TIHA STANDARDS PURPOSE
TIHA standards purpose is to neutrally assess, evaluate and validate the quality of medical and non-clinical services,
to identify potential for improvement and to optimize medical quality as well as quality of services in the applying organization with
the overall aim to assure continuum of care for patients.
Applying organizations receive the complete set of standards after the order has been placed and
the accreditation process has been started.
As an example the extract from the TIHA standards for the
quality program "Excellence in Medical Tourism" can be downloaded here.
TIHA STANDARD DEVELOPMENT PROCESS
TIHA develops, reviews and updates its standards based on current science, best practice, input from external
experts with specific knowledge, stakeholders and user feedback from applying and accredited organizations
worldwide as well as from the Temos international assessors and following the set of principles for the development
of health and social care standards of the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua) in its current version.
All Temos Accreditation Programs and respective standards cover the international standards for patient and staff
safety, governance, leadership, quality management and others as published by ISQua, WHO, CDC, ECDC, JCI,
ECRI, IHI, and others. The Temos Accreditation Standards also consider new topics in international medicine and
international patient management where evidence about effectiveness and improved outcomes has been published.
In addition, the Temos Accreditation Standards include the United Nations sustainability goals where applicable to healthcare.
Depending on the content of the standards to be developed or reviewed, the respective teams are put together to
achieve the best possible outcome.
Temos International Governing Body has the overall authority and responsibility for approving the TIHA standards
used by Temos International.