Accreditation of Hospitals and Clinics
There is no single, universally accepted international standard for quality and excellence for hospitals and clinics by which consumers can identify the best healthcare providers in the world. How can individuals considering treatment abroad educate themselves about the level of clinical competence and quality of care offered by hospitals and clinics around the world? There are ways to select high quality providers. Here is what we do at TaqTik Health to help you make the decision that is best for you.
Our Due Diligence Process
TaqTik Health has created a due diligence process to screen and qualify providers to do business with us. That process requires that hospitals have international or national accreditations that are based on the best clinical and business practices in the world. For more information about various accreditation programs read the article Who are these international and national accreditation organizations?.
TaqTik also requires that hospitals and clinics comply with all local regulations regarding licensure of facilities as well as clinical staff. We find healthcare providers who employ medical doctors who have trained at the world’s leading medical institutions and who have clinical experience in the procedures we offer.
A member of our team conducts a site visit to meet with the providers’ management and clinical representatives to confirm in person that the facility continues to meet the high standards of comfort, convenience, and services that our patients expect.
When our team is satisfied that you will be satisfied, we enter into agreements with those providers who care about the quality of care and the quality of the patient experience.
A Baseline of Quality
A good definition of hospital accreditation is “A self-assessment and external peer assessment process used by health care organizations to accurately assess their level of performance in relation to established standards and to implement ways to continuously improve”.
International and national accreditation organizations conduct independent assessments of systems and processes according to a set of standards, that, when in place should provide a standard of care that is consistent with best practices.
Accreditation is a provider’s demonstration of a commitment to quality of care and is the starting point for our internal review of providers’ qualifications. There are intangible qualities that we look for including dedication to patient services, continuing improvement of those services, as well as caring and compassionate clinical staff. Our team does use accreditation as a baseline for measurement of quality but then our experience takes over to look more carefully to find high quality providers for you.
The accreditations that have been awarded to our providers are displayed on our website in the information about providers. Click on the accreditation icon associated with each provider to learn more about that evaluation program.
Selecting quality hospitals, clinics, and doctors is more of an art than a science and we use our skills and knowledge to paint the best picture of our providers to give you the information you need to make an informed decision.
What Accreditation is NOT
Accreditation by any international or national organization does not guarantee any particular clinical outcome or level of patient satisfaction which is why TaqTik Health asks for your feedback about your entire experience. Patients are surveyed about their experiences and other opportunities for communication – both positive and negative – are provided so that, like our providers, we can continually improve our services and help them to improve theirs.
For more information about international and national accreditation programs, click here.