We are very proud to announce that our Practice Franklin Dental Care has acquired Accreditation from QIP(Quality Innovation Performance). QIP and the Australian Dental Association Inc. (ADA Inc.) worked collaboratively to develop Introductory Dental Practice Accreditation. The Scheme encourages private dental practices to adopt the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards into existing quality systems.
Achieving accreditation demonstrates our commitment to the provision of excellent dental care and continuous quality improvement within the practice environment in Positive Dental Health.
What is Accreditation?
Accreditation is the process that presents certification of competency, authority and credibility.
It is, “A self-assessment and external peer assessment process used by health care organizations to accurately assess their level of performance about established standards and to implement ways to improve continuously”.
Why the need for Accreditation?——Social Responsibility
Hospitals and healthcare services are vital components of any well-ordered and humane society, and will indisputably be the recipients of societal resources. That hospitals should be places of safety, not only for patients but also for the staff and the general public, is of the most significant importance. Quality of hospitals and healthcare services is also of great interest to many other bodies, including governments, NGOs targeting healthcare and social welfare, professional organizations representing doctors, patient organizations and shareholders of companies providing healthcare services.
Accreditation is not just about standard-setting: there are analytical, counselling and self-improvement dimensions to the process. There are similar issues in evidence-based medicine, quality assurance and medical ethics and the reduction of medical error is a vital role of the accreditation process. Accreditation is, therefore, one component in the maintenance of patient safety.