Institutional and Programmatic Accreditation are the cornerstones of successful Graduate Medical Education (GME) programs for any hospital or system. It is the most vital hurdle for any viable program, yet it can prove quite daunting to hospitals that are new to GME. Additionally, hospitals with existing GME programs may find themselves having difficulty maintaining the standards for accreditation.

Feasibility Assessment

This assessment is utilized to help determine if and how Graduate Medical Education can be integrated into a hospital’s resources and vision for the future. This is done from a range of recommendations to steering committees that include what programs to foster and the process for accreditation. This assessment also allows Germane to be involved in the hospital’s goals for the future, make recommendations for GME programs specialty, and identify resources needed for said programs, as well as their financial implications.

Accreditation Maintenance

Becoming initially accredited and continuing to uphold the standards of said accreditation are equally significant. Therefore, Germane also has methodologies that support a hospital’s continued accreditation and addresses any accreditation concerns. One such methodology is the Accreditation Gap Analyses: it is used to determine what resources are necessary for a hospital to achieve accreditation standards. This analysis assesses the requirements of an accrediting body and compares these standards to hospital data to identify any areas where these metrics are not met.

Institutional and New Program Application

New Program Application and Institutional Accreditation Preparation are also ways in which Germane can prepare an institution for accreditation. A New Program Application is prepared and submitted to the primary accrediting bodies for Graduate Medical Education. Institutional Accreditation preparation includes training and development of the Graduate Medical Education Committee, foundational policies and procedures, and submission of an ACGME-compliant application.

Site Visit Preparation

Germane assists with Site Visits to ensure a hospital has the knowledge, resources, preparation, competence, and confidence to successfully execute a site visit by the accrediting body. A mock site visit is emulated to reflect what actual site visits entail. This process helps hospitals prepare the proper documentation and answers any questions a hospital might have.

These case studies provide insight into how we put these offerings together to create value for you.

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