On May 2005 Ain Wazein Hospital has been recommended for ISO Certification without any non conformity. The hospital has been inspected also by the OPCV-(Overseas Projects Corporation of Victoria L.T.D Australia.) for accreditation by Ministry of Public Health.
“The TUV CERT Certification Body of TUV Industrie Service GmbH TUV Rheinald Group certifies - in accordance with TUV CERT procedures- that Ainwazein Hospital has established and applied a quality management system for Provision of hospital services (….) Proof has been furnished that the requirements according to DIN EIN ISO 9001-2000 are fulfilled”…. As mentioned in the Certificate issued by TUV Certification body of TUV Industrie Service GmbH.
What does ISO mean?
ISO - derived from the Greek word "isos", meaning "equal" - is the name of the International Organisation for Standardization headquartered in Geneva . Founded in 1947, the ISO is a world federation of over one hundred national standards bodies, admitted on the basis of one per country. The principal mission of this non-governmental organisation is to promote the development of standardization and related activities in the world with a view to facilitating the international exchange of goods and services, and to developing cooperation in the spheres of intellectual, scientific, technological and economic activity.
ISO′s work results in international agreements which are published as international standards.
What is ISO 9001:2008?
The International Organization for Standardization is an international agency with close to one hundred member countries. The ISO 9001:2008 series is a management tool that provides a comprehensive operational framework to achieve control and consistency in all aspects of business from technical to administrative. ISO 9001:2008 offers a model for a documented quality system, a foundation for information accuracy, and a building block for continuous improvement. Accredited registration provides evidence of good management practices within the organization and that the organization has measurable quality management practices aiding consistency and efficiency. Through its internal auditing requirements, ISO 9001:2000 can facilitate an organization′s ongoing compliance to accreditation standards and regulatory requirements.
How does ISO apply to healthcare?
Quality in healthcare is more important today than ever before. Today′s health care consumers are better informed and participate in the care they receive. This has increased the awareness that the quality of service delivered is dependent not only on the hands-on practitioners, but also on every individual within the organization whose activities contribute in some way. The current trend toward public accountability continues to be one of the major factors driving the momentous changes in the health care industry.
Added value of ISO in healthcare is gained by:
- understanding and awareness of quality organization-wide
- ensuring continued use of quality system
- improving documentation and records
- strengthening supplier and customer confidence
- yielding cost savings
- providing a foundation for improvement within Total Quality Management (TQM)