Israel Medical Tourism

Despite its meek size and a population below 8 million, Israel is big on innovation and technology, its medical tourism industry too, is gaining momentum growing in demand:

According to the Medical Tourism Index, Israel ranked third for medical tourism in 2014. In 2013, the World Health Organization (WHO) ranked Israel with the seventh highest life expectancy in the world, thanks to its excellence in healthcare and medical devices. It is also a nation with the highest number per capita of engineers and scientists and a booming life sciences industry, patients can expect advanced medical treatment.

The majority of Israeli doctors have trained overseas in the US or other prestigious institutions, many of which excel, completing further qualifications making them leaders in their respective field. Israel’s high specialist-patient ratio, as well as its 700 general hospitals and medical institutions make it advanced and at the forefront of healthcare. Patients travel from Eastern Europe, Cyprus, US and African countries to Israel; communication between the patient and specialist is effortless, English is widely spoken across Israel –for other languages, a translator is available.

Furthermore, Israeli hospitals continue to invest in the latest medical equipment (some of which were developed in Israel), and its top quality medical facilities perfect the high level of healthcare that a patient receives. Complex treatments and procedures unavailable in other countries are more accessible in Israel and at competitive prices.

Israel is world leading in IVF treatment, even dubbed by some as the “world capital of IVF” – over 4% of babies are born annually to Israeli women who underwent assisted reproductive technology (ART). IVF treatment is far more affordable in Israel than the US – patients can save up to 70% in costs. More importantly, Israel has one of the highest IVF success rates in the world. Other areas of medicine that Israel has a high reputation in include oncology, bone marrow transplants and heart surgery (especially bypass surgery).

Post-treatment patients can recover in an idyllic and multicultural setting, either enjoying the Mediterranean coastline, the healing benefits of the Dead Sea or visit one of its many stunning national reserve parks – not to mention the buzzing cultural and culinary delights Israel has to offer. Additionally, patients can choose to visit Christian, Jewish or Muslim religious sites across the country. Traveling to Israel directly using major airline carriers from major cities across Europe and the US is hassle-free, the majority of medical tourism agencies (or international departments of hospitals) assist with Visa arrangements, making the process a lot smoother and more convenient for the patient.

While the cost of medical procedures in Israel may be higher than that of Asian countries, patients can still save 50% of the cost of treatment than what they would pay in the US, for example. There is no compromise on the quality of treatment and each patient’s case is treated individually using innovative methods, some of which are exclusive to Israel.

Jordan’s Medical Tourism

Ranked first in the Middle East and fifth in the world, Jordan is on the fast track to the top in the field of healthcare. Medical tourism in Jordan has received heavy investments for hospitals and staff.

Why Jordan as a Medical Tourism Destination?

Apart from the extremely attractive costs, which come to as low as 10 ~ 30 % of US costs, Jordan is one of the few countries, which due to their great diplomatic relations with other countries, allows for convenient travel. In fact, most nationalities do not even require a visa, or have access to visa-on-arrival facilities.
Also, the high quality standards in healthcare in Jordan, vouched for by the numerous international and domestic accreditations most hospitals have earned, ensure that visitors get only the best. Jordan has its own healthcare accreditation council in place, which is itself accredited by the Is Qua, ensuring that healthcare in the country meets international standards.
Medical tourism in Jordan has seen an increase over the years, mainly due to high level of expertise provided by hospitals in the country. Apart from state of the art technology, a number of doctors in the leading hospitals in Jordan are certified by the American board or UK fellowship. Also, numerous measures have been taken to ensure there is no language barrier for visiting patients, with most hospitals training staff in English, Arabic as well as Russian.
Some of the most popular treatments include cosmetic surgery, neurological surgery, orthopedics, organ transplants and many others.
Of course, patients always have the option of taking some time off to visit some of the famous religious destinations in the country. Particularly revered by Christian and Muslim faiths, some popular destinations include Mount Nebo, where Moses is believed to have gone to view the Promised Land, River Jordan, where Jesus Christ was baptized and Madaba Map.

Poland’s Medical Tourism

Vacationer’s don’t just come to Poland for the magnificent sights and delectable food. Tourists are starting to discover what top European doctors have known for centuries: Poland’s magical combination of natural resources and geography make it the ideal escape for renewal and healing. As medical technology has evolved, a booming medical tourism industry has emerged in Poland as the country’s numerous medical facilities and high standards of care attract people seeking treatments of all types from around the world. Travelers who want improve their appearance, address health concerns, or just enjoy some spiritual renewal will find that Poland provides the perfect setting and qualified personnel to make it happen.

What lures many people to undergo treatment in Poland is the fact that they can book an enjoyable vacation, have their medical or cosmetic procedures done, and still have money left over compared to what they would have spent on the same procedures in their own country. Poland offers all of the things that travelers look for in a medical tourism destination such as low prices, professionalism, a high level of English, and plenty to see and do, while also providing some things other locations can’t always promise, such as a regulated industry and plenty of fresh air and natural beauty. In many cases, recovery takes place in a resort-like setting rather than a cold, dreary hospital. There is also plenty to enjoy in the way of traditional tourist sites in Poland’s charming cities and countryside before or after the procedure.
Some of the countries people travel to for inexpensive medical procedures are not well-equipped for the influx of visitors they receive, whereas Poland already has a well-established infrastructure for travelers. Poland is centrally located and easy to reach, with plenty of direct flights available from the United States and Europe. People seeking medical treatment bargains don’t have to deal with questionable accommodations and doctors in dangerous third world countries; the same low prices can be found in Poland in a safe, clean, and modern setting.

Another big draw is the fact that patients can get the treatments they need quickly. Many patients turn to Poland after being told in their own country that they will have to wait months or even years for their operations. Some of the most popular medical procedures among tourists to Poland are cosmetic dentistry, plastic surgery, eye surgery, infertility treatment, knee or hip replacement, and other surgical procedures.

What is it about Poland that makes it such a great place for spas? The country has been blessed with a number of natural resources that are quite useful for natural healing. From the mineral springs and clean air to the salt caves, therapeutic mud, and geothermal water, it almost seems like the land was created specifically with healing in mind. These resources have attracted some of the world’s leading experts in natural healing and spa treatments. This has resulted in the establishment of dozens of health resorts and sanatoriums throughout Poland that offer guests medically supervised spa treatments and lush accommodations in relaxing settings that are ideal for recharging. Poland’s official travel website at poland.travel offers a wealth of information about health and beauty tourism in Poland, including a helpful brochure that looks into the nation’s spas in depth.

The medical tourism industry in Poland is thriving and the sheer number of reputable options available to those seeking treatment or simply a retreat means that travelers are spoiled for choice. Poland is an affordable and delightful place to make over your body or your mind, full of treasures for tourists and patients alike.

Tie up between airline and hospitals

One of the strategy to boost medical tourism is to do tie up between airline company and hospitals wherein the airline will offer special fares to the medical tourist from specific locations to the destination country,For eg-One hospital chain in India tied up with airline company from dubai.This company would offer special discounts to the medical tourist.There are many examples of this kind.A Medical tourist before planning this should have informations like this to save his or her money.

Role of Medical Tourism facilitators

For a hospital to be successful and to get medical tourist,should have tie up with medical tourism facilitators from the target country.More the tie ups more are the chances for success.A local medical tourism facilitator will arrange everything right from the travel arrangements to the timely departure of the patient for a foreign country.The hospital should look for atleast 5 to 10 reputed facilitators.if your hospital is JCI or NABH(if its India) or some other national accreditions varies from country to country then chances of tieing up with the reputed medical tourism is more.

Medical Tourism continues to flourish in Malaysia

Malaysia’s health tourism sector continues to grow, as the country welcomed more than 850,000 medical tourists last year and generated a revenue of more than RM900 million, said the Health Ministry. Its minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said this year, the government is targetting a revenue of RM 1.3 billion in this sector. “Medical tourism had been on the rise over the years, generating more than RM900 million last year as compared to RM777 million in 2014. “This was the revenue generated from hospitals alone. We have yet to include additional expenses by medical tourists, such as hotel and michellenous expenses,” he said in a press conference here today after officiating the Healthcare Forum 2016 themed Globalising Malaysian Healthcare: Challenges & Opportunities. Dr Subramaniam said there was an influx of patients seeking treatment at Malaysia’s public and private medical centres from Bangladesh, China, Indonesia and from countries in the Middle East and Africa, which greatly contributes to the economy. “Thailand and Singapore have very strong health tourism. We don’t want to lose out. Malaysia is slowly becoming a centre for health tourism. “Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council is playing a proactive role in promoting Malaysia as a tourism,” he added.