About CAHO

Who We Are

CAHO is a not-for-profit body with the primary goal of enabling quality initiatives in Indian healthcare settings which is being done through focused events, courses, workshops and training programs.

We believe that accreditation is the beginning of a quality journey. Our aim is to systematically infuse & spread the message of quality in healthcare at the grassroots level so as to develop a culture of safety in healthcare organizations.

We as an association of healthcare institutions, diagnostics centres and individuals pool our resources for achieving the common goals of promoting quality, patient safety and accreditation. We are the engine to drive continuous quality improvement and to pursue the journey beyond accreditation in collaboration with all stakeholders.

Objectives

COMMUNICATION FORUMS

To maintain a database of all members and ensure communication forums are established for interaction and feedback on a regular basis. Also, to collaborate with any agency and/or organization engaged in work of a similar nature.

To create an ecosystem of sharing anonymized information and also to create consensus documents and white papers.

QUALITY MOVEMENT

To promote a nationwide quality movement in healthcare, aimed at creating awareness among citizens and empowering them to demand quality accreditation in healthcare services.

To establish systems of evaluating & credentialing healthcare institutions & professionals in the field of quality & patient safety.

To promote the adoption of technology solutions to promote quality, efficiency and patient safety.

CAPACITY BUILDING

To undertake capacity building initiatives in the area of healthcare quality & safety through education and skill-building programs.

To create training programs to enhance skills especially in the field of quality and to create an army of quality implementers.

To provide mentorship to non-accredited healthcare institutions & diagnostic centres in India.

PROMOTE ACCREDITATION

To promote accreditation to enhance the country’s potential for Medical Tourism and help establish Indian healthcare industry as a preferred destination among neighbouring countries.

To liaise with agencies like CGHS, ECHS, and Insurance to promote the cause of accredited healthcare institutions & diagnostic centres.

To undertake additional initiatives if requested by stakeholders from time to time

RESEARCH & ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES

To promote and undertake research activities and establish benchmarks in the area of healthcare quality.

To establish a repository of best international/national practices and guidelines including clinical indicators.

To create a “Resource Centre” to help all member organizations to access credible educational material.

SUPPORT PATIENT CENTRIC HEALTH

To assist in the dissemination of clinical outcomes to support value-based health or customer/patient-centric health.

To interact and involve in healthcare quality improvement initiatives and policy decisions of central & state governments.

To assist in developing “Patients For Patients Safety Initiative”

PROMOTE QUALITY IMPROVEMENT CHAMPIONS

To introduce continuous quality improvement and patient safety measures by recognizing healthcare institutions & diagnostic centres as Centres of Quality Promotion (CQPs).

To organize national & international events both within & outside the country to promote quality, patient safety & accreditation.

FEEDBACK TO ACCREDITATION BODIES

To act as an umbrella of collective wisdom to provide feedback to national or international accreditation bodies on the expectations of the industry.

To share constructive concerns with national & international accreditation bodies with respect to the assessment and accreditation processes, with a view to improving the overall effectiveness and efficacy.

The People Behind Our Work

CAHO CENTRAL

Dr. Vijay Agarwal

President, CAHO

Sameer Mehta

Vice President, CAHO

Mehta Hospitals, Chennai

Dr. Lallu Joseph

Secretary General, CAHO

CMC Vellore

Dr. Sunil Kumar Saggar

Finance Secretary, CAHO

CEO, Shanti Mukand Hospital, Delhi

ZONAL CHAIRMAN

Dr. Sankar Sengupta

Chairman- East Zone, CAHO

Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute, Kolkata

Mr. Joseph Pasangha

Chairman- North Zone, CAHO

Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospitals Ltd.

Mrs. Rama Rajasekaran

Chairman - South Zone, CAHO

Ganga Medical Centre & Hospitals Pvt. Ltd

Mr. Joy Chakraborty

Co-organizing Chairman - West Zone, CAHO

PD Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai

Dr. Rajkumar V Patil

Co-organizing Chairman - Central Zone, CAHO

Bombay Medical Trust, Mumbai

STATE CHAIRMAN

Dr. Sateesh Kailasam

Andhra Pradesh

Dr. Anjani Agarwal

Haryana

Ms. Anisha Khundongbam

Manipur

Dr. Sinthi Pal

West Bengal

Mr. Pinkulal Karan

Telangana

Dr. Shalini Bhalla

Delhi

Dr. Chetan Lalseta

Gujrat

Ms. Sunanda Banerjee

Jharkhand

Dr. Umashankar Raju

Karnataka

Dr. Bishnu Panigrahi

Odisha

Dr. (Maj Gen) S.C. Pareek

Rajasthan

Mr. Peter Sailo Ryntathiang

Meghalaya

Dr. Karpe Mina Lombi

Arunachal Pradesh

Mr. J Adel

Tamil Nadu

Dr. Sushila Kawade

Maharashtra

Dr. Santosh Kumar

Bihar

Dr. Jeet Patwari

Assam

Managing Partner

Ms. Gracy Mathai

Kerala

Dr. Shweta Prabhakar

Punjab

Regional Quality Head - North & East