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ACC Accreditation Services

The mission of ACC Accreditation Services is to equip hospitals and hospital systems with the tools necessary to improve CV care processes and patient outcomes. Our accreditations combine evidence-based science, quality initiatives, clinical guidelines, and best practices to help reduce variations of care.

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Facilities that are actively working toward one or more CV Accreditations and those that recently earned an accreditation may login into any of their accreditation tools.

The Value of Accreditation

Saving lives, preventing irreparable heart damage, and improving the CV patient's quality of life are the absolute fundamentals of accreditation. The net of improved CV outcomes means your facility can also measure success in terms of improved patient satisfaction and outcomes; a multi-disciplinary team approach to treatment; a precise CV care strategy; reduced risk and liability; and maximized reimbursements for CV treatment and procedures. Get answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about accreditation.

Available CV Accreditations

Our CV service line accreditations improve the clinical processes and procedures associated with the early assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of Acute Coronary Syndrome, Heart Failure, and Atrial Fibrillation. Organizations of all sizes from freestanding emergency departments to large academic medical centers to small community and rural hospitals have successfully achieved accreditation status.

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To purchase Accreditation products or register for ACC Accreditation Services events, simply create an account on the ACC Accreditation Services Marketplace or login if you already have an account.

Working with Hospitals and Hospital Systems

ACC works with single, stand-alone hospitals and hospital systems to improve clinical processes for the early assessment, diagnosis and treatment of Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS), Heart Failure (HF), and Atrial Fibrillation (AF) and to provide educational information about the management of hospital Observation Services units. The implementation of guidelines and standards is within the reach of organizations of all sizes and we work collaboratively with every organization to ensure that your goals are achievable and your needs are meetable.

The proven value of our operational model is evident in the benefits it delivers to single, stand-alone hospitals as well as hospitals that are aligned with larger hospital systems. So, whether moving forward as an individual hospital or collectively as a group of hospitals, you will work alongside our dependable, collegial, and responsive Accreditation Review Specialists to build better internal and external cardiovascular care processes and, even more importantly, better relationships with the patients and the communities you serve.

We've noticed over the past few years that systems are really focused on removing the variation of care throughout their hospitals and we help them accomplish that goal for cardiovascular services. We enable a group of hospitals to go through accreditation together as a team. Some of the benefits include: building teamwork amongst the hospitals, having them all contribute to the definitions of what their best practices look like within the accreditation guidelines, and sharing of their own best practices — it really makes the accreditation process more efficient and more rapidly increases standards of care. It also offers the system executive a way to monitor the consistency of services across all of their hospitals.

Carol Smith, Director of Business Development, ACC Accreditation Services
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