JCI - Global standard changes for ambulatory care for July 2019


Changes in the 4th Edition include updated international patient safety goals, and the removal and addition of a few standards and measurable elements.

Areas of focus in some of the new ambulatory standards include the following:

  • Programme for chronic disease management
  • Diagnostic imaging safety programme
  • Laser safety programme
  • Treatment and testing of dental unit waterlines
  • Haemodialysis water distribution system/equipment testing
  • Health IT: Copy-and-paste and auto-complete in electronic medical records; confidentiality and security of patient information in electronic communications; and programme for response to downtime of data systems



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