JCI Standards Advisory Panel Discusses 6th Edition Standards
JCI’s Standards Advisory Panel met in Dubai, 12-13 November, to discuss potential revisions to the upcoming 6th edition standards, which will publish 1 January 2017 and become effective for on-site surveys starting 1 July 2017. Revisions to the JCI Laboratory Standards were reviewed and discussed as well. The 3rd edition of the Laboratory Standards will publish 1 July 2016 with an effective date of 1 January 2017.
Nine members of the Panel, led by new chair Professor John Ovretveit (Director of Research, Professor of Health Innovation Implementation and Evaluation, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm), recently cycled out. The Panel now includes, three new members from the Middle East, three from Asia Pacific, two from Europe, and one from South America. A full roster of Panel members is provided below.
The Standards Advisory Panel’s responsibilities include:
Reviewing and providing input on the development, field evaluation, and testing of new and revised standards
Providing guidance for standards development in areas of individual members’ expertise
Monitoring factors in the international health care environment that would suggest the need for standards additions or revisions
Reviewing final standards drafts prior to review and approval by the JCR Accreditation Committee and Board
The JCI Standards Advisory Panel met in Dubai 12-13 November 2015. (left to right) Abdul Latif Sheikh, Manish Kohli, José de Lima Valverde Filho, María del Mar Fernández, Samer Ellahham, Brigit Devolder, Abha Shroff, Johan Kips, Lee Chien Earn, Paul Hofmann, Harish Pillai. Not pictured: John Øvretveit and Abdullah Mufareh Assiri.
JCI Standards Advisory Panel
John Øvretveit, BSc(hons), MPhil, PhD, CPsychol, CSci, MHSM (chair; Stockholm, Sweden)
Abdullah Mufareh Assiri, MD (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)
Brigit Devolder, MS (Leuven, Belgium)
Samer Ellahham, MD, CPHQ, EFQM, FACC, FAHA, FACP (Abu Dhabi, UAE)
María del Mar Fernández, MSc, DVM, MA (Psychology) (Madrid, Spain)
José de Lima Valverde Filho, MD, MSc (Rio De Janeiro, Brazil)
Paul Hoffmann, DrPH, FACHE (California, USA)
Johan Kips, MD, PhD (Brussels, Belgium)
Manish Kohli, MD, MPH, MBA (Abu Dhabi, UAE)
Abdul Latif Sheikh, RPh, MS (Karachi, Pakistan)
Lee Chien Earn, MD (Singapore)
Harish Pillai, MBBS, MHA, MBA (Kerala, India)
Abha Shroff, MBBS, MD, DCP (Mumbai, India)