As the International division of Joint Commission Resources, Joint Commission International (JCI) has been working with health care providers, ministries of health, and global organizations in more than 80 countries since 1999.
In the US, by far the largest and most respected accreditation agency is the Joint Commission. The commission casts a wide net of evaluation for hospitals and other healthcare facilities and services throughout the US, and acts as one of the few cross-border benchmarks for assessing quality of care.
Responding to a global demand for accreditation standards, in 1999 the Joint Commission launched JCI, its international affiliate accreditation agency. In order to be accredited, an international healthcare provider must meet the rigorous standards set forth by JCI. More than 1000 hospitals, laboratories, and special programs in 60 countries outside the US have earned JCI accreditation. Those who can display the JCI seal have reason to be proud. They have demonstrated a higher quality of patient care and service, while gaining access to a variety of resources that connect them with the international healthcare community.