As countries move toward universal health coverage (UHC), health care delivery systems must continuously improve to match the increased demand they face from patients. Empanelment, accreditation, and other external evaluation systems are widely-used tools for assuring a standard level of quality of care. A modern health care system requires that providers continuously improve their services; accreditation and empanelment can be harnessed to drive genuine improvement in care delivery.
From April 9-11, 2013, nearly 60 Quality track members will go to Bangkok, Thailand to participate in the upcoming JLN Quality track workshop, Accreditation as an Engine for Improvement, hosted by the Healthcare Accreditation Institute and Capacity Building Programme for Universal Health Coverage of Thailand. JLN members have prepared presentations and discussions on leadership and strategy to promote improvement using accreditation, effective accreditation standards, overcoming challenges to implementation, and encouraging accurate and useful collection of data.
The meeting will be led by experts from within the JLN countries and other partners. Participants will explore highly-functioning, improvement-oriented accreditation systems, and design action-plans for application in their own setting. Emphasis will be placed on design of a measurement system, appropriate standard-setting, surveyor training, and leadership for improvement.
Click here to view the workshop agenda, jointlearningnetwork.org/content/accreditation-engine-improvement-0.