Workshop for clinics, small healthcare organizations on accreditation standards
INQUIRER.net / 08:58 PM May 01, 2012
MANILA, Philippines – With the growing population and aging people on the rise all over the world comes bigger demand for healthcare. WHO declares that in order to avoid huge hospital bills, people are encouraged to be more cautious of their health even before chronic illness strikes. Aesthetic centers are also booming as more people search for youthful looks and longevity.
Primary care clinics, ambulatory and aesthetic centers provide part of the solution. This situation bodes well for the healthcare business. But how does the healthcare organizations keep up with the rising demand? How can they make their organization and people work more efficiently? Can health risks be reduced to provide better and quality patient care? What systems need to be in place in order for these organizations to effectively run their business and increase their bottom line?
International accreditation provides assurance on patient safety and quality of care, which are main concerns for patients and health insurance companies. It stimulates continuous improvement for healthcare organizations and promotes efficiency.
On May 7-8,NABH International in partnership with HealthCORE will conduct for the first time in the Philippines a comprehensive two-day Workshop on Implementing International Accreditation Standards for Small Healthcare Organizations. Small healthcare organizations are defined as hospitals with bed strength of up to 50 beds. It also includes day care centers and ambulatory clinics that perform surgery and procedures that will require 24-hour observation in the facility.
Learn the global benchmarks accredited by the International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQua) to be conducted by international experts and assessors themselves. NABH International is accredited by the International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQua) under its International Accreditation Program-one of the few accrediting organizations in the world to achieve this recognition. ISQua is an international body which grants approval to healthcare accreditation programs around the world as a seal of excellence.
Among the important topics to be discussed in the workshop are standards on continuous quality improvement, good governance, facility safety, human resources, and information management system. Standards on access, care of patients, management of medication, patient rights, and infection control will likewise be covered, as part of the criteria set by ISQua and implemented by NABH International.
Hospital and clinic owners and administrators, medical directors, quality personnel, medical professionals, nursing supervisors, professionals, and practitioners in the healthcare industry are invited to participate in the training.