Acorn Research is the regional representatives of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) since 2009.
Acorn Research was the first consultancy firm in the UAE to offer a comprehensive consultancy and training program for healthcare facilities in preparation for accreditations. Acorn is partnering with public, private, and not-for-profit organizations to take on public health issues facing the region. Our primary aim is in line with the region’s healthcare vision and we stand committed to offering value added services to improve the quality of patients’ care and safety and help healthcare providers achieve the highest international standards.
Accreditation is a perfect means toward implementing international quality standards in a diverse workforce environment and improving patients’ care and safety. Further, it establishes a strong foundation for new operations and a sustainable quality improvement culture.
Accreditations by CAP and ISO are among the most reputable and well-established accreditation systems in the UAE. There is also the Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation following UK standards, and Accreditation Services, National Association of Testing Authorities in Australia and others.
Healthcare facilities that are looking to obtain accreditation may face a number of challenges; however, significant opportunities will also be present to optimize various operational components to improve the overall operations and save costs.
Acorn’s service does not stop with the achievement of the accreditation. It includes an ongoing collaboration with the client to monitor the quality assurance process and prepare for regular auditing.
In addition Acorn is offering training for all staff members on the new procedures helps explaining and implementing the process, conducts internal audits and quality checks on regular bases.