We are dedicated to helping healthcare organizations improve quality, patient safety, and healthcare delivery. Our team of specialists have an innovative, advanced approach to help healthcare providers achieve excellence through accreditation, certification, and training.
Changing the culture of accreditation
Since the introduction of our breakthrough NIAHO® hospital accreditation program in 2008, DNV has accredited more than 600 hospitals in the United States. We are the only accreditation organization that integrates ISO 9001 quality management standards with the Medicare Conditions of Participation (CoP). Fused with a quality focused, patient centered mentality we represent a much-needed change in the culture of accreditation, one based on empowerment not fear. DNV aims to create a sustainable culture of quality while simultaneously empowering hospitals to achieve their accreditation, financial, patient safety and quality goals. Our requirements provide healthcare organizations with a clear framework for the improvement of patient safety and quality of care in a language that healthcare workers intuitively understand. We pride ourselves on providing a supportive and objective third party assessment of your systems, processes and facilities.
How ISO 9001 transforms healthcare
ISO 9001 is a process standard ideally suited to complex, people powered businesses. The more variables and interdependencies in your organization, the more relevant ISO 9001 becomes. As DNV hospitals often say, ISO 9001 provides the structure for staff to focus on common goals – like patient care and safety. ISO 9001 puts everyone on the same page, turning individuals into teams, and teams into high-performing enterprises. That’s why it’s called a quality management system. ISO 9001 helps you create a clear path to sustainable excellence.
Our management system approach makes accreditation against the standard a tool for identifying goals and implementing change at every level of your organization, and experience shows it delivers:
Improved patient safety & quality of care
Increased management confidence and assurance
Active identification of areas for improvement
Enhanced reputation and trust
Improved staff satisfaction and motivation
Why partner with DNV?
As a world-leading certification body with objectives to safeguard life, property and the environment, we are committed to support healthcare organizations improve patient safety. With operations in over 100 countries, we are uniquely positioned to serve the needs of the global healthcare community. We have applied the lessons learned in working with other safety critical industries to improve safety by maintaining a focus on proactive risk assessment, the development of a culture of safety, ensuring effective measurement and monitoring of systems and processes, and establishing accountability in the development of healthcare standards.
As a world-leading certification body with objectives to safeguard life, property and the environment, DNV is committed to supporting the development and continual improvement of healthcare quality and patient safety in healthcare organizations.
Our team of specialists has an innovative, advanced approach to help healthcare providers achieve excellence through hospital accreditation, management system certification, specialized program certification and training.
As a trusted partner, we work with healthcare providers, national and regional health authorities, and key stakeholders around the world to improve healthcare quality and facilitate the provision of patient-centered, safe care. DNV provides the path to achieving sustainable excellence for healthcare providers.