Founding CEO, Quality & Accreditation Institute
Dr. BK Rana is a Board Member of ISQua from 2014 to present. He is the first Indian expert on ISO 15189 and is the Founding CEO of Quality & Accreditation Institute (QAI) and former Director of NABH. He served International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua) as elected Vice-Chairman- Accreditation Council (2008-2014) and Chairman- Accreditation Council (2014-2016). Concurrently, he served as President of Asian Society for Quality in Healthcare (ASQua) in 2011 & 12 and now serving as Member on its Board. He has many honors to his credit such as ISQua Expert, Assessor and Advisor. He also served as External Consultant of WHO on setting hospital accreditation program and also served as temporary advisor. He achieved rare distinction by becoming part of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) as an Expert/Assessor for Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). He sits on many national and international committees including ISO/ TC 210 WG1. He is also appointed ISQua Fellowship Program Curriculum Advisor. He is the Chief Advisor of the “Academy of Medical Laboratory Auditors” (AMLA).
President & CEO, HealthCore
Joyce Socao-Alumno is a staunch advocate for the Globalization of Healthcare, International Trade in Health Services and Medical Tourism. She spearheaded various initiatives in the development of the Philippines as a global healthcare destination including the Philippine Medical Tourism Program that was launched in 2006. Joyce founded Health Core in 2010 with the vision to make the country a premier healthcare and tourism destination by introducing international quality standards in the healthcare and hospitality industry evidenced by achieving globally-recognized Quality Accreditation seals.
She is the Regional Representative of Temos certification based in Germany, Philippine Representative for Accreditation Canada and NABH International which are ISQUA-accredited, and most recently by Swiss Approval International for ISO certifications in healthcare and hospitality services. In 2015, she was licensed as a National Assessor for the Accommodation Sector by the Philippines’ Department of Tourism.
In addition, she authored the Philippine Medical Tourism Compendium and served as Contributing Editor to Philippine Daily Inquirer for the Philippine Health and Wellness Travel section.
Her corporate stints include serving as Country Head for a UAE-based healthcare conglomerate, 12 years holding various positions in three foreign investment banks, President for an integrated marketing communications firm, and Marketing for a luxury resort in El Nido.