Obtaining JCAHO accreditation is important for hospitals, as the Medicare Act of 1965 decreed that accredited hospitals were deemed to have satisfied federal health and safety requirements necessary to Nat participate in Medicare.
Hospitals also have considerable incentive to become accredited for marketing purposes, often using JCAHO accreditation as a "third-party endorsement of quality.
As a result, approximately 80 percent of the 6,000 U.S. hospitals have sought JCAHO accreditation.
JCAHO accreditation is awarded on the basis of a hospital’s compliance with a set of standards, which surveyors use in assessing performance during hospital site visits.
Standards are assessed in patient assessment and care, patients’ rights, clinical ethics, organizational leadership, human resources management, and information management.
JCAHO’s philosophy is that "if hospitals complied with relevant standards then hospitals would be likely to achieve good outcomes."
However, evidence demonstrating that JCAHO accreditation can distinguish differences in hospitals’ quality of care or patient outcomes is limited. Studies have found little correlation between accreditation and general hospital mortality, and no differences in rates of medication error between accredited and no accredited hospitals.
Benefits of JCAHO Accreditation
Leads to improved patient care
Demonstrates the organization's commitment to safety and quality
Offers a consultative and educational experience
Supports and enhances safety and quality improvement efforts
May substitute for federal certification surveys for Medicare and Medicaid
Provides a competitive advantage
Fulfills licensure requirements in many states
Recognized by insurers and other third parties
Strengthens community confidence
JCAHO - Complete Package
Covers all the 14 courses
Unique Course certificate for each student
Course completion reports for proof of compliance.
Online web based- Learning Management System to track courses.
Courses are hosted in our redundant and backed up data center.