What is JCI Accreditation?

What is JCI Accreditation?

The Joint Commission, formerly known as the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, and still known more commonly by the acronym, JCAHO, is an independent, not-for-profit organization that evaluates and accredits healthcare organizations in the United States.

Joint Commission International (JCI) was founded in the late 1990s to survey hospitals outside of the United States. JCI, which is also not-for- profit, currently accredits facilities in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and South America.

As one would assume, the standards of international assessment are not the same as standards for facilities within the United States. Information about the accreditation process, and international standards for different types of facilities are available on the JCI website.

Other groups that fulfill a similar role in international accreditation are:

Most Popular