Already have accreditation? Here is why you need Temos.

By Elizabeth Ziemba, JD, MPH, Director for Temos USA Regional Office and President of Medical Tourism Training, Inc.

Hospitals and clinics seek international or national accreditation either as a requirement for licensure or as a proxy for high quality clinical standards. The process is rigorous and can improve clinical care for all patients, domestic and international. What most accreditation programs do not offer is a review and assessment of patient services especially those needed by medical travelers. Temos offers accreditation that addresses the particular needs of healthcare providers who serve medical tourists.

Accrediting International Patient Services

Since 2010, Temos Worldwide has offered certification programs to hospitals and clinics as well as patient representatives. Its services are built on German-quality clinical standards, international best business and medical practices, and experience in healthcare and medical travel. This winning combination assists its more than 75 accredited clients deliver a patient experience that is world class.

Temos programs go yet one step farther by tailoring its accreditation programs to meet the specific clinical needs of the providers and international patients.

While certain ancillary services like transportation and hotels are used by all medical tourists, those patients seeking specialized care want assurance that the clinical standards have been assessed according to their specific needs. For example, the clinical standards assessed at dental clinics are different from those reviewed at IVF clinics. Hospitals and clinics that treat ex-pats or international patients at their emergency centers provide different services than those delivered by healthcare providers that market to medical tourists.

One size does not fit in and Temos’ accreditation programs personify the belief that accreditation programs should be designed to fit the needs of the provider and patients.

Focused and affordable

International accreditation programs can be extremely expensive and outside the reach of many excellent providers who cannot or choose not to pursue budget-breaking accreditation. Some providers have completed national accreditation programs of equal value of international programs so there is no need to seek international accreditation. With its focused and affordable accreditation programs, Temos reviews clinical and non-clinical standards that are focused primarily on international patients but those standards also benefit domestic patients.

It is a high-value, reasonably priced accreditation program that can return the investment in better quality care, reduced expenses, increased revenues, and, perhaps most importantly, satisfied patients and staff.

Temos accreditation programs are custom-made for:

  • Hospitals
  • Dental clinics
  • Eye care centers
  • IVF clinics/centers
  • Rehabilitation care
  • Patient representatives/facilitators/agents

Find out how Temos can help you build a better patient experience to achieve the success you want.

Medical Tourism Training is the exclusive representative for Temos in the United States, Mexico, Central and South America as well as the Caribbean

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Elizabeth Ziemba

President at Medical Tourism Training
With a diverse background in public health, law and business, Elizabeth brings a unique set of skills and experience to Medical Tourism Training with services including assessment tools, online and onsite training, workshops, and consulting services for governments, providers, facilitators, associations and others involved in medical travel.