NABH (National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare)

What is NABH?

The National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH) is a constituent board of Quality Council of India, set up to establish and operate accreditation programme for healthcare organisations. the board is structured to cater to much desired needs of the consumers and to set benchmarks for progress of health industry. The board while being supported by all stakeholders including industry, consumers, government, have full functional autonomy in its operation.

Currently, NABH is offering accreditation programs for Hospitals, Small Health Care Organizations/Nursing Homes, Blood Banks and Transfusion Services, Oral Substitution Therapy (OST) Centres and Primary and Secondary Health Centres. A couple of more programs such as Medical Imaging services, Dental Hospitals/Centres, AYUSH Hospitals are being developed.

NABH accreditation is not a one-time phenomenon. Once the organization gets accredited, accreditation shall be valid for a defined period. NABH conducts a regular surveillance of the accredited organization. The surveillance visit will be planned during the 2nd year.

What are the benefits of NABH Accreditation?

  • Accreditation benefits all Stake Holders. Patients are the biggest beneficiaries. Accreditation results in high quality of care and patient safety. The patients get services by credential medical staff. Rights of patients are respected and protected. Patient satisfaction is regularly evaluated.
  • Accreditation to a Hospital stimulates continuous improvement. It enables hospital in demonstrating commitment to quality care. It raises community confidence in the services provided by the hospital. It also provides opportunity to healthcare unit to benchmark with the best.
  • The Staff in an accredited hospital are satisfied lot as it provides for continuous learning, good working environment, leadership and above all ownership of clinical processes. It improves overall professional development of Clinicians and Paramedical staff and provides leadership for quality improvement within medicine and nursing.
  • Accreditation provides an objective system of empanelment by insurance and other Third Parties. Accreditation provides access to reliable and certified information on facilities, infrastructure and level of care.

What Knowledge Heads offers?

Knowledge Heads  provides consultancy to  the organization planning to go for NABH accreditation .We help the organisation understand NABH accreditation standards and carry out a self assessment on the status of compliance with the standards to ensure that the standards are implemented and integrated with the hospital functioning. We also guide the applicant organization on different requirements at various stages of accreditation. From documentation to procedures , from action plan to implementation of the standards and practices we advise and make things happen for NABH accreditation.

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