Joint Commission International announces JCI Enterprise Accreditation, a system level recognition for eligible multi-facility healthcare organizations
(OAKBROOK TERRACE, Illinois, USA, 9 November 2022) – Joint Commission International (JCI) today announced the general availability of JCI Enterprise Accreditation, a new accreditation program with a system level recognition awarded to eligible, multi-facility health systems outside of the United States.
JCI Enterprise Accreditation evaluates and recognizes health systems that establish consistency within their systemwide governance, policies and procedures across their facilities, which include multiple care settings. Additionally, health systems that achieve the new accreditation strive to foster a culture of continuous improvement; promote leading practices and processes; and facilitate better coordination, communication and alignment among their individual facilities.
JCI Enterprise Accreditation is valuable to health systems as the recognition:
- Ensures all facilities within an enterprise are held to the same standards of patient care.
- Increases an enterprise’s visibility and credibility.
- Enables enterprise-based benchmarking.
- Provides an additional level of formal recognition based on enterprise-wide excellence and brand differentiation.
- Fosters financial and operational efficiencies by streamlining and minimizing redundant survey processes.
- Highlights transparency of key quality metrics and data-driven insight.
“Achieving JCI Enterprise Accreditation offers transparency and confidence to a given health system’s staff, patients and other key stakeholders – signaling enterprise-wide excellence through the additional accreditation,” says Joel Roos, MD, MBA, MHCDS, CPE, vice president of International Accreditation, Quality Improvement and Safety, JCI. “JCI Enterprise Accreditation demonstrates that a health system strives to provide consistent care across its hospitals, laboratories, ambulatory clinics and any other care settings. The additional recognition helps elevate a healthcare enterprise’s brand by marking its industry-wide commitment to patient safety and quality of care.”
JCI Enterprise Accreditation was developed with significant input from both JCI-accredited and non-accredited healthcare organizations and reflects market-driven research indicating the need for an additional level of JCI accreditation for multi-facility healthcare organizations.
Any facility that will be grouped under JCI Enterprise Accreditation must be currently accredited by JCI and maintain that accreditation status.
For more information about JCI Enterprise Accreditation, please visit the JCI website.
About Joint Commission International
Joint Commission International (JCI) was established in 1994 as a division of Joint Commission Resources, Inc. (JCR), a wholly controlled, nonprofit affiliate of The Joint Commission. Through international accreditation and certification, advisory services, publications and education programs, JCI extends The Joint Commission’s mission worldwide by helping improve the quality of patient care. JCI works with international healthcare organizations, public health agencies, health ministries and others in more than 70 countries. Visit www.jointcommissioninternational.org for more information.