An Introduction to NABH
Established in year 2006, National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare aims to operate accreditation Programme for the healthcare organizations across India.
It has been designed mainly to improve healthcare standard across the country. It is considered equivalent to Joint Commission International in India.
JCI is a world body which aims at improving both healthcare quality and safety of the patients at Global level. It partners with clinics, hospitals medical centers, health systems, agencies, academia, government Ministries and international advocates in over 100 countries. Its only aim is to set rigorous standards of healthcare in these countries.
Like JCI, NABH also gives accreditation to Health Centers but only to the institutes based in this country. A Health Center has to fulfill more than 600 objective elements set by it to qualify for its accreditation.
Objectives set by NABH to operate Accreditation to Hospitals
Its objectives are centered on patient care and organization standards.
It is compulsory for every health care or hospital in the country to follow these objectives in hospital activities if it is keen to rank high in NABH accreditation. From registration, post surgery protocols to the discharge of a patient from hospital, hospital should follow a set process driven approach.
We can say it has been devised in India to streamline the operations of all health care Centers in the country. It focuses mainly on Patient care, Medication management, Hospital infection control, better Human resource & information management system and health quality.
NABH Training program and its objectives
NABH organizes a training program for medical professionals, health care organizations, nursing professionals, medical administrators, members of Hospital Ethics Committee, and Independent Ethics Committee professionals. The aim of the training program is implementation of Accreditation of Clinical Trial. It organizes these training programs in various cities of India. And NABH Training program continues for 2 days. And the sole objective of the program is to guide health care providers on implementation of Accreditation of Clinical Trial. For registration, the participants need to fill a registration form.
NABH Accreditation and its Benefits for Patients
The Accreditation is beneficial for all stake holders particularly for the Patients admitted in the hospital. Accreditation ensures high quality patient care and safety. The patients are attended by the credential medical staff. Patient satisfaction is evaluated from time to time and patients get desired respect and protection from everybody at the hospital. And on the other hand, staff of the hospital learns new things in a good working environment. Accreditation is not easy for a hospital unless it takes the help of NABH Accreditation Consultants.
These Consultants act as a bridge between the NABH and the Health Care. The consultancy utilizes all its experience to make Accreditation implementation possible for a Health Care. These Consultants have an in depth knowledge of the problems faced by Health Care in getting accreditation. They use this knowledge for successful implementation of Accreditation.
They solve all the problems related to Infrastructure safety, management of patient record and local laws and licenses. Only they help you in sorting out these problems. They conduct Pre- Surveys, post surveys and During Survey.