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Medical tourism blues and how to cure them by dr prem jagyasi

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Medical tourism blues and how to cure them by dr prem jagyasi

  1. 1. Medical Tourism Blues how to cure them? Dr Prem Jagyasi Chartered Marketing Consultant MD & CEO – ExHealth, Dubai HealthCare City, Dubai, UAE
  2. 2. Topic Objectives Medical Tourism is experiencing enormous growth in the present era. However, several stumbling blocks are not allowing this industry to achieve its maximum potential.
  3. 3. Blues Awareness Information Legalization Quality / Transparency Ethical Education Networking / Communication Role of Facilitators Two – Way street One World – One Organization – One Team
  4. 4. Awareness  The concept and benefits of “Medical Tourism” are poorly presented.  Medical Tourism is just not tourism or trip, the core is high quality medical treatment with the added advantage of tourism.  Industry players involved in medical tourism should focus on right objectives to ensure proper awareness is in place.
  5. 5. Information Lack of Authorized, Authentic and Reliable information about Medical Tourism  Unauthorized information – Blogs, Websites, MT news sites  Unauthentic Information: online – example
  6. 6. Bilateral Synergy ◦ The Government authority of the developed world should term Medical Tourism as the legal and formal option. ◦ B2B between the medical tourism providers and insurance companies ◦ All of the leaders associated with the Medical Tourism industry should come together to make this concept a formal, acceptable and affordable industry.
  7. 7. Quality and Transparency Identifying, evaluating and fostering quality of care available abroad. We need to remove this skepticism, and identify, evaluate and foster quality of care available abroad,  Pre-operative and post-operative issues  Lack of transparency in price  Unethical Advertisements  Future technological development for quality  Lack of Certification / Accreditation
  8. 8. Ethical  Medical Tourism shouldn’t be decision of necessity, it should be decision of choice.  Priority should be given to residents  Only over productive services should be allowed to promoted  Income from foreign patient should be invested for local population
  9. 9. Education  Education about Globalization of Healthcare  Education about regional healthcare crises and development, evaluation and monitoring of Medical Tourism Related Solutions.  Education about regional: ◦ Culture, language and healthcare ethics
  10. 10. Networking / Communication  Platform for bi-lateral communication within: ◦ Health Authorities ◦ B2B  Providers and Insurance  Health Authorities and Insurance ◦ B2C Communication ◦ Platform for non-commercial networking
  11. 11. Facilitators  Objective ◦ Face of the industry ◦ Coordinators ◦ Lack of Knowledge  Key Issues & Growth Hurdle ◦ Authorized / non - accredited organizations are issue for industry  Key points for facilitation business ◦ Opportunities ◦ Challenges ◦ Services
  12. 12. Developing Two Way Street  Medical Tourism should be two way street. ◦ Developing Healthcare Exchange Resources Programs to compensate ◦ Authorities should not develop economic or brain drain system
  13. 13. Authority one world – one organization – one team  Need of Authority to set Direction, Objectives, Mission and Role ◦ Participation by Healthcare Leaders, Insurance Providers, Corporate Buyers, etc. ◦ One world – One organization – One team
  14. 14. Blues Awareness Information Legalization Quality / Transparency Ethical Education Networking / Communication Role of Facilitators Two – Way street One World – One Organization – One Team
  15. 15. Copyright / Disclaimer The presentation is for information purpose only. The presentation is truncated for online use purpose. The presentation is not complete without audio commentary. No material within this presentation may be copied, in any form, for public, private, or commercial use without prior approval. Sourced information in this presentation may have copyright material of respected owner. Healthcare for Islamic Patient is for information only. The presenter holds no responsibility/liability. Do not upload on website. Visit www.DrPrem.com for updated presentation and more articles.
  16. 16. Medical Tourism Blues how to cure them? Dr Prem Jagyasi Chartered Marketing Consultant MD & CEO – ExHealth, Dubai HealthCare City, Dubai, UAE Chief Strategy Officer – Medical Tourism Association, USA

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