DOMAIN 7

Promote strategies to improve access to health care
Standard 7.1: Assess health care service capacity and access to health care services

PHAB Measures

HAI/AR Specific Programs or Activities

Opportunities / Considerations For Connections Between HAI/AR and Accreditation

PHAB Measures

Measure 7.1.1:

(All) Process to assess the availability of health care services

HAI/AR Specific Programs or Activities

HAI/AR Programs are encouraged to keep an updated inventory of all the healthcare facilities (including clinics, nursing homes and any other facilities where medical procedures are conducted or healthcare is delivered) in their jurisdiction as well as the regulatory or oversight entity for those facilities.

Opportunities / Considerations For Connections Between HAI/AR and Accreditation

Context: HDs must provide documentation of collaborative processes to assess availability of healthcare services. Sharing of pertinent data is also required.

Opportunity: HAI or AR stakeholders may participate in this process. If HAI or AR staff have information that speak to the availability of needed healthcare services, this would be one opportunity to in part support this measure.

PHAB Measures

Measure 7.1.2:

(All) Identification of populations who experience barriers to health care services identified

HAI/AR Specific Programs or Activities

n/a

Opportunities / Considerations For Connections Between HAI/AR and Accreditation

n/a

PHAB Measures

Measure 7.1.3:

(All) Identification of gaps in access to health care services and barriers to the receipt of health care services identified

HAI/AR Specific Programs or Activities

n/a

Opportunities / Considerations For Connections Between HAI/AR and Accreditation

n/a

Standard 7.2: Identify and implement strategies to improve access to health care services

PHAB Measures

HAI/AR Specific Programs or Activities

Opportunities / Considerations For Connections Between HAI/AR and Accreditation

PHAB Measures

Measure 7.2.1:

(All) Process to develop strategies to improve access to health care services

HAI/AR Specific Programs or Activities

n/a

Opportunities / Considerations For Connections Between HAI/AR and Accreditation

n/a

PHAB Measures

Measure 7.2.2:

(All) Implemented strategies to increase access to health care services

HAI/AR Specific Programs or Activities

n/a

Opportunities / Considerations For Connections Between HAI/AR and Accreditation

n/a

PHAB Measures

Measure 7.2.3:

(All) Implemented culturally competent initiatives to increase access to health care services for those who may experience barriers to care due to cultural, language, or literacy differences

HAI/AR Specific Programs or Activities

n/a

Opportunities / Considerations For Connections Between HAI/AR and Accreditation

n/a