The International Accreditation Programme (IAP) delivers a unique global accreditation service to health and social care external evaluation organisations and standards developing bodies.

Since 1999, the IAP has provided these organisations with an independent third-party assessment process to validate existing systems and drive continuous quality improvement. The IAP enables these organisations to demonstrate their credibility and benchmark their performance on an international level. Operating in over 60 countries, the IAP offers three separate peer review assessment options:

ISQua EEA Committees & Surveyors

ISQua EEA is governed and advised by two committees, the External Evaluation Award Committee (EEAC) and the Accreditation Council



External Evaluation Award Committee

The External Evaluation Award Committee is a subcommittee of the International Society for Quality in Health Care External Evaluation Association (ISQua EEA) Board of Directors with responsibility for the governance and policy development of the external evaluation programmes of ISQua EEA in accordance with the strategic plan. The External Evaluation Award Committee (EEAC) is responsible for approving external evaluation awards; approving the standards for the different ISQua EEA programmes, and approving assessment methodologies for the different programmes.



Accreditation Council

The Accreditation Council is an advisory committee who advises and/or makes recommendations to the External Evaluation Award Committee on matters relating to ISQua EEA’s flagship external evaluation programme - the International Accreditation Programme (IAP) and other external evaluation and accreditation-related issues.

 

ISQua EEA Surveyors

At the heart of the IAP are the ISQua EEA surveyors. ISQua EEA has experienced international professionals who work with health and social care external evaluation organisations around the world. Their role is to validate an organisation’s self-assessment and confirm their level of achievement against the ISQua EEA Principles and Standards. The ISQua EEA surveyors provide the organisation with a written report identifying the organisation’s strengths and promoting continuous quality improvement.

 

ISQua EEA Committees and Surveyors

The members of the EEAC are:

Ellen Joan van Vliet, The Netherlands, Chair

Leslee Thompson, Canada

Shin Ushiro, Japan

Salma Jaouni, Jordan

John Brennan, Ireland

Pa Chun Wang, Taiwan

Committee Member Organisation Country
Salma Jaouni (Chair) Health Care Accreditation Council Jordan
Leslee Thompson (Deputy Chair) HSO/Accreditation Canada Canada
Tina Janamian  Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited Australia
Atul Mohan Kochhar National Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers India
Bhupendra Kumar Rana Quality & Accreditation Institute India
Ann Wunsch Australian Aged Care Quality Agency Australia
Bruno Lucet Haute Autorité De Santé France
Abdul Rahim  Malaysian Society for Quality in Health Care Malaysia
Joel Roos  Joint Commission International United States of America
Pa-Chung Wang Joint Commission Taiwan Taiwan
Jacqui Stewart Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (COHSASA) South Africa
Michael Murray Diagnostic Accreditation Program, College of Physicians and Surgeons Canada
Ellen Joan van Vliet Qualicor Europe  The Netherlands
Karen Luxford  Australian Council on Healthcare Standards Australia
Moyra Amess CHKS United Kingdom
Yuichi Imanaka Japan Council for Quality in Health Care Japan
Rubens Covello IQG – Health Services Accreditation Brazil
Fabio Leite Gastal Organização Nacional de Acreditação Brazil
Alexia Costa IBES – Instituto Brasileiro para Excelência em Saúde Brazil
Salem Al Wahabi CBAHI - Saudi Central Board for Accreditation of Healthcare Institution Saudi Arabia
 John Bell  AACI Healthcare  United States
Observers    
Ron Lavater  International Hospital Federation Switzerland
David Greenfield Australian Institute of Health Service Management, University of Tasmania Australia
Matthew Neilson World Health Organization Switzerland
Surveyor
Country
Hugo Arce
Argentina
Ingrid Fairlie
Australia
Peter Frendin
Australia
Brian Johnston
Australia
Lena Low
Australia
Scott Phipps
Australia
Philomena Mitolo
Australia
Linda O'Connor
Australia
Kirsten Peddie
Australia
Elizabeth Pringle
Australia
Gary Smith
Australia
Ann Wunsch
Australia
Virginia Matthews
Australia
Maria Carolina Moreno
Brazil
Syed Sajid Ahmed
Canada
Martin Beaumont
Canada
Danielle Dorschner
Canada
Anita Harris
Canada
Elma Heidemann
Canada
Gilles Lanteigne
Canada
Ali Hojati
Canada
Edward Mantler
Canada
Susan Yates
Canada
Wendy Nicklin
Canada
Martial Favre
France
Bruno Lucet
France
Fabienne Menot
France
Loretta Yam
Hong Kong SAR, China
Parvez Ahmad
India
Pawan Kapoor
India
Neeraj Lal
India
Anand R
India
BK Rana
India
Sanjeev Singh
India
Triona Fortune
Ireland
Ahmad Shatat
Jordan
Dalal Abu Al-Rub
Jordan
Hashem Al-Fadel
Jordan
Hugo Arce
Jordan
Rabab Diab
Jordan
Thaira Madi
Jordan
Khaled Hassan
Jordan
Kadar Marikar
Malaysia
Patricia Lahana
Netherlands
Hein Muller
Netherlands
Catherine Cummings
New Zealand
Hugo Arce
New Zealand
Tricia Dore
New Zealand
Jim DuRose
New Zealand
Margarida Franca
Portugal
Shazia Aman
Saudi Arabia
Steven Wilson
Scotland
Chin-Pao Cheng
Taiwan
Julia Hsu
Taiwan
Nisreen Abada
UAE
Ann Wood
UK
Jan Mackereth-Hill
UK
Jan Mackereth-Hill
UK
Carlos Hiran Goes de Souza
UK
Edward Chappy
USA
Anne Chenoweth
USA
Paul van Ostenberg
USA
Assaf Al-Assaf
USA
Claudia Jorgenson
USA
Surveyor  Country 
Hugo Arce Argentina
Ingrid Fairlie Australia
Peter Frendin Australia
Brian Johnston Australia
Lena Low Australia
Virginia Matthews Australia
Philomena Mitolo Australia
Linda O'Connor Australia
Kirsten Peddie Australia
Scott Phipps Australia
Elizabeth Pringle Australia
Gary Smith Australia
Ann Wunsch Australia
Maria Carolina Moreno Brazil
Martin Beaumont Canada
Danielle Dorschner Canada
Anita Harris Canada
Elma Heidemann Canada
Ali Hojati Canada
Edward Mantler Canada
Wendy Nicklin Canada
Susan Yates Canada
Martial Favre France
Bruno Lucet France
Fabienne Menot France
Loretta Yam Hong Kong SAR, China 
Parvez Ahmad India
Pawan Kapoor India
Atul Mohan Kochhar India
Neeraj Lal India
Anand R India
BK Rana India
Sanjeev Singh India
Triona Fortune Ireland
Hashem Al-Fadel Jordan
Dalal Abu Al-Rob Jordan
Rabab Diab Jordan
Khaled Hassan Jordan
Thaira Madi Jordan
Omaima Nassar Jordan
Ahmad Shatat Jordan
Daniyar Ospanov Kazakhstan
Kadar Marikar Malaysia
Patricia Lahana Netherlands
Hein Muller Netherlands
Catherine Cummings New Zealand
Tricia Dore New Zealand
Jim DuRose New Zealand
Margarida Franca Portugal
Syed Sajid Ahmed Qatar
Mihaela Luncan Romania
Shazia Aman Saudi Arabia
Steven Wilson Scotland
Rosa Sunol Spain
Chin-Pao Cheng Taiwan
Julia Hsu Taiwan
Nisreen Abada UAE
Carlos Hiran Goes de Souza UK
Jan Mackereth-Hill UK
Jackie Rayner UK
Ann Wood UK
Assaf Al-Assaf USA
Edward Chappy USA
Anne Chenoweth USA
Michael Giuliano USA
Claudia Jorgenson USA
Paul van Ostenberg USA