website.