Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation is considered to be the gold standard among health care organizations. When a hospital has acquired JCI accreditation, they can display the Gold Seal of Approval as a sign of their achievement.
What is JCI Accreditation?
JCI accreditation is a world class evaluation process that helps hospitals measure, assess, and improve performance. It elevates the status of your hospital and gives you respect among other health care organizations, government ministries, and insurance companies. When patients look out for world-class health-care providers, the first thing they look for is JCI accreditation.
JCI accreditation can be gives to 8 types of health care facilities:
- Medical centre hospitals,
- Ambulatory care facilities,
- Clinical laboratories,
- Medical transport organizations,
- Primary care centres
- Home and long-term care facilities,
Benefits of JCI accreditation for your hospital
Successful completion of JCI accreditation by a hospital is a sign to patients that the organization has been through a thorough performance assessment, and has been qualified to provide high standards of patient care and safety.
Here are seven benefits of achieving JCI accreditation for hospitals:
- Improves patient care and safety
The goal of JCI is to develop standards that promote quality and ensure patient safety. JCI accreditation expectations for hospitals are reasonable and achievable. The standards focus on important functions that are similar to most health-care organizations.
- Strengthens community confidence in the hospital
People in every community need quality healthcare service, and avail of it in a hospital in the vicinity. When the hospital achieves JCI accreditation, it makes a strong statement to the community about its efforts to give them the best quality healthcare services.
- Better organizational structure and management
During JCI accreditation, your hospital or health-care organisation needs to prepare for a survey and maintain high quality services and comply with the latest standards. JCI accreditation consultants offer guidance to a pathway of quality improvement efforts for your hospital with JCI accreditation.
- Competitive edge
JCI accreditation keeps your hospital ahead in this highly competitive health care environment and gives you the ability to get new business when you get the Gold Seal of approval.
- Better risk management
When your hospital implements state-of-the-art JCI performance improvement strategies, it can elevate the safety and quality of healthcare provided by you and eliminate any error or low-quality care.
- Supports and enhances staff performance
Joint Commission Resources, an affiliate of JCI provides continuing support and education to accredited organizations to help enhance staff performance. Joint Commission surveyors are highly experienced health care professionals that are trained to give expert advice and education services.
- Recognized by Insurance companies and third parties
Many healthcare insurers and third parties have started giving more preference to hospitals that have JCI Accreditation during the insurance reimbursement process.
JCI accreditation is an elaborate process that needs a high amount of commitment from your entire organization. When you achieve the accreditation, it will help you with knowledge and prestige required to implement proven practices.
With JCI Accreditation you can hire and retain the best-in-class medical professionals. Mediance Consultancy is India’s leading JCI accreditation consulting firm and have delivered a 100% success rate and zero non-compliance in 2015, 2018 and 2019.