Accreditation Canada International launches Global Program

(Ottawa, Canada - January 27, 2010) As part of its expanding role in the global marketplace, Accreditation Canada International has launched Qmentum International, a new accreditation product tailored to its international clients. The Qmentum International program builds on more than 50 years of Canadian accreditation expertise. This rigorous program will challenge performance-oriented, client-focused health services organizations at all levels, while recognizing their achievements at different stages of their quality journey.

Qmentum International focuses on quality improvement, patient safety, risk assessment and mitigation, performance measurement, and accountability. It provides a sustainable quality improvement approach through step-by-step implementation, based on ongoing support and capacity-building within the organization.

The program is founded on Accreditation Canada's widely recognized national accreditation program, as well as the successes of previous international programs. Fulfilling the requirements of the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua), the development was guided and supported by the expertise of an international advisory committee, with members representing the Middle East, the Caribbean, Europe, and South America.

The launch of the program reinforces Accreditation Canada International's contribution to health care quality improvement worldwide. "We have been involved in international health accreditation since the 1960s. Based on this experience and our ability to tap into the expertise of our partners worldwide, we are proud to launch this invigorated and dynamic accreditation program tailored to international markets," says Wendy Nicklin, President and CEO of Accreditation Canada. "We look forward to continuing to help health organizations around the world reach their quality improvement goals through the application of the most comprehensive, rigorous standards available."

Accreditation Canada International, specializes in exporting accreditation expertise to health services organizations worldwide.International clientsincludethe United Arab Emirates (UAE), Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Ireland, France, Serbia, Costa Rica, Brazil, and Italy, among others.Accreditation Canada is a not-for-profit, independent organization that provides national and international health and social service organizations with an external peer review to assess the quality of their services based on standards of excellence. Accreditation Canada's programs and guidance have been helping thousands of organizations strive for excellence since 1958.

Source: Accreditation Canada

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