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Medical tourism blues, and how to cure them by Dr Prem Jagyasi

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A renowned medical tourism consultant, Dr. Prem Jagyasi, evaluates in-depth insight into the blues of Medical Tourism, and offers suggestion on how to cure the blues. If Medical Tourism is to live up to the assurance, several barriers must first be swept away.


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Medical tourism blues, and how to cure them by Dr Prem Jagyasi

  1. 1. Medical Tourism Blueshow to cure them?<br />Dr Prem Jagyasi<br />Chartered Marketing Consultant<br />MD & CEO – ExHealth, Dubai HealthCare City, Dubai, UAE<br />Chief Strategy Officer – Medical Tourism Association, USA<br />
  2. 2. Topic Objectives<br />Medical Tourism is experiencing enormous growth in the present era. However, several stumbling blocks are not allowing this industry to achieve its maximum potential. <br />
  3. 3. Blues<br />
  4. 4. Awareness<br />The concept and benefits of “Medical Tourism” are poorly presented. <br />Medical Tourism is just not tourism or trip, the core is high quality medical treatment with the added advantage of tourism.<br />Industry players involved in medical tourism should focus on right objectives to ensure proper awareness is in place.<br />
  5. 5. Information<br />Lack of Authorized, Authentic and Reliable information about Medical Tourism<br />Unauthorized information – Blogs, Websites, MT news sites<br />Unauthentic Information: online – example<br />
  6. 6. Bilateral Synergy<br />The Government authority of the developed world should term Medical Tourism as the legal and formal option.<br />B2B between the medical tourism providers and insurance companies<br />All of the leaders associated with the Medical Tourism industry should come together to make this concept a formal, acceptable and affordable industry. <br />
  7. 7. Quality and Transparency<br />Identifying, evaluating and fostering quality of care available abroad.<br />We need to remove this skepticism, and identify, evaluate and foster quality of care available abroad, <br />Pre-operative and post-operative issues<br />Lack of transparency in price<br />Unethical Advertisements<br />Future technological development for quality<br />Lack of Certification / Accreditation<br />
  8. 8. Ethical<br />Medical Tourism shouldn’t be decision of necessity, it should be decision of choice.<br />Priority should be given to residents<br />Only over productive services should be allowed to promoted<br />Income from foreign patient should be invested for local population<br />
  9. 9. Education<br />Education about Globalization of Healthcare<br />Education about regional healthcare crises and development, evaluation and monitoring of Medical Tourism Related Solutions.<br />Education about regional:<br />Culture, language and healthcare ethics<br />
  10. 10. Networking / Communication<br />Platform for bi-lateral communication within:<br />Health Authorities<br />B2B <br />Providers and Insurance<br />Health Authorities and Insurance <br />B2C Communication<br />Platform for non-commercial networking<br />
  11. 11. Facilitators<br />Objective<br />Face of the industry<br />Coordinators<br />Lack of Knowledge<br />Key Issues & Growth Hurdle<br />Authorized / non - accredited organizations are issue for industry<br />Key points for facilitation business<br />Opportunities<br />Challenges<br />Services<br />
  12. 12. Developing Two Way Street<br />Medical Tourism should be two way street.<br />Developing Healthcare Exchange Resources Programs to compensate <br />Authorities should not develop economic or brain drain system<br />
  13. 13. Authorityone world – one organization – one team<br />Need of Authority to set Direction, Objectives, Mission and Role<br />Participation by Healthcare Leaders, Insurance Providers, Corporate Buyers, etc.<br />One world – One organization – One team<br />
  14. 14. Blues<br />
  15. 15. Medical Tourism Blueshow to cure them?<br />Dr Prem Jagyasi<br />Chartered Marketing Consultant<br />MD & CEO – ExHealth, Dubai HealthCare City, Dubai, UAE<br />Chief Strategy Officer – Medical Tourism Association, USA<br />

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