Compass Clinical Consulting Managing Director Kate Fenner, PhD, RN, has been published in Becker’s Hospital Review with the first article in an eight-part series on accreditation options, titled “Accreditation Options: A Hospital CEO’s Strategic Choice.”

The clear majority of hospitals seek voluntary accreditation, most through The Joint Commission (TJC) and now, several hundred through the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) and DNV GL – Healthcare (DNV GL) using the National Integrated Accreditation for Healthcare Organizations (NIAHO®) standards. A newer option in the accreditation scene is the Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality (CIHQ), which tracks accreditation through standards and a survey process closely aligned with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Conditions of Participation (CoPs).

Read the full article on Becker’s Hospital Review.

The remainder of the series will explore some of the accreditation options available to hospitals —including TJC, HFAP, DNV GL, and CIHQ—paying close attention to the philosophies of different accrediting bodies, as well as the implications, costs, and benefits associated with them.

Contact us or call our office at 513.241.0142 to find out more about the ways Compass can work with your organization to prepare for accreditation and meet regulatory quality and safety requirements.