European Interbalkan Medical Center Achieves Global Healthcare Accreditation

European Interbalkan Medical Center in Thessaloniki, Greece, a part of Athens Medical Group has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation by the Global Healthcare Accreditation (GHA) Program for its Medical Travel Services Program. European Interbalkan Medical Center is the first hospital in Greece and the second hospital in Europe accredited...
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Accreditation in Medical Travel Becoming a Key Differentiator for Healthcare Providers

Palm Beach Gardens, FL, April 25, 2018 –(PR.com)— Vejthani Hospital (https://www.vejthani.com/) in Bangkok, Thailand has been awarded a three-year term of “Accreditation with Excellence” by the Global Healthcare Accreditation (GHA) Program (http://globalhealthcareaccreditation.com/) for its Medical Travel Services Program. Numerous reports including recent ones by Healthgrades, Accenture and the Agency for Healthcare...
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The Different Faces of Patient Advocacy in Medical Travel

Imagine for a moment that you had to seek medical care in another country or even another region of your own country. What concerns would you have? What information would you want? What services would you need? How would you and your companion or family want to be treated? Each...
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Are You Using SIT’s in Your Medical Travel Program?

Standardized information templates (SIT’s) are a quick and easy way to improve operational efficiency and the patient experience, regardless of the stage of development of your medical travel program. Traveling patients are often seeking information and price estimates from multiple healthcare providers, the quicker you are able to respond with...
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Designing the Patient Experience for Medical Travelers

Walt Disney once said, “Whatever you do, do it well. Do it so well that when people see you do it they will want to come back and see you do it again and they will want to bring others and show them how well you do what you do.” [1] This is sage advice for any business but it...
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GHA CEO, Karen Timmons, Travels to Asia

With high-profile destinations such as Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore, Southeast Asia has been a dominant region for medical travel for more than a decade. This past year GHA has made its presence known in the region, having accredited Bumrungrad International Hospital in Thailand, in addition to organizing several educational workshops...
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Mobile App Used to Enhance the Patient Experience

Getting lost on a hospital’s sprawling campus or labyrinth of hallways may soon be a thing of the past. A healthcare provider in New York State recently implemented a wayfinding app that allows patients to quickly navigate to any area of the hospital or hospital campus. The app works similar...
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