Newton, MA (PressExposure) January 09, 2008 -- Healthbase.com has been named the Best Website for Accessing International Medical Information for Patients/Consumers by the Consumer Health World Awards.
Boston-based medical tourism provider, Healthbase Online Inc. (http://www.healthbase.com), has been awarded the âBest Website for Accessing International Medical Information for Patients/Consumersâ. The award was given by the Consumer Health World Awards at the Second International Medical Tourism Conference held on December 5, 2007.
The Consumer Health World Awards recognize excellence and advancement in service, products and programs that enhance consumersâ abilities to manage their healthcare expenditures and enhance healthcare quality.
Says Saroja Mohanasundaram, CEO of Healthbase, âWhat sets us apart from others is not only our top-notch medical travel service and partnership with world-class overseas healthcare facilities but also our unique website which empowers consumers with all the information they need to make a well-educated decision when purchasing health care services for themselves or their family.â
The high cost of health care in the US has led many uninsured Americans to seek cheaper alternatives abroad thus giving rise to the trend of medical tourism. Medical tourism offers low-cost high-quality healthcare options to the patient but it involves a lot of planning and research on their part.
âGoing abroad for surgery is not same as walking to your hospital on the next street; there are a number of things that need consideration. From access to transparent information on international healthcare facilities and surgeons to details of surgical procedures, and from timely correspondence with the overseas hospital to booking the medical travel itinerary, consumer demands are multifaceted. Understanding the requirements of medical tourists and implementing that into our informative web portal is what has led us to achieving our mission of providing healthcare beyond boundaries by empowering consumers with information and making high quality healthcare accessible to everyone at affordable prices,â remarks Mohanasundaram.
Careful research and planning are important aspects of medical travel. Healthbase helps by making this easier for the consumer through its award-winning website.