Road to JCI Accreditation & Beyond: Quality and Patient Safety (23-27 Sep 2024)


Begin your accreditation journey here. This practical and informative education program will provide you with examples and useful tips on how to assist your organization prepare for your first or triennial JCIA survey.   Meet experienced JCI Consultants with over 50 years of combined experience working with organizations preparing for JCI Accreditation surveys.  Build a network of international professionals with common and shared interests in patient safety and quality improvement. 

Located in Prague, Czech Republic, participants have the option to choose between 2-day, 3-day, or 5-day learning experiences.  Make a selection below to view all offerings, covering topics such as Accreditation Fundamentals, Implementation, Quality and Patient Safety (QPS), and Facilities Management and Safety (FMS).  

Groups of three or more participants will receive a discount! Please reach out to for help with the registration process.

Road to JCI Accreditation & Beyond (Prague)
  • Road to JCI Accreditation & Beyond (Prague)
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Event Description

Event Description

Accreditation Fundamentals

Accreditation Fundamentals is a streamlined program designed to equip healthcare professionals with essential knowledge for achieving JCI accreditation. Whether you’re new to the process or seeking a refresher, this course provides practical insights into interpreting and implementing JCI standards effectively.

Key Topics:

Getting Started

  • Learn how to begin your accreditation journey
  • Understand the foundational steps for successful survey preparation

High-Level Overview

  • Explore key requirements outlined in the JCI Accreditation Standards for Hospitals manual
  • Gain insights into compliance essentials

Survey Process Guide Utilization

  • Master the practical use of the JCIA Survey Process Guide
  • Discover tools and strategies for survey readiness


By the end of this course, participants will:

  • Understand the intent of each standard and how to apply it within your organization
  • Be proficient in using the JCIA Survey Process Guide
  • Be able to apply accreditation principles in your daily operations

Quality and Patient Safety (QPS) Key Topics

Enhance your organization’s quality and patient safety programs by aligning them with evidence-based practices and JCI standards. Our comprehensive training equips healthcare professionals with the necessary skills to build effective quality management and patient safety programs.

Key Topics:

Program Structure Insights

  • Understand the foundational elements of quality management programs
  • Learn how to tailor program design to meet organizational needs

Effective Management Plans

  • Explore best practices for managing quality programs efficiently
  • Receive actionable guidance on program implementation

Continuous Improvement Strategies

  • Discover practical approaches to enhance patient safety and operational excellence
  • Implement strategies that are practical and impactful


By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Design a quality program
  • Mitigate risk of harm to patients
  • Lead improvement projects
  • Manage data
  • Learn how accreditation will help quality improvement

What you will receive:

  • Access to a learning management system with complementary copies of the JCI Accreditation Standards for Hospitals 8th edition, and JCI Survey Process Guide upon its release in July 2024.
  • Copies of the current JCI white papers
  • Tools and forms to support you and your teams as you prepare for JCI Accreditation
  • Certificate of attendance

Note: a laptop or tablet will be required for this program.

Who should attend: 

  • Hospital leadership and accreditation preparation project managers for healthcare organizations preparing for their first or subsequent, triennial JCIA surveys. 
  • Healthcare professionals responsible for quality improvement, medication safety, infection control, and facility management team members. 
  • JCI-accredited organizations who need to train new staff.


Agenda: (Detailed agenda forthcoming)

  • 23-27 September 2024 on the campus of Charles University in Prague
  • 0900 – 1700 with one hour lunch each day

Accreditation Only (23-25 Sep 2024)

Road to JCI Accreditation Fundamentals

Topic: Survey Preparation and Sustainability

Hands-on application in a simulated hospital setting on Day 3 of the program

Track I (26-27 Sep 2024)

Road to Implementing Essential Programs

Topic: Establishing programs for high-risk patients, staff and document development, and infection control

Track II (26-27 Sep 2024)

Road to Facility Management and Safety

Topic: Establishing and maintaining programs for the for the building environment

Track III (26-27 Sep 2024)

Road to Quality and Patient Safety

Topic: Establishing a quality program for improving patient outcomes


Continuing Education

Continuing Education

Before registering for a program check for updates from your county or city on a regular basis to make sure it will be acceptable for your license/certification renewal.

Summary of Continuing Education contact hours awarded for this program:

Total CE hours will be determined by the final agenda, may be subject to change

  • Physicians may be eligible for continuing education credits through the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)
  • Nurses may be eligible for continuing education credits through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • Administrators and Environment of Care/Life Safety Engineers may be eligible for continuing education credits through the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)
  • Emergency Managers may be eligible for continuing education credits through the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM)
Location Details - September

Location Details - September

Site Location

Charles University

Ruska 87, Prague 10, Room 223 (Konigova Room)

Prague Czech Republic

Note: You will need to check in at the reception desk upon arriving at the location


Recommended hotel:

Hotel Don Giovanni Prague

This is within walking distance to the site


Transportation:  Public transportation is very efficient in Prague. Taxis and Ubers are also available.

JCI Account Assistance

JCI Account Assistance

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You may also visit our JCI FAQ page for a list of frequently asked questions.

Payment Options

Payment Options

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Thank you.

Health and Safety

Health and Safety

There is a risk of exposure to Covid-19 in any public space where potentially infected people are in attendance. By attending this event, you voluntarily assume all risks related to any exposure to Covid-19 and agree to indemnify and hold harmless The Joint Commission, Joint Commission Resources, and Charles University. Those who have symptoms or have had close contact with a person diagnosed with Covid-19 should stay home and quarantine, self-monitor for symptoms, and follow country guidelines if symptoms develop. As of this posting, Czech Republic does not have COVID restrictions. Please check the Czech Republic’s travel websitefor more information.