in Jordan – Interview of May Abu Hamdia –
of Jordan is ranked as the leader in Medical Tourism in the Arab World.
Below is an interview with the CEO of HCAC (not for profit organization
Accreditation Council based in Amman, Jordan),
May Abu Hamdia, in which she explains the standards which hospitals
have to meet in order to receive accreditation from HCAC and why Jordan
is an easy and preferable choice for medical travels looking for high
quality treatments and state of the art medical facilities.
HCAC and Jordan Medical Tourism
The purpose of HCAC is to improve the quality and safety of healthcare
services offered in Jordan. Hospitals and primary health care
facilities are targeted and awarded a HCAC accreditation if they meet
standards required by the organization's 15 accreditation clusters
divided into aspects of patient care. Patient and Family Rights and
Continuity of Care are two of the 15 clusters of required standards.
An HCAC accreditation is awarded to hospitals and medical centers which
provide patients with international treatment and clinical standards.
Jordan as the Hub of Medical
Tourism in the Middle East
Jordan is today recognized as a leading country in the Middle East for
medical travel and tourism. Majority of the doctors have studied,
trained and practiced in hospitals in the US and UK, and are committed
to bringing to their country the standards and environment which they
have witnessed overseas.
Low crime rate, high security and tourist attractions make Jordan a
safe and appealing country to visit. Also, English is the nation's
second language. All in all, Jordan offers a complete package to
medical travelers from abroad.