Different countries adopt different techniques to preserve and/or improve the quality of the standards. This is the case due to the fact that people and insurance agencies are always aiming at improving the quality of their works continuously. Regarding to the fact that accreditation observes high-quality standards, it is considered to meet the above-mentioned objectives. The quality of services is among the most important priority of the organizational services in this regard. Furthermore, being client-centered is considered the first strategy in all organizations in the world.

Accreditation is defined the systematic evaluation of the services in accordance with specific standards. According to continuous quality improvement standards, there are some rules that zeroes in on patient-centeredness and patients’ and staff’s safety improvement that should be observed. The key functions of the accreditation unit are as follows:

  • Coordination and integration of the hospital quality improvement activities
  • Developing a comprehensive plan to improve the clinical and non-clinical (management, finance, medical services, nursing services, general services and support services and paraclinic services) qualities
  • Developing key performance indicators, measurable and accessible for various processes of the hospital
  • Providing annual report of the quality improvement program
  • Developing and implementing the policy of dealing with suggestions, criticisms and complaints at hospital
  • Developing a strategic plan for the hospital with its executive management team
  • Cooperation and supervision of the accreditation standards implementation in various units of the hospital
  • Coordination for committees in the hospital and tracking the implementation of the legislation processes

Hospital accreditation aims to explain the qualities of the health and treatment services. Following you can see the objectives that hospital accreditation follows:

  • Improving the quality of services
  • Improving the safety of the patients and the staff
  • Education and empowerment
  • Balanced growth and systematic thinking
  • Reassurance to the clients and government about the quality of the provided services
  • Encouraging the units for continuous improvement of services by continuous evaluation