The new arm, The International Society for Quality in Health Care External Evaluation Association (IEEA), was established in 2018 with a view to delivering external evaluation services. It is based in Geneva, Switzerland, and provides third-party external evaluation services to health and social care external evaluation organisations and standards developing bodies around the globe.
The GHA programme is an independent accrediting body that seeks to improve the patient experience and excellence of care received by patients who travel for their medical care and treatment, both domestically and internationally.
GHA's Chief Executive Officer Karen Timmons commented on its newly received accreditation: "Achieving IEEA accreditation of our standards through ISQua is a watershed moment for GHA in its objectives to improve patient experience, expand organisations' business strategy towards operational excellence and facilitate the creation of narrow networks serving medical travel patients," she said. "IEEA accreditation of GHA's standards provides assurance to patients, insurers, ministries of health, and other stakeholders that an organisation's medical travel services have undergone a rigorous evaluation against the highest international benchmarks for accreditation entities and are focused on both international best practices in medical travel and continuous improvement.”