- April 7, 2014 - PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. --
Hospital administrators, clinicians and related healthcare professionals can improve their understanding of the needs and expectations of medical tourism patients who travel internationally for specialized and affordable care during a live webcast hosted by the Medical Tourism Association®
, Wednesday, April 9, 10 a.m. (EST). The webcast is free of charge.
“Travelling can be stressful in and of itself for millions of international patients who access medical services abroad,” said Renée-Marie Stephano, president of the Medical Tourism Association (http://www.medicaltourismassociation.com/
. “Knowing the needs and requirements of these patients and their family members is extremely important in coordinating accommodations and arranging specialty care that leads to healthy outcomes for all involved.”
“Passport to International Patients – Training and Certification Programs for Hospitals” offers healthcare providers a guide to building international services that satisfy all parties in the medical tourism experience -- patients, employers, insurance companies and related hospitality and tourism entities, said Cristina Cardona, executive global program manager at the Medical Tourism Association®
, who will present during the webcast.
Other speakers include Mary Miller, Manager of Continuous Quality Improvement for the Medical Tourism Association®
, and Alejandro Gutierrez, Marketing Manager for the Sani Dental Group, in Mexico.
To register: https://health.webex.com/health/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=6...
Stephano said those who achieve Certified International Patient Specialist® (CIPS) and Certified Medical Tourism Professional®
(CMTP) and Certified Medical Tourism Specialist® (CMTS) designations offered by the Medical Tourism Association®
communicate a specialized expertise and commitment to industry best practices.
To qualify for Certified Medical Tourism Specialist® certification, an individual must maintain three years as a Certified Medical Tourism Professional®
or have qualified three years of sufficient experience in the medical tourism industry. In order to maintain higher level designation, advance continuing education course are required.
The Medical Tourism Association®
is the first membership-based international nonprofit trade association for the medical tourism and healthcare industry made up of top international hospitals, healthcare providers, medical travel facilitators, insurance companies, and other affiliates committed to promoting the highest level of quality healthcare to patients in a global environment. www.MedicalTourismAssociation.com