There is constant investment in technologies and information management systems to ensure patient service, research and development, human resource development, financial management, IT, governance and security is best-in-class.
The Joint Commission National Quality Approval
The Joint Commission is the largest accreditor of healthcare organizations in the United States where it surveys nearly 16000 healthcare programs through voluntary accreditation process. JCI is the international arm of The Joint Commission (U.S.A.) and its mission is to improve the quality and safety of healthcare in the international community. Both are non-governmental and not-for-profit United States corporations. JCI focuses on improving the safety of patient care through the provision of accreditation and certification services as well as through advisory and educational services aimed at helping organizations implement practical and sustainable solutions. All components of JCI have been accredited by the International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQua) as assurance that the standards, training and processes used by JCI to survey the performance of healthcare organizations meet the highest international benchmarks for accreditation entities. The world’s first World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre dedicated exclusively to patient safety solutions is a joint partnership between WHO, The Joint Commission (U.S.A.) and JCI.
JCI has been accrediting approximately 450 public and private healthcare organizations in 50 countries for various categories such as accreditation for hospitals, ambulatory care facilities, clinical laboratories, care continuum services, home care and long term care organization, medical transport organizations, and primary care services, as well as certification of 15 types of clinical programs. The JCI standards were developed by international healthcare experts and set uniform, achievable expectations. The IJN Quality Management System has been improved and now meets the JCI Accreditation Standards for Hospitals. IJN was first accredited to this standard in the year 2009 for the duration of three years. The Joint Commission is reviewing IJN in March of this year.
Malaysian Society for Quality Health (MSQH)
MSQH is a professional not-for-profit organization and was the brainchild of the Ministry of Health Malaysia in collaboration with the Association of Private Hospitals of Malaysia and the Malaysian Medical Association. It is dedicated to improving the quality of the nation’s healthcare through voluntary accreditation and recognized as the sole accreditation body and standards within organizations for further healthcare facilities and services in Malaysia. The Malaysia Hospital Standards are intended to stimulate continuous, systematic improvement in an organization’s performance and the outcomes of care. MSQH has been awarded the International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQua) Accreditation certification on Standards and Organization. The IJN Quality Management System meets all the MSQH Hospital Standards. IJN was first accredited in the year 2006 for three years duration (1st cycle accreditation). The 2nd cycle accreditation was obtained in the year 2009 for three years duration as well.
ANZCA extends IJN accreditation for Vocational Training in Anaesthesia (MSQH)
JN has been an ANZCA (Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists) accredited training centre since 1999. In Jan 2014 the findings of the previous year’s audit resulted in the accreditation being extended until end of hospital year 2018. The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists is the professional organisation for around 5000 specialist anaesthetists (Fellows) and 2000 anaesthetists in training (trainees). Formed in February 1992 after 40 years operating as a Faculty of Anaesthetists within the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, ANZCA, which includes a Faculty of Pain Medicine, is one of Australasia’s largest medical specialist colleges. In addition, the College has a significant role in the advancement of anaesthesia in south-east Asia and South Pacific island countries. In particular, it offers its training program in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong.
Information Security Management System ISO/IEC 27001:2013
ISO/IEC 27001 standard specifies the requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and continuously improving an Information Security Management System (ISMS) for organizations. The ISMS is a systematic approach in managing information security to preserve the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information asset by applying the appropriate risk management process, which gives confidence to the interested parties that the risks are adequately managed and mitigated.
Institut Jantung Negara has successfully achieved and certified with the prestigious ISO/IEC 27001:2013 on 27 November 2014 for duration of three years.
The certification was awarded to IJN after undergoing a rigorous audit session by SIRIM QAS International. This achievement highlights IJN’s commitment towards delivering not only the highest quality in providing its services, but also the security assurance to our clients and stakeholders with the implementation of ISMS. It is achieved by taking a holistic and coordinated view of the organization’s information security risks in a comprehensive suite of information security controls under the overall framework of the management system.
IJN Laboratory & Blood Services receives ISO certification
IJN has been granted accreditation in respect to the fields of Chemical Pathology, Haematology and Medical Microbiology. IJN Laboratory & Blood Services has been granted ISO accreditation until 06 Feb 2017. The accreditation covers three fields of medical testing: Chemical Pathology, Haematology and Medical Microbiology. The accreditation was awarded as the laboratories recognised under SAMM (Skim Akreditasi Makmal Malaysia) meet the requirements of MS ISO 15189 ‘Medical laboratories – Particular requirements for quality and competence’. The Department of Standards Malaysia (DSM) is mandated by the Government of Malaysia to function as the National Standards Body (NSB) as well as the National Accreditation Body (NAB) through the Standards of Malaysia Act 1996 (Act 549). DSM’s vision is ‘To lead the Nation to be an effective global player in Standards & Accreditation in consonance with Malaysia’s Vision 2020′.