Patients Beyond Borders Announces Top 10 Cities for Medical Tourists in 2020 Newswise — America’s rising healthcare costs, in tandem with 82 million un- or underinsured medical consumers, have given rise to a startling trend of medical refugees. In 2020, more than two million American patients will travel to another country in search of more affordable medical treatment, up nearly tenfold from around 250,000 medical travelers just a decade ago. Patients Beyond Borders has teamed up with Medical Departures (with nearly 100,000 medical tourism bookings to date) revealing that more than 85% of all medical travel is to a handful of safe, popular metropolitan centers around the globe. This is good news for people who think medical travel is only to far-flung, little-known destinations.
AFFORDABLE CARE ACT SPURS MEDICAL TOURISM TO MEXICO American medical tourism to Mexico is as old as traditional tourism, dating back to approximately the 1950s, according to Josef Woodman, CEO of Patients Beyond Borders. The organization estimated that in 2017, 1.4 million Americans engaged in medical tourism, which can be defined as seeking treatment abroad, often involving a leisure element, typically within a four-hour plane ride from home. Pricey procedures tend to drive these trips: dental work, cosmetic surgery, fertility treatments, and bariatric surgery.
Medical Departures Announce 2018 Global Patient Choice Awards Medical Departures, Inc., the global medical tourism company that puts patients in touch with first-class, overseas medical providers, have today announced their annual Global Patients’ Choice Awards for 2018. Top-rated medical specialists that have performed consistently throughout the year and have received the highest accolades possible from their patients will be presented with an award.
Startups Look to Mainstream Medical Tourism Paul McTaggart began to see the possibilities of the medical tourism business while living in Seattle, where he worked for travel booking site Expedia Group Inc. In 2014 he moved his family first to Mexico and then to Bangkok to start Medical Departures International. McTaggart says the site is seeing 40 percent growth annually. It’s profitable, he says, based on its dental and cosmetic surgery business, and he’s moved into heart care; knee, hip, and joint replacements; and cancer treatments. “Health care is opaque and basically an oligopoly,” he says. “It’s the consumer who’s unfortunately the one who has to pay a huge premium for this.”
Chinese women seek fertility treatment overseas Factors pushing them to seek IVF treatment abroad include the relaxation of China's family planning policy, a lack of sufficient fertility options and long waiting lists at treatment centres in China, even as more women decide to start their families later.
More Chinese seek IVF abroad Paul McTaggart, CEO of Bangkok-based healthcare consultancy Medical Departures, told China Daily that "excess demand for IVF treatment, limited clinics available and months in waiting for consultation appointments" are among the factors driving Chinese women to seek programs abroad.
Patients should stop using e-cigarettes before plastic surgery, experts conclude Cigarette smokers are at increased risk of complications after plastic surgery. Could e-cigarette users face a similar risk? Evidence and recommendations related to e-cigarette use by plastic surgery patients are discussed in a special topic paper in the December issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
คุยกับ Paul McTaggart CEO แห่ง Medical Departures กับการมาทำ Startup ด้าน Healthcare ในประเทศไทย Startup ที่เรามองว่ามีความใกล้ตัวสุดๆ ก็คงจะเป็นด้านการแพทย์หรือ Healthecare ซึ่งตอนนี้มีผู้ให้บริการเพื่อมาตอบสนองความต้องการของมนุษย์เพิ่มมากขึ้นเรื่อยๆ โดยเฉพาะการเป็นผู้ช่วยในการให้บริการระหว่างสถานพยาบาลและคนไข้ วันนี้เรามีโอกาสคุยกับ 1 ผู้ให้บริการในเรื่องนี้ที่เปิดบริษัทในเมืองไทยในนาม Medical Departures โดยคุณ Paul Mactaggart
Dental Departures Recognizes the World's Best Dental Clinics With 2016 Global Patients' Choice Awards Dental Departures (part of Medical Departures Inc.), one of the leading online dental booking websites today announced the winners of the 2016 Global Patients' Choice Awards. The Global Patients' Choice Awards are given to outstanding dental clinics that have received praise and recognition in reviews by Dental Departures patients. Winners of the award range from one dental chair boutique clinics, to 7 storey clinics facilitating 30 treatment rooms, onsite lab & pharmacy.
医疗旅行平台Medical Departures 融资250 万美元 医疗旅行平台Medical Departures宣布完成 250 万美元的 A 轮融资,以发展医疗旅游,新加坡风投 DigitalMedia Partners (DMP) 领投。
オプトグループのOPT SEA、医療施設予約プラットフォームMedical Departuresと資本提携 オプトグループのOPT SEA Pte.,Ltd(本社:シンガポール、取締役CEO:岩切 隆吉、以下OPT SEA)は、 医療施設予約プラットフォームMedicaldepartures.comを運営するMedical Departures Inc.(本社:シンガポール、Co-Founder/CEO:Paul McTaggart、以下Medical Departures社)に出資致しました。
オプトグループのOPT SEA、医療施設予約プラットフォームMedical Departuresと資本提携 オプトグループのOPT SEA Pte.,Ltd(本社:シンガポール、取締役CEO:岩切 隆吉、以下OPT SEA)は、 医療施設予約プラットフォームMedicaldepartures.comを運営するMedical Departures Inc.(本社:シンガポール、Co-Founder/CEO:Paul McTaggart、以下Medical Departures社)に出資致しました。
Thailand: Digital Media Partners leads $2.5m series A funding in Medical Departures Bangkok-headquartered medical service marketplace Medical Departures has landed a $2.5 million series A investment from a consortium of investors led by Singapore based venture capital fund Digital Media Partners.
Thailand’s Medical Departures raises US$2.5mil Series A BANGKOK-based medical tourism portal Medical Departures has secured US$2.5 million in Series A funds. Singapore venture fund DMP led the round, with participation from Germany’s Hubert Burda Media and Japan’s CyberAgent Ventures and OPT SEA advertising agency.
Medical Departures ได้รับเงินทุน Series A 2.5 ล้านเหรียญสหรัฐ เตรียมขยายบริการให้กว้างขวางมากขึ้น Medical Departures – Startup สาย Healthcare Tech ที่ให้บริการค้นหา, เปรียบเทียบและนัดหมายแพทย์ผ่านระบบออนไลน์ทั่วโลก ได้รับเงินทุนสนับสนุน Series A 2.5 ล้านเหรียญสหรัฐ โดยรอบนี้มีผู้ร่วมลงทุนเป็น VC 4 เจ้าจากสิงคโปร์ นำโดย DMP ร่วมกับ Hubert Burda Media, CyberAgent Ventures และ OPT SEA เตรียมนำเงินทุนนี้ไปขยายบริการยังประเทศอื่นๆ เพิ่มมากขึ้น