The work has been carried out by AACI Technical Develpoment Group , the working group responsible for developing core AACI standards. This effort began with the release of ISO 9001:2015 and has culminated with ISQua approval, and today we announce the release of this updated version for use hereafter.
This version will be required for new customers starting 14 March 2017. Existing customers have the option of extending their transition until 14 September 2018. However we urge the upgrade to ISO 9001:2015 on an immediate basis for ease and simplicity reflected in the new standard.
“To my knowledge our accreditation standard is the first to align with ISO 9001:2015 and be ISQua approved. I would like to thank all involved from our Technical Committee to those in our cadre of healthcare organizations who have dedicated so much time and effort in their individual contributions. This has been a monumental task and is in keeping with our dedication to continual improvement. To all our customers,we thank you and applaud your achievement!” John D. Bell, M.D. President, AACI.