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SQCCCRC is in a step away from accreditation

The Joint Commission International (JCI) for accrediting healthcare institutions concluded its Mock survey of Sultan Qaboos Comprehensive Cancer Care and Research Center (SQCCCRC), which aims to check the centers readiness for the accreditation survey.  

Dr Khalid Al Baimani, the Head of Quality and Accreditation said: “The JCI visit lasted for four days. during which three JCI consultants simulated the actual survey process and identify gaps in standards compliance.”

“It is very important step prior to accreditation survey, and this intensive exercise is an ideal opportunity to engage and prepare staff for the actual survey. The JCI consultants concluded that according to the mock assessment the center is ready for accreditation survey, hopefully during this year 2023,” Dr. Al Baimani added.

“In August 2022, JCI team has conducted an official visit to SQCCCRC to survey its readiness for the mock survey. During the initial assessment, the JCI consultants visited all the units in the Center and assessed all the patient flow and process in order to identify any areas for improvement.  Where the JCI team report revealed excellent progress of the Center in its direction to achieve the accreditation,” Dr. Al Bimani, added.  

Aligning the SQCCCRC’s vision to be a world leading and reliable cancer medical center in the field of research, academics and patient care, the center made a strategic collaboration with Joint Commission International (JCI) to achieve the accreditation. During this journey, JCI team has evaluating the design of the center in 2019 followed by establishment of standards of practice, policies and procedures to guide the working process in the center and the JCI team conducted a series of educational and training lecture for all staff members in the areas of quality and the standards along with hand on training on tracer activities to trace patient care.  After that, the JCI conducted a preoccupancy evaluation in 2021 to make sure that the building and the process were appropriate and safe for patient care.

JCI provides the roadmap for the medical institution to build the essential processes to achieve performance excellence and quality care.  These standards include patient-Centered Standards which aimed to ensure the patient’s safety and the effective patient and family education, and high-quality patient care. In addition to health Care Organization Management Standards which illustrate effective leadership, and proper structure and design of work environment considering the effective management of information, infection control, facility management, and staff development and. Beside academic and research Standards which illustrate the proper integrating education of medical students and trainees into a Centre’s operations.

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