Joint Commission International to Host Global Education Events


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OAK BROOK, Illinois, Sept. 4, 2013 / PRNewswire — Faculty from Joint Commission International (JCI) will be hosting major educational events in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. The events will showcase useful practices and knowledge that health care organizations need to succeed as JCI-accredited organizations. The education events will feature the much-anticipated fifthedition of JCI’s Accreditation Standards for Hospitals, published 1 September. The courses will include curriculum on complying with the rigorous standards for patient care and safety.

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JCI will host the International Practicum on Accreditation and Quality Improvement in Seoul (2-6 September 2013), Dubai (27-31 October 2013), Miami (February 2014), and Singapore (April 2014).

This is JCI’s most comprehensive educational program for unaccredited health care organizations that are considering accreditation or preparing for an initial survey. During the five-day practicum, presenters explain JCI’s comprehensive standards and the process to achieve compliance. Attendees will follow a JCI expert on simulated tracers in local hospitals to see the survey process in action.

“The Practicum is ideal for hospitals considering first-time accreditation. The presentations are designed to clearly explain the survey process and help professionals understand how JCI accreditation can transform safety in every organization,” explains Paul vanOstenberg, Vice President of International Accreditation, Standards, and Measurement, JCI.

JCI will host the 2013 International Accreditation Update in Seoul (29-30 August 2013), Singapore (9-10 September 2013), Bangkok (14-15 September 2013), Amsterdam (10-11 October 2013), and Dubai (28-29 October 2013).

The 2013 International Accreditation Update is for JCI-accredited organizations preparing to comply with new and substantially updated fifth edition of the Hospital Accreditation Standards.

During the workshop, hospital teams will learn strategies to comply with the latest standards and best practices in patient care. The program features presentations and small-group sessions to help prepare organizations for reaccreditation.

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Joint Commission International (JCI) was established in 1994 as a division of Joint Commission Resources, Inc. (JCR), a wholly controlled, 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. JCI assists international health care organizations, public health agencies, health ministries and others in more than 90 countries.

Elizabeth Eaken Zhani

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