In preparation for accreditation at its facilities, the administration would like the staff to understand the important benefits of accreditation and how undergoing the accreditation process can enhance quality. Go to The Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) Web site (http://www.jointcommission.org), and answer the following questions. Be sure to set a positive tone that will appeal to and win over staff, emphasizing the benefits accreditation can provide your organization. Format your answers in a memo format and address it to me.
- What exactly are accreditation and certification?
- What is the difference between accreditation and certification?
- What are the benefits of accreditation?
- What are the benefits of Joint Commission certification?
- How can undergoing the accreditation process improve quality at a healthcare facility?