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International Accreditation Matters

Successful completion of a rigorous accreditation process is a signal to patients that a health care organization has undergone an exacting performance assessment and met a robust series of qualifications in patient safety and quality of care.

Of course, pursuing international accreditation is a big decision. And achieving it is a long process that requires a commitment from your entire organization. Achieving accreditation can equip you with the knowledge and prestige you need to implement proven practices, hire and retain the most qualified medical professionals, and reduce costs.

Sharing our expertise with the world matters. Together Joint Commission International and the other members of our corporate enterprise — The Joint Commission® and Joint Commission Resources® — touch nearly 23,000 health care organizations in more than 100 countries. By sharing our knowledge, we can have a significant impact on the serious public health concerns facing organizations like yours.

Why Choose JCI

When you choose Joint Commission International as your accreditation partner, you are choosing to pursue a commitment to excellence across the spectrum of care that will help attract more patients and elevate your organization into the global elite.

  • JCI shapes best practices and establishes the most rigorous standards to raise the bar on performance.
  • JCI works with thousands of organizations globally, resulting in powerful perspective when it comes to health care quality improvement and patient safety.
  • JCI’s cadre of experts are highly experienced and come from a variety of health care settings and specialties.
  • JCI helps you attract the best who prefer to serve in a workplace committed to health care quality.

Accreditation Survey Delivery

JCI offers several options for survey delivery. Our survey team can visit your organization in-person and virtually via video. Or it can be a hybrid combination of in-person and video. Current global factors and organizational preferences can help determine which survey model will work best for your health care organization. JCI will work with you to explain the benefits of each and make a recommendation based on your organization’s needs.

JCI Survey Analysis for Evaluating Risk (SAFER) Matrix

The Survey Analysis for Evaluating Risk® (SAFER™) Matrix is JCI’s transformative approach for identifying and communicating risk levels of findings cited during surveys. Adopted from The Joint Commission®, the SAFER Matrix provides one, comprehensive visual representation of survey findings to help organizations prioritize and focus corrective actions by measuring the likelihood to harm and scope for each measurable element cited.

In addition, SAFER Matrix helps heath care organizations:

  • Easily identify findings with higher risk.
  • Determine need for widespread quality initiatives.
  • Prioritize resources and focus on strategic improvement plans in areas most in need of compliance activities and interventions.

All organizations that are surveyed for accreditation by Joint Commission International will be provided with a SAFER Matrix as part of their final Accreditation Survey Findings Report.

JCI Accreditation Pricing

JCI bases its accreditation and certification fees on several factors, including the volume, type, and complexity of services provided by the organization; the number of locations or care settings included in the survey; and the number of surveyors and survey days required to conduct the evaluation of compliance with JCI standards. Surveyor time for tracing and report preparation are included in the calculated survey days. Submit any inquiries related to estimates of fees below.

JCI-Accredited Organizations

More than 1,000 health care organizations have achieved The Gold Seal of Approval® as JCI-Accredited organizations.