Certifications - Accreditations
IASO Group, carrying on its efforts with increasing strength for the provision of continuously developing healthcare services, is always a step ahead. It constitutes a Group with model Hospitals, providing high quality healthcare services, accommodating cutting-edge medical equipment and operating on the support of top clinicians-collaborators, scientists, nursing and administrative staff of all specialties.
Quality Certification ISO 9001:2015
In 2006, IASO’s Central Laboratories were certified according to the International Standard ISO 9001:2000 for their applied Quality Management System and later according to the International Standards ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 9001:20215 granted by the eminent and internationally recognized Certification Body TÜV Hellas (a subsidiary of the German TÜV NORD GROUP).
At the end of 2016, IASO Group’s Hospitals (IASO, IASO Children’s Hospital, IASO Thessalias), in their continuous effort to provide high quality healthcare services, were all, certified for all the provided services and departments (medical, nursing, supplementary), according to the International Standard ISO 9001:2015 for the Quality Management Systems developed by IASO Group (IASO, IASO Children’s Hospital, IASO Thessalias). This certification followed the former one according to the International Standard ISO 9001:2008 since 2012. At the end of 2018, was also finalised their recertification. The aforementioned certifications were awarded following thorough audit by TÜV Hellas (a subsidiary of the German TÜV NORD GROUP). The audits conducted in 2012 as well as the following certification audits and the intermediate surveillance audits performed after 2012 until today, confirmed the high quality of healthcare services provided by the Hospitals of the Group on every occasion.
Medical Tourism Certification by TEMOS
In the middle of 2016 following the certification of 2013, all the Hospitals of IASO Group (IASO, IASO Children’s Hospital, IASO Thessalias), were recertified following the 3years certification cycle of the Standard «Quality in International Patient Care», by the international Medical Tourism Certification Body “TEMOS International”, with headquarters in Germany, for the provision of high quality services and the state-of-the-art infrastructure. The certifications were awarded subsequent to the audit conducted by the “TEMOS” international audit teams. At the end of 2018 the IVF Medically Assisted Reproduction Unit of IASO, was recertified following the 3years certification cycle of the Standard «Quality in International Reproductive Care» following the certification of 2015.
“TEMOS International”, also represented in our country, focuses on international patient management and certifies the patient management and safety procedures based on the observance of the best practices and the conformance with international insurance companies’ requirements, European insurance funds and other involved institutions operating in the greater market of medical tourism and cross-border healthcare.
At the middle of 2019 follοwing the certifications of 2013 and 2016, the hospitals of IASO Group (IASO, IASO Children’s Hospital, IASO Thessalias), were accredited according to the 3years accreditation cycle of the new Accreditation Standard «Quality in International Patient Care», by the international Medical Tourism Certification Body “TEMOS International”. After the end of 2018 and the beginning of 2019, “TEMOS International” develops accreditations systems instead of certifications of medical tourism. The hospitals IASO, IASO Children’s Hospital, IASO Thessalias, are among the first hospitals in Greece that received this accreditation.
At the middle of 2020, 2021 all IASO Group’s Hospitals were certified anew, following the annual audit conducted by the international Medical Tourism Certification Body “TEMOS International” and once more officially confirmed the top quality healthcare services provided by all the Clinics of the Group.
Food Safety Certification according to HACCP
All the hospitals of IASO Group are certified according HACCP (Standards of IASO 22000) for the provision of catering services.
IASO Group’s Hospitals are recommended by the Diplomatic Council (DC) as « Preferred Partner Hospitals»<
At the end of 2013, all the Hospitals of IASO Group were created and officially recommended by the Diplomatic Council (DC) as “Best Hospitals Worldwide 2014”. The distinction was also renewed for years 2015, 2016 and for 2017 the distinction was renewed as “Preferred Partner Hospital”, emphasizing the preference to the hospitals of the Group. The Diplomatic Council, seated in Hague, is a global think tank organization, comprising world-renowned members from the areas of diplomacy, politics, industry, art and sports. The said accreditation follows the certification and accreditations of IASO Group by the Medical Tourism Certification Body “TEMOS International” and by “TÜV Hellas” (TÜV NORD GROUP) according to ISO 9001:2015 9001:2008 for the high standard services and the ultra modern infrastructure.
IASO Group, always a step ahead, based on its high quality certification for all its Hospitals (IASO, IASO Children’s Hospital, IASO Thessalias) according to ISO 9001:2015 and its whole effort in safeguarding quality -now certified by TEMOS international and the Diplomatic Council for all its Hospitals- signals the expansion of its activities in the international market of Medical Tourism.
Certification according to ΕΝ 15224:2012 and the new ΕΝ 15224:2016 (ELOT ΕΝ 15224:2017) of the IVF Medically Assisted Reproduction Units of the Group (IASO and IASO Thessalias)
At the end of 2016, the two Medically Assisted Reproduction Units of IASO (Institute of Life) and of IASO Thessalias, were certified according to the specialized Standard EN 15224:2012 and since 2018 according to its’ new edition EN 15224:2016 (Greek ELOT EN 15224:2017). It is a Standard that focuses in healthcare provision, giving emphasis to the quality of the provision of care that the patient receives. At the end of 2019 the two IVF Units were recertified. The IASO and IASO Thessalias Hospitals, are two of the first hospitals in Greece that are certified according to this Standard for their IVF Units. This certification is also a legal obligation (Presidential Decree 10/2016, Ministrial Decision 6901/2015), for the Medically Assisted Reproduction Units and the connected Cryopreservation Banks. It is noted that this certification, in addition to the former official audit that was conducted in 2016, is also obligatory according to the aforementioned legal obligations documents for the licensing of the IVF Units. It is noted that the licensing has already been finalised for both of the IVF Units of the Group and it is renewed in a 3years basis.
Accreditation of the IASO Group’s Medstem Services S.A. Stem Cells Bank by AABB
Since 2007, IASO Group’s Medstem Services S.A. Stem Cells Bank operates under the accreditation awarded by AABB (former American Association of Blood Banks), which is renewed every 2 years. Within the framework of quality control process for accreditation purposes, AABB delegates biannually inspect the laboratories of the bank and certify the performance of “IASO Group Stem Cells Bank” on medical, technical and administrative level. During audit, the quality system and the operations of the bank are thoroughly investigated and the award of the accreditation certificate constitutes the evidence that the bank covers or exceeds the requirements of the accreditation standards. In July 2021, the accreditation was renewed.
IASO Central Medical Biopathology Laboratories Accredited to ISO 15189:2012 for Molecular Diagnosis
The Molecular Diagnosis Lab within the IASO Central Laboratories has been accredited by the National Accreditation System (ESYD) to ISO 15189:2012, for the following real-time PCR tests:
- Detection of SARS-CoV-2
- Detection of human papillomavirus (HPV)
- Detection and quantitative DNA determination of human cytomegalovirus (HCMV)
- Detection of influenza types A and B, and subtype A (Η1Ν1)
To exact scope of Accreditation Certificate no. 1245 is explained in detail in the relevant Official Accreditation Scope dated 08/04/2021, available here:ESYD Accreditation CertificateScope of Accreditation