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Accreditation and Certification: Do they Improve Hospital Financial and Quality Performance?

Version 1 : Received: 10 June 2021 / Approved: 11 June 2021 / Online: 11 June 2021 (13:39:48 CEST)

How to cite: Brooks, M.; Beauvais, B.M.; Kruse, C.S.; Fulton, L.; Mileski, M.; Ramamonjiarivelo, Z.; Shanmugam, R.; Lieneck, C. Accreditation and Certification: Do they Improve Hospital Financial and Quality Performance?. Preprints 2021, 2021060319 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202106.0319.v1). Brooks, M.; Beauvais, B.M.; Kruse, C.S.; Fulton, L.; Mileski, M.; Ramamonjiarivelo, Z.; Shanmugam, R.; Lieneck, C. Accreditation and Certification: Do they Improve Hospital Financial and Quality Performance?. Preprints 2021, 2021060319 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202106.0319.v1).

Abstract

The impact of organizational accreditation and professional certification and the evidence-based measurable impact of those for both academic programs and affiliates is one of specific interest to universities and individuals in the healthcare management field [1]. The authors’ analysis examined the impact of hiring graduates from higher education programs that held external accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME). Graduates’ affiliation with the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) professional healthcare leadership organization was also assessed as an independent variable. Study outcomes focused on these graduates’ respective healthcare organization’s performance measures (cost, quality, and access) to assess the researchers’ inquiry into the perceived value of a CAHME-accredited graduate degree in healthcare administration and a professional ACHE affiliation [2]. The results from this study found no effect of CAHME accreditation or ACHE affiliation on healthcare organization performance outcomes. The study findings support the need for future research surrounding healthcare administration professional graduate degree program characteristics and leader development affiliations, as perceived by various industry stakeholders.

Subject Areas

CAHME; ACHE; program accreditation; professional affiliation; healthcare outcomes, financial performance

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