Palm Beach Gardens, FL, May 08, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- The patient experience, particularly transitions that follow a procedure, was discussed at a webcast sponsored by the Medical Tourism Association®, Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 1 p.m. (EST). The live, interactive discussion was free of charge.
“Continuum of Care for the Traveling Patient,” spoke to the critical attention that doctors, nurses, hospital staff and medical tourism facilitators must collaborate on to ensure a full recovery.
Dr. Kevin Huffman, medical director at Medical Travel Associates, led the presentation which included:
--- Illustration of pre-travel and pre-op procedures;
--- Clinical post-travel pathways for patients;
--- Primary physician roles in the travel continuum of care;
--- Physician/surgeon, hospital, nurse and case manager roles in risk reduction;
--- Analysis of potential risks and clinical care deficiencies in travel practices and hospital and aftercare facilities.
To register for the webcast, go to https://health.webex.com/health/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=662054263
“Safe transitions require collaboration among providers – most importantly - at admission to the facility and then when the medical tourism patient leaves,” said Renée-Marie Stephano, President of the Medical Tourism Association®. “Each group in the continuum of care provides a different type of service for traveling patients. It is imperative for doctors, nurses and facilitators to identify those processes that appropriately integrate the various skill sets that ensure that successful outcomes are achieved and re-admissions are avoided.”
Dr. Huffman, a board certified primary care physician, speaks extensively about safety issues related to the medical tourism experience that reduce perioperative and travel risk, improve clinical outcomes and increase patient referrals to domestic and international hospitals and surgical centers.
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