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CIHQ is a member-based organization comprised of hospitals
and other healthcare entities throughout the United States.
Disease Specific Certification
Disease specific certification (DSC) is designed to recognize the provision of evidence-based best practice to targeted patient populations The Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality (CIHQ) currently offers certification to accredited hospitals in the following areas:
Click on the links below to see the policies, standard, and the survey process for each DSC.
Disease specific certification(s) is not a separate and distinct survey activity. Rather, it is integrated into the hospital's accreditation survey. Certification standards are a set of focused requirements that a hospital must meet in addition to the accreditation standards.
In some cases, the overall length of the survey and/or the number of surveyors may be expanded in order to accomplish this function. If a hospital wishes to apply for disease specific certification, and have a focused survey outside of its initial or triennial accreditation survey, then CIHQ will work with the organization to develop a specific agenda and survey.
Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality (CIHQ)
P.O. Box 3620
McKinney, TX 75070
Phone: 866-324-5080 | Fax: 805-934-8588

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