American Fork, UTAH – 7 February 2013 – It is with progressive momentum that NAAMTA announces a partnership with the IAAA that will strengthen industry standards and ensure that medical transport accreditation encompasses the needs of domestic and international fixed-wing operators.
Gary Andrews, President of Red Consulting and the IAAA states “The impact of economic austerity measures are forcing some companies to cut corners, to be the cheapest, and as a result creating inferior patient care and potential liability issues for the payers of fixed-wing services.
There are a large number of travel, health, and medical assistance companies that need to be reassured that patient care is managed within approved guidelines which are the reason why the IAAA has partnered with NAAMTA to improve medical controls and create a standard that payers and fixed-wing services recognize.”
NAAMTA’s dedication to maintain ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System (QMS) aligns with the IAAA’s desire for transparency and accountability. It is very clear that standards of patient care, business transparency, and professionalism are greatly in need of improvement, more so now than ever before.
Roylen Griffin, Executive Director of NAAMTA said, “The vision and desire of the IAAA is very clear and matches the ideals that we strive for ourselves. It became a very natural partnership to form, and we are delighted to have developed this unique relationship.”
In addition to the partnership, Roylen Griffin has joined the IAAA Board, which also includes representatives and advisors for payers of services, operational management, and medical opinion from physicians. This resource provides a broad industry opinion that is patient centric, assists with continuous improvement, and directs cost effective care.