GHA and AACI Sign Memorandum of Understanding

May 13, 2021

This MOU establishes collaborative goals between the GHA and the American Accreditation Commission International (AACI). It outlines activities and topics that are mutually beneficial. GHA and AACI will collaborate on the following initiatives:

  1. Jointly promoting this collaboration via each organization’s website and marketing initiatives.
  2. Supporting clinics in their quest and journey towards GHA and AACI Accreditation through education, training and advisory services.
  3. Coordinating so as to conduct consecutive accreditation surveys (AACI then GHA) with an AACI-GHA trained clinical surveyor and a GHA medical travel surveyor.
  4. Supporting clinics on their quest for Certification of Conformance on GHA Covid-19 Guidelines, thereby validating that these medical travel programs are implementing comprehensive protocols as a proactive risk mitigation strategy to ensure patient safety and wellbeing during and post COVID-19 along the entire care continuum.

The unique collaboration between GHA and AACI will assist healthcare providers, who currently do not possess a clinical accreditation, to strengthen their clinical quality and patient safety infrastructure while building capabilities on the entire medical travel care continuum for patients who travel for their care.

“We are delighted about our new relationship with the GHA and their CEO, Karen H. Timmons. We are confident that this new association will advance the interests and activities of each organization. Our mutual effort is to promote clinical excellence, customer focus, and patient safety in a sustainable system of accreditation.”– John D Bell, MD, AACI President

“Now more than ever, traveling patients are seeking trusted sources for their care and treatment. We are delighted to partner with AACI on this unique accreditation program that assists organizations in enhancing their quality and patient safety infrastructure, as well as implementing best practices for medical travel patient experience and business performance. A clear benefit to the client is the ability to achieve both accreditations in a short period of time and at a lower cost than if the accreditations were sought separately.” – Karen H. Timmons, Chief Executive Officer, GHA

About AACI

The American Accreditation Commission International is a modern, international, independent accreditation body whose sole purpose is to develop person-centered standards for healthcare services and improve the safety, well-being and quality of life and quality of care throughout the world.