As technology and medicine converge, the demand for Digital Health Standards becomes imperative, and NABH’s recent release on September 17, 2023, responds timely to the escalating adoption of digital solutions in healthcare
MedLern, a full-stack training platform for hospitals and healthcare professionals, celebrates the recent unveiling of the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH) first edition of Digital Health Standards, the company said in a press statement. This landmark release aligns seamlessly with the evolving landscape of healthcare administration and delivery systems, highlighting the crucial role of digital health-centric accreditation programs and certifications.
Accreditation, combining self-assessment and external peer review, has long been fundamental for transparency, accountability, and the continual enhancement of healthcare quality and patient safety. As technology and medicine converge, the demand for Digital Health Standards becomes imperative, and NABH’s recent release on September 17, 2023, responds timely to the escalating adoption of digital solutions in healthcare.
In the second phase of digital health development, NABH has embarked on creating Digital Health Standards and guidelines for Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and Hospital Information System (HIS) vendors. Additionally, NABH will be crafting basic training content for the digital health infrastructure in the country.
Dr Atul Mohan Kochhar, CEO of NABH, highlighted, “The first edition of Digital Health Standards is based on global best practices, considering the trends and innovations in the healthcare IT sector. Implementation of NABH-Digital Health Standards calls for proactive participation from different stakeholders, where the role of comprehensive learning and skill development platforms comes to the forefront.”
Deepak Sharma, CEO and Co-Founder of MedLern, expressed, “The release of NABH’s Digital Health Standards will accelerate the digital mindset in hospital leadership teams. These standards support rapid adoption of ABDM standards and will herald a new era of improved care outcomes, hospital productivity improvements, and the creation of valuable data assets for research into public health and core clinical areas.”
NABH’s first edition of Digital Health Standards encompasses eight broad standards, comprising 180 objective elements, providing a robust foundation for the digitisation journey. Notably, these standards introduce three maturity levels of accreditation – silver, gold, and platinum allowing hospitals to measure and show.