Learning Goal: I’m working on a public health question and need the explanation and answer to help me learn.

Assume that you are a Healthcare Quality Specialist at a healthcare facility/organization preparing for an initial Joint Commission International accreditation visit in one year.

  • Discuss the value that accreditation brings to an organization.
  • Describe the steps and processes you will initiate and implement over a one-year period in preparation.
  • Include any key personnel and the risk prevention procedures you would be sure to put in place as well as your performance and quality improvement plans.

Embed course material concepts, principles, and theories (which require supporting citations) in your initial response along with at least one scholarly, peer-reviewed journal article. Keep in mind that these scholarly references can be found in the Saudi Digital Library by conducting an advanced search specific to scholarly references. Use Saudi Electronic University academic writing standards and APA style guidelines.