The International Society for Quality in Health Care External Evaluation Association (ISQua) has accredited the Global Healthcare Accreditation (GHA) Programme Standards. It provides assurance to travelling patients and payers that GHA accredited organisations are focused on transparency and meet or exceed international best practices in medical travel.
ISQua, through its accrediting arm, The International Society for Quality in Health Care External Evaluation Association (IEEA), has accredited the three-year GHA Programme Standards.
IEEA accreditation provides assurance that the GHA standards meet international benchmarks for accreditation entities.
The GHA Programme is filling a gap in the accreditation landscape in that it focuses primarily on the enhancement of patient experience and sustainable business practices along the international patient pathway through the healthcare system: before admission, during the stay, and after discharge.
Achieving IEEA accreditation for its medical travel standards should provide assurance to travelling patients and payers that GHA accredited organisations are focused on transparency and meet or exceed international best-practices in medical travel.
GHA accredited organisations include:
- Bumrungrad International Hospital, Thailand
- Cleveland Clinic, Ohio (USA)
- Clinica Santa Clarita, Mexico
- European Interbalkan Medical Centre, Greece
- Mercy Hospital Springfield, USA
- Prince Sultan Cardiac Centre Al Hassa, Saudi Arabia
- St. Catherine Specialty Hospital, Croatia
- Vejthani Hospital, Thailand
Karen Timmons of GHA says; “IEEA accreditation of GHA’s standards provides assurance to patients, insurers, ministries of health, and other stakeholders that an organisation’s medical travel services have undergone a rigorous evaluation against the highest international benchmarks for accreditation and are focused on international best practices in medical travel and continuous improvement.”
The GHA Programme for Medical Travel Services is an independent accrediting body that applies international standards and professional norms that help organisations improve the patient experience and supports healthcare providers in validating quality, increasing visibility, and implementing a sustainable business model for medical travel.