Empanelment’s & Accelerations:
Businesses no longer can operate in vacuum. More and more sectors are increasingly stepping into the organized sector and being brought under the regulatory ambit. This is to align them to the concept of ‘best practices’ of the corresponding trade and follow the doctrine of ‘Standardization’. Here in India, at the forefront of the vital empanelment drive are the health care & education sectors. While National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH) is the accreditation commissioned by the Quality Council of India, the Joint Commission International (JCI) is the international arm of the American Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations standards. Given the outreach of the Healthcare and Education sectors growing leaps and bounds and transcending the Indian borders, some premier Indian institutions stand already accredited with these national & international bodies. Many more are rightly following the suit. Although the process is a bit tedious and complex but with adequate guidance and professional consultancy, your business could be next in line and soon enlisted as ‘Accredited’. This verily will give a massive boost to your brand image and put you in the league of premier and high rated businesses. ELINA Consultancy has a niche distinction of result backed success in healthcare sector & will soon be launching similar services in Education domain as well.
WHAT, WHY & HOW of Accreditation & Empanelment
What is NABH?
NABH is an autonomous not-for-profit body that regulates the healthcare sector in India & of late internationally as well. . The primary mandate of this body is to redefine the healthcare delivery in the developing world. The aim is to introduce quality and accreditation to the HCOs as their first step towards awareness and capacity building. NABH Accreditation is the accreditation of a hospital to NABH Standard Release 2007 which is accredited by International Society for Quality in Health Care ISQUA. In turn this body started to regulate global health care in 1985 and currently has recognition in over 100 countries
Why Accredit /Empanel:
Quality comes at a cost but absence of quality can be damaging. In the longer run it proves to be cost effective. Studies have shown that national/international accreditation will result in more profitability to the hospitals and even less taxing to the patient. The principal benefits of this process are:
How Accredit – The Process:
- Accreditation helps Build, Maintain and Strengthen patient’s confidence.
- It earns your hospital the all important TRUST of all stake holders including Investors
- It is perhaps the most vital USP of your brand service.
- It brings- in the ‘best practices of Evidence Based Medicine’.
- Accreditation streamlines your systems and processes and prevents duplication of work.
- It eliminates non-value added processes.
- It is one of the principal component in determine your ‘Brand value’.
- It opens the channels of International collaboration and makes you eligible to render international patient care services
- It allows for international Resource Exchange, Training programs and collaborative clinical research.
Accreditations like NABH or IAP provide a mechanism for external evaluation that looks, determines and certifies the services of a healthcare body like a hospital or clinic and that it meets international best practice requirements and to demonstrate this to their clients, funders and other stakeholders. The process is based on a framework of standards for continuous improvement, which utilizes self-assessment and independent peer review. Each of the programmes are based around a 3 to 4 year cycle incorporating continuous assessment. While hospitals are readily eager to get accredited yet the very process proves a deterrent & they face challenges and difficulties in implementing all the Accreditation parameters.
In order to facilitate hospitals & health care bodies , NABH has developed Pre Accreditation Entry Level Certification standards, as a stepping stone for enhancing the quality of patient care and safety. The idea is to introduce quality and accreditation to the HCOs as their first step towards awareness and capacity building. Once Pre Accreditation Entry Level Certification is achieved, the HCO can then prepare and move to the next stage - Progressive Level and finally to Full Accreditation status.
This method provides a step by step and staged approach, which is practical for the HCOs. The applicant hospital must have conducted self-assessment against NABH Pre Accreditation Entry Level standards after implementing it for at least 3 months before submission of application and must ensure that it complies with the standards.
To make the entire process a reality, our consultants with guide and extend direct support to you and ensure that your business doesn’t suffer in the process . We will let you focus completely on your routine business operations while we all the complex documentation and guidance needed throught out your accreditation cycle.
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