Temos International Healthcare Accreditation (Temos) new Certificate of Compliance: COVID-19 Safe programme for hospitals and clinics provides the current state of scientific knowledge and international best clinical practices to healthcare providers to review and possibly adjust protocols for the management of infectious diseases, as well as the organisation’s preparedness and response plan. The standards address specific exposure risks, sources of exposure, routes for transmission, and other unique characteristics of SARS-CoV-2 as well as new standards for telemedicine and crisis communications.
Dr Claudia Mika, Temos CEO, noted that: “In addition to the clinical changes occurring because of SARS-CoV-2, new business practices have been emerged, including telemedicine and crisis communications. Our Certificate addresses both the clinical and the business challenges of the current pandemic.”
She continued: “The decision to provide the ‘Standards Only’ option free of charge was unanimously supported by our Regional Offices. It is our way of giving back to the healthcare providers who have suffered in many ways, including financially, during this crisis. Of course, we hope during better days those providers that access the complimentary version will become Temos-accredited clients.”