PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., Sept. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Global Healthcare Accreditation (GHA) Program is pleased to announce an unprecedented healthcare accreditation program designed specifically for organizations seeking to elevate the quality, patient experience, and excellence of care they provide to medical travel, medical tourism and/or international patients. Our mission is simple – Better Process. Better Performance™.
As part of the unique GHA program, organizations will be able to obtain knowledge on medical travel exemplar practices and unique business solutions that provide value for an organization at any stage of development. GHA aims to enable each accredited organization to achieve better process and better performance on a daily basis.
The GHA program focuses specifically on an organization's entire Medical Travel cycle, encompassing the entire pathway of medical travel, as well as setting high expectations for transparency and cultural sensitivity. The program offers four distinguished areas of accreditation: Hospital (24-hour setting), Ambulatory (non-24-hour setting), Diagnostic, and Laboratory.
The Global Healthcare Accreditation program reflects the growing number of medical travelers /patients worldwide, the evolution of the global healthcare industry, and provides healthcare organizations a sustainable and competitive advantage in this young market. "Having worked with many healthcare organizations around the globe, I am struck with their commitment to provide high quality of care, while ably adapting and responding to changing market conditions. The GHA Program represents an innovative and resourceful way for organizations to not only improve their service excellence to medical travel patients, but also improving their overall business strategy," says Karen Timmons, Chief Executive Officer for the GHA program. And most importantly, patients will be the main beneficiary.
Currently, 50 organizations achieved Global Healthcare Accreditation through the GHA program to enhance their health tourism and medical travel programs. This number is projected to increase specifically in developed markets as the industry-recognized accreditation signifies a healthcare organization's superior commitment to patient care and engagement, ethical practices, and keen business strategies.
Some benefits and key areas of value provided by the GHA program include:
- Analysis of Core Competencies—The GHA program acknowledges important areas of competence such as quality of care, patient safety, ethics, risk management, clinical assessment, and treatment, and requires an organization to track data, benchmark, and create meaningful goals related to medical travelers and/or international patients as it pertains to these core competencies.
- Unique Business Solutions—As part of the accreditation process, the GHA program addresses primary factors such as marketing initiatives, financial transactions, advanced management skills, and medical travel technology.
- Comparative Metrics—No other program in the world offers healthcare organizations the ability to benchmark against similar organizations serving medical travel patients in other global markets.
- Return on Investment—The GHA program is designed to provide all healthcare organizations with a portfolio of value added patient and business solutions that serve to secure success and return on investment.
CONTACT: Mary Miller Sallah, 704-804-3282, mmiller@ghAccreditation.com
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