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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Supporting Continuity of Care in Medical Travel

In a previous article (Pre-screening Traveling Patients: 4 Things You Must Know) we discussed important factors to consider when assessing whether or not a patient is a good candidate for medical travel. In this article we will look at the other end of the spectrum to understand what healthcare providers...
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OneOme and St. Catherine Specialty Hospital in Croatia Partner to Increase Access to Pharmacogenetic Testing in Europe

MINNEAPOLIS and ZAGREB, Croatia, Oct. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — OneOme, co-founded with Mayo Clinic, announced today that they are partnering with St. Catherine Specialty Hospital, a European Center of Excellence, to bring innovative, actionable pharmacogenetic (PGx) testing to patients. St. Catherine Specialty Hospital will offer its patients the OneOme RightMed® comprehensive test, a PGx test that...
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Changing Perspectives on the Patient Experience

Recently The Beryl Institute published findings on the patient experience using data obtained in a survey of 2,000 healthcare consumers in five countries.  Their report, Consumer Perspectives on Patient Experience 2018,[1] delves deeply into the importance of the patient experience and why it matters to consumers and why it should matter to healthcare...
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Is Your Website Culturally Competent?

If you have paid any attention to GHA’s newsletters and articles over the past 18 months you will have noticed one of the constant themes, if not the primary one, is highlighting strategies to enhance the patient experience across the Medical Travel Care Continuum™. A big part of enhancing is...
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GHA Announces Partnership to Facilitate High-quality Continuing Education Opportunities for GHA Clients

The Global Healthcare Accreditation (GHA) Program for Medical Travel Services and The American Association for Physician Leadership (AAPL) have announced a strategic partnership to drive change and facilitate continuing education opportunities for tomorrow’s healthcare leaders. Through this collaboration, physicians who are associated with GHA and /or its accredited organizations will...
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Facilitating Informed Consent in Medical Travel

Informed consent has become one of the primary means for protecting the legal rights of patients and guiding the ethical practice of medicine. [1] In most countries, it is an ethical and legal requirement for healthcare providers to obtain informed consent from patients prior to providing medical care. Additionally, informed...
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Top 10 Questions about the GHA Program

Over the past two years GHA leadership has had the opportunity to meet with hospitals and ambulatory clinics across the globe. These many interactions have resulted in valuable learning experiences for the GHA team and have allowed us to better understand the needs and expectations of our potential clients. We...
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