Patient safety

WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety Solutions

During 2005, the Joint Commission and Joint Commission International were officially designated as a WHO Collaborating Centre for Patient Safety Solutions.

Since its launch in August 2005, the Collaborating Centre has started building an international network to identify, evaluate, adapt and disseminate patient safety solutions worldwide.

The Collaborating Centre is identifying existing solutions that would be applicable to a wide variety of countries and health-care settings. Linkages are being created with key organizations and individuals with expertise in patient safety. These include accrediting bodies, national patient safety agencies, professional societies, and others.

International Steering Committee

An International Steering Committee, whose membership is drawn from nearly every continent, has been set up to help advance the work of the Collaborating Centre. Thîs committee includes experts from leading patient safety organizations around the world.