Healthcare is a fast-paced industry where patients’ lives are of utmost importance, and accreditations help determine if the institutions meet the minimum quality benchmarks.
The primary goal of the accreditation is to ensure superior services by healthcare institutions, patient safety and quality care.
Let’s first understand NABH and JCI accreditation.
What are NABH and JCI Accreditation?
NABH: National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH) is a constituent board of the Quality Council of India, set up to establish and operate an accreditation programme for healthcare organizations. Until 2018, over 350 hospitals in India were accredited with NABH.
JCI: Joint Commission International provides international accreditation to healthcare organizations globally. According to data till July 2016, there were an estimated 939 accredited medical centres across 66 countries.
Benefits Of Accreditation
Accreditation is a powerful tool that helps healthcare organizations assess and enhance their services while fulfilling the demand for quality care.
Here is a list of benefits that can help healthcare organizations succeed in the longer run.
Enhanced Quality Of Care
Getting accreditation is no easy path, and healthcare institutions have to set high benchmarks to ensure quality care. However, when standards are set high, it eventually reflects and improves healthcare facilities’ overall quality of care.
Since healthcare aims to improve the best patient outcome constantly, accreditation standards ensure consistent, excellent patient care.
Builds Trust And Confidence
The healthcare sector is all about expertise and trust. Accreditation helps build that trust and confidence among the patients that they can rely on the healthcare institution. Hence, it increases community confidence that healthcare organizations will provide best-in-class services to the patients.
Gaining the patients’ trust gives healthcare institutions a competitive edge over others. In addition, patient satisfaction means more patients coming to the institutions seeking quality care while opening up doors for other profitable business ventures. Finally, a satisfied patient will always spread the word about good service.
Gain Insights With External Review
The accreditation review team gives a detailed picture and shares strategies for improving healthcare facilities beyond the set standards. The review process happens from time to time, and therefore the feedback communicated by the review team can help institutions maintain accreditation and continuously improve.
Improve Operational Efficiency
Accreditation helps in the improvement of healthcare institutions’ performance. They can measure and enhance their operational efficiency in order to meet established accreditation standards.
Accreditation provides an objective system of empanelment by insurance and other third parties.
Many insurance companies prefer a credible accreditation by healthcare providers to participate in the health coverage program.
NABH and JCI accreditation determine whether healthcare institutions are at par with the set quality standards or not, push them further to maintain them while addressing if there is any scope for quality improvement within the system.
It is tough to keep track of everything, and therefore, we at IFANglobal will assist you in maintaining the NABH/JCI accreditation by remaining compliant with their set benchmarks of quality care.
From helping your healthcare institution through the workforce crisis to maintaining the NABH/JCI accreditation, IFANglobal will help you stay ahead of the curve by ensuring the quality of your workforce.
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