JCI accreditation standards increase quality of medical services

ASTANA. April 10. KAZINFORM The National Center of Motherhood and Childhood became the first institution of Kazakhstan that received international accreditation of the Joint Commission International (JCI) - "gold standard" in quality and safety of hospitals in developed countries.

The JCI accreditation standards allow to improve the quality of medical services, head of the department for quality and patients safety control of JSC "National Center of Motherhood and Childhood" Ainur Aiypkhanova said in an interview for PM.kz site.

"These standards are unique as long as they embrace healthcare organizations with wide regulation sphere. Totally, there about 400 healthcare organizations that received JCI accreditation in the world. The National Center of Motherhood and Childhood is the first Kazakhstani organization accredited by the JCI," A. Aiypkhanova said.

She also noted that JCI accreditation is a huge breakthrough of Kazakhstan at the global market of highly-qualified medical services.

"The hospitals having JCI certificates of accreditation enjoy a sharp increase in the patients and medical tourist's inflow. First of all, these standards are oriented at patients, treatment quality, comfortable conditions in the hospital and safety," A. Aiypkhanova said.

Besides, the personnel of the hospital will undergo special training on these standards. "Currently, we can see the first results. An organizational structure has been formed in the clinics and the level of satisfaction of patients with the treatment and services is increasing," A. Aiypkhanova noted.


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