The safety of our patients traveling internationally for care is our utmost priority and we pride ourselves in the constant pursuit of perfection. Deciding to have a surgery overseas can be a stressful and difficult decision and we work very hard to make this process as smooth as possible. The first step we have taken to ensure that our patients receive the best medical care abroad is in the selection of our medical providers. We have the most rigorous vetting process in the medical tourism industry when it comes to selecting doctors for our network, closely mirroring Joint Commission International standards. Additionally, our team of healthcare professionals constantly communicate with our medical providers to oversee their processes and protocols and ensure they are following the latest and safest standards. Whenever our team sees an opportunity to improve our medical providers processes, we will advise and help them implement modern day continuous quality improvement methodologies such as Lean and Six Sigma. We are committed to providing you with the best possible experience and quality before, during, and after your visit.
Having a surgery overseas with our medical providers is safe and easy. All our doctors have received training in prestigious medical institutions around the world and follow the latest international standards. The medical facilities where our doctors practice mirror the best hospitals in the U.S. and Canada and have been certified by domestic and international healthcare authorities, such as Joint Commission International and COFEPRIS. Additionally, our specialized provider network offers the latest and most innovative medical treatments and utilize the latest technology.
Furthermore, we firmly believe that performance excellence begins at the staff level; the front-line staff must be empowered to identify and implement changes real-time. That is why throughout the Health & Wellness Bazaar's medical tourism network, all our staff and providers undergo cross-functional training on not just quality improvement methodologies, but also on the latest clinical quality techniques and processes. Our patient safety processes are modeled off those recommended by the World Health Organization. Additionally, our cross-functional team-based approach for our administrative and clinical teams ensures a constant stream of communication across all areas of the organization.
In addition to a performance excellence program, we are proud to announce that we have implemented an electronic medical record and electronic practice management suite. This software allows patients to log in directly on our website and view their medical record after their visit. In addition, this software suite also allows for online appointment requests, direct billing and payment, and the option to complete a portion of the pre-visit intake paperwork before even coming to the doctor's office. Electronic Medical records are becoming a universal standard across the world, and while there is still significant amount of work to be done to achieve complete interconnectivity, these first steps will support our efforts in ensuring the appropriate level and ease of care coordination across your providers.
Our international medical provider recruitment process is the most rigorous and selective in the industry, mirroring those from top US medical institutions. All doctors in our network come highly recommended by professional colleagues and institutions where they teach and conduct research. Our medical and executive teams thoroughly vet all candidates, conduct several in-person interviews and visits to assess their training and experience, and verify the safety and quality certifications of the facilities where they practice. All our doctors have had medical training in the US, are affiliated to US medical associations, and/or publish their research in prestigious medical journals.