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National Accreditation Board for Hospitals (NABH)

Overview

NABH accreditation allows Indian hospitals to adopt standards and procedures that meet international standards. NABH is a member of the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQUA), an international healthcare accreditation body. As a member of ISQUA, NABH has joined a select group of nations that compare and authenticate healthcare facilities against international standards. As a result, a hospital with NABH accreditation provides facilities that are up to international standards, boosting medical tourism in India.

In addition to Hospital accreditation, NABH also offers accreditation for:

  • Small Healthcare Organizations: Small Healthcare Organisation is those healthcare organizations having bed strength up to 50 beds.

  • Dental Health Care Service Providers
  • Oral Substitution Therapy Centres
  • Blood Banks
  • Blood Storage Centres
  • Allopathic Clinics
  • Medical Imaging Services
  • AYUSH Hospitals: Accreditation Program for AYUSH (Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Unani, Siddha and Yoga & Naturopathy) Hospitals.

  • Primary Health Centres
  • Community Health Centres
  • Wellness Centres

NABH Standards for Hospitals

The NABH Hospital Standards provide a framework for improving hospital quality and providing quality treatment to patients. The standards aid in the development of a quality culture throughout the hospital at all levels and in all functions. There are 102 standards and 636 objective elements in the NABH Standards as a whole. A hospital must be willing and able to demonstrate that it operates in accordance with the NABH criteria in order to receive NABH accreditation. The following is a list of NABH requirements:

  • Organisation Centered Standards
    • Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI)
    • Information Management System(IMS)
    • Human Resource Management (HRM)
    • Responsibility of Management (ROM)
    • Facility Management and Safety (FMS)
  • NABH Standards patient-centred Standards
    • Access, Assessment and Continuity of Care (AAC)
    • Management of Medication (MOM)
    • Care of Patient (COP)
    • Hospital Infection Control (HIC)
    • Patient Right and Education (PRE)

Type of NABH Accreditation

The NABH Hospital Standards provide a framework for improving hospital quality and providing quality treatment to patients. The standards aid in the development of a quality culture throughout the hospital at all levels and in all functions. There are 102 standards and 636 objective elements in the NABH Standards as a whole. A hospital must be willing and able to demonstrate that it operates in accordance with the NABH criteria in order to receive NABH accreditation. The following is a list of NABH requirements:

  • NABH Entry-Level Certification

    Because a large number of hospitals have difficulty following all of the Accreditation Criteria, NABH has created Pre Accreditation - Entry Level Certification standards to improve patient safety and care. The goal is to introduce hospitals and clinics to quality and accreditation as the first step toward awareness, as well as several other benefits.

  • Full NABH Accreditation

    After obtaining NABH Pre Accreditation Entry Level Certification, the HCO prepares and moves on to the next stage, Progressive Level, before pursuing full accreditation. The HCOs use NABH's entire accreditation technique, which takes a step-by-step and dramatic approach. The aspirant hospital must perform a self-evaluation of NABH pre-accreditation Entry Level standards.


Preparing for NABH Accreditation

The hospital management must create a plan of action for attaining accreditation and appoint a responsible person/organization to oversee all aspects of the accreditation process. MeraLegal is a specialist staff that assists hospitals in achieving full NABH compliance. There have been significant revisions to NABH policies recently, which will be integrated in the hospital echo system prior to the NABH team assessment. Our specialists have been extensively trained to cater to the hospitals and fill the need. The following are some of the steps involved in preparing for NABH accreditation.

  • An official must be appointed, and the officer must be conversant with the hospital's current quality assurance system.
  • The NABH assessment procedure must be understood by the hospital seeking accreditation.
  • The appointed officers are responsible for ensuring that the standards are followed throughout the organization.
  • The aspirant hospital must have undertaken a self-assessment against NABH standards 3 months before submitting the application form and ensured that it complies with NABH Standards.

Documents Required for Obtaining NABH Accreditation

  • Applicant Establishment Registration Certificate
  • ID and address proof of owners (applicant) / director (in case of a company)
  • MOA / AOA / COI (if the establishment is as a company)
  • Certificate of registration in case of business entities other than companies
  • Proof of Establishment address
  • List and details of shares allotted to shareholders
  • Pollution noc
  • Police NOC
  • Lift NOC (if the hospital is equipped with a lift facility)
  • Fire NOC
  • Other relevant hospital information and documents may be sought by the Authority

Benefits of NABH Accreditation

There are numerous benefits to all of the organization's stakeholders; a few of them are described below:

  • It standardizes healthcare procedures and practices.
  • It is a big compliment to the hospital.
  • Improves the standard and quality of health care
  • Employees have a safe workplace and are satisfied with their jobs.
  • The hospital's recognition honors all of the hospital's employees.
  • Ascertains that all safety parameters are up to date.
  • The activities are always improving and becoming more productive.
  • The hospital will cater to people from all around the world.
  • Enhances the staff's professional development.
  • Patients will be safe and respected.
  • The recognition enhances patient flow, which promotes income.

Process for NABH Accreditation

  • 01.
    Self- Assessment:

    Appoint a responsible auditor to coordinate all actions related to accreditation, including developing a plan of action and applying for NABH certification.

  • 02.
    Application Submission to NABH

    Scrutiny of application and Pre-Assessment visit by NABH Secretariat & submit Feedback & required Corrections.

    Team MeraLegal will perform the significant changes & resubmit the application.

  • 03.
    Final Assessment

    Review of Assessment Report by NABH Secretariat, Approval for Accreditation by Chairman and NABH and Issue of Accreditation certificate by NABH Secretariat


4 Easy Steps to Apply For National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Health Care Providers (NABH)

The NABH hospital standards provide a framework for hospitals to improve patient care and hospital quality. Standards aid in the development of a quality culture at all levels of the hospital, as well as the execution of hospital responsibilities. There are 102 standards and 636 objective elements in the NABH standards as a whole. A hospital must be prepared and able to demonstrate that it is performing its duties by NABH standards to receive NABH accreditation. The NABH standards are as follows:

  • 01.
    Step 1: Connect With MeraLegal

    Get in touch with the MeraLegal team to talk about your company's special needs. The discussion of requirements takes 20-25 minutes.

  • 02.
    Step 2: Dedicated Manager

    Once you explain the requirement, we will arrange dedicated Account managers to understand your business requirements and provide solutions and support the whole process.

  • 03.
    Step 3: Real-Time Update

    Use our platform to trace the progress of the application and many more. Always know what is going on with your project, what is in development, and what is done.

  • 04.
    Step4: Job Completed

    Once the job is finished, you will get complete registrations & certifications directly to your email ID and at your doorstep.


Frequently Asked Questions ?

NABH has a variety of accreditation standards for distinct types of facilities. Smaller hospitals can apply for SHCO Entry Level Accreditation.

Accreditation schemes exist for polyclinics, dental clinics, eye clinics, wellness centres, AYUSH centres, and many other facilities.

Any certification standard's major function is to provide effective means of ensuring that the customer's (patient's) needs are effectively met.

The doctor or management does not need to spend any time on this. All you have to do is hire us as your consultant, and we'll put together a thorough certification road map for you.

The changes in quality on the following parameters will be quite noticeable for organizations after implementing the ISO Standards: patient safety, staff behavior toward patients, correct and timely treatment, compliance with treatment protocols, seeking patient feedback, adequate response to it, complete record-keeping, acceptable quality care at affordable prices, and clear communication. etc. safe and pleasant environment, technical competence, courtesy, and attitude of the staff.

At MeraLegal, we take a very straightforward and methodical approach to obtaining NABH ENTRY LEVEL accreditation for our consulting hospitals.

We quickly begin our process once a hospital agrees and appoints us as its NABH consultant.