Foundation of a new international Association for Quality in cross-border Healthcare Services
There are considerable differences in the area of prevention throughout the EU, especially regarding accessibility and funding of healthcare services as well as the legally required quality standards when it comes to security, hygiene and infrastructure. In order to oppose a distortion of competition the international certification EuropeSpa med was founded. This year there is going to be a change in how these EuropeSpa med quality standards will be set up and further developed. This is the reason for the foundation of “Quality in Health Prevention e.V.” Up until now the ESPA scientific expert committee was responsible for this task. Soon the new association “Quality in Health Prevention” will assume that task. Additionally, it will serve as an important platform for valuable contacts and networking opportunities among international professionals of the industry, such as tour operators, providers certified by EuropeSpa, Health Insurance Companies, Associations and universities.
The official foundation ceremony will take place May 11, 2016 in the Kurhaus in Wiesbaden (near Frankfurt).
EuropeSpa – the official quality system of the European Spas Association (ESPA) for medical spa and wellness – has been on the market since 2006 and has developed different international quality criteria for wellness and medical spa providers, offers certifications based on those criteria as well as training courses on quality. Today the EuropeSpa certificates are present in nine European countries.