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Successful accreditation results need an integrated approach.

The dynamic world of healthcare accreditation and compliance is complicated. Laws and regulations change. Accreditation standards and their interpretations are updated. The very structure of healthcare organizations is fluid.

The experts at Integral Healthcare Solutions understand that it takes our full attention and effort to stay on top of all these changes. Nobody pays closer attention to the nuances of accreditation than IHS's team of consultants. 

We weave that expertise throughout our consulting process, from beginning to end. As a result, our clients achieve unparalleled success in the worlds of accreditation and compliance. 

HOW WE WORK

Four core types of services to help you whereever you are in your accreditation process.

  • Gap Analysis and Policy Preparation

    We help you see exactly what needs to be done to get from here to there.

    When IHS conducts a gap analysis, our experts review every standard with our clients' staff to make sure the requirements are clearly understood. We outline in detail the documents required by the accreditation organization, and provide information about those requirements that may not be apparent from a mere reading of the standards or interpretive material. We document the results of those discussion in a clear report that your team can use as a map to develop the required documents for submission to the accreditors.

    If your organization doesn't have the policies and documented procedures required by your accreditors, you can use our policy templates to help you develop the appropriate language. Beyond that, if your organization doesn't have the bandwidth or time to develop the policies yourselves, our experts can take the lead to assist you in converting your processes into compliant policies. This will require an interface between your staff and IHS via teleconferences and email exchange.

  • Mock Desktop Review

    Our experts will closely review every document before you submit it to the accreditation organization.

    Before the accreditation organization sees your documents, our team will go over them with a fine tooth comb to make sure they meet all the requirements. We've been accreditation reviewers on literally hundreds of reviews, so we know what to look for. We'll even score your document submission using the same scoring system the accreditors use so you'll get accurate and complete feedback.

  • Mock Verification Review

    We'll give your staff a realistic experience of an onsite review so they'll know what to expect.

    Our senior consultants will conduct an onsite verification review exactly as the reviewers will, with one exception -- we take the time to teach your staff how to better answer the reviewers' questions and provide the reviewers the documents they need to verify your organization's compliance with the standards. 

    When we're done, you'll have a comprehensive, standard-by-standard written report. We'll score you exactly as the accreditation organization would score you, and provide detailed feedback and recommendations for improvement of your staff's performance during the verification review.

  • Training and Project Management Technology

    AccrediTrain and Goldfinch bring you unmatched technology to help you train your staff and manage the accreditation project.

    Our proprietary online training application, AccrediTrain, will help your staff members learn the requirements of each accreditation standard they need to know, based on the roles they play in your organization.

    The Goldfinch Accreditation Management System, another application we've developed, provides a secure environment in which you and your team can access the standards, interpretive information, our experts, and even training videos that will help you move through the accreditation process with clarity and ease.

Gap Analysis and Policy Preparation

We help you see exactly what needs to be done to get from here to there.

When IHS conducts a gap analysis, our experts review every standard with our clients' staff to make sure the requirements are clearly understood. We outline in detail the documents required by the accreditation organization, and provide information about those requirements that may not be apparent from a mere reading of the standards or interpretive material. We document the results of those discussion in a clear report that your team can use as a map to develop the required documents for submission to the accreditors.

If your organization doesn't have the policies and documented procedures required by your accreditors, you can use our policy templates to help you develop the appropriate language. Beyond that, if your organization doesn't have the bandwidth or time to develop the policies yourselves, our experts can take the lead to assist you in converting your processes into compliant policies. This will require an interface between your staff and IHS via teleconferences and email exchange.

Mock Desktop Review

Our experts will closely review every document before you submit it to the accreditation organization.

Before the accreditation organization sees your documents, our team will go over them with a fine tooth comb to make sure they meet all the requirements. We've been accreditation reviewers on literally hundreds of reviews, so we know what to look for. We'll even score your document submission using the same scoring system the accreditors use so you'll get accurate and complete feedback.

Mock Verification Review

We'll give your staff a realistic experience of an onsite review so they'll know what to expect.

Our senior consultants will conduct an onsite verification review exactly as the reviewers will, with one exception -- we take the time to teach your staff how to better answer the reviewers' questions and provide the reviewers the documents they need to verify your organization's compliance with the standards. 

When we're done, you'll have a comprehensive, standard-by-standard written report. We'll score you exactly as the accreditation organization would score you, and provide detailed feedback and recommendations for improvement of your staff's performance during the verification review.

Training and Project Management Technology

AccrediTrain and Goldfinch bring you unmatched technology to help you train your staff and manage the accreditation project.

Our proprietary online training application, AccrediTrain, will help your staff members learn the requirements of each accreditation standard they need to know, based on the roles they play in your organization.

The Goldfinch Accreditation Management System, another application we've developed, provides a secure environment in which you and your team can access the standards, interpretive information, our experts, and even training videos that will help you move through the accreditation process with clarity and ease.

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