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 receive exclusive access to significant discounts on AAPL membership and selected educational programs.
According to Dr. Peter Angood, AAPL’s President and Chief Executive Officer, “The American Association for Physician Leadership (AAPL) has nearly forty-five years’ experience with providing physician leadership education and management training for the international health care community. AAPL has been privileged to always have members, on average, in 50-60 countries throughout that time and to have directly provided our leadership development programs in many of those countries. We recognize that as utilization of medical travel continues to expand, there is simultaneously a need for exceptional accreditation standards and ongoing processes focused toward providing the highest levels of quality, safety and efficiency for patient care. Global Healthcare Accreditation, for us, is the primary leader for developing these standards and for assisting organizations with their abilities to enhance the provision of superb medical travel services. AAPL is excited to partner with GHA in our collective efforts to optimize the delivery of care for medical travel patients within a variety of international institutions.”
Ms. Karen Timmons, GHA’s Chief Executive Officer stated, “The Global Healthcare Accreditation® (GHA) Program for Medical Travel Services is pleased to partner with the American Association for Physician Leadership® (AAPL) to facilitate high-quality continuing education opportunities for our clients. Strong physician leadership is integral to the success of medical travel programs, which inherently are complex in their nature. Physician leaders identify and plan for the type of clinical services required to meet the needs of medical travel patients from many different cultures and set the bar for managing issues such as informed consent and continuity of care – including pre-arrival assessment, medical records transfer, post discharge instructions and assessment of a patient’s “fit to travel” back home. Most importantly, physician leaders proactively mitigate risk along the entire medical travel care continuum. We look forward to a productive partnership with AAPL in support of the medical travel patient.”