Muscat: 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 center’s readiness for the accreditation survey.
Dr Khalid Salim al Baimani, the Head of Quality and Accreditation at the SQCCRC said: "The JCI’s visit lasted for four days.”
“It is a very important step prior to the accreditation survey, and this intensive exercise is an ideal opportunity to engage and prepare the staff for the actual survey. The JCI consultants concluded that according to the mock assessment, the center is ready for the accreditation survey, hopefully during 2023,” Al Baimani added.
The SQCCCRC made a strategic collaboration with Joint Commission International (JCI) to achieve the accreditation.
The centre’s journey to achieve the accreditation began with the JCI team evaluating the design of the center in 2019 followed by establishing standards of practice, policies and procedures to guide the work process in the center. The JCI team conducted a series of educational and training lectures for all staff members in topics related to quality and standards along with providing 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 was safe to start receiving patients.
JCI provides the roadmap for medical institutions to build the essential processes to achieve performance excellence and quality care. These standards include patient-Centered Standards which aim to ensure the patient’s safety and high-quality patient care.