Accreditation and quality

Accreditation processes help to create a culture of quality and safety. This is the framework for the subsequent permanent improvement of all processes ensuring patient care and better results of provided care. Acquired certificates lead to the strengthening of public confidence in a quality and safe environment at a healthcare establishment, and create a safe and effective working environment which contributes to staff satisfaction. The harmony between the requirements of the standard CSN EN ISO 15189 and those of other quality systems (JCI, SÚKL, EFI, and JACIE) or the requirements of professional societies is coordinated by the IHBT Quality Department. In May 2019 IHBT was re-accredited already for the fourth time by the Joint Commission International (JCI) according to the 6th edition of international accreditation standards valid from 1 April 2017 and effective as of 1 July 2017. The new provisions were implemented in the IHBT internal regulations, and after that their observance was audited. Auditors assessed a total of some 300 accreditation standards comprising approximately 1,200 assessed indicators. In 2020, IHBT was national accreditation by the United Accreditation Commission of the Czech Republic (Czech abbreviation SAK). Thus, it became the only hospital in the Czech Republic that has a certified quality of health care both on international and national level.

The Joint Accreditation Committee – ISCT and EBMT (JACIE) is the only official accreditation body in Europe for the field of transplantation of hematopoietic stem cells and cell therapy. The goal of this professional voluntary accreditation is the support of the quality management of medical and laboratory practice in the Transplant Program, and thereby thereby the reaching of a long-term quality of provided medical care in conformity with the latest scientific knowledge and therapeutic methods.