NABH Accreditation (5 th Edition)

NABH Accreditation (5 th Edition)

NABH Accreditation

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NABH Accreditation

NABH program was started with an intent to improve healthcare quality and patient safety at public and private hospitals, has subsequently grown to greater heights, with the standards being recognized internationally at par with other global healthcare accreditation standards and accredited by ISQua (International Society for Quality Assurance in Healthcare). The accreditation standards for hospitals focuses on patient safety and quality of the delivery of services by the hospitals in a changing healthcare environment.

SHCO Accreditation Program

The accreditation program for Small Healthcare Organizations (SHCO) was started in the year 2010 with the aim to ensure quality and patient safety to the hospitals with upto 50 beds and that are in possession of supportive and utility facilities that are appropriate and relevant to the services being provided by the organization.

Benefits of Accreditation
a) Patients are the biggest beneficiary as implementation of accreditation standards ensures Patient safety, commitment to quality care resulting in good clinical outcomes.
b) Improves patient satisfaction and increases community confidence as services are provided by credentialed medical staff.
c) Accreditation status provides good marketing advantage in the competitive healthcare.
d) The HCO standards has been accredited by ISQua giving the accreditation an international recognition which will boost medical tourism
e) Accreditation provides an objective system of empanelment by insurance and other third parties

Who can apply?
a)Healthcare organization (HCO) that fulfills the following requirements:
b)Currently in operation as a healthcare provider, should be above 50 beds as hospitals below 50 beds will come under SHCO standards.
c)The organization that commits to comply with NABH standards and applicable

Definition of Entry Level Healthcare Organisation(HCO):

Any hospital above 50 beds will come under HCO category. The entry level HCO standards have 10 chapters 45 standards & 167 objective elements.Any hospital with less than 50 beds will come under SHCO category. The entry level SHCO standards have 10 Chapters 41 standards and 149 objective elements.

Entry Level Certification Programme:National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH) has partnered with Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) to carry out entry level certification of hospitals which has been made mandatory for providing cashless insurance facility to the citizens at their premises.
NABH ensures high quality of care and patient safety, the objective of this certification process is to build a quality culture at all level and across all the function of the healthcare organisations

HOPE - Healthcare Organizations Platform for Entry Level Certification
a)Revamped portal for entry level certification process of Hospitals and Small Healthcare Organizations.
b)Includes registration, documentation and fee submission to be carried out on HOPE web portal and a parallely developed mobile application.
c)Multifarious platform for certification process of healthcare organizations.
d)Holds complete information about the simplified certification process, requirements and compliances
It encompasses relevant & comprehensive quality assurance standards for Healthcare Organizations and Small Healthcare Organizations. These are in natural alignment to the Hospital Standards, with alegal/statutory/regulatory requirements.
d)These standards are to be used by the whole organisation and not for a specific service within the organisation. Organisations may have different services and it is equally applicable to all services and in both public and private hospitals.

Entry Level Certification Programme:

National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH) has partnered with Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) to carry out entry level certification of hospitals which has been made mandatory for providing cashless insurance facility to the citizens at their premises.
NABH ensures high quality of care and patient safety, the objective of this certification process is to build a quality culture at all level and across all the function of the healthcare organisations

HOPE - Healthcare Organizations Platform for Entry Level Certification
a)Revamped portal for entry level certification process of Hospitals and Small Healthcare Organizations.
b)Includes registration, documentation and fee submission to be carried out on HOPE web portal and a parallely developed mobile application.
c)Multifarious platform for certification process of healthcare organizations.
d)Holds complete information about the simplified certification process, requirements and compliances
It encompasses relevant & comprehensive quality assurance standards for Healthcare Organizations and Small Healthcare Organizations. These are in natural alignment to the Hospital Standards, with a

Benefits of Certification
a) Improved level of community confidence and trust
b) Quality And Patient Safety Into Focus
c) Roadmap for standardization
d) Patient centered culture
e) Systems oriented approach
f) Improved patient satisfaction levels
g) Improved healthcare outcomes
h) External recognition
i) Empanelment by insurance agencies

Several measures are being taken for assisting healthcare organizations as:
a) Awareness Creation
b) Technology usage to ensure transparency
c) Continuous Hand holding