Karen Timmons, CEO, Global Healthcare Accreditation Programs
During the past fifty years, the globe has witnessed the growth of national and international health care accreditation bodies focused on hospitals and specialty areas. A keen desire to improve the quality of these services and to introduce state of the art practice is the underpinning of these programs. Yet, implementation and benchmarking of patient experience programs is only at the cusp of becoming a global phenomenon. With medical travel evolving toward a more mature state as an industry, accreditation has a critical role in validating medical travel programs and facilitating best practice. This session will review the hot disputed aspects of medical travel, a deep dive into the value of accreditation for Medical Travel Programs, and an overview of the Global Healthcare Accreditation Program, which focuses on the integration of medical, hospitality and patient engagement through the Medical Travel Care Continuum.