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.

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.

ISQua Accreditation

No other health care accreditor has as many sets of standards approved and endorsed by the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua). This accreditation provides assurance that the standards, training, and processes used by JCI to survey the performance of health care organizations meet the highest international benchmarks for accreditation entities.