Indian Confederation for Healthcare Accreditation (ICHA) has launched the ICHA MITRA a portal to support all front line health workers during the Covid 19 epidemic. The august fraternity of ICHA…
Last week I wrote about the importance of co-existence of regulations and accreditation in the healthcare system. This week I want to talk a little bit about ICHA and its mission.
I have had the opportunity to work in and witness first hand, at close quarters, nearly all the systems and stakeholders in healthcare both in India and abroad. What once looked like a “rolling stone” career, in retrospect looks like ‘fate’ endowed me with a fairly comprehensive and holistic view of healthcare. Like a helicopter, on the one hand, was able to observe the canvas, while on the other, able to swoop down to study the details and nuances. The following are my learnings and observations. I have tried to distil my thoughts, avoiding the detailed narrative of the experiences leading to the same, for the sake of brevity.
Unprecedented levels of discontent among all stakeholders in healthcare have overshadowed the achievements and leapfrogging technological progress in this arena. The crying need for succor is a clarion call for a total overhaul and paradigm shift. The chasm, between what exists and what is desired is too vast for piecemeal solutions to suffice. A critique of various strategic mechanisms (In view of the topic only two – regulation and accreditation) and some solutions as a way forward are suggested.