Friday, May 22, 2009

Health Advice

The present world of technological advancement has ensured that people get the best possible
medical care
at the most optimum price and at the earliest possible opportunity. This is most applicable for surgeries be it a medical or a cosmetic one. Indeed telecommunication industry have come forward to ensure that all the medical records of patients reach any corner of the world within a few moments and advice can be taken from the most proficient medical practitioners of the field sitting at your own place.

Equipped with information about all the top medical practitioners and experts
came into the world of World Wide Web as an online medical directory. It provides patients with a platform to discuss their course of treatment with the experts of the field and get necessary advices by arranging free interactive sessions. The patients can browse the site for all available options or compare the costs of a particular surgery at different countries. The site also has details of travel agents and medical insurance agents if required. In a nut shell the site acts as a platform where all sorts of information related to medical tourism are available “under one roof” or in this case within a few clicks.

Now when the patients reach out for medical experts of various countries or medical facilities at different countries the medical professionals also require the details of the patients to analyse or study. This is another facility or service offered by the site. The site maintains an online repository of patient information or medical records which can be accessed from any corner of the world. Patients can simply login at the site and upload their records which would then be accessible by experts at other parts of the world. In fact the site also provides opportunity for even the hospitals to find out potential patients to whom they can offer the best possible treatment. They can also promote their facilities and services for the patients to check out.

One can always check out the site at Global Medical Book
and find out for themselves the gamut of services that they offer.

Medical Tourism

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Travel for Health

Medical Tourism
Medical tourism is gradually becoming an integral part of the travel and tourism industry and thus a highly viable revenue generator. In fact airlines now days also come forward and cooperate in terms of their deals and services when a patient takes a trip to some distant place for a treatment. It is this cooperation between the travel and medical industry which made it possible for medical tourism to reach its present level of popularity and glory. And many countries across the globe have also developed a cordial relationship among each other through the medical tourists or in other words the cross-border patients.

Medical tourism has also enforced the concept of travel for a purpose and purpose does not necessarily mean a business purpose only. Rather something more important than that, because as they say “health is wealth”. Medical tourism has provided the opportunity to choose the best possible medical care without the restraints of any geographical boundaries. This seems to be one of the greatest blessings of the concept of globalisation. It has encouraged the friends and families of the patient to nurture a hope in their mind.

It cannot be denied that all this has become possible because world has become a very small place. And more than that almost every corner of the world has become accessible from any other corner. And this is made possible due to the massive advancement of transportation and communication system. Indeed even a few years back people could not even dream of going to some other place for a medical treatment or for getting an important surgery done.

It goes without saying that every single sphere of life is interlinked and thus each and every industry is related to each other in some way or other. Thus with the development of the concept of global medical tourism all industries related to the concept have grown and expanded like that of the travel industry, the aviation industry, the telecommunication industry and so on and so forth. More and more travel packages have come up to cater to the requirements of the travelling patient and their companions. Travel agents started specializing on or focusing on this particular brand of tourism. Then again the software industry is coming up with new applications which help in keeping patient records in a more user-friendly manner. More and more websites are coming up focusing on offering patients with all services related to medical tourism at one place within just a few clicks.

Indeed medical tourism is gradually developing into a full grown industry in itself.