Nephrology Associates News & Events
Accreditation of Access Centers
The physicians of Nephrology Associates are pleased to announce that our Vascular Access Centers in Newark and Milford have recently been accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). You can learn more about this organization by visiting their website at http://www.aaahc.org.
This is an important milestone in the continuing growth and success of our practice. Pursuing accreditation shows our commitment to providing the highest levels of quality care to our patients, and the same high level of quality in our business practices. Achieving accreditation by AAAHC is proof that we have met the rigorous standards of a nationally-recognized third party.
More than 5,000 ambulatory health care organizations across the United States are accredited by AAAHC. Not all ambulatory health care organizations seek accreditation; not all that undergo the rigorous on-site survey process are granted accreditation. We are proud to have met the challenge of accreditation, and intend to consistently uphold the principles of quality improvement in patient care in the future.
Ambulatory health care organizations seeking accreditation by AAAHC undergo an extensive self-assessment and on-site survey by AAAHC expert surveyors – physicians, nurses, and administrators who are actively involved in ambulatory health care. The survey is consultative and educational, presenting best practices to help an organization improve its care and services.
Going through the process challenged us to find better ways to serve our patients, and it is a constant reminder that our responsibility is to strive to continuously improve the quality of care we provide.
With the advance of Internet technology, it is now possible for patients to participate in their healthcare in new and exciting ways. Nephrology Associates is pleased to offer our patients the industry-leading Allscripts Follow-My-Health Patient Portal. When you sign up, you can:
- Review your medical records online in a safe, secure environment.
- Communicate privately with our staff via secure messaging.
- View test and lab results (once they are approved by your physician or nurse practitioner.)
- Update your health information (allergies, medications, conditions, etc.)
- Request prescription refills.
- Ask to schedule or change appointments.
- Obtain patient forms prior to appointments.
In-House Lab Services
Nephrology Associates has made a substantial investment in the health of our patients with the opening of our new blood lab services department. Right now, our practice offers convenient, on-site lab services in our Newark Main Office, and St. Francis Office, using state-of-the-art equipment. This will be followed by a roll-out to all of our offices statewide.
If you are a patient at Nephrology Associates, you can schedule an appointment for your lab work right here -- with the staff you already know and trust. For Newark patients, we can perform your labs an hour before your scheduled appointment with your physician or nurse practitioner. This saves you the hassle of a separate trip to an outside lab company.