Orlando, Fla. – November 1, 2020 – PowerDMS announced today a renewal of their agreement with the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) granting ambulatory care providers the ability to access AAAHC ambulatory health care Standards electronically through PowerDMS. PowerDMS – a policy, training, and accreditation management platform. The PowerDMS accreditation solution provides healthcare organizations with an intuitive tool to crosswalk their policies and procedures to AAAHC standards. PowerDMS drives survey readiness by creating a dynamic, living relationship between an organization’s compliance documents and the standards requirements. When a standard is updated, PowerDMS notifies the organization and flags which documents need review as a result of the changes.
Nearly 100 AAAHC accredited organizations currently use PowerDMS to efficiently and effectively prepare their internal documentation for their AAAHC survey. PowerDMS reminds clients to periodically review its policies so that they reflect changes in Standards, operating procedures, and best practices. In this way, PowerDMS helps contribute to the AAAHC 1095 Strong, quality everyday philosophy through which AAAHC expects accredited clients to be survey-ready every day of the three-year accreditation cycle. “Using PowerDMS, we were able to prepare for our AAAHC evaluation in only six months—a task that once took 18 months. We also saved over $139K on staffing and supply costs,” said Allis Gilbert, Director of Operations at Colorado State University Health Network.
Founded in 2001, PowerDMS provides software tools to organize and manage an organization’s critical documents and industry accreditation standards, and allows for training and testing of employees. Most of the over 4,000 PowerDMS customers represent high-risk industries with compliance requirements in the healthcare, government, and commercial sectors.
Founded in 1979, AAAHC is the leader in ambulatory health care accreditation, with more than 6,100 organizations accredited. AAAHC accredits a wide range of outpatient settings, including ambulatory surgery centers, office-based surgery facilities, endoscopy centers, student health centers, medical and dental group practices, community health centers, employer-based health clinics, retail clinics, and Indian/Tribal health centers, among others.
AAAHC advocates for the provision of high-quality health care through the development and adoption of nationally recognized standards. AAAHC provides a valuable survey experience founded on a peer-based, educational approach to on-site review. The AAAHC Certificate of Accreditation demonstrates an organization’s commitment to providing safe, high-quality services to its patients—every day of the 1,095-day accreditation cycle. It is recognized by third-party payers, medical professional associations, liability insurance companies, state and federal agencies, and the public. For more information on AAAHC, please visit AAAHC.org.