Hospitals from Germany and Switzerland are committed to providing more medical quality in the treatment of their patients.Despite the fact that the quality of care in hospitals has reached a high level, there are still significant differences in quality and potential for improvement. IQM has set itself the goal of making this potential visible to all those involved in the care of the patient and by increasing the benefit of the patient through active fault management. To this end, IQM provides innovative and user-friendly tools based on an open error culture and collegiate support to the medical specialists from the participating hospitals.
ISO 9001 is the world's most widely recognized Quality Management System (QMS). It belongs to the ISO 9000 family of quality management system standards (along with ISO 9004), and helps organizations to meet the expectations and needs of their customers, amongst other benefits.
Joint Commission International, orJCI, is one of the groups providing international healthcare accreditation services to hospitals around the world. This not-for-profit private corporation currently accredits hospitals in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and South America, and is seeking to expand its business further.
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, has full functional autonomy in its operation.
National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) is a Constituent Board of Quality Council of India. NABL has been established with the objective to provide Government, Industry Associations and Industry in general with a scheme for third-party assessment of the quality and technical competence of testing and calibration laboratories.
EFQM (the European Foundation for Quality Management) is a not-for-profit membership foundation in Brussels, established in 1989 to increase the competitiveness of the European economy. The initial impetus for forming EFQM was a response to the work of W. Edwards Deming and the development of the concepts of Total Quality Management.
The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), founded in 1979, is an American organization which accredits ambulatory health care organizations, including ambulatory surgery centers, office-based surgery centers, endoscopy centers, and college student health centers, as well as health plans, such as health maintenance organizations and preferred provider organizations.
AAHHS (Accreditation Association for Hospitals/Health Systems, Inc.) was created in 2012 as a sister organization to the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) to focus on the accreditation needs of U.S. hospitals having fewer than 200 beds with an average daily census of less than 100.
The Malaysian Society for Quality in Health (MSQH) is a non-governmental and not for profit organisation established and registered with the Registrar of Societies in 1997. It is the brain child of the Ministry of Health (MOH) in partnership with the Association of Private Hospitals Malaysia (APHM) and Malaysian Medical Association (MMA).
QHA Trent is a fully independent hands-on tax-paying holistic clinical accreditation scheme for hospitals, clinics and other providers of healthcare.
The Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS) is recognised as the leading health care accreditation body in Australia and now meets overseas requests for a quality healthcare accreditation program through ACHS International (ACHSI).ACHSI is a wholly owned subsidiary company of ACHS and extends ACHS's mission and vision internationally.
Accreditation Canada: Through our standards and accreditation programs, we work with health care organizations to help them improve quality, safety, and efficiency so they can offer you the best possible care and service.
Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) is authorized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to survey all hospitals for compliance with the Medicare Conditions of Participation and Coverage.
Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program: Originally created in 1945 to conduct an objective review of services provided by osteopathic hospitals, HFAP has maintained its deeming authority continuously since the inception of CMS in 1965 and meets or exceeds the standards required by CMS/Medicare to provide accreditation to all hospitals, ambulatory care/surgical facilities, mental health facilities, physical rehabilitation facilities, clinical laboratories and critical access hospitals. HFAP also provides certification reviews for Primary Stroke Centers.
The Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP) is a national, independent, S. not-for-profit accrediting body for community-based health care organizations. In 1965, CHAP was the first to recognize the need and value for accreditation in community-based care. CHAP is the oldest national, community-based accrediting body with more than 9,000 agencies currently accredited nationwide.
The Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) is a US non-profit health care accrediting organization. It represents an alternative to the Joint Commission and CHAP, The Community Health Accreditation Program.ACHC was established in 1985 by home care health providers to create an accreditation option which was more focused on the needs of small providers. The process began in Raleigh, North Carolina, with the group incorporated in August 1986. The first accredited organization was awarded certification in January 1987. The company began offering services on a national level in 1996. Today, ACHC offers 7 accredited programs, 3 of which are CMS approved.
The Compliance Team Inc., is a US for-profit organization which runs the "Exemplary Provider" accreditation programs, a US-based alternative to the Joint Commission. It was set up in 1994 and is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.In 2006, The Compliance Team was formally granted national deeming authority by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as an accrediting body for all type of durable medical equipment (DME) including respiratory, mobility, woundcare, orthopedic, prosthetics, orthotics, diabetic, ostomy, and incontinence supplies. DME point of service providers include pharmacy, home care, podiatrists and orthopedic surgeons.
DNV GL is an international accredited registrar and classification society headquartered near Oslo, Norway. The company currently has about 15,000 employees and 350 offices operating in more than 100 countries, and provides services for several industries including maritime, renewable energy, oil & gas, electrification, food & beverage and healthcare.
The Joint Commission of Taiwan (JCT) is an organization established in 1999 funding by the Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taiwan Hospital Association, Taiwan Non-government Hospitals and Clinics Association, and Taiwan Medical Association.With credit and trust earned from society for its honesty, integrity and neutrality in implementing accreditation, certification and onsite inspection activities over time, JCT has qualified to become a professional accrediting organization which is certified by the International Society for Quality in Health Care
La Haute Autorite de Sante is an “independent public authority with a legal status” created by the French law of 13 August 2004 on health insurance. Its vocation is scientific. Its governance is organized around a college. Its legal status as an independent public authority (API), which is the most complete form of independence available to an independent administrative authority (AAI), gives it legal personality, distinct from that of the State.