The accreditation process of medical organizations started in Kazakhstan. The process is performed in accordance with the orders of the Minister of Health and Social Development of Kazakhstan. This year, 180 medical organizations applied to underwent voluntary accreditation process. Currently, the accreditation involves outpatient organizations, including regional and rural levels organizations.
The external survey evaluation of medical organization will engage 34 surveyor groups in all regions of the country. Surveyor groups include representatives from the Ministry of Health and Social Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the specialists of the National Accreditation Center of Health Development Center and specially trained practical health care workers. As observers the representatives of the National Chamber of Healthcare, NGOs and political parties were invited.
Republican Centre of Health Development hosted an international survey of the International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQua)
All the accreditation bodies in the world currently operate under a single "umbrella" and the auspice of the International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQua). This organization accredits and assesses three areas: accreditation standards, surveyor training programmes and accreditation body itself.
Universally recognized organizations as of JCI, Canadian Society for International Health, Bureau for Standardization of Belgium, the Malaysian Council, etc. there are about 47 organizations that are legally competent organizations which were accredited in all aforementioned three areas. In Kazakhstan also from 2009, since its establishment the Accreditation Center by becoming a member of ISQua, works in this direction. Over the past years, the Center went through huge evolutionary path of development.
The developers of The Kazakh National Formulary have conducted a series of workshops for health professionals. They have presented the new information resource containing information on drugs with proven efficacy, their costs and recommendations on use.
The database is open not only for health professionals but for the general public. The regularly updated drug information will allow prescribers to keep abreast with the latest developments in the pharmaceutical sphere, to select the correct drug dosage and avoid prescribing errors.
The Accreditation Center of RCHD has developed a draft of national accreditation standards for hospitals. Representatives of accredited health facilities, domestic and international experts in healthcare quality and accreditation, including a member of AGI Gulf International Professor Assaf al Assaf, advisor to Vice-Minister of MHSD RoK on accreditation of health facilities Ainur Aiypkhanova, practicing health professionals and representatives of authorized bodies and professional medical societies were involved in this work.