Benefits of NABH Certification

1. Why NABH?

It is a national accreditation body aimed to ensure that healthcare organizations are providing quality care and high quality of services to the patients. An accreditation status through NABH provides marketing advantage in the competitive healthcare sector by simultaneously strengthening the hospital’s functioning. It provides an opportunity for the hospital to benchmark its services with the global standards and increase patient footfall and have a share of growing medical tourism market in India. NABH Accreditation and Certification Program set the highest benchmarks of hospital operations at all levels and across functions as per the globally accepted norms. The standards provide framework for quality care of patients and necessary improvements in hospitals by systemizing the hospital operations and protocols. It evaluates all the aspects of the hospital with a comprehensive approach before accreditation resulting in continuous improvement and enhanced productivity.

2. Benefits of NABH Certification

Patients – Patients are the biggest beneficiaries among all the stakeholders as certification results in high quality of care and patient safety and ensures the whole system is patient centric.

Healthcare Organization – Certification to a health care organization stimulates continuous improvement. It enables the organization in demonstrating commitment to quality care. It raises community confidence in the services provided by the health care organization. It provides an opportunity to healthcare unit to benchmark with the best and benefit from financial incentives given under various government schemes to such accredited hospitals.

Healthcare Staff – It improves overall professional development of the hospital staff and provides leadership for quality improvement in various techniques. It also creates a good working environment where the staff can continuously learn and take ownership of their roles and responsibilities.

Regulatory Bodies – Certification provides access to reliable and certified information on facilities, infrastructure and level of care, which can be used by insurance organizations and other third parties, thus, reducing uncertainties while making a public decision and getting assurance about the capabilities of the healthcare organization.