Accreditation of healthcare facilities ensures that these facilities meet the evidenced-based quality standards.
In the systematic review of the literature, “Impact of Accreditation on the Quality of Healthcare Services,” Abdullah Alkhenizana (King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) and Charles Shaw (European Society for Quality in Healthcare, Limerick, Ireland) concluded:
“Accreditation is usually a voluntary program in which trained external peer reviewers evaluate a healthcare organization’s compliance and compare it with pre-established performance standards …
“There is consistent evidence that shows that accreditation programs improve the process of care provided by healthcare services. There is considerable evidence to show that accreditation programs improve clinical outcomes of a wide spectrum of clinical conditions. Accreditation programs should be supported as a tool to improve the quality of healthcare services.”
The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS promotes the adoption of best practices that improve patient safety and the quality of patient care. To help achieve this goal, PPAHS is pleased to offer accreditation to healthcare facilities that meet the standards which have been established by our working committees.
Accreditation of healthcare facilities provides the following benefits:
- Accreditation improves patient outcomes and mitigates risks
- Accreditation identifies strengths and gaps in your programs and processes
- Accreditation promotes communication and staff empowerment across organizations
- Accreditation fosters a culture of quality and safety
- Accreditation can decrease risks and liability costs