International Medical Services Credentialing Portal®
St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands
The International Medical Services Credentialing Portal® (IMSCP®), was test launched on November 1, 2016, with our technology partner IntelliSoft Group. The deployment of the credentialing system is specific to protecting the integrity of the services provided under medical tourism regimes in the Latin American and Caribbean region. With ever increasing numbers of foreigners and returning nationals electing to reside in the Caribbean, properly credentialed physicians are needed to provide services in specialty areas that are currently underrepresented. Patients will receive the same level of competent care as expected from American Medical Association board-certified physicians or their local partners operating under the Joint Commission International (JCI) standards. The establishment of the IMSCP® helps to expand the intellectual capacity in LAC countries that permit the licensing of foreign medical professionals. Equally important, is providing an opportunity for governments to increase the range of health care options for their citizens.
Trusted international accreditation has become one of the biggest drivers in the growth of the medical tourism market. Responding to a global demand for accreditation standards, the U.S.-based Joint Commission launched its international affiliate agency in 1999, the Joint Commission International. To be accredited by the JCI, an international hospital must meet the same set of rigorous standards set forth in the U.S. by the Joint Commission. More than 800 hospitals and clinical departments around the world have now been awarded JCI accreditation and that number is growing by about 20 percent per year. More recently, established agencies that accredit outpatient clinics, such as The Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAASF) have launched international initiatives that address ambulatory care.