NABH – National accreditation board for Hospitals and Healthcare provider is Constitute board of QCI quality Council of India set to establish and operate accreditation programme for heath organizations and hospitals.
Accredited hospitals offer higher quality of care to their patients.
Accreditation also provides a competitive advantage in the health care industry and strengthens community confidence in the quality and safety of care, treatment, and services.
Overall it improves risk management and risk reduction and helps organize and strengthen patient safety efforts and creates a culture of patient safety.
Not only does it enhance recruitment and staff education and development, it also assesses all aspects of management and provides education on good practices to improve business operations.
1) Can only the big corporate hospitals go for NABH Accreditation?
Ans: NABH has various Accreditation standards for all kinds of set up. Smaller hospital can go for Entry Level Accreditation in the SHCO category.
There are Accreditation schemes for Polyclinics, Dental set , Eye clinics, wellness centres, AYUSH centres and many more!
The primary role of any accreditation standard is to provide effective means to assuring that the customer (patient) requirements are met fully.
2) We are very busy in managing the hospital and in the treatment of the patients. We can't give time for the NABH Accreditation?
Ans: The doctor/Management do not have to devote any time for this. You just have to appoint us your consultant and we will prepare your complete road map for the accreditation process.
3) Will there be any distinct changes in my hospital after implementing NABH standards?
Ans: For organization , after Implementing the ISO Standards , the changes will be very distinct in terms of quality on following parameters -patient's safety, staff behavior toward the patients, correct and timely treatment, compliance to treatment protocols, seeking patient feedback, adequate response to it, complete record keeping, acceptable quality care at affordable prices, clear communication to the patients with respect to the services, best practices for fixing appointment and service delivery, reliable diagnostic and laboratory support, reliable support services like canteen, ambulance, pharmacy, etc. safe and pleasant environment, technical competence, courtesy, and attitude of staff.
4) What is your SOP in getting the accreditation?
Ans: We at Ananya Consultants have a very simple and systematic approach towards getting the NABH ENTRY LEVEL accreditation done for our consulting hospitals.
Once a hospital agrees and appoints us as their NABH consultant, then our process approach is in the following way:
WEEK# 1 to 10
There are various other intermittent steps and process involved which are implemented simultaneously.
We can discuss these once we start the process!
The general time Frame to get NABH ENTRY LEVEL ACCREDITATION is from 4-6 months.