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What to consider when preparing for an urgent care accreditation survey

Monday, September 24, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Healthcare Business Today
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By Barbara Newman

Whether it’s the first survey or the twentieth, the benefits of achieving accreditation greatly outweigh any challenges. Within an organization, accreditation involves all levels of staff and is easily achievable when different departments and teams come together to create consistent and effective policies and procedures for the organization as a whole. These strengthened processes, in turn, set the stage for increased efficiency and long-term quality improvement well after the survey is complete.

Organizations like an urgent center can also utilize accreditation to differentiate from competitors as well as stand out to payers and patients alike. Most accreditation standards deal with a wide scope of services and requirements, digging deep to address all areas that impact patient care. However, these standards are more than just rules to follow. They are guidelines for how to demonstrate an organization’s focus on patient safety and overall quality of care. Here are a few tips to help prepare for an accreditation survey and leverage the process to improve performance long-term.

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