Eye Care Organisations Accreditation Programme
Eye Care Organisations Accreditation:Eye care Organisations are an integral part of the healthcare system and accreditation would be the single most important approach for improving the quality and patient safety in Eye care. Adverse events including post surgical infection rate in eye surgeries are quite common which calls for focus on quality and patient safety in such hospitals. Adherence to accreditation standards in these settings improves quality of services leading to good clinical outcomes.
Outline of Eyecare accreditation standards
Patient Centered Standards
1. Access, Assessment and Continuity of Care
2. Care of Patients
3. Management of Medication
4. Patient Rights and Education
5. Hospital Infection Control
Management Centered Standards
1. Continous Quality Improvement
2. Responsibility of Management
3. Facility Management and safety
4. Human Resource Management
5. Information Management Systems
Benefits of Accreditation
a) Accreditation to a health care organization stimulates continuous improvement.
b) It enables the organization in demonstrating commitment to quality care and patient safety thereby ensures best clinical outcomes
c) It raises community confidence among the patients as the services are provided by credentialed staff.
d) It also provides opportunity to healthcare unit to benchmark with the best.
e) An accreditation status also provides marketing advantage in a competitive health care.
f) Finally, accreditation provides an objective system of empanelment by insurance and other third parties.
Who can apply?
All the Eye care hospitals across the country irrespective of size
How to apply for accreditation?
All aspiring Eye healthcare organizations desirous to achieve accreditation can apply online by registering on the NABH website