Health care is a big business and as a result, the number of doctors and hospitals that can handle the growing volume of patients has grown significantly over the past several years.
However, it’s important to keep in mind that not every patient has the right to receive the care they need.
In the case of chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes, cancer and stroke, patients can expect to wait months or years to see a doctor.
The goal of the Health Equity Network is to help ensure that patients have access to a doctor when they need it.
Health Equity is a new, national network of over 100 hospitals that have been certified to provide care to chronic conditions.
The network is comprised of hospitals in Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, California, Texas, Ohio, and Nevada.
Our network includes primary care and specialty hospitals, hospitals that treat heart disease and diabetes, and a handful of other hospitals that provide care for a broad spectrum of chronic diseases.
Here are some of the things you should know about health equity: What are the requirements for certification?
The Health Equity Certification Program is a certification program for primary care, specialty and home care hospitals, with a goal of providing quality care to patients who need it most.
Each hospital must maintain a minimum of 10 percent of its beds to meet the certification requirement.
Certification is administered by a network of accredited health care certification organizations that are recognized by the American Medical Association.
How do I apply?
Visit the HealthEqualityNetwork.org website to learn more about what it means to become certified.
There are two ways to apply for certification: One can get an email from HealthEqualizer and provide proof of residency and a letter of recommendation from a hospital administrator.
Alternatively, you can get a letter from the hospital administrator and submit a request for certification through the Health Eequity Network.
What is the scope of the certification?
Health equity is the ability of a health care facility to provide quality, compassionate, and appropriate care to a wide variety of chronic and chronic-disease patients, regardless of age, income or race.
How can I find out more?
To learn more, visit the HealthEquityNetwork.com website or call 800-442-5111.
The Certification Program will accept applications for certification beginning October 1, 2020.
To be certified, a hospital must have a minimum 25 percent of the beds in its hospital.
Hospitals are also required to submit a letter to the Certification Program from the Hospital Administrator detailing all of their certified health care facilities.
For more information on certification, visit HealthEequityNetwork