Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) has launched a certification program for vendors who provide products to ACHC-accredited organizations.
In an Aug. 22 announcement, ACHC said, “The new certification offering provides validation that a vendor’s products meet the requirements of some or all relevant ACHC standards.”
ACHC is certifying products in seven areas, “each aligning with a group of ACHC standards that an organization must adhere to in order to achieve accreditation.” The announcement listed those areas as evaluating vendor compliance for administration, operations, fiscal management, human resources, provision of care and record management, quality, and risk management.
The product certification, administered by ACHC’s educational division “builds understanding of accreditation requirements among vendors and confirms their compliance with ACHC standards. These standards already require organizations seeking accreditation to ensure compliance by the vendors they engage, so this new offering helps to simplify that process and adds value as they make purchasing decisions,” the announcement said.
Careficient, an electronic medical records software, is the first product to receive ACHC product certification, the agency added.