The IHBT undergoes a regular accreditation process conducted by Czech and foreign auditors. This process helps create a maximum quality and safety environment, thereby reaching top results of the provided care.
Joint Commission International (JCI) Quality Certificate
The Joint Commission International (JCI) is an independent international organization having 50 years long experience in accreditation of healthcare establishments in the US. It evaluates the quality and safety management system of health services according to international standards. These standards establish procedures for the field of patient care. It primarily concerns the accessibility of care and its continuity, patients’ examination and treatment, the observance of their rights, but also lifelong learning of health professionals. The standards also set the rules for hospital operation and quality management, safety of patients and employees, protection of information, personnel qualification and prevention of hospital infections. The JCI International Quality Certificate is granted for three years; before the end of the three-year-long accreditation period, a healthcare establishment has to be reviewed.
The IHBT acquired the recognition of the prestigious accreditation agency in 2007 (as the third Czech establishment) and, according to accreditation rules, it has been defending it at three-year intervals. The last time when it defended the JCI accreditation was in May 2016.
European Federation for Immunogenetics (EFI)
The European Federation for Immunogenetics (EFI) is an international professional organization whose aim is to support the development of immunogenetics in medicine and research. It provides a forum for an exchange of information and it also contributes to the reinforcement of skills and knowledge among professionals working in the field (immunogenetics, histocompatibility testing and transplantation medicine). On the basis of expert discussion it issues and regularly updates recommendations for the standardization of techniques, quality control and criteria for accreditation, the introduction of which it evaluates in the framework of accreditation inquiry.
Czech Accreditation Institute (CAI), Public Service Company
The Czech Accreditation Institute (CAI), Public Service Company (Český institut pro akreditaci, obecně prospěšná společnost – ČIA o.p.s.), is a national accreditation agency established by the Government of the Czech Republic. It grants its services to both state and private entities in accordance with valid legislation in all accreditation areas. The principle of a uniform European accreditation system formed by national accreditation agencies working in conformity with uniform rules and performing accreditation according to defined internationally recognized standards, is based on the EC’s position as defined in the Global Conception of Testing and Certification.
In conformity with the requirements of international standards and documents, the CAI performs unbiased, objective and independent assessment of competence of the following entities:
- Testing and calibration laboratories (ČSN EN ISO/IEC 17025)
- Medical laboratories (ČSN EN ISO 15189)
Accreditation of Laboratories
Accredited by the Czech Accreditation Institute (CAI), Public Service Company, according to the Czech standard ČSN EN ISO 15189 Medical Laboratories – Special Requirements for Quality and Competence (since 2009)
Accredited by the Czech Accreditation Institute (CAI), Public Service Company, according to the Czech standard ČSN EN ISO/IEC 17025 Conformity assessment – General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories (since 2002)
Accredited by the Czech Accreditation Institute (CAI), Public Service Company, according to the Czech standard ČSN EN ISO/IEC 17025 Conformity assessment – General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories (since 2009)
Accredited since 2007 according to professional Standards for Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics Testing of the European Federation for Immunogenetics (EFI)