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.
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
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).
Through collaboration with the Brazilian Institute for Excellence in Health (IBES), ACSA maintains a certification line for specific health centers and units in Brazil.
The Andalusian Agency for Healthcare Quality and the Shared Services of the Ministry of Health of Portugal meet in Lisbon to discuss about digital health
During the meeting, possible channels of collaboration have been analysed in areas such as the assessment of mobile health applications, digital competencies and information systems within the health sector.read more
The Andalusian Agency for Healthcare Quality completes the assessment of 79 European reference units on rare diseases
The Andalusian organisation has participated in the 4th Conference on European Reference Networks held in Brussels as independent assessment bodyread more
The Andalusian certification model for clinical management units renews its international accreditation
The Andalusian Agency for Healthcare Quality has obtained the accreditation of the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua) again for its certification programme for clinical management unitsread more
The Andalusian agency for Healthcare Quality has various active collaboration agreements with international entities that operate in the health and social services sector.
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.