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Herman Trend Alert: Reverse Medical Tourism
Joyce L. Gioia, CMC, CSP --  The Herman Group Joyce L. Gioia, CMC, CSP -- The Herman Group
Austin , TX
Wednesday, September 07, 2016


The Herman Trend Alert

September 7, 2016

We have covered medical tourism on a number of occasions where patients from the United States have traveled to a number of countries, including Mexico, Singapore, and India. In fact, in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel movie, Dame Maggie Smith's character, Muriel Donnelley, goes to India to have a hip replacement, because she could get the operation months sooner there than in the United Kingdom.

US healthcare's reputation is unparalleled

For wealthy people all over the world who can afford to go anywhere for medical care, they want to come to the US---the country with the reputation for being on the leading edge of medical innovation. Now, a relatively new organization VoyagerMed matches patients with the appropriate healthcare professionals exclusively located in the US.

An online marketplace for reverse medical tourism

Based in New York City, VoyagerMed addresses the growing market for medical travel to the US, now about USD$5Billion. A leading innovator in the medical tourism space, the company's online marketplace supplements Anthony Girand's (the co-founder's) network of specialists, through an aggregated online listing of doctors who currently specialize in the needs of traveling patients.

Plans to help US companies as well

Plans are in the works to expand the model to include US companies seeking to save on healthcare by using a medical tourism option for selected procedures such as a knee replacement or a spinal fusion.

VoyagerMed First Medical Innovation Summit scheduled

September 22 to 24, 2016 VoyagerMed will bring together leading medical specialists, from some of the most prestigious US medical centers, to present and discuss the latest advancements and treatments available in a variety of medical fields. The primary goal of the summit is to foster an open dialogue between doctors and members of the United Nations Diplomatic Community to discuss new approaches in health and the direct delivery of these innovations.

Another great example of disintermediation

VoyagerMed's platform is another shining example of "disintermediation", the process of using technology to connect people with goods and services with online platforms. Not only do we believe that VoyagerMed will thrive and add more specialties, but we also expect to see more online platforms of this nature to link people will additional goods and services they seek.

For more information on VoyagerMed's Medical Innovation Summit where Steve Krein of Start Up Health will talk about how his organization, through supporting Moonshots, is creating a global community of healthcare transformers, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/voyagermed-medical-innovation-summit-2016-sept-22-24th-tickets-21096203312.


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Joyce L. Gioia, CMC, CSP
Certified Speaking Professional and Management Consultant
The Herman Group
Austin, TX