eAccreditation

eAccreditation is an integrated online solution for agencies and programs to manage, coordinate and successfully navigate the accreditation process. It has been used to drive efficiency in thousands of client accreditation cycles

eAccreditation: Driving Efficiency

eAccreditation

eAccreditation is an integrated online solution for agencies and programs to manage, coordinate, and successfully navigate the accreditation process. It has been used to drive efficiency in thousands of client accreditation cycles

The comprehensive platform includes:

  • Software - Our web-based solution (with end-to-end workflow, secure role-based tasks and activities, and communications tools) streamlines your online business processes and improves collaboration.
  • Services - Liaison offers full support and training, online tools for best practices, and consulting services to customize the solution to your needs for reduced administrative burdens and higher quality output.
  • Data - With all documentation online and accessible in real-time, participants can better measure progress and manage issues.
Features & Benefits Services Modules eAccreditation Clients

Features & Benefits

  • End-to-end workflow - eAccreditation can be optimized to each agency’s specific workflow and includes helpful tools such as checklists, alerts, reminders, and notes to drive coordination and efficiency.
  • Modular development - Get the system into users’ hands quickly by developing modules as needed during the accreditation lifecycle. Choose only the modules that work with a specific agency’s workflow.
  • Historical information becomes interactive data - eAccreditation imports historical accreditation and annual report data, providing a centralized repository of reportable institutional data.
  • Role-based tasks and activities - Secure, individual portals for programs, volunteers, boards, as well as agency and in-house staff display the data and functionality each participant in the accreditation process needs to perform tasks.
  • Analytical tools to measure current progress - Dashboards, customizable reports, and other tools empower participants with the precision and the visibility required to improve outcomes.
  • Upload and store documents - Keep all accreditation documents in one place and available instantly; improve efficiency and complete self study standards more rapidly with the “File Cabinet” feature.
  • Standardization of data format - Accurate data collection facilitates the analysis of information for volunteers and delivers more consistent submissions.
  • Communication tools - Coordinate tasks, timelines, and issues with client institutions, volunteers, and evaluators.
  • Improve institutional accreditation preparation - Features such as the “Internal Program Review” and “Benchmarking” enable institutions to track progress and compare data with a cohort of comparable institutions between accreditation cycles.

Services

  • Customer support - Liaison’s knowledgeable support team handles all agency, and school/program/institution service issues.
  • Online knowledgebase and FAQs - Available to all users to address frequently asked questions.
  • Training - At the beginning of each implementation and on-boarding, Liaison offers extensive support and training to all client institutions and agency volunteers.
  • Consulting - Liaison works directly with the agency team to customize the solution and to address any specific process or data requests.

Modules

  • Seamless Integration - eAccreditation fits seamlessly into your existing process. The eAccreditation system is modular, with a collection of integrated components. Agencies keep their current processes and reap the benefits of a comprehensive set of features every step of the way. An agency can benefit by using separate modules or use them all together to realize the full power of eAccreditation. Agencies can keep their unique workflows as each module is optimized for their specific needs.
  • Registration - To gain access to the eAccreditation system, users create a secure account for all future system access, complete or confirm profile/demographic information, and submit registration materials to the agency.
  • Application/Eligibility - Before new programs begin self-study activities, agencies qualify basic eligibility requirements of potential accreditees.
  • Self-Study - Agencies and programs can access agency standards and historical accreditation data all in one place. Program administrators work individually, or in conjunction with their peers, to respond to standards, upload supporting documents, report, and answer questions from peers and site visitors.
  • Site Visitor/Volunteer Registration - Site visitors gain access to a separate portal to create profiles, enter conflicts of interest, and form site visit teams.
  • Pre-Site Visit - Site visit teams gain access to each program’s self-studies prior to their on-site visits and begin the process of gathering additional data and communicating with programs. Before making their visit, teams can ask for supporting documents, communicate with fellow site visitors, and store and organize information.
  • Site Visit - Site visitors can record private or shared notes and communicate with fellow site visitors and agency staff. They can also make recommendations, compare findings with other reviewers, and compile findings into a report to send to the board/committee for accreditation decisions.
  • Annual Survey and Internal Reports - Collect annual data from each program being accredited and use it to report on a variety of demographics, create benchmarks, compare student cohorts, populate data-driven standards in the self-study, and create reports for the agency, Department of Education, and individual programs.
  • Board Review - Receive final site visit reports, board meeting modifications, and create follow-up review and action plans for all recommendations for a given program. Programs can easily report on their remedial activities when citations or recommendations have been issued by an agency.
  • Agency Management - Accrediting agencies manage all aspects of the accrediting process from this module, including: a) managing people, programs, processes, and payments; b) scheduling site visits and assigning site visitors; c) tracking the progress of required follow-up activities within a given institution when a specific standard has not been met; d) reopen program access for new cycles; and e) send reminders, decisions, and updates to programs and other agency staff via email.
  • File Cabinet - Keep all documents and supporting materials in one place, even in years between self-studies for fast access for all program administrators. Programs are provided with private, online storage for any accreditation related materials.
  • Substantive Change Approvals - Allow programs to submit requests for substantive changes. When programs need to make changes to key personnel, finances, address information or mission statements, they can submit requests for changes online and allow agencies to approve the information before allowing the program’s data to be updated.
  • Curriculum Mapping - Programs link competencies to courses and identify degree requirements. Results can be presented in a standardized format easily readable by site visitors which efficiently feed into related standards.
  • Additional Modules - eAccreditation offers a variety of additional modules to enhance an agency’s current workflow and offer value to programs.
  • Internal Program Review - Program-only access to a repository where programs voluntarily monitor their performance during each of the years between self-studies, making the process less of a burden during the self-study year.

eAccreditation Clients

  • Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Mgmt. Education (CAHIIM)
  • Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE)
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) in collaboration with the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
  • Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME)
  • Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)
  • Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC)
  • Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB)
  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)
  • American Dental Education Association (ADEA)*
  • Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO)*

    * eAccreditation Annual Survey module only

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