GHA is pleased to announce that Dr. Orawan Holistic Dermatology & Anti-Aging Institute, with facilities in Bangkok andPhuket, Thailand (https://drorawan.com/), was awarded Global Healthcare Accreditation's Certification of Conformance with COVID-19 Guidelines for Medical Travel Programs.
The Global Healthcare Accreditation (GHA) Program for Medical Travel Services issued the COVID-19 Guidelines earlier this year to assist organizations in the medical and health tourism industries seeking to mitigate the risk of coronavirus infection for both domestic and international traveling patients and their companions. The guidelines are unique in that they focus on the entire care continuum, including interactions with the healthcare organization, hotel, and ground transportation.
The Certification of Conformance for hospitals and ambulatory centers is a three-year certification with annual reviews, which signals to medical travelers, referrers, and other payers that the organization has implemented the recommendations in the guidelines as a proactive risk mitigation strategy to ensure patient safety and well-being during and post-COVID-19. Embedded within the Certification process is an online training for staff to familiarize themselves with the Guidelines and Certification process.
According to Karen Timmons, Chief Executive Officer, Global Healthcare Accreditation (GHA), "The COVID-19 Certification of Conformance demonstrates to patients, buyers and other key stakeholders that a medical travel program's operational protocols, practices and procedures have undergone an external review and reflect international best practices designed to keep traveling patients safe. One of the key objectives of the Certification of Conformance is to enhance transparency and encourage ongoing communications with patients, which is even more important during this challenging time, and which ultimately helps to increase patient trust in the organization. We congratulate Dr. Orawan and her teams in Bangkok and Phuket on achieving GHA's Certification of Conformance and for the organization’s strong focus on patient safety and patient experience."
About Dr. Orawan Holistic Dermatology & Anti-Aging Institute
Dr Orawan has been at the forefront of aesthetic dermatology and the advancement of leading technologies in Anti-Aging& Holistic Care. In 1988 she was the first to use multiple Lasers surgery in Thailand; specifically designed for skin treatments. These revolutionary lasers, that are still used today, uses the most effective methods to treat moles, blemishes and tumours such as the CO₂& Erbium Yag Laser. A decade later in the early 2000’s Dr Orawan and her Anti-Aging Institute played an innovating role with the introduction of the original Q-Switch Neodynium Yetrium Aluminum Garnet Laser (Ng Yag Laser). Today, Dr. Orawan and her Institute are researching the latest generation of nano-technology hand held devices incorporating previous laser technology.