Home Add to Favorite Contact Submit  
           30 November, 2020


    
Category:  Press » Non-profit

 

JCI Unveils International Essentials of Health Care Quality and Patient Safety(TM)

Popularity:
         Views: 1580
2008-10-15 08:00:45     
Joint Commission International

Health care organizations, governmental agencies, and Ministries of Health around the world can now begin their journey to higher quality patient care with the International Essentials of Health Care Quality and Patient Safety(TM) ("Essentials") from Joint Commission International (JCI). Essentials is a quality and safety improvement framework designed to help organizations focus on five risk areas that have the greatest impact on improving health care quality and patient safety. The Essentials criterion and rationale are posted on JCI's website: http://www.jointcommissioninternational.org/. JCI, the international arm of The Joint Commission, works with Ministries of Health around the globe to assess the quality and patient safety performance of their constituent hospitals, and accredits more than 200 hospitals worldwide.

JCI recognizes that health care organizations around the world are called upon to provide high quality, safe patient care despite limited financial and human resources. The Essentials framework was developed to help organizations focus on the safety risk areas that will have the highest impact on patient safety.

"The mission of JCI is to improve the quality and safety of health care globally, and by offering the Essentials framework, we are now able to more efficiently assist health care organizations at every stage of their journey to higher quality care," says Karen H. Timmons, president and CEO, JCI. "As part of the Essentials program launch, JCI is proud to have Mexico as the first country to demonstrate this product to other countries internationally."

The JCI Essentials provide guidance by identifying the five risk areas on which organizations can focus their initial quality management and improvement efforts. These five areas, named "Essentials" from the extensive health care literature on quality and safety, include criteria for each risk area. These criteria were developed from JCI's standards and experiences in helping organizations around the world begin the quality improvement journey.

The five risk areas are:

-- Leadership Process and Accountability

-- Competent and Capable Workforce

-- Safe Environment for Staff and Patients

-- Clinical Care of Patients

-- Improving Quality and Safety

The Essentials are designed to provide clear and achievable risk reduction expectations. Levels of effort are identified for each criterion to provide a means for evaluating progress in reducing risk and improving quality. A complimentary copy of the Essentials program will be available to all health care organizations around the globe.

"Increasingly, JCI has been asked to provide assistance to organizations and countries that are focusing on the foundational elements of quality and safety, which may eventually serve as a step toward national or international accreditation. The Essentials methodology for improving quality and safety is an accumulation of the knowledge necessary to achieve the level of health care safety and quality that meets the needs of all stakeholders," adds Timmons.

Joint Commission International (JCI) was established in 1997 as a division of Joint Commission Resources, Inc. (JCR), a private, not-for-profit affiliate of The Joint Commission. Through international accreditation, consultation, publications and education programs, JCI extends The Joint Commission's mission worldwide by helping to improve the quality of patient care by assisting international health care organizations, public health agencies, health ministries and others evaluate, improve and demonstrate the quality of patient care and enhance patient safety in more than 60 countries.

Specialized in: Jci Unveils International - Of Health Care Quality
URL: http://www.jointcommissioninternational.org
Print press release      Bookmark this page
Related Press releases 
The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. Increases (Popularity: ): The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. increased 1.1 percent in November to 112.4 (2004=100), following a 0.4 percent increase in October, and a 0.6 percent increase in September.Says Ataman Ozyildirim, economist at The Conference Board: "November's sharp increase in the LEI, the fifth consecutive gain, is an early sign that the expansion is gaining momentum and spreading. Nearly all components rose in November. Continuing strength in ...
World Growth to Pick Up Speed (Popularity: ): Despite the global recession, the world economy will grow faster in the second decade of the 21st century than it did in the first, The Conference Board reported today. The global economy will grow at 4.4 percent from 2010-2020, about 0.7 percentage point faster than 2000-2010 and 0.3 percentage point faster than 2000-2008, according to the second edition of The Conference Board Global Economic Outlook, providing projections of output growth ...
GDP Confirms US Rebound is Over (Popularity: ): The post-recession rebound is history. We don't foresee a double-dip, but we do expect growth to slow even more markedly, to a 1.6-percent annualized rate in the second half of the year. The expected drop in government spending will be compounded by continued weakness among consumers and business – signaled by both The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the United States and The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index®. ...
For Gulf Oil Spill Victims, Education Is Free (Popularity: ): The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico could turn out to be a terminal blow, not just to the economy but to an entire way of life in Louisiana's coastal parishes. Still only just beginning to inhale its first gasps of recovery after nearly five years of post-Katrina trauma, the livelihood of these coastal communities has once again been stifled for breath by the spill. Many of the small ...
WAKE UP AMERICA: Stop Talking and Start Building Green Power - No More Fossil Fuels or Nuclear (Popularity: ): The following is an Opinion Editorial by S. David Freeman:We keep staring in frustration and anger at the giant flow of oil spilling into the water in the Gulf of Mexico. It is a disaster. But what is even a greater disaster is what we would see if we looked up, rather than down, and opened our eyes to the millions of deadly toxic "spills" into the air we breathe ...

Press release home snapshot 


Related Business 
National Patient Safety Foundation (Popularity: ): Information, research, and resources on professional, consumer, and systems issues related to patient safety. The online discussion forum is devoted to development of a safer health care system.
Minnesota Alliance for Patient Safety (Popularity: ): Promotes patient safety by encouraging collaboration between participants of the Minnesota health care system. Includes organizational assessment tools, information on best practices, and links to related resources.
Health & Grooming Essentials For Men (Popularity: ): AtHisBest.com - a dedicated site for men’s health and grooming products, brings to you a vast selection of products essential for you to stay healthy and look good. Our men’s grooming product offers everything that you will ever need, right from everyday grooming essentials - shower products, skin care products, hair care products, shave & scents items, personal care products, to other prestige grooming essentials.
We Care Health Services (Popularity: ): Having the industry's most elaborate and exclusive Patient Care and Clinical Coordination teams stationed at each partner hospital, we provide you the smoothest and seamless care ever imagined. With a ratio of one Patient Care Manager to five patients our patient care standards are unmatched across the sub continent.
Brown-Spath and Associates (Popularity: ): A leading publisher of high quality health care training resources since 1981. Topics include quality management, outcomes management, sentinel event investigation, and patient safety improvement.
Gateway Health International (Popularity: ): Gateway Health International was founded on the belief that people are entitled to safe, quality and medically advanced health care while maintaining superior value. Whether clients are looking for health care services that are not available in North America, not available in a timely manner or are looking for a cost effective alternative, Gateway Health International serves to empower its clients by providing information about exceptional medical facilities and arranging ...
We Care Health Services India (Popularity: ): We Care Health Services India is a medical treatment and surgery facilitation company in India that offers a full range of surgical as well as non-surgical treatment services to International Patients combined with post-discharge recuperative holidays in consultation with medical personnel. The medical treatments offered by We Care Health Services India at JCI Accredited / ISO Certified hospitals are vast and varied.
We Care Health Services (Popularity: ): We Care Health Services provides treatment and surgery to international patients at JCI / ISO Internationally accredited hospitals in India. The partner hospitals of We Care are located in major cities of India including New Delhi, Gurgaon, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad. The advanced and world class treatments offered at low cost all inclusive price packages are performed by USA / Europe trained and board certified doctors and surgeons.
Elite Urgent Care Centers -Torrance (Popularity: ): A New Level of Health Care.Changes in our health care system are all aournd us. We wanted to do our part in taking your medical care to a new level. While technology and health care insurance has helped medicine evolve we thought it was important to grow and incorporate this new medicine into our system, but never lose sight of the fact that the msot important thing to the patient ...
Joint Commission Resources (Popularity: ): Disseminates information regarding accreditation, standards development and compliance, good practices, and health care quality improvement. The official subsidiary of the Joint Commission (JCAHO) helps health care organizations world-wide to improve the quality of patient care and achieve peak performance.