Inter-community Health Ecosystem


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Inter-community Health Ecosystem

  1. 1. PRIMARY CARE NETWORK + Provides a direct link to primary care clinics in select communities in key national or international patient supply markets. + Integrates the provision of healthcare and associated services over national and international boundaries. + Scalable to meet speci c patient recruitment needs by volume or by specialty. + Provides a unique brand building opportunity in key patient supply markets through the networked primary care clinics.
  2. 2. REFERRING PHYSICIANS + Enables referring physicians to better meet the health needs of their patients and the communities they serve by providing access to care that may not be readily available or that may cost prohibitive locally. + Creates a professional peer-to-peer network between referring physicians and providing hospital specialists, which assures patients have access to the most appropriate care and achieve the best possible post travel health outcomes. + Enables physicians to generate additional income for their practices through the provision pre- and post-travel health care, and more specialised health services.
  3. 3. E-HEALTH SYSTEM + A secure electronic health record system and clinic that enables referring physicians and providing hospital specialists to access and share clinical data over Internet, through a HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) compliant system. + Provides vitally important clinical decision- making tool that enables referring physicians and providing hospital specialists in di erent geographic locations to collaborate together to facilitate and provide the required care. + Provides increased certainty over the planning and management of the in ow of travelling patients by capturing travel, accommodation booking arrangements.
  4. 4. MEDICAL TRAVEL FACILITATORS + Promote the providing hospitals and their services to primary care clinics and physicians in key patient supply markets. + Build the network by populating it with referring physicians and clinics located in select communities in key markets. + Provide logistical support to ensure patients travel by the safest and most appropriate means to arrive at their intended destinations on time. + Provide travelling patients with specially designed medical travel insurance coverage designed to insure logistical risks associated with medical travel. + Utilise the network to grow their business and increase the ow of patients through the PPN.
  5. 5. MEDICAL TRAVEL INSURANCE + Provides travelling patients with vitally important protection against risks associated medical travel, such as missed departures, missed connecting ights, loss of pre-paid travel, accommodation, and hospital deposits, injury, unrelated illnesses, and post travel medical complications. + Produces additional income for the medical travel facilitators and lessen their dependence on the payment of referral fees
  6. 6. PROVIDING HOSPITALS + Extends the reach of patient recruitment activities into key patient supply markets through a network of primary health care clinics. + Scalable network capable of meeting current and future patient recruitment needs – by volume or by specialty. + Establish a best practices business model for the medical travel (Global Health Care Industry). + Optimises hospital bed occupancy, operating theatre, and equipment utilization rates to provide the best return on hospital assets. + Creates a unique hospital owned asset and brand in key primary care markets.
  7. 7. MEDICAL SURGICAL AND COMPLICATIONS INSURANCE + Covers virtually any kind of elective surgical procedure. + Assures patients are able to receive all the care they need, at no additional cost, in the event of medical or surgical complications. + Assures providing hospitals and specialists of payment for additional care provided to treat complications. + Mitigates the risk of wrongful medical malpractice claims from patients incurring unexpected costs they may be unwilling or able to meet. + Used as price hedging tool to x the cost of packaged surgical procedures. + The cost can be factored into the procedure prices, typically without a ecting the cost competitiveness.
  8. 8. THE COMPLETE NETWORK + Integrates the provision of health care and associated services over national and international boundaries. + Brings together referring and providing doctors, and enables them to better meet the health needs of their patients. + With the e-health system, enables doctors in Creates a self-sustaining entity scaled to di erent geographic locations to collaborate optimise operating theatre and hospital to make the best possible decisions for their equipment utilisation rates aimed at providing patients. the best possible returns on hospital assets. + Enables medical travel facilitators to grow the network and utilise it to increase their current business, and increase ow of patients through the network. + Ensures that everything goes smoothly for patients, with Medical travel insurance. + Ensures that hospitals receive payment for their unexpected bills and patients receive all the care they need at a pre- xed price, with medical and surgical complications insurance.
  9. 9. ABOUT IMF + Over 20 years industry experience at designing and developing award winning international insurance programmes, products and alternatives for the international health insurance industry. IMF Trustees Limited International Medical Fund House P O Box 2841, Christchurch 86525 New Zealand T +64 3 980 3935 Kenneth D. Hunt PROGRAM DEVELOPER & CEO M 021 276 8575