Hospital Accreditation Programme
Hospital Accreditation Programme
Hospital Accreditation:The hospital accreditation program was started in the year 2005. It is
the flagship program for NABH. This program was started with an intent to improve healthcare
quality and patient safety at public and private hospitals, has subsequently grown to greater
heights, with the standards being recognized internationally at par with other global healthcare
accreditation standards and accredited by ISQua (International Society for Quality Assurance in
Healthcare). The accreditation standards for hospitals focuses on patient safety and quality of
the delivery of services by the hospitals in a changing healthcare environment.
Ten chapters of Hospital Standards are:
a) Access, Assessment and Continuity of Care (AAC)
b) Care of Patients (COP)
c) Management of Medication (MOM)
d) Patient Rights and Education (PRE)
e) Hospital Infection Control (HIC)
f) Patient Safety and Quality Improvement (PSQ)
g) Responsibilities of Management (ROM)
h) Facilities Management and Safety (FMS)
i) Human Resource Management (HRM)
j) Information Management System (IMS)
Benefits of Accreditation
a) Patients are the biggest beneficiary as implementation of accreditation standards ensures Patient safety, commitment to quality care resulting in good clinical outcomes.
b) Improves patient satisfaction and increases community confidence as services are provided by credentialed medical staff.
c) Accreditation status provides good marketing advantage in the competitive healthcare.
d) The HCO standards has been accredited by ISQua giving the accreditation an international recognition which will boost medical tourism
e) Accreditation provides an objective system of empanelment by insurance and other third parties
Who can apply?
Healthcare organization (HCO) that fulfills the following requirements:
a)Currently in operation as a healthcare provider, should be above 50 sanctioned beds as hospitals below 50 sanctioned beds will come under SHCO standards.
b)The organization that commits to comply with NABH standards and applicable legal/statutory/regulatory requirements.
c)These standards are to be used by the whole organisation and not for a specific service
within the organisation. Organisations may have different services and it is equally
applicable to all services and in both public and private hospitals.
How to apply for accreditation?
All aspiring healthcare organizations desirous to achieve accreditation can apply online by
registering on the NABH website. Kindly refer the General information brochure in the hospital
accreditation page on NABH website.
How much is the Fees?
Application fee and NABH Accreditation charges: An invoice for the fees shall accordingly be generated in the US dollars and shared with the healthcare organisations so that the same can be paid and intimated to NABH.
A. For SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) Countries which include Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka:
B. For Countries other than SAARC Region:
Does NABH support the organizations in the accreditation journey?
NABH Secretariat organizes training sessions on understanding of NABH standards and implementing them in the organizations in form of Programme on Implementation (POI), for healthcare organizations desirous of taking their organizations for accreditation. These sessions are taken by faculty from NABH who are senior assessors. The details of these trainings, dates, venue and fee information are available in the NABH website
NABH has taken a new initiative to conduct free master classes on various topics under the rubric "NABH Quality Connect-Learning with NABH". The master classes are conducted every month. The topics include: Key Performance Indicators (KPI), Hospital Infection Control, Management of Medication, Document Control, Clinical Audits, Continual Quality improvement, Hospital infection prevention etc
Apart from this guidance material is available at “Resource” page of NABH web portal
Kindly visit the below link to attend training programmes being conducted by NABH.
How to get a copy of the standard and guidebook?
The Hospitals standards are freely available for download below. The Hospital accreditation guidebook needs to be procured through the NABH website.
One can purchase the guidebook on standards by making the payment at the website https://www.nabh.co/NABHStandards.aspx