Global Accreditations Can Further Boost Dubai’s Standing as Health Tourism Hub: Canadian Specialist Hospital

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Published November 8th, 2017 - 07:34 GMT
Canadian Specialist Hospital received its first accreditation by JCI in 2011, followed by a re-accreditation in 2014.
Canadian Specialist Hospital received its first accreditation by JCI in 2011, followed by a re-accreditation in 2014.

UAE authorities have recently stated, that all hospitals will have to be accredited before 2021. The law focuses on protecting the rights of the patients and providing the premier healthcare services in the emirate. A step in this direction augurs well for the economy and further nurtures the healthcare ecosystem. Global accreditations will further boost Dubai’s leadership position as the health tourism hub in the region. Joint Commission International (JCI), the world’s largest healthcare accreditor is considered the gold standard in healthcare worldwide.

Canadian Specialist Hospital (CSH), were also one of the first private hospitals in UAE to promote health tourism way back in 2006. During the review, a team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated the patient satisfaction in addition to performance improvement and efficiency of the hospital. The accreditation motivates healthcare institutions to be among the best in the world which in turn proves beneficial for the patients.

Dr. Yashar Ali, CEO, Canadian Specialist Hospital commented, “We are delighted to receive the JCI certification for getting reaccredited for the 3rd time in a row. The health care sector in UAE is expanding and there is an increase in demand for quality and efficiency. We are glad we have maintained our standards throughout the years and we aim to expand and improve our services every year. The hospital has a fully functional department dedicated to international patients and we are recognized as one of the leading health tourism centers in Dubai. Such international certifications are good for the industry as it supports the patients and builds trust in the organisation.”

Healthcare institutions qualify for the accreditation after successfully completing stringent assessments on the level of compliance to evidence-based medicine, quality assurance, medical ethics and patient safety, and the reduction of medical errors.

“At Canadian Specialist Hospital, the requirements of our patients are always taken well into consideration and only the best healthcare practices are followed to cater to their needs. Safety of the patients is our top priority; hence, no compromises are made on the quality of our services. Besides providing optimum healthcare standards, we offer healthcare access to people of all communities,” said Dr.Yashar Ali.

CSH received its first accreditation by JCI in 2011 followed by a reaccreditation in 2014. JCI-accredited organizations are required to be reaccredited every three years as part of ongoing performance improvement.

Canadian Specialist Hospital has positioned itself as one of the most advanced and comprehensive healthcare institutions in the region.  The wide-range of medical services, advanced medical facilities and medical expertise has contributed to the hospital’s current stature as one of the leading healthcare providers in the GCC.

JCI partners with hospitals, healthcare sytems and other private and public stakeholders in over 100 countries to support them in the improvement of their healthcare quality, safety and patient statisfaction. JCI promotes quality standards of care through education, advisory services and certifications. To receive the accreditation, institutions must demonstrate measures enforced to improve performance and address gaps revealed in previous assessments.

The hospital has been a member of the Dubai Health Experience since the inception of the initiative and has actively promoted Medical Tourism by providing comprehensive packages and guidance to international patients. 

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Canadian Specialist Hospital

Canadian Specialist Hospital provide a wide range of medical services and houses most of the surgical facilities of Dubai. Continuous development and investment in technology, medical expertise and support facilities have contributed to the hospitals' current stature as one of the preeminent medical institutions in the middle east.


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