The activity of the Andalusian Agency for Healthcare Quality extends to other countries in Europe and Latin America, in areas such as certification, evaluation or patient safety

ACSA holds triple accreditation by ISQua, the International Society for Quality in Health Care, one of the world’s benchmarks in the field of quality certification. ACSA is one of the three organisations at European level that achieved the recognition of ISQua at three levels of accreditation: ‘Organisation‘ – Accreditation of external evaluation organisations; ‘Surveyors Training Programme‘ – Evaluators training accreditations; and ‘Standards‘ – Accreditation of healthcare quality standards for the Manual of Hospitals and Manual of clinical management units, including laboratory, haemodialysis and diagnostic imaging.

Portugal

Certificación

The ACSA model has been adopted as the official model of Portugal for the certification of health institutions and services, following the agreement signed in 2010 with the General Directorate of Health.

EU – ERNs

Assessment

The Andalusian Agency for Healthcare Quality is an Independent Assessment Body (IAB) belonging to the assessment project of the European Reference Networks for Rare Diseases (ERNs).

Brazil

Certification

Through collaboration with the Brazilian Institute for Excellence in Health (IBES), ACSA maintains a certification line for specific health centers and units in Brazil.

 

International News

International agreements

The Andalusian agency for Healthcare Quality has various active collaboration agreements with international entities that operate in the health and social services sector.

2017

Bandera de Cuba

Argentina

Vigente, sí
Collaborating Institution: Federación Médica de la Provincia de Buenos Aires (Femeba)

Aim: Fostering the continuous improvement of professionals, encouraging their involvement in a certification process according to the quality standards included in the certification programme for professional competencies of the Andalusian Agency for Healthcare Quality.

Type: Memorandum of understanding.
Duration: 4 years.

2016

Bandera de Cuba

Cuba

Vigente, sí
Collaborating Institution: Centro de Investigaciones Médico-Quirúrgicas (CIMEQ)
Aim: Boosting the creation of knowledge in healthcare quality that may be transferred to the health system, patients and health professionals, and may promote the excellence in the healthcare services and social welfare.
Type: Collaboration.
Duration: 3 years.

2015

Bandera de Rumanía

Romania

Vigente, sí
Collaborating Institution: National Commission of Hospitals Accreditation (CoNAS)
Aim: Definition of the framework for the cooperation between the signatory institutions in matters of healthcare quality, knowledge management, competencies, certification, continuing training received by SSPA professionals (Andalusian Health Public System), patient safety, and research.
Type: Memorandum of Understanding.
Duration: 3 years.
Bandera de Brasil

Brasil

Vigente, no
Collaborating Institution: Secretaría de Gestión del Trabajo y Educación en Salud del Ministerio de Salud de Brasil – Escuela Andaluza de Salud Pública – Línea Iavante de la Fundación Progreso y Salud
Aim: Technical assistance for the validation of the methodology used in the design of competency maps.
Type:Technical Assistance.
Duration: Project development, 30/09/2915 – 02/10/2015.

2013

Bandera de Chile

Chile

Vigente, sí
Collaborating Institution: Municipalidad de Lampa
Aim: Technical and academic cooperation between the parties in matters of education, research and knowledge dissemination within the competencies of the parties in the health area. Promoting academics, students and researchers exchange through joint projects carried out in the areas established as Internships, Degrees, Seminars, Workshops, etc.
Type: Collaboration and Cooperation.
Duration: 5 years.
Bandera de Chile

Chile

Vigente, no
Collaborating Institution: Ministerio de Salud de la República de Chile – Universidad de Talca
Aim: Training of health regional services professionals within the Individual Development Plans Management Model and the implementation of the Model.
Type: Technical Assistance.
Duration: 1 year.

2012

Bandera de Mejico

Mexico

Vigente, sí
Collaborating Institution: Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León
Aim: Increasing the academic cooperation in matters of research and culture between UANL and ACSA.
Tipo: Colaboración y Cooperación.
Duration: 3 years. Latest Renewal: 01/10/2015.
Bandera de Chile

Chile

Vigente, no
Collaborating Institution: Ministerio de Salud de la República de Chile, Universidad de Talca
Aim: Training of health regional services professionals within the Individual Development Plans Management Model.
Type: Technical Assistance.
Duration: 1 year.

2011

Bandera de Portugal

Portugal

Vigente, sí
Collaborating Institution: Ministério da Saúde de Portugal
Aim: Provision of ASP service of the App ME_jora C for the ACSA model certification of health centres and units within the Portuguese health system.
Type: Contract for the Provision of Services.
Duration: 1 year. Latest Renewal: 15/01/2016.

2010

Bandera de Portugal

Portugal

Vigente, sí
Collaborating Institution: Ministério da Saúde de Portugal – Consejería de Salud de la Junta de Andalucía
Aim: Ensuring cooperation between signatory parties for the development and sharing of policies in matters of patient safety healthcare quality, pursuing the continuous improvement and the excellence of the cares provided to citizens.
Type: Memorandum of Understanding.
Duration: 5 years.
Bandera de Portugal

Portugal

Vigente, sí
Collaborating Institution: Ministério da Saúde de Portugal
Aim: Ensuring cooperation between signatory parties for the development and sharing of the certification and health certification model, and sharing the Patient Safety Observation Model, both developed by ACSA. This cooperation will respect the nature and the organization of both signatory parties’ health systems.
Type: Protocol on Specific Cooperation.
Duration: Indefinite.
Bandera de Canadá

Canadá

Vigente, no
Collaborating Institution: Ministério da Saúde de Portugal
Aim: Definition of the framework for the cooperation between the signatory institutions in matters of healthcare quality, knowledge management, competencies, certification, continuing training received by SSPA professionals (Andalusian Health Public System), patient safety, and research.
Type: Memorandum of Understanding.
Duration: 4 years.
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