Global Healthcare Accreditation Symposium

About This 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.

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Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street
Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


+001 (561) 544-7123
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