Omega Hospital is accredited by DNV’s Hospital Accreditation program. This accreditation recognizes that our hospital meets the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid standards as well as ISO 9001 Standards for the formation and implementation of a quality management system.
In order to remain accredited by DNV, Omega must adhere to the ISO 9001 Quality Management System Standards and the National Integrated Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (NIAHO) standards.
DNV Healthcare Inc., established in the US in 1898 has a worldwide reputation for quality and integrity in certification, standards development and risk management in a wide range of industries, including healthcare.
ISO 9001 sets out criteria for a quality management system. It is recognized by corporations and businesses around the world as the benchmark for continual quality improvement. Hospital have begun to utilize ISO to create a foundation for a successful Quality Management System. Omega has a dedicated Quality Manager on staff who is in charge of complying with the ISO 9001 standards and educating staff to ensure continued quality improvement in all areas of the hospital.
DNV GL’s accreditation program, called NIAHO® (Integrated Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations), involves annual hospital surveys and encourages hospitals to openly share information across departments and to discover improvements in clinical workflows and safety protocols.
NIAHO® standards are directly related to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Conditions of Participation (CoPs) and apply to hospitals of all sizes. To focus efforts on the fundamental aspects of the Conditions of Participations, the standards are less prescriptive than the Joint Commission’s and the survey process supports CMS’ quality initiatives with focus on continual improvement prioritized by the organization and allows organizational innovation to determine the most effective means for compliance using best practices.
Compliance with DNV, NIAHO, and ISO 9001 guarantees that Omega is providing a safe environment and better care to our patients.
For more information about DNV GL hospital accreditation, visit www.dnvglhealthcare.com.