These moderated forums put competition aside to encourage attendees to work together towards common goals, interests and deal as a collaborative group on common obstacles and problems that slow or hinder growth of the industry. Organizations entering this industry or existing ones, don’t need to step into the same pitfalls and make the same mistakes as others before them. This year’s forums will include:
Peru’s President Kuczynski said the US does not invest much time in Latin America because it is “like a good dog that is sleeping…” With Trump’s revamp of the healthcare reform law uncertain, more employers seek creative solutions for their healthcare needs and healthcare providers are waking up. Domestic medical travel and direct contracting between US health centers and employers are on the rise while global centers of excellence slip quickly through the door to access the self-funded employee pool in the US. This session highlights the changing paradigm in health insurance coverage available to employers and how providers bring new opportunity in the marketplace through direct contracting and medical travel.
From Botox to brain surgery, the wants and needs of a traveling patient rely on the first message you make at the very first stop on your website. Digital marketing and on-demand telehealth services are changing the way medical tourism and wellness travel facilitators do their business with word of mouth referral and client rolodexes on the decline. New opportunities to define medical networks through evidenced based excellence are being realized while wellness travel offerings driving lifestyle change is taking flight. This session outlines the Next Generation of medical and wellness travel facilitation services that aim to please the health and wellness seeker. Standards offer a sustainable business model that not only improves patient lead conversion, but expands word of mouth referral exponentially through the customer experiences you provide.
The fact is, that there are no regulations surrounding medical tourism and very few legislative initiatives or international funding options to develop a destination as a health tourism destination. The EU has provided funding to several destinations for marketing and business development, yet the efforts seem less than sustainable for an emerging market against more prominent medical destinations. This session explores the various international funding sources for competitiveness projects and what type of collaboration might produce greater results and access to medical destination dollars.
The speed of change is at an all time high. Leaders in large companies, new healthcare startups, and small businesses now must continually validate their market assumptions and retool their market fit.
As the number of innovative and disruptive health technologies in medical tourism seems to compound year over year, many domain experts and ambitious leaders are competing to stay ahead and expand market size.
Unfortunately, many medical tourism leaders spend precious capital and time without an understanding of key fundamentals necessary to minimize risk and avoid pitfalls associated with launching a new enterprise, enlisting supporters, and funding their strategy.
In this informative discussion, medical travel and global healthcare attendees will learn insights to increase the credibility and probability of raising support/funds for a new enterprise, growth strategy, or business unit.
This session will cover the medical tourism investor mindset and medical tourism strategies to stand out and quickly gain support/funds. Including: mastering the pitch, validating assumptions and entwining evidence to legitimize your growth strategy/use of proceeds, establishing key revenue streams, quantifying your business and market opportunity, and communicating your market landscape.
Learn first-hand from seasoned business people how to generate excitement for the feasibility, scalability, and sellability of your strategy.
We continue to operate in a time of exponential and rapid rates of change. Leaders in large companies, new tech healthcare startups, and small medical tourism businesses traditionally have endured a hit-or-miss proposition and significant risk while launching new initiatives. But recently, a new process has emerged to improve outcomes and navigate new solutions in a changing landscape.
Evidence-based entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship in medical tourism favors experimentation overelaborate planning, customer feedback over intuition, and iterative design over traditional “big design up front” development.
In this informative discussion, medical travel attendees will learn first-hand concepts like: minimum viable product, customer segmentation and discovery, the importance of identifying and testing assumptions, and more.
Evidence-based change leadership practices can be used for launching a new medical tourism company, customer segment or division. All companies should understand how to minimize risk and gain empathy from their potential customers to uncover where their differentiation alleviates the biggest pain and the best strategy for connecting and converting customers.
Learn first-hand to deliver impact and refine innovations to solve the right problems. It could be the difference between building something that doesn’t meet marketplace needs or providing a solution that resonates and fits perfectly within the marketplace.
It’s been a decade since the first complications insurance set foot on the medical tourism stage and yet it seems there is no global recognition of its importance. Policies may or may not include “return home” care coverage and patient seems unaware of how to access these policies. Industry experts and Insurers take the stage to discuss the crossroads between policy and proliferation with the goal to bring greater understanding of the concerns that inhibit global acceptance of these policies. This session will set the stage for a Think Tank that follows to explore how the evolution of these complications policies may be the key to unlock greater patient mobility while protecting the traveling patient who may suffer without them.
The traveling patient is not your typical local patient. Patient screening, pre- and post-operative protocols are only the beginning in developing an international or traveling patient program. Learn the best practices needed for managing risk and the patient experience at the same time through the expertise of big brands and specialized ambulatory centers how to build and manage a program with the least about of risk merely by improving your business model. This session will address the concerns of employers seeking to contract directly with healthcare providers and offer solutions that bring together the supply and demand in a way that makes sense to the employee.
We see them come and we see them go. Medical tourism projects struggle to catch the attention (and the dollars) of venture capital firms that seem to only be interested in technology. Designed as a prelude to the “Shark Tank” offered later in the congress, this fireside chat brings healthcare and tourism investors together with medical tourism and wellness travel project developers to discuss the ins and outs of conceptualizing, funding and executing medical destination projects that attract their interest.