Volume 2, Issue 3: Sharon Kleefield, Ph.D., Healthcare Standards Institute, Discusses Quality of Care and Standardization of Healthcare System Benchmarking

Dear Colleagues,

Good news for the medical travel community, domestic and international: Medical Travel & Digital Health News (MTDHN) has been accepted as the sponsor of the first “Medical Travel Month” – January 2022 – in the Society for Healthcare Marketing and Development, American Hospital Association’s “2022 Calendar of Health Observances & Recognition Days.

MTDHN is excited to share with our readers a month full of exciting news, partnerships, blogs, and facts highlighting facilities that specialize in medical travel and tourism. If you would like to have your hospital or facility featured during Medical Travel Month, please submit a 500-word descriptor with photos for review via Dylan Matukaitis <dmatukaitis@cpronline.com>

In this issue, we speak with Sharon Kleefield, Ph.D., Healthcare Standards Institute, to discuss standardizations of the U.S. and international healthcare system benchmarking as well as her involvement in the Journal of Healthcare Management Standards.

This issue also brings you news on aequum welcoming Richard Haseltine as Associate Attorney, a minimally invasive test for accurate diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, this year’s rise in the cost of family health insurance, ‘significant’ infection increases across the largest-to-date release of hospital safety grades, the 2021 Employer Health Benefits Survey, the urgent need for vaccine to prevent deadly Group B streptococcus and more.

Please stay safe and tell me how you are breaking ground in these growing industries.

Laura Carabello
Executive Editor and Publisher
Medical Travel & Digital Health News