GHA Symposium

Global Healthcare Accreditation (GHA) invites you to participate in the Global Healthcare Accreditation Symposium to be held on October 29th at the Orange County Convention Center during the HEALTHCARE ЯEVOLUTION® conference, an integrated conference of the Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress, and the World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress.

About the Event

Medical travel is a growing industry yet one that is currently underserved. There is little data regarding healthcare outcomes and patient experience, and oftentimes a lack of understanding by healthcare providers respecting the unique needs and expectations of medical travelers.

The Global Healthcare Accreditation Symposium will bring together key industry thought-leaders to discuss how accreditation can enhance patient experience, mitigate risk and improve an organization’s operational performance.

Speakers will include:

  • Ms. Karen Timmons, Chief Executive Officer, Global Healthcare Accreditation. Moderator
  • Mr. John Sweeney, Chief Executive Officer, Health Care Informed (HCI). Topic: An introduction to Accreditation and the Impact on the Quality of Healthcare Services
  • Karthik Sarma, Member, Board of Trustees – American Medical Association. Topic: AMA Ethical Guidance on Medical Tourism and Best Practices.
  • Daniel Ober, Chief Medical Officer, CIGNA. Topic: Destination Medicine and the Role of Insurance Companies in Facilitating High-quality Clinical Outcomes and Patient Experience
  • Dr. Nizar Zein, Chairman Global Patient Services, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio. Topic: Quality, Safety and Patient Experience for International Patients.
  • Dr. Amr Fahmy, Head of Quality Management and Patient Safety at Prince Sultan Cardiac Center Al Hassa, Saudi Arabia. Topic: Case study or perspective on the impact of GHA on the medical travel program
  • Dr. Vanessa Felix, Chief Medical Officer, Clinica Santa Clarita, Mexico. Topic: How the GHA Medical Travel Care Continuum is Impacting the Patient Experience for New Target Markets.”

Who should attend?

  • Hospital CEO’s, CMO’s COO’s, CFO’s, and Department Heads
  • Key staff responsible for the medical travel or global patient services program
  • Government representatives, Insurers, employers, medical travel facilitators and others interested in understanding how accreditation can impact patient experience and healthcare outcomes.