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Our Mission

The mission of JCI is to continuously improve the safety and quality of care in the international community through education, advisory services, and international accreditation and certification.

Our Purpose

Joint Commission International (JCI) works to improve patient safety and quality of health care in the international community by offering education, publications, advisory services, and international accreditation and certification. In more than 100 countries, JCI partners with hospitals, clinics, and academic medical centers, health systems and agencies, government ministries, academia, and international advocates to promote rigorous standards of care and to provide solutions for achieving peak performance.

What Sets Us Apart

We work with health care providers, government ministries, public health agencies, academic institutions, and businesses to achieve peak performance in patient care. By developing and maintaining international standards for health care quality and patient safety, we address the unique challenges of preserving quality care as patients move across the care continuum. Standards are developed and organized around important functions common to all health care organizations. In fact, the functional organization of standards is now the most widely used around the world and has been validated by scientific study, testing, and application.

To maintain best practices, JCI turns to its Standards Advisory Panel, comprised of experienced physicians, nurses, administrators, and public-policy experts. The panel guides the development and revision process of the JCI accreditation standards. Panel members are from five major world regions: Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and the Pacific Rim, the Middle East, Europe, and the United States. The panel’s recommendations are refined based on an international field review of the standards and input from experts and others with unique content knowledge.

JCI is committed to keeping pace with the dynamics of global health care while remaining the standard bearer for The Gold Seal of Approval®, a universally recognized symbol of quality and patient safety.

IEEA Recognition

International Society for Quality in Health Care External Evaluation Association (IEEA) logoJCI is accredited by the International Society for Quality in Health Care External Evaluation Association (IEEA). The IEEA provides third-party external evaluation services to health and social care external evaluation organizations and standards developing bodies around the globe. IEEA accreditation provides assurance that the standards, training, and processes used by JCI meet the highest international benchmarks for accrediting bodies.