In most cases, regulation and accreditation are used interchangeably. However, it is ideal understanding that both terms are not identical and they have key differences. Regulations entail rules that need to be followed. On the other hand, accreditation is a seal showing approval and certifying that a given person or an organization has met the specific and set standards. In a healthcare setting, accreditation is, in most cases, vital such that most accreditation requirements share powers with regulations (Khadjesari, et al., 2021). Accreditation has been seen to be more effective when it comes to promoting good and safe practices. Usually, in most health care settings, accreditation requirements are seen to be the primary drivers of safety efforts. Regulations in a healthcare setting outlines the clear framework under which the healthcare professionals maintain and acquire the right competence. This is all for ensuring that healthcare professionals can offer high-quality services.
In a healthcare setting, accreditation standards are advocated as vital means of improving organizational performance and clinical practices (Inomata, et al., 2018). Joint Commission standards are known to be the basis of the evaluation processes that are carried out. It helps healthcare organizations in assessing, measuring and improving performance. These standards normally focus on important patient, organization function and resident care that are key in the provision of high-quality care. The joint commission has set standards and expectations for the organization performance (Inomata, et al., 2018). All the set standards are known to be achievable, reasonable and surveyable. The aspect of safeguarding privacy while offering quality care is a set regulation in the healthcare sector. This helps combat any form of fraud while ensuring the healthcare organizations to the healthcare regulations. Hence, it is ideal to note that both accreditations vary but play a vital role in healthcare.
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