During 2018, AKDN dHRC developed and launched the AKUH – JCIA mobile application to assist staff at the Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) in Karachi with preparations for the renewal of the Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation.
The AKUH – JCIA app is a comprehensive guide, which contains essential information and guidance regarding JCI certification standards and their implementation at AKUH. The main features of the app include a JCIA Pocket Guide, providing a guide on compliance requirements; JCIA Flyers, released internally for AKUH staff; and a JCIA Checklist to ensure completion of all preparations.
The application was able to assist staff at AKUH, Karachi in successfully qualifying for JCI re-accreditation. The app helped provide hospital staff with information on compliance requirements and checklists at their fingertips during the rigorous, on-site survey conducted in September 2018. The Hospital was recognized for maintaining a gold standard in patient safety and care.
The Joint Commission is a US-based nonprofit organization that evaluates and accredits medical services across the world to ensure organizations maintain continued compliance with world-class quality and patient safety standards. After the initial certification, reaccreditation occurs every three years. AKUH, Karachi received initial certification at 2006, after which it has been reaccredited four times.
The mobile app is now publically available on the Google Play Store and the Aga Khan University App Store (https://appstore.aku.edu) for download.