This year, we blogged a lot about accreditation management operations because we see the same issues from organization to organization – disjointed processes leading to manual, timely tasks that slow down the accreditation cycle. Hopefully our past blogs on accreditation management can help guide your organization to a successful and more efficient 2017.
With the mobile nature of accreditation surveys and quality assessments, it makes sense to incorporate a mobile strategy in your auditing practices.
There are plenty of options out there when choosing smartphones and you should expect accreditation management software to work properly on any of them, not to mention larger format tablets. Many insist that the size or form-factor of even the largest smart phone is not adequate for the data collection activities that are necessary for an audit. It may be true that utilizing a smartphone to type up a full audit findings and recommendations report is less than ideal, but its usefulness in collecting information during the physical walkthrough or inspection should be considered.
After over 20 years of experience in accreditation, we have been able to talk to a number of organizations who have similar pain points. Whether it’s too many manual processes or disjointed systems, these accreditation bodies all express that they do not have enough time to focus on customer compliance. They are stuck with outdated processes that take up precious time, and, most commonly, they have too much on their plate. Download our new eBook, The Complete Guide to Creating an Efficient Accreditation Organization, to learn the top four critical elements that lead to more efficient operations within your organization resulting in time and resources saved across the board.
Accreditation organizations take on a complicated and costly goal of being the overseer of an industry. Typically, clients are spread out across the nation and require audits regularly, whether it’s on an annual or biennial basis. With all of these moving pieces – deadlines, flights, and schedules – it can be difficult to keep it all straight, let alone efficient.
When we met with AABB to discuss the benefits of an accreditation management system, we had them first tell us, in detail, their laboratory accreditation process. From onboarding a new customer to delivering the official certificate. We brought a representative from each department in to talk about their role in this process, and, at one big table, we walked through the steps.
We are partnering with the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) to implement an accreditation management system that will save their organization, assessors and clients a ton of time. During their 2016 Annual Meeting from October 22-25 our team will be onsite to show off the system debuting in spring 2017.
An effective client portal will help almost every aspect of your accreditation operations, which is why it is such a key element of an accreditation management software platform. It’s important for accreditation organizations to ditch the disjointed spreadsheets, faxes and emails and move their processes online.
Learn how CompWALK got started along with their history and successes in accreditation. More than just a software provider, the developers of CompWALK were born out of accreditation and now support systems across the globe.
Workflow automation is a commonly used term in many industries and can function differently across the board. We are experienced in workflow automation for the benefit of accrediting organizations and similar industries involved heavily in compliance and regulation, so that’s what I’ll focus on for this article.
With the growing popularity of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and similar company-wide policies integrating mobile devices into the work day, a question arises about security. Often times, these devices are collecting confidential and sometimes sensitive information, especially when the data being collected involves compliance and regulatory measures.