Watch the following video in preparation for this assignment:
Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC)
Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). (2010). Introduction. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xu-Ffub6WHk
Use what you learned from the video, the module’s required readings, and your own research to answer the following questions in your paper.
- Discuss the purpose of accreditation. Has the process of accreditation really improved the quality of care being provided to patients?
- Identify and discuss the process of accreditation for the chosen agency.
- Discuss some of the standards they look for when they go on-site. Are the standards rigorous or vague?
- Do these agencies make the results of their surveys public? How could knowing this information be beneficial to patients?