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2016 Santiago International Practicum on Accreditation and Quality Improvement

Added on 7 November 2016 in General News, Press Releases



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Joint Commission International to Host First-ever
Accreditation Preparation Practicum in Chile

 (OAK BROOK, Illinois, USA – 7 November 2016) – Joint Commission International (JCI) will host an International Practicum on Accreditation and Quality Improvement for hospitals and academic medical centers, 12-16 December, in Santiago, Chile. The five-day program will feature JCI faculty-led sessions and include simultaneous presentations in English and Spanish. This is the first event of its kind to be held in Chile.

Preparing for JCI accreditation or reaccreditation is a significant undertaking. The International Practicum has been designed to make accreditation preparation as simple as possible, by explaining JCI’s methods and standards while also highlighting best practices and processes needed to achieve accreditation success.

To see the survey process in action, attendees will follow a JCI expert on simulated tracers through Clínica las Condes, a JCI-accredited hospital in Santiago. Practicum courses will focus on achieving compliance with JCI’s accreditation standards. A special session for academic medical centers will focus on medical professional education and human subject research standards.

In Chile, two hospitals have been accredited by JCI and several others have expressed interest in pursuing accreditation.

“It is essential to know the Joint Commission International process, evaluation methods, quality improvement strategies, and the challenging standards in order to succeed in becoming accredited and retaining accreditation,” said Paul Chang, MD, vice president, Accreditation, Standards, and Measurement, JCI.

“I am excited to bring this leading-edge content to Chile in response to increased local and regional interest in JCI accreditation. As more Chilean hospitals and academic medical centers seek to earn JCI’s prestigious Gold Seal of Approval®, our staff is well positioned to provide the service and education they require to become recognized quality and safety champions.”

Register for JCI’s Santiago International Practicum on Accreditation and Quality Improvement here. To search for JCI-accredited organizations, please visit


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