Medical tourism is big business. The patients are there. The doctors and hospitals are there. At Market Image (www.marketimage.com), we use our real-world marketing experience and knowledge of the healthcare industry to inform patients, insurance companies, employers and government market segments about these international facilities
Surrey, British Columbia (PRWEB) December 9, 2008
Medical tourism, the traveling of patients to foreign countries for medical care, has become a growth industry. International consulting firm, Deloitte LLP reports an estimated 750,000 Americans traveled abroad for medical care in 2007. Projections are for this number to reach around 6 million by 2010.
There are many factors that explain the growth and popularity of medical tourism: dramatic cost savings of up to 70%; the opportunity to recuperate in a warm and exotic place; the explosive use of the Internet as a research tool; and online companies that help minimize patient fear by doing the groundwork and connecting patients with reputable, trusted doctors and facilities.
Uninsured or underinsured Americans aren't the only ones catching on to the economic benefits of medical tourism. Insurers and employers are also considering programs that provide coverage for foreign medical care, an indication that medical tourism is becoming a very real and viable option for consumers and businesses alike.
Medical tourism marketing company puts foreign medical facilities in front of patients seeking offshore care
As the borders dissolve in the medical field, more and more medical facilities are wondering how they can tap the potential of medical tourism. Market Image (http://www.marketimage.com), a team of marketing specialists for international hospitals, clinics and healthcare facilities, can help.
"Medical tourism is big business. The patients are there. The doctors and hospitals are there. At Market Image (http://www.marketimage.com), we use our real-world marketing experience and knowledge of the healthcare industry to inform patients, insurance companies, employers and government market segments about these international facilities," says Victor Tiongco, marketing manager of Market Image. "We make sure prospects know that these medical professionals understand the unique needs of foreign patients and they are open for business."
Complete service offering includes new patient service call centre
In response to the growing number of international clients, Market Image has just opened a new dedicated call centre. "Our new patient service centre is staffed with operators who have years of experience in the healthcare industry," says Claudia Todosychuk, call centre manager. One of the many advantages to the service is that patients call a 1-800 number and can speak to a North American operator in a number of different languages. "We have operators who speak English, Filipino/Tagalog, Punjabi and Spanish."
The Market Image team includes a physician, two pharmacists, consulting nurses, medical office assistants, IT specialists, marketers, and SEO experts. Market Image has developed multiple sites, not only for the international pharmaceutical industry but also for medical clinics, bricks and mortar pharmacies and medical tourism sites. The company restricts its clients to those in the global healthcare industry.
For more information, call 1-604-598-4675 or visit http://www.marketimage.com