Beverly Hills, California (PressExposure) March 17, 2009 -- Medical Travel company Global MD, Inc. announces that it will soon be adding HIMA Health in Puerto Rico to the list of treatment destinations available to is clients. It is time to officially add Puerto Rico to the list of treatment destinations that are positioning to attract a growing number of patients who want alternatives to a broken healthcare system. Over the last five years, Americans have been introduced to a new term, medical travel, or medical tourism. Though some consider it heresy that any American would choose to leave the US for medical treatment, others recognize that increasing numbers of Americans are left with no other alternative.
Puerto Rico is particularly well positioned to treat American patients. Importantly, Puerto Rico is part of the US. It is a US territory. Therefore, its medical and legal systems are part of the US systems. That means that Puerto Rico's hospitals are accredited by JCAHO, not the JCI, like other international hospitals competing for US patients. Patients will have access to the US courts in the unlikely event that something goes wrong. Perhaps most importantly, the cost of medical treatment in Puerto Rico is strongly competitive against US prices and even the prices of its Latin American neighbors.
Later this month Puerto Rico's Chamber of Commerce will host the annual Health and Insurance Conference. One of the featured panels at the conference, "Key Factors in Expanding Puerto Ricosâs Medical Tourism Market" will feature executives and policy leaders from the medical travel community. Global MD's Amanda Hayes Kibreab will be a featured panelist and will discuss strategies for Puerto Rico to attract American medical travelers.
As the medical travel industry continues to grow in response to patient demand for treatment options and transparency, Puerto Rico offers the best of both worlds: a lower cost structure for high quality treatment without sacrificing access to the security and systems that US patients are accustomed to.
Global MDâs dedicated care coordinators are ready to serve medical traveler to Latin America. Care Coordinators help patients coordinate with health care providers and help make all of the non-medical arrangements for your journey to better health. To get Global MDâs Guide to Medical Travel, contact Global MD at email@example.com.
Ms. Hayes-Kibreab & Natasha Bellroth co-founded Global MD, Inc. a leading medical travel facilitator headquartered in Southern California, http://www.yourglobalmd.com. Global MD is at the forefront a global trend of offering medical treatment abroad to patients who cannot access desired treatment at home. The Global MD foundersâ industry expertise makes their contributions to these timely issues uniquely valuable.
For additional information about Global MDâs services or about the news that is the subject of this release, contact Amanda Hayes-Kibreab or visit http://www.yourglobalmd.com
About Global MD: Global MD was founded in 2007 out of a desire to provide access to healthcare treatment to those who have been denied access to care at home due to lack of insurance, high costs or the unavailability of physicians. Global MD connects patients with elite international medical institutions & provides up to the minute information & facilitation assistance to complete the continuity of care circle. Individual & institutional healthcare payers seek out Global MD because it provides the highest quality of service & expert case management.