Access Physicians Awarded Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation from The Joint Commission
December 15, 2020 (Dallas, Texas) – Access Physicians, one of the nation’s leading specialty telemedicine groups, has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.
“For nearly a decade, Access Physicians has been at the forefront of innovative health care delivery,” said Chris Gallagher, M.D., CEO, Access Physicians. “Our telemedicine model prioritizes the needs of patients and the quality and financial goals of hospitals and clinics. We are honored to receive The Joint Commission accreditation in recognition of our continuous efforts to improve, innovate, and deliver on our promise to bring clinical excellence to medicine by delivering world-class physicians and redefine the standard of care in telemedicine.”
Access Physicians underwent a rigorous review on October 19 during which a team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with the Ambulatory Health Care standards spanning several areas including emergency management, environment of care, human resources, leadership, and record of care.
The Joint Commission’s standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts, and patients. They are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help health care organizations measure, assess and improve performance. The surveyors also conducted onsite observations and interviews.
“As a private accreditor, The Joint Commission surveys health care organizations to protect the public by identifying deficiencies in care and working with those organizations to correct them as quickly and sustainably as possible,” says Mark Pelletier, RN, MS, chief operating officer, Accreditation and Certification Operations, and chief nursing executive, The Joint Commission. “We commend Access Physicians for its continuous quality improvement efforts in patient safety and quality of care.”
For more information, please visit The Joint Commission website.