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May 2019

Top Scored Measurable Elements for JCI's Accreditation Standards for Hospitals, 6th Edition

May_JCInsight_1Our April issue of JCInsight identified the top scored measurable elements for the Joint Commission International Accreditation Standards for Hospitals and Academic Medical Centers (AMC), 6th edition for surveys conducted in 2018. FMS.4 ME 1 “The hospital has a program to provide a safe physical facility” was identified as the number one finding. The focus of this measurable element is ensuring that the building, property, medical and information technology, equipment, and systems do not pose a risk to patient, families, staff, and visitors. Essential to ensuring compliance with this measurable element is for the organization to be aware of all the risks that are present in the facility. In order to prevent safety issues, careful planning is required to prevent accidents and injuries; to maintain safe and secure conditions for patients, families, staff, and visitors; and to reduce and control hazards and risks. This can be accomplished by performing periodic assessments of all areas of the hospital by the safety officer or a team to determine if any risks are present and then to correct them. The documentation from these assessments assists the organization’s leaders to improve the facility and effectively plan resources to upgrade or replace equipment.
Click here to view examples of scored observations from actual surveys.

Upcoming Global Education Programs

May_JCInsight_2Focusing on the Fundamentals
JCI will be visiting Ho Chi Minh City and Jakarta in mid-September to host its Foundations of Accreditation course. Participants will have the opportunity to learn the basics of JCI accreditation.
JCI’s Foundations course offers a “roadmap” to achieving accreditation and a pathway for organizations striving to improve overall patient care. Please click here to register or learn more about JCI’s Foundations programs.
Using Tracers to Uncover Threats to Patient Safety
In October, JCI will host its Advanced Tracers course in Singapore. This intensive program provides hands-on learning. Participants work in small groups with constant support from JCI experts who provide the best techniques for conducting tracers.
Learning JCI’s proven tracer methodology will help your organization uncover hidden patient safety issues and prepare you for an actual accreditation survey. For more information, click here.
Practicum Offers Comprehensive Learning
From 4-8 November, JCI will present its International Practicum on Accreditation and Quality Improvement in Barcelona, Spain. This is the first Practicum held entirely inside a JCI-accredited facility. You’ll gain fundamental knowledge of JCI’s standards and survey process in preparation for the next steps in your accreditation journey. During this interactive event, experienced faculty will guide you through a simulated survey and be available to answer all your questions. To register or learn more about this program, click here.


Prepare for JCI Accreditation with Help from the Foremost Experts

May_JCInsight_4When your organization embarks on the journey to achieve the JCI Gold Seal of Approval, you should expect your hospital, your staff, and your leadership to be transformed.
Our team of experienced clinicians and executive administrators have helped hundreds of JCI-accredited organizations with on-site survey preparation. JCI experts can also help you develop and implement a culture of safety in your organization to improve patient care throughout your facility or system.
If your organization needs assistance preparing for your JCI accreditation survey, you can work with JCI experts in JCI accreditation preparation.
Click here to contact a JCI expert today!
The use of Joint Commission International (JCI) advisory services is not necessary to obtain a JCI Accreditation award, nor does it influence the granting of such awards.