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Accreditation standards of health institutes in focus

17 Feb 2020

The Ministry of Health (MoH), represented by the Directorate General of Quality Assurance Centre (DGQAC), held a meeting with the National Committee of Formulating the Health Institutions Accreditation Standards & Follow-up of Implementation formed by the Ministerial Decision No 139/2016, at the ministry’s headquarters. 

The meeting, which aimed to review what has been achieved in the standardisation project of accreditation of the health institutions, was chaired by Dr Sultan bin Yarub al Busaidi, MoH advisor for Health Affairs, in the presence of the committee members. 

Dr Qamra al Sariri, DGQAC director general, gave an overview of the project, and the recommendations of the visit of the Jordanian Health Care Accreditation Council. Based on the committee’s vision, which is based on four basic aspects of the project, which are the formulation of standards, training the auditors, funding the project and forming an administrative system for the project, the standards have been formulated and reviewed by an expert. 

The standards include nine chapters, namely governance & leadership, human resources management, facilities & safety management, information management system, quality & risk management, healthcare, patient rights & education, drugs & safety management and infection prevention & control. 

These standards are being prepared for empirical implementation in one of the hospitals both in the government and private sectors in order to involve the health workers and all the concerned to give feedbacks on these standards.  

In addition, training national certified auditors to carry out the necessary tasks to accredit the health institutions in the sultanate will be in focus during the next phases of the project.  

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