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JCI Education—Practicums and Accreditation Updates

Practicums and accreditation updates are an important part of the accreditation journey. But, what’s the difference between them?

International Practicum on Accreditation and Quality Improvement

The International Practicum on Accreditation and Quality Improvement is a comprehensive program that is specifically designed for:

  • A health care organization considering accreditation or preparing for an initial survey
  • A health care professional who works in a JCI-accredited organization, but who has never experienced a JCI accreditation survey

Experienced faculty lead you through accreditation preparation by explaining JCI’s standards and the process to achieve compliance. Attend this five-day program to understand the tangible benefits of JCI accreditation and explore the staff, time, and cost commitment needed to achieve Gold Seal of Approval® success.

Through small-group workshops and lectures, attendees learn the JCI accreditation process, methodologies to evaluate compliance, quality improvement strategies, and tactics to meet the most challenging standards. JCI experts conduct simulated tracers in local hospitals to demonstrate the survey process.

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"The Practicum is ideal for hospitals, clinics, and other health care organizations considering first-time accreditation. The presentations are designed to clearly explain the survey process and help professionals assess the true costs and benefits of JCI accreditation.”

- Paul vanOstenberg
Senior Advisor, Global Growth and Innovation, JCI

International Accreditation Update

The International Accreditation Update is a program are especially designed for:

  • JCI-accredited organizations
  • Health care survey coordinators in JCI-accredited organizations who want to learn about the new 5th edition of JCI’s Accreditation Standards for Hospitals.

This program re-energizes your patient safety practices with a review JCI’s new and substantially changed standards. The two-day event helps accredited hospitals and clinics meet the ongoing challenges of compliance and gives them the knowledge and confidence required to manage a successful reaccreditation effort.

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“JCI’s standards reflect the systems and processes needed to deliver safe, high-quality care. I urge leaders from accredited organizations to attend the Accreditation Update to gain the tools and resources needed to tackle the challenges they face in today’s fast-paced and complex health care environment.”

- Paul Chang
Vice President of International Accreditation, Standards, and Measurement, JCI