Accreditation is a formal process wherein a health care organization is deemed credible by an external organization. Standards of practice are used to assess the credibility. According to Sollecito & Johnson (2013), health care professionals, “have been known to be skeptical about the purpose, value, and benefits [of accreditation]”. After completing the week’s reading, answer the following questions:
a. In your opinion, why are some health care professionals skeptical about the accreditation process? Explain your answer.
b. What role, if any, does professional certification play in the accreditation of an organization?
c. How could you describe the role that accreditation plays in continuous quality improvement to increase buy-in for the process from members of the health care team?