"A public recognition of the achievement of accreditation standards by a healthcare organisation, demonstrated through an independent external peer assessment of that organisation & level of performance in relation to the standards"
 
Accreditation benefits the Doctor and his staff by standardizing protocols and minimizing confusions and errors in care. Patients are the biggest beneficiary. Accreditation results in high quality care and patient safety. The patients get services by certified medical staff. Rights of patients are respected and protected. Patient satisfaction is regularly evaluated. Steps are taken to improve the same at regular intervals.
 
The staff in an accredited health care organization is a satisfied lot as it provides for continuous learning, good working environment, leadership and above all ownership of clinical processes. Errors in functioning are minimized.
 
Accreditation of a health care organisation leads to continuous improvement. It enables the organisation in demonstrating commitment to quality care. It raises community confidence in the services provided by the health care organisation. It also provides opportunity to healthcare unit to benchmark with the best.
 
ISMSICS aims to accredit hospitals providing excellence in care of a Cataract patient. A health care facility abiding by the guidelines of ISMSICS will be recognized as ‘ISMSICS. Accredited Cataract Care Centre (IACCC)’. The hospital may follow any standard nucleus management technique of Manual SICS, Phacoemulsification, or FLACS.
 
ISMSICS doesn’t mandate the use of one particular protocol. ISMSICS insists upon formation of an individual comprehensive protocol of management of Cataract Patients and its adherence. For reference, a sample of SOP for Cataract Management has been included. HCO may use this protocol or amend it according to the needs of the hospital working design and the patient’s expectations. ISMSICS believes that a HCO which is already accredited by NABH and is following its norms need not change its Cataract Management Protocol. But ISMSICS holds the right to perform an audit of adherence to the same before accreditation.
 
ISMSICS is aiming at starting fellowships, observerships, and training programs for Manual SICS with its certification to the fellow or trainee. Only accredited hospitals will be considered for such courses.
 
In view of our mission to promote quality of care for a cataract patient, and promote learning in its most scientific sense, accreditation will be free of any cost. 
 
The fee structure for courses is under discussion.