Clearing up the International Accreditation Noise

There is a lot of noise about accreditation in media and marketing surrounding international medical travel.  With few clear voices, sorting the message from the madness is challenging. Accreditation, whether regulatory or voluntary, is simply a floor above which a hospital must work.  That there are no “good, better, best” connotations implied or expressed in […]

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International Medical Accreditation Unwound

We often see the comment “We only use JCI accredited hospitals” on the websites of and marketing brochures of medical tourism facilitators. I always enjoy reading that statement, knowing that the company either doesn’t understand accreditation or doesn’t really believe the comment. Accreditation, put simply, is a means by which the medical community evaluates administration, operations, […]

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Five Destination Medical Care Myths

In recent years, destination medical care using international hospitals and doctors emerged as a serious alternative for men and women around the globe.  Unfortunately, destination medical care is often grouped with its less serious relative, which the media and many companies refer to as medical tourism.  As a result, there has not been a great deal of well […]

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On November 18, 2011, posted in: Accreditation, Destination Medical Care by

American Medical Association Guidelines on Medical Tourism & Destination Medical Care

American Medical Association Guidelines on Medical Tourism & Destination Medical Care

The American Medical Association advocates that employers, insurance companies, and other entities that arrange medical care outside the U.S. adhere to the principles below.  As a leader in destination medical care, here’s our take on the American Medical Association’s guidelines. Medical care outside of the U.S. must be voluntary.  Soter position:  We agree.  Soter Healthcare will not […]

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