CERTIFICATION IN INDIA

NABH - NATIONAL ACCREDITATION BOARD FOR HOSPITALS & HEALTHCARE

What is NABH?

NABH is a constituent board of the Quality Council of India, set up to establish and operate accreditation programme for healthcare organizations. Formed in 2005, it is the principal accreditation for hospitals in India.

National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH) is a constituent board of the Quality Council of India (QCI), set up to establish and operate accreditation programme for healthcare organizations. The board while being supported by all stakeholders including industry, consumers, government, have full functional autonomy in its operation. 

Accreditation to a health care organization stimulates continuous improvement. It enables the organization in demonstrating a commitment to quality care. It raises community confidence in the services provided by the health care organization. It also provides an opportunity for the healthcare unit to benchmark with the best.
 

Benefits of NABH Accreditation

Improve Quality of Your Healthcare

Customer Satisfaction

Improve the Hospital Management System

Clinical Benefits

Legal Benefits

Enhance Sustainable Growth

Who can be Accredited?

This Accreditation is available for Healthcare and Hospital facilities that provide allopathic services. It includes clinics, polyclinics, or dispensaries.

Shamkris Group

Hospitals

Shamkris Group

Blood Bank

Shamkris Group

Blood Storage Centre

Shamkris Group

Wellness Centres

Shamkris Group

Dental Facilities

Shamkris Group

Nursing Home

Shamkris Group

Allopathic Clinics

Shamkris Group

AYUSH Hospitals

Shamkris Group

Pollyclinics

Shamkris Group

Medical Imaging Services

Shamkris Group

Panchakarma Clinic

Shamkris Group

Eye Care Organizations

Shamkris Group

Primary Health Centre

Shamkris Group

Integrated Rehabilitation Centre

Shamkris Group

Small Health Care Organization

Who can issue this Accreditation?

Quality Council of India

Document required for NABH

The extent of Documented Information differs as per:

Role of Shamkris and Process of NABH

Shamkris adopts a results-oriented approach to effective system implementation in the organization. A simple and practical method of system implementation helps organizations increase business efficiency and sustainability. Shamkris supports 100% documentation to obtain an accreditation body of success in addition to enhanced performance.

The implementation process is described below:

Time Frame

Task

Process

Day 1

GAP Analysis
Cost Estimates
Application to Accreditation Body

Week 1

Developing Documents

Week 4

Implementing Management System

Week 8

Internal Audit
MRM
CAPA

Week 10

Accreditation Body
Audit
N-C Closing

Week 12

Accreditation Body

Year on Year

Yearly Compliance

FAQ

National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH) is a constituent board of Quality Council of India (QCI), set up to establish and operate accreditation programme for healthcare organizations. The board while being supported by all stakeholders including industry, consumers, government, have full functional autonomy in its operation.

A public recognition of the achievement of accreditation standards by a healthcare organization, demonstrated through an independent external peer assessment of that organization’s level of performance in relation to the standards.
  • Commitment to create a culture of quality, patient safety, efficiency and accountability towards patient care.
  • Establishment of protocols and policies as per National/International Standards for patient care, medication management, consent process, patient safety, clinical outcomes, medical records, infection control and staffing.
  • Patients are treated with respect, dignity and courtesy at all times.
  • Patients are involved in care planning and decision making.
  • Patients are treated by qualified and trained staff.
  • Feedback from patients is sought and complaints (if any) are addressed.
  • Transparency in billing and availability of tariff list.
  • Continuous monitoring of its services for improvement.
  • Commitment to prevent adverse events that may occur.
  • Accreditation benefits all Stake Holders. Patients are the biggest beneficiaries. 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.
  • Accreditation to a Hospital stimulates continuous improvement. It enables hospital in demonstrating commitment to quality care. It raises community confidence in the services provided by the hospital. It also provides opportunity to healthcare unit to benchmark with the best.
  • The Staff in an accredited hospital are satisfied lot as it provides for continuous learning, good working environment, leadership and above all ownership of clinical processes. It improves overall professional development of Clinicians and Paramedical staff and provides leadership for quality improvement within medicine and nursing.
  • 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.
  • Currently, NABH is offering accreditation programs for Hospitals, Small Health Care Organizations/Nursing Homes, Blood Banks and Transfusion Services, Oral Substitution Therapy (OST) Centres and Primary and Secondary Health Centres. A couple of more programs such as Medical Imaging services, Dental Hospitals/Centres, AYUSH Hospitals are being developed.