Interview with CEO Karen Timmons with Global Healthcare Accreditation

The Medical Tourism Association has had a long-standing strategic partnership with Global Healthcare Accreditation, the organization responsible for changing the way hospitals set standards for medical travel around the globe. This week, we’ve interviewed our friend and colleague, Karen Timmons, CEO of Global Healthcare Accreditation. Please briefly describe your company...
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GHA received ISQua accreditation

The International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua), which is widely known as the ‘accreditor of accreditors’, has accredited Global Healthcare Accreditation (GHA) through its recently formed accrediting arm. The new arm, The International Society for Quality in Health Care External Evaluation Association (IEEA), was established in 2018 with...
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Global Healthcare Accreditation Standards Accredited by ISQua

Leer en Español.  Palm Beach Gardens, FL, June 10, 2019 –(PR.com)— The International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua), through its recently formed accrediting arm, The International Society for Quality in Health Care External Evaluation Association (IEEA), has accredited the Global Healthcare Accreditation (GHA) Program Standards. Established in 1985,...
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ISQua Accredita los Estándares de Turismo Médico de GHA

Palm Beach Gardens, FL, 10 de junio, 2019 –(PR.com)— La Sociedad Internacional de Calidad en el Cuidado de la Salud (ISQua), a través de su organismo de acreditación: La Sociedad Internacional para la Calidad en la Salud, Asociación de Evaluación Externa (IEEA por sus siglas en inglés), anunció hoy la...
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Do We Really Need a Medical Travel Program?

Healthcare providers who are receiving medical travelers and/or international patients (or seeking to) may wonder if it is worth their time, effort and resources to implement an organized medical travel program or international patient department. After all – some may think, “We have received the occasional expat or medical traveler...
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GHA Standards Spotlight – Infection Prevention & Control

Over the last several years, infections related to medical travel have received increasingly prominent news coverage. Most recently, a number of U.S. and Canadian patients became infected with an antibiotic-resistant strain of bacteria after undergoing surgery at a hospital in Tijuana, Mexico.[1] While there is a potential risk of a...
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Patient Guidelines for a Successful Medical Travel Experience

The Global Healthcare Accreditation (GHA) Program for Medical Travel Services is pleased to provide the following recommendations and guidelines specific to medical travel patients. While this information will be helpful for all types of medical travelers, it should be especially beneficial for patients who are paying for their procedure out...
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GHA Travels to Arab Health

This past January, Ms. Karen Timmons and Mr. Bill Cook, GHA’s Chief Executive Officer and Director of Business Development respectively, traveled to Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, to participate in the Arab Health conference (January 27-31). With over 84,000 attendees from 65+ countries, it is the largest healthcare event...
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GHA Workshop Tour in Colombia

At the end of February, Carol Gilmore, GHA surveyor and consultant, and Bill Cook presented three workshops in three of Colombia’s most important cities: Bogotá, Medellín and Cali. Organized in collaboration with Coomeva, one of the largest cooperatives in Colombia, focused on sectors such as healthcare, tourism and finance, and a...
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Global Healthcare Accreditation Releases its Latest Standards for Medical Travel Services

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., Jan. 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The Global Healthcare Accreditation (GHA) Program for Medical Travel Services (http://globalhealthcareaccreditation.com/) recently announced the release of GHA Standards 4.1 for hospitals and ambulatory medical centers with medical travel programs. The new standards were developed over the past year, following the conduct of a formal...
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