Accreditation is an approach used by many health care and social services organizations. At Accreditation Canada International (ACI), the program is designed to improve client outcomes and health system performance. It helps the entire organization work together to create a focus on safety and quality.
The QMENTUM International Accreditation Program is based on the highly regarded Canadian health care quality model that has been developed through extensive research and experience.
QMENTUM International Accreditation Program is built on the philosophy of quality improvement, knowledge transfer, and capacity building. It engages a wide range of staff members, from leadership and professionals to managers and frontline personnel, having a profound impact throughout the organization.
Accreditation Canada International will evaluate the results at the end of the cycle to determine whether the organization will be accredited, and provides an accreditation report that identifies strengths and areas for improvement. The Institute uses the report to create and implement action plans, continuing the cycle of ongoing quality improvement.
Dasman Diabetes Institute has completed two full cycles to date. Each ACI QMENTUM cycle is completed within a 3 year period. The Institute uses the program to identify what they do well and where they could do better, and make improvements based on the results.
In November 2015, DDI completed the second cycle for ACI and was awarded Platinum Level with Conditions.
Platinum level is awarded when the Institute demonstrates that it has built on the elements of quality & safety and emphasized key elements of: client centered care, consistency in the delivery of services through standardized processes, and client and employee decision making involvement.
For more information please view the following website: http://www.internationalaccreditation.ca/