Accreditation : Accreditation And Accreditation Essay

1704 Words Oct 22nd, 2016 7 Pages
When it comes to accreditation the first thing in most healthcare workers that comes to mind is The Joint Commission (JCO) formerly knew as The Joint Commission on Accreditation Organizations (JCAHO). Accreditation is very important to the healthcare community in a sense of how they are looked at as an organization. In this paper I will discuss the overall view of Accreditation programs in the healthcare organization, the purpose of accreditation, differences types of accreditation and the challenges in accreditation.
Accreditation in the healthcare organization what does it mean, and why is it so important in the healthcare field? According to Sollecito, and Johnson accreditation is a formal declaration by a designated authority that credits an organization, service or individual that has demonstrated proficiency, competency, authority, and credibility to meet a certain level of set standards (Sollecito and Johnson, 2013). A secondary goal of accreditation is to provide a basis for quality improvement initiatives (Sollecito and Johnson, 2013). Our first look in the accreditation in the United States comes through the American College for Hospital in 1917. Their first goal was to create a “Minimum Standards for Hospital”, which lead to the collaborated with other agencies and Canada to create the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospital. From this humble beginning accreditation programs would spread across the world to be accepted as standard practice in all sorts…

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