Accreditation Program Documents
The ACHA ACHD Accreditation Program is now accepting applications for 2021. Additional information on the application process is provided below.
Please review all documentation below for how to begin your online application, due dates, and the accreditation process. If you have any questions, please email Misty Sharpe at email@example.com.
The following are the key ACHA ACHD Accreditation Program documents and information that you will need to download and review as you go through the ACHA ACHD Accreditation process.
Follow these links to open the documents:
To begin your online application, click here: https://acha.secure-platform.com/a/solicitations/4/home
*If you’ve already started an application on OpenWater last year, please make sure you are completing the 2019 version of the application (ACHA ACHD Accreditation Program 2019). We made some minor updates to the application to help with user experience. All your previously entered information should still be present. If you’ve started an application with us on OpenWater previously, you will also be prompted to reset your password as we’ve improved our security settings.
Tutorial Video - How to Begin Your Online ACHA ACHD Accreditation Application
Comprehensive Care Center Policy and Procedure Templates
*Each policy/procedure document should indicate whether it is hospital policy or ACHD program policy/clinical guideline.
E3 - Pre-peri-post-operative consultation care and diagnostics should involve CHD trained or experienced personnel
F4 - Policy to Ensure that ACHD Patients with Advanced Heart Failure Have Access to the Same Ancillary Services
G1 - Policy for Consultation from an ACHD Cardiologist Prior to Interventional Cardiac Catheterizations for ACHD Patients
I1 - Policy for ACHD Consultation within 24 Hours of Admission to the Hospital for all ACHD Patients (Letter)
I1 - Policy for ACHD Consultation within 24 Hours of Admission to the Hospital for all ACHD Patients (Policy)
I3 - Policy to Ensure Care is Provided in the Pediatric or Adult Hospital Appropriate for the Patient's Medical Issues, Regardless of Age
I6 - Policy or Short Narrative for Access to General Internal Medicine and Adult Sub-Specialists Either by In-House Consultation or Transfer to Adult Hospital
K3 - Policy to Ensure Collaboration with Pediatric Cardiology Providers to Support Ongoing Discussion Regarding the Patients and Referrals
L7 - Written Strategy for Healthcare Providers to Partner with, Educate, and Engage Patients and their Families in All Stages
R2 - Policy for Discussion with Patients of Appropriate Birth Control Methods and Sexual Function as it Relates to CHD
R3 - Policy to Ensure that All ACHD Patients Are Provided Pre-Pregnancy Counseling and Family Planning Advice
R5 - Policy to ensure that ACHD Providers Articulate and Document a Plan for Delivery in Collaboration with Maternal