Joint Commission International accreditation falls in line with active bid to establish the emirate as a leading medical tourist destination
Prime Medical Centers, a leading healthcare provider in the UAE, remain steadfast in their commitment to provide unparalleled medical services to people in the region in line with the goals set forth by the Dubai Health Strategy 2021. Following its recent move to improve patient safety and healthcare quality across the region, Prime Medical Center has been recognized and granted accreditation by the Joint Commission International (JCI) recently for all its facilities in Deira, Dubai.
The strategy of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) was developed with input from key influencers of private health facilities, pharmaceutical and IT companies among other fields within the medical sector. Prime Healthcare Group’s commitment to improve their services falls in line with efforts to attract high numbers of medical tourists flocking to the Dubai by 2020. The Strategy aims to establish the Dubai’s position as a hub for medical tourism with the capacity to handle 500,000 tourists with the advent of Expo 2020 Dubai.
Dr. Jamil Ahmed, Managing Director, Prime Healthcare Group, said: “Being certified by the ‘Joint Commission International’ (JCI) is of great importance to organizations within the healthcare sector as it is only granted to those who comply with an international standard following an evaluation of the overall performance of the institutions and its ability to ensure the continuity and proper management of the services provided to patients in line with latest developments and requirements of the 21st century. Receiving this international accreditation is a great testimony of Prime Healthcare Group’s commitment to comply with the highest standards of quality, efficiency and professionalism in providing integrated medical services. This accreditation also embodies the goals of the “Dubai Health Strategy 2021″, which aims to improve the healthcare sector in Dubai according to world-class standards. We at, Prime Healthcare Group, remain committed towards supporting the efforts of the Dubai government in creating new benchmarks of excellence, elevating the overall performance of the healthcare sector and reinforcing Dubai’s position as a leader in medical services in the region and the world.”
JCI accreditation is widely considered a gold standard in global health care, as the Commission’s consultants are the most skilled and experienced in the field. JCI aims to ensure patient safety and improve upon the quality of health care in the international community through globally recognized accreditations and certifications along with other educational initiatives. JCI works closely with hospitals, clinics, and academic medical centers; health systems and agencies; government ministries; academia; and international advocates as part of its mission to improve health care worldwide.
Prime Medical Centers offers comprehensive out-patient services under one roof with an efficient team that provides complete diagnostic support to ensure the utmost convenience of patients. Equipped with state-of-the-art medical equipment and backed by competent and highly skilled healthcare professionals, the centers all have Electronic Medical Records (EMR) to facilitate data sharing and help physicians understand the medical history of their patients in order to provide a more accurate diagnosis. There is a wide network of Prime Medical Centers strategically located throughout the country.