Elizabeth Ziemba

President and Founder of Medical Tourism Training

President and Founder of Medical Tourism Training, Elizabeth Ziemba delivers consulting, training, assessment, and accreditation services for clients in the wellness, health, medical and hospitality sectors with innovative, practical, evidence-based solutions for business and economic growth. Combining education, experience and international best business practices, Ms. Ziemba helps clients build strong organizations ready to compete globally including governments, medical and dental providers, associations, facilitators, and hotels, resorts, and spas. Consulting projects include national medical tourism road maps, national & provider marketing plans, strategic planning, cluster development, and more. She has a Juris Doctorate degree and a Master’s degree in International Public Health.

Presentation title: Accreditation: What It Can and Cannot Do for Hospitals and Clinics

Abstract

What is accreditation and why should healthcare providers engage in the process? Much is misunderstood about the role of accreditation in creating change for hospitals and clinics. At the core of accreditation is Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) which is designed to be a transformative process for the entire organization. From that experience, healthcare providers can improve clinical and non-clinical quality of the entire patient experience. Research shows that excellent quality of services increases the number of patients which can, in turn, increase revenues for desired growth. Misconceptions about accreditation will be explained and a framework provided for those considering accreditation for their organizations.