Accreditation Canada International provides accreditation, education and advisory services and expertise to support governments and health care assessment systems, health care organizations and networks, as well as partners and health care professionals to improve health care quality, patient safety and service delivery worldwide. ACI provides expertise around the globe to develop standards, strengthen health care systems, and establish accreditation agencies to align with international best practices.
Accreditation Canada International uses the world’s most comprehensive accreditation program, Qmentum International™, to help health organizations improve the quality of care and patient safety. The Qmentum International™ accreditation program is based on the Canadian program that has evolved for more than 50 years, is tried and proven in Canada and internationally, and is recognized by the International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQua) and governments worldwide. Accreditation Canada’s program for hospitals focuses on enhancing cross-functional and multi-disciplinary teamwork to improve communication, safety and well-being.
Qmentum International’s key features include standards of excellence for organizations in various health sectors, tools and resources to implement and monitor quality improvement initiatives, and surveys that allow external peer health service professionals to assess the performance of health care organizations against the standards of excellence.
The Qmentum International standards cover key requirements for safety and quality across the continuum of care. There are two types of standards in the Program:
The system-wide standards are required for most health care organizations and consist of:
- Leadership standards which looks at how the organization’s executive team is planning and evaluating its programs and services
- Governance standards that evaluate the organization’s board of directors or governing body
- Infection Prevention and Control and Medication Management standards which look at how these areas are planned, implemented and evaluated across the organization
The service-sector standards focus on a specific area in the organization such the emergency department or diagnostic services. The list of applicable standards depends on the services provided by the organization.
Browse the eStore wide selection of standards classified by language or by service/sector area.
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