AAAASF Participates in First Medical Innovation Summit

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AAAASF joins VoyagerMed to lead the field of medical tourism

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AAAASF’s mission is patient safety and we’re data-driven by peer review, so our partnership makes sense and really is the wave of the business future for medical tourism.

The first VoyagerMed Medical Innovation Summit was conducted Sept. 23 in New York and brought together top specialists in the fields of cancer, cardiology, fertility, orthopedics, plastic surgery and spine surgery. The summit hosted attendees from more than 20 countries.

Dr. David Watts, president-elect of the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. (AAAASF), served as moderator for a plastic surgery panel discussion in addition to delivering the closing keynote address.

“With a mix of global attendees, the focus was to explore some of the latest medical innovations and to discuss how we can help patients from all over the world access these life-changing medical treatments,” said VoyagerMed Chief Operating Officer Anthony Girand. “The primary goal of the summit was to foster an open dialogue between doctors and members of the community to discuss new approaches in health and the delivery of these innovations as they apply to patients.”

Watts said when discussing medical tourism, there are two major concepts to consider; inflow and outflow, patients coming in or going out of the United States. People come to the U.S. for quality health care services, technology and access. People leave the U.S. for cost-saving care and luxury recovery options.

“VoyagerMed has created this online marketplace that allows patients to search, evaluate and travel to the best doctors in the U.S.,” Watts said. “AAAASF’s mission is patient safety and we’re data-driven by peer review, so our partnership makes sense and really is the wave of the business future for medical tourism.”

About VoyagerMed
VoyagerMed is a medical tourism marketplace for traveling and international patients seeking high-quality medical care in the United States. It connects patients to a curated network of top medical specialists from leading institutions in the U.S. Through VoyagerMed, patients may connect directly with specialists for virtual consultations, second opinions and treatment. The company is based in New York City. For more information visit voyagermed.com, call 212-470-4559 or email info(at)voyagermed(dot)com.

About the AAAASF
The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. (AAAASF) was established in 1980 to standardize and improve the quality of medical and surgical care in outpatient facilities and assure the public that patient safety is top priority in an accredited facility. More than 2,400 outpatient facilities are accredited by AAAASF, one of the largest not-for-profit accrediting organizations in the United States. Surgeons, legislators, state and national health agencies and patients acknowledge that AAAASF sets the "gold standard" for quality patient care.

AAAASF programs include outpatient surgical, procedural, oral maxillofacial, international surgical, rehabilitation and dental. AAAASF is also approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to accredit ambulatory surgery centers, rehabilitation and outpatient physical therapy agencies, as well as rural health clinics. For more information, visit aaaasf.org or Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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