From “Temos Certification” to “Temos International Healthcare Accreditation”

After eight years of successful and continuous business growth, Temos management supported by the Temos Medical Board and Temos Assessors’ Advisory Board has changed its program from Temos International Certification to Temos International Healthcare Accreditation (TIHA).

Since 2010, Temos International has been helping hospitals, clinics and medical travel coordinators to achieve their highest levels of performance and to deliver top quality for the international patients they serve. By working collaboratively with its clients, Temos encourages innovation and avoids the “one size fits all” approach to quality assessment which does not work across cultures for providers or patients.

“As a German based quality organization, we used to follow the German national definition for quality continuous quality improvement and assessments and founded Temos International in 2010 as a certification body. After submission of our standards to the International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQua) for accreditation this year we decided to adjust our scope and our name to accreditation as it is used internationally”, stated Prof Dr Rupert Gerzer, chairman of the Temos Medical Board.

“The Temos Assessors’ Advisory Board’s (TAAB) primary role is to advise Temos management on various operational processes. One of the latest recommendations is to change the name to “Temos International Healthcare Accreditation” (TIHA). This change highlights the focus on what we do and is consistent with the organization’s development and expansion”, added Dr Hashem Alfadel, chairman of the TAAB.

“For me personally, Temos International Healthcare Accreditation as well as the submission of our standards for ISQua accreditation are milestones in the Temos success story. The review of our standards is based on eight years of assessments in more than 150 hospitals and clinics worldwide, the feedback of our international assessors, our colleagues in 15 Temos regional offices worldwide, and our esteemed customers. Our certified partners and the Temos International Alliance can be reassured that we continue to support our partners to raise the quality of clinical standards, improve patient safety, and reduce costs for an overall superior client experience.” stated Dr Claudia Mika, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Temos International Healthcare Accreditation.

Founded in 2010, Temos is the only worldwide independent accreditation body focused on the quality of international patient management from the medical and non-clinical perspectives. With 15 regional offices around the world, the German-based Temos serves providers and patients on six continents.