Clinical Care Program Certification

Any clinical care program that is provided in association with a JCI–accredited organization may apply for JCI certification if the program meets CCPC eligibility requirements.

Types of Programs Certified

JCI CCPC evaluates the programs that provide clinical care directly to participants of the program and meet the eligibility requirements.

Examples of programs may include, but are not limited to, acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, primary stroke, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pain management, palliative care, low back pain, chronic depression, and HIV/AIDS.

Areas evaluated for compliance include:

  • International Patient Safety Goals
  • Program leadership and management
  • Delivering or facilitating clinical care
  • Supporting self-management for patients and caregivers
  • Clinical information management
  • Performance, measurement, and improvement

Certification as a Specialty Center for Specialty Hospitals that are JCI-Accredited

A specialty hospital that is JCI-accredited and meets specific eligibility requirements may apply for certification as a Certified Specialty Center for the specific specialty provided.

For example, a JCI-accredited hospital that treats only cancer patients may apply for certification as a Certified Cancer Center. Similarly, a JCI-accredited hospital that only performs joint replacement may apply for certification as a Certified Joint Replacement Center.

Complete eligibility requirements are available below.

Determine Your Eligibility

Review CCPC eligibility requirements for two distinct categories of CCPC:

Certification for a Defined Care Service

If your JCI-accredited organization provides general medical care and excels at a defined care service, you can earn CCPC. For example, a JCI-accredited academic medical center with an exemplary program for treating patients with heart failure may apply for heart failure certification.

Certification for a Specialty Hospital or Center

If your JCI-accredited organization is a specialty hospital, it can earn Specialty Center Certification. For example, a JCI-accredited hospital that treats only cancer patients may apply for certification as a Certified Cancer Center.

Certification preparation may take 12-24 months, depending on your organization’s unique needs.