Topic 1 DQ 1
Accreditation of a health care organization shows that the organization meets the regulations and standards set by an external accredited organization. For the organization to prove that they meet the rules and bars, a review process includes a survey of the organization and its structures and policies. The standards cover the comprehensive assessment of strategies, policies, and procedures (Desveaux, Mitchell, Shaw, & Ivers, 2017). Accreditation is a way for healthcare organizations to prove the quality of care that they provide is the best, comply with the healthcare laws and regulations, and keep up with industry standards. Accreditation programs improve Patient outcomes by ensuring consistent patient care standards throughout the facility (Araujo, Siqueira, & Malik, 2020).
Eleanor Slater Hospital is an example of a health organization placed on probation by the Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations in 2021. This hospital was placed on probation after finding several problems found in a survey in 2021. It was found that there was an unsafe environment, such as peeling paint and missing ceiling tiles, to the failure of the hospital’s governing board to meet. There is also the need for a culture of safety so employees can raise concerns without fear of retaliation.
The probation could have been prevented if the unsafe environment, such as peeling paint and missing ceiling tiles, had been repaired. The organization’s safety culture needs to be safe for the employees to raise concerns without fear of retaliation.
Explain the role of accreditation in mitigating risk compliance issues. Provide an example of a health care organization that was placed on probation by its accrediting body or by CMS within the last 3 years for a risk compliance issue. What caused the probation or loss of accreditation and how could it have been prevented?
Using 200-300 words APA format with at least two references. Sources must be published within the last 5 years