Medical tourism webinar: Implications for the medical device industry

On Tuesday, February 26, 2008 from 2-3 pm EST, my colleague John Seus and I will be leading a webinar entitled Medical Tourism- Risk and Opportunity Assessment for the Medical Device Industry. If you’d like to attend, register here.

In the fall we issued a white paper about medical tourism, including background on the industry, a set of predictions, and the implications of medical tourism for various parts of the US health care industry. On this call we’ll look at how those predictions are panning out (so far our track record is pretty good) and will dig into some issues of particular interest to the medical device industry.

February 18, 2008

4 thoughts on “Medical tourism webinar: Implications for the medical device industry”

  1. As corporate healthcare benefits have continued to soar, IndUShealth has created a global healthcare solution that can generate immediate hard-dollar savings, and is also easy to implement. Because the first question is typically, “how much can I save?” IndUShealth has created a Global Healthcare Option Calculator that allows corporate benefit managers to obtain estimates of potential savings. See http://www.indushealth.com/corpsavcalc.htm

    Offering a Global Healthcare Option to subscribers has also been demonstrated to lower the annual cost increases faced by employers located in certain communities, especially those with fewer competitive local offerings. IndUShealth programs have also begun to result in a reduction in stop-loss insurance claims, thereby reducing premium increases associated with their annual policy renewal. It is estimated that within two to three years of launching their IndUShealth Global Healthcare Option programs, these two forms of additional savings related to access to care in their local communities rival in magnitude to the hard-dollar savings achieved by those plan participants who elect to travel overseas for care.

  2. This is definately an area of growth. The summary of this report on Asian region (www.piribo.com/publications/healthcare_market/asian_medical_tourism_analysis.html)
    says that more than 2.9 Million patients visited Thailand, India, Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines for medical tourism in 2007.

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