Kerala Hospital To Get Australian Accreditation

by Medindia Content Team on  December 6, 2006 at 11:25 AM Indian Health News   - G J E 4
Kerala Hospital To Get Australian Accreditation
The Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), a leading hospital here, has successfully completed formalities for an Australian health authority's accreditation that will help it attract patients from abroad.

"A team of three surveyors of the Australian Council for Health Care Standards International (ACHSI), under the leadership of Dr. John Waller, conducted an extensive, week-long survey of KIMS facilities. KIMS has become the first hospital in India to go for ACHSI accreditation," KIMS chairman and managing director M.I. Sahadulla said in a press release Tuesday.

ACHSI is one of the few international agencies certified by the International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQua) to undertake healthcare facility accreditation around the globe.

With the completion of the ACSHI process, the KIMS has developed and implemented a firm system of patient care based on infection control and safety. It also helped in creating a culture of evidence-based approach to healthcare and data-driven decision-making.

"An international accreditation will also increase the confidence for medical traveller apart from developing a positive outlook for international insurance companies towards Indian hospitals," said Sahadulla.

Source: IANS

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