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.
NABH is an Institutional Member as well as a Board member of the International Society for Quality in Health Care (lSQua)
NABH is a member of the Accreditation Council of International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua)
NABH is on board of Asian Society for Quality in Healthcare (ASQua)
Major Elements of NABH
CHAPTER – 1 ACCESS, ASSESSMENT AND CONTINUITY OF CARE (AAC)
CHAPTER – 2 CARE OF PATIENTS (COP)
CHAPTER – 3 MANAGEMENT OF MEDICATION (MOM)
CHAPTER – 4 PATIENT RIGHTS & EDUCATION (PRE)
CHAPTER – 5 HOSPITAL INFECTION CONTROL (HIC)
CHAPTER – 6 CONTINUOUS QUALITY IMPROVEMENT (CQI)
CHAPTER – 7 RESPONSIBILITIES OF MANAGEMENT(ROM)
CHAPTER – 8 FACILITY MANAGEMENT AND SAFETY
CHAPTER – 9 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
CHAPTER – 10 INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
There is no news on future revision at this moment.
It is applicable to any health care organization.
Medical Imaging Services
Medical Laboratory Programme
Small Healthcare Organisations
DRIVERS FOR CERTIFICATION
Accreditation benefits all stake holders. Patients are the biggest beneficiary. 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.
The staff in a accredited health care organisation are satisfied lot as it provides for continuous learning, good working environment, leadership and above all ownership of clinical processes.
Accreditation to a health care organisation stimulates continuous improvement. It enables the organisation in demonstrating commitment to quality care. It raises community confidence in the services provided by the health care organisation. It also provides opportunity to healthcare unit to benchmark with the best.
Finally, 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.