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NABH launches HOPE portal

Date: 22 February 2019 Tags: Health

National Certification Board for Hospitals and Health Service Providers (NABH) has revised entry level certification process to make it simple, quick, digital and user-friendly. The revamped certification process will be driven through new launched HOPE portal. HOPE stands for Healthcare Organizations’ Platform for Entry-Level-Certification.

Objectives of NABH accreditation process

  • Extend benefits associated with Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) and Ayushman Bharat scheme to small scale hospitals across India.
  • Make small units eligible for quality services at the earliest stage in healthcare sector, including hospitals across the country.

HOPE Portal

  • It is online platform for smooth and secure registration and certification to provide self-explanatory questionnaire to be filled by Healthcare Organizations (HCO)/Small HCOs.
  • It obliges hospitals and health care providers to provide an accessible, safe and quality services to patients.
  • It ensures quality at nascent stages by enrolling wide range of hospitals across the country including HCOs.
  • It will enable them to comply with quality protocols, improve patient safety and overall healthcare facility of organization.
  • Under it, mobile application has also been developed to support HCO/SHCOs for directly uploading geo-tagged and time stamped evidences required for compliance to the standards.

National Certification Board for Hospitals and Health Service Providers (NABH)

  • It is constituent board of Quality Council of India (QCI), set up to establish and operate accreditation programme for healthcare organisations. It is autonomous in its operation.
  • It was established in 2006 to operate accreditation programme for healthcare organizations. It set benchmarks for progress of health industry and cater desired needs of the consumers.
  • Its objective is to ensure that health services in the country are tailored to international standards. It is supported by all stakeholders including industry, consumers, government.
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