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AAAHC Earns ISQua Accreditation

The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) was recently awarded a 4-year accreditation of its health care Standards from the International Society for Quality in Health Care’s (ISQua) External Evaluation Association (IEEA) International Accreditation Programme (IAP). As the industry leader in ambulatory health care accreditation, with this award, AAAHC further demonstrates the rigor and relevance of its standards development processes on a global level.

Launched in 1999, the IEEA IAP is a rigorous assessment process that reviews existing accreditation standards and processes to confirm they meet international industry requirements for patient safety and ongoing quality improvement. Operating in more than 60 countries, the IEEA IAP provides third-party external evaluation services to health and social care external evaluation organizations and standards developing bodies around the globe. To visit the IEEA website, click here.

“We are excited to have the AAAHC Standards recognized by the IEEA IAP – this award further demonstrates our commitment to establishing best practices in ambulatory health care worldwide,” said Noel M. Adachi, MBA, president and CEO of AAAHC. “ISQua accreditation complements our six-year CMS Deemed Status recognition and provides AAAHC with an opportunity to grow from the largest accrediting body for U.S. ambulatory health care into an international organization providing guidance and best practice for patient-centric care across the globe.”

The IEEA IAP accreditation encourages growth and development through an ongoing review process that includes a comprehensive self-assessment against ISQua principles, intense peer review evaluation of standards and supporting evidence by ISQua surveyors, and an in-depth validation review by the IEEA Accreditation Council.

“The IEEA IAP accreditation process aligns with the AAAHC 1095 Strong, quality every day philosophy focused on ensuring ambulatory facilities are meeting high-quality standards not just on the day of their survey, but each day throughout their three-year accreditation cycle,” said Ira Cheifetz, DMD, AAAHC board chair. “By holding our organization to the same expectations as those we accredit, we guarantee the ongoing development of peer-reviewed, evidence-based standards and educational resources for health care organizations worldwide.”

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