The Importance of Providing Quality Health Care Has Been Further Understood During the Epidemic Period

Stating that hospital accreditations provide significant gains in the quality of patient care, Prof. Dr. Fahrettin Keleştemur said, "The necessity of providing health services without compromising on quality standards has been further understood, especially in the epidemic period we are in."

Prof. Dr. Fahrettin Keleştemur, who reminded that Yeditepe University Hospitals are the "First Turkish University Hospitals Group" to receive Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation certificate, announced that they were once again awarded JCI Accreditation.

Medical Coordinator Prof. Dr. Fahrettin Keleştemur "Independent auditors from abroad conducted a comprehensive review and evaluation for 5 days. All areas and processes of our institutions were meticulously examined. 1270 criteria were revised. In the end, we were entitled to receive JCI accreditation for the fifth time, we are proud."

What are the Accreditation Standards?

Focused on improving the quality and safety of health services, the Joint Commission provides independent accreditation services, has documented more than 22,000 health institutions in the United States, and operates internationally.

The JCI Accreditation standards address the hospital as a whole, building the rules of patient care on this fundamental idea. It focuses on patient care quality and patient safety-related processes. It provides health services that are traceable, measurable, and open to continuous improvement, adhering to the principle of patient rights and responsibilities. Effective communication and coordination are provided between all healthcare professionals and patients and their relatives. It is aimed to adapt patients and their relatives to changing conditions, meet their expectations, and increase their satisfaction levels. With an interdisciplinary understanding of service delivery, opinions are taken from all branches related to the disease, and when necessary, treatment is guided by common decisions and teamwork is strengthened. It reviews the patient safety targets periodically and creates new targets against the risks that may develop in order to ensure patient safety. With its academic medical center standards, it makes it easier for the education program to achieve its goals. The current and possible training needs of patients and their relatives regarding their health problems are determined, and training is given and followed up. It brings regulations on the control of infections, one of the most important issues in the field of health. By increasing the sensitivity about patient safety, patient privacy is protected at the highest level. From the moment the patient enters the hospital until the recovery process after discharge, it ensures that all stages are closely monitored.

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