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From the Editor

From the Editor: This week in Medical Travel Today, Laura Carabello

News in Review

U.S. Lags Behind Other Developed Countries in Healthcare Affordability

Maharashtra Aims to Become Top Medical Tourism Destination

IMC Puts the Spotlight on ‘Medical Tourism'

India's Earnings from Medical Tourism Could Exceed US $8 Billion by 2020: Dr. Prathap Reddy

Thailand to Promote 10 Year Visa for Medical Tourism

Spotlight Interview

Sherene Azli, chief executive officer, Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council

Industry News

10 Questions You Should Ask your Doctor when Considering Traveling Abroad

About ClinicHunter.com - A New Leader in the Medical Travel Market

Asian Medical Tourism 2016

Global Health Leader Program Focuses on HIT, Care Delivery

Help Save a Life and Support MatchingDonors


Upcoming Events

7th International TEMOS Conference

Health in Greece Convention

Pan-African Health Tourism Congress

Medical Fair India 2016

Indonesia Health, Medical Treatment and Tourism Expo

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Volume 9, Issue 5

Dear Colleagues:

This week, I had the pleasure of speaking with Sherene Azli, chief executive officer, Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC).

Azli asserts that while Malaysia is a premier medical travel destination for a number of reasons, many individuals choose Malaysia simply because it provides easy access to high-quality, low cost care.

Medical travelers from Indonesia, Bangladesh, India, Indochina, the Middle East, Australia, China and Japan commonly travel to Malaysia for oncology, IVF, orthopedics, dentistry, cosmetic surgery and cardiac care.

That being said, health and wellness facilities are also quickly emerging in Malaysia and attracting a number of medical travelers.

Additionally, the MHTC has developed a partnership with Malaysia Airlines to promote medical travel to Malaysia. Read on to learn more!

We're starting to hear from many hospitals, independent surgi-centers and provider groups that want to be better positioned to serve self-funded employers offering medical/surgical travel options.  If you have a good story to tell us, please be in touch!  We want to boost opportunities for Centers of Excellence nationwide. 

Tell us:

What distinguishes your service offering in terms of cost, patient experience and satisfaction, outcomes, or other quality indicators. 

Send us your descriptor, including photos or charts, and we will evaluate for publication in this newsletter.

Please be in touch and let me know how you are surviving and thriving in this emerging marketplace. 

Laura Carabello
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Medical Travel Today



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Sherene Azli, chief executive officer, Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council

About Sherene Azli
Sherene Azli spearheads the Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC), an agency under the Ministry of Health Malaysia as its Chief Executive Officer. She has been entrusted with the task of leading the agency in its mission to coordinate and facilitate the development of healthcare travel within the country, to promote global awareness of the Malaysian healthcare industry, and to position Malaysia as the "preferred destination for world-class healthcare services." Starting her career as a Research Manager with the Irish Telecommunications Investment plc, Dublin, Sherene returned to Malaysia to embark on what would become her 16-year service with Telekom Malaysia (TM), rising through the ranks to her appointment as Vice President of Group Marketing in February 2009, then subsequently as the Vice President of Strategy and Business Development.

Sherene moved on and served as the General Manager of the Malaysian Diaspora Outreach unit with Talent Corporation Malaysia (TalentCorp) where she played an instrumental role in building strategies and fronting engagements with Malaysian students and professionals abroad, in a bid to build a global network of Malaysian talent. She is an ardent believer in the power of developing human capital and the value of building relationships and networks, and carries these ideals with her into her current role.

Sherene's vast experience in marketing, strategy and business development have been invaluable in her current task of steering MHTC to achieving its goals, and to position Malaysia Healthcare as "top of mind" in healthcare travel. The global exposure she brings with her also lends itself to strengthening our global networking platform, enhancing Malaysia Healthcare's presence and visibility in the international arena.

Sherene holds a Master's in Business Administration from the University of Durham (United Kingdom) and a Bachelor of Business Studies (Hons) in Accounting & Finance from the University of Limerick (Republic of Ireland).

About Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council
The Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC) was established in 2005 under the Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH), bringing together the nation's dual heritage of hospitality and medical innovation to ultimately promote and position Malaysia as a choice destination for world-class healthcare services.

In a bid to step up the country's promotional endeavors, MOH subsequently took the initiative to brand its healthcare tourism, which led to the launching of the Malaysia Healthcare logo and "Quality Care for Your Peace of Mind" tagline in June 2009.

Today, the purpose of MHTC is to streamline healthcare travel service providers and industry players in both private and government sectors so as to drive the healthcare tourism industry to greater heights.

Medical Travel Today (MTT): Give the readers some background on the Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council.

Sherene Azli (SA): The Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC), established in 2009, is a government agency tasked to raise Malaysia's profile as the globally-preferred destination for quality healthcare services. MHTC is also the coordinating authority for the healthcare travel industry in the country, with the mandate to facilitate its growth and strategic development.

As such, apart from promoting Malaysia healthcare abroad, MHTC also works closely with various industry players and stakeholders in the public and private sphere, domestically and abroad, to increase the efficiency of the healthcare travel value chain into Malaysia, and to enhance the accessibility of Malaysian healthcare services to health seekers around the world.

MTT: What makes Malaysia the ideal place for patients to seek care?

SA: Malaysia healthcare is attractive for many reasons, but it ultimately boils down to three key factors: world-class quality healthcare, ease of accessibility and competitive affordability.

Healthcare providers in Malaysia are of outstanding quality and are equipped with state-of-the-art medical technology. Malaysian health professionals are highly qualified, receiving training in renowned institutions in the UK, U.S., Australia, Europe and Malaysia.

Many of our private hospitals possess international accreditation from bodies such as the Joint Commission International (JCI), International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQua), and the Malaysian Society for Quality in Health (MSQH), and have won multiple awards in many international healthcare travel awards and listings.

Accessibility is another huge factor in Malaysia healthcare's favor, where patients can have real-time access to healthcare treatments and specialists of their choice. Securing appointments are fairly immediate and patients receive thorough consultations and end-to-end care.

Most significantly, healthcare in Malaysia is highly affordable and competitive, globally and regionally.

Treatments in cardiology and orthopedics, for example, are anywhere from 40-80 percent lower than the same treatments in the U.S. or UK, and this is by no means reflective of the quality of treatments dispensed. Rather, the costs of healthcare are kept hugely affordable and reasonable thanks to the regulations imposed on treatment fees and prices on medicines by the Ministry of Health Malaysia.

In addition, English is widely spoken in Malaysia, alongside many other common Asian languages (e.g. Malay, Mandarin, Cantonese, Hindi), which contributes to the comfort of communication with medical personnel.

The warm Malaysian hospitality and our wonderful melting pot of culture and cuisines make us famous as a travel destination in itself, and are also factors not to be underestimated. These qualities go a long way towards making international patients' health journeys here comfortable and enjoyable.

To showcase the country's healthcare travel advantages, MHTC is currently running the "Malaysia Loves You" campaign that strives to highlight the Malaysia healthcare experience which, apart from offering high quality and high value healthcare services, also embraces the world-famous Malaysian hospitality as a core proposition.

The campaign includes an online contest, where participants stand to win a five day, four night stay for two at a luxurious health and wellness resort in Malaysia's historical city of Malacca. Details of the contest may be found at http://mylovesyou.com/.

MTT: What medical procedures do patients commonly travel to Malaysia for?

SA: Popular treatments sought by health travelers are in cardiology, oncology, IVF, orthopedics, dentistry and cosmetic surgery, with the bulk of travelers arriving from Indonesia, Bangladesh, India, Indochina, the Middle East, Australia, China and Japan.

Of particular note are Malaysian hospitals' successes in the fields of cardiology and IVF. The country's leading cardiothoracic center, the National Heart Institute (more famously known as "IJN" for Institute Jantung Negara), is renowned for its many "firsts" in Asia, and occasionally the world, especially in the field of pediatric cardiothoracic treatments and procedures. The hospital does consultation and surgeries in partnerships and CSR programs with hospitals in foreign countries (primarily in ASEAN and other Asian countries), to treat cases of newborns and infants with difficult or rare congenital heart diseases.

The success of Tropicana Medical Centre in its IVF program is also noteworthy. The hospital's Fertility Center posts an average success rate of 66 percent against the global success rate of 50 percent.

Collectively, Malaysia's premier fertility centers see many patients from the UK, Middle East, India and China for their IVF and fertility programs, helping thousands of health travelers around the world achieve their dreams of growing their families.

Malaysia's elite private hospitals have also established individual Centers of Excellence (CoE) that focus on the research and extensive care of niche treatments in a variety of specialties, such as oncology, cancer-related breast care, women's wellness, cardiology, gastroenterology, neurology, ophthalmology, and more.

The COE's represent the hospitals' dedication and commitment towards advancing their knowledge and dispensation of the most advanced care in their respective fields, which provides a great deal of confidence to health travelers over Malaysia's healthcare offerings.

MTT: Can you tell us about the partnership between MHTC and Malaysia Airlines?

SA: MHTC and Malaysia Airlines signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to signify the intended collaborative efforts in positioning Malaysia as a premier destination for healthcare tourism, regionally and globally.

Among others, this partnership will translate into the joint marketing of Malaysia healthcare in focus markets, and will include a structure for preferred airfares for international patients traveling to Malaysia for healthcare. Malaysia Airlines' comprehensive global network will go a long way towards increasing connectivity and access of health travelers to health services in Malaysia.

MTT: What rates will Malaysia Airlines be offering patients looking to travel to Malaysia for medical treatment?

SA: The details of the airfare structure are currently still being developed, and rates will depend on the individual markets.

However, the partnership with Malaysia Airlines extends beyond preferred airfares, and encompasses shared promotions and marketing, particularly in focus markets.

MTT: At this point, is there anything else you would like to share with the readers?

SA: Apart from conventional treatments, another aspect of healthcare that is coming to the fore is the health and wellness industry. Health and wellness resorts and institutions offer less intensive healthcare treatments, and often combine low-impact Western treatments with alternative therapies, such as Ayurveda, Traditional Complementary Medicine (TCM) and homeopathic remedies in their wellness programs.

Malaysian health and wellness facilities are fast becoming popular among health travelers seeking preventive, rejuvenation and detox therapies.

As a whole, the healthcare tourism industry in Malaysia is well regulated with private healthcare acts, and receives solid government support. As such, health travelers are ensured of the highest standards in safety and quality in Malaysian healthcare services.

Some of the awards and accolades gained by Malaysia Healthcare and Malaysian private hospitals in 2015 are:

International Medical Travel Journal Travel Awards 2016

  • Health and Medical Tourism: Destination of the Year, Malaysia
  • International Hospital, Sunway Medical Centre
  • International Hospital - Highly Commended, Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur
  • Medical Travel Agency of the Year - Highly Commended, Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC)
  • International Fertility Clinic, TMC Fertility Centre
  • Best Quality Initiative - Highly Commended, Imperial Dental Specialist Centre
  • Best Marketing Initiative, Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur

For full details of award winners, visit: http://awards.imtj.com/results/

2016 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Travel Council of the Year - Medical Tourism: Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC)

International Living's Annual Global Retirement Index

  • Best Country in the World for Healthcare 2015 - 2016
  • Third Best Country in the World for Healthcare 2014

8th Annual World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress

  • 2015 Public Private Partnership Medical Travel Destination of the Year Award

International Medical Travel Journal (Medical Travel Awards 2015)

  • Malaysia Healthcare - Medical Travel Destination of the Year 2015
  • Excellence in Customer Service - Gleneagles Hospital, Kuala Lumpur
  • Best Quality Initiative of the Year - Imperial Dental Specialist Centre
  • Best Travel Website of the Year - Ramsay Sime Darby Healthcare
  • International Cosmetic Surgery Clinic of the Year - Beverly Wilshire Medical Centre
  • International Dental Clinic of the Year - Imperial Dental Specialist Centre

2015 MasterCard-CrescentRating Global Muslim Travel Index

  • Top Country for Muslim Travel

Reader's Digest Asia Gold Trusted Brand Award 2015 (Private Healthcare Category)

  • KPJ Healthcare
  • Ramsay Sime Darby Health Care
  • Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur

Frost & Sullivan's Malaysia Excellence Awards 2015

  • KPJ Healthcare for Hospital of the Year

World's Best Hospital for Medical Tourists by Medical Travel Quality Alliance (MTQUA) 2013-2014

  • Prince Court Medical Centre

Nomad Capitalist's "Five Best Countries for Medical Tourism" 2014

Industry News

10 Questions You Should Ask your Doctor when Considering Traveling Abroad

Placidway.com-The world is a smaller place now, especially because some of the most expensive treatments in the USA, Canada, or Europe are now available at a fraction of the actual cost in specific countries across the world. As a result, more and more people are traveling to a foreign country to benefit from "low cost and high quality" medical treatments for a variety of diseases and condition.

Whether you are visiting Los Algodones, Mexico for dental treatment, or opting for an anti-aging treatment in Kiev, Ukraine, consulting your doctor prior to travel is a must. More often than not, patients are confused about what they should ask their doctor and hence, we have put together a list of 10 questions you should ask your doctor when considering traveling abroad.

Do I need to share or carry my medical history?

This is an important area because some medical conditions have connections with your immediate past, like Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) can be caused due to high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes. Your medical history will reveal if you are taking or have taken medications in the past for specific health issues that may have led to your current medical condition. Your medical history is something that you need to share with your doctor. Your medical history may also reveal the medications you are allergic too, which will be decisive for a doctor when prescribing post treatment medication.

Do I need to choose a specific treatment plan for my medical condition?

The treatment plan varies according to the type and severity of a medical condition. Sometimes, a specific medical condition can be treated using multiple procedures and in such a scenario, you will need to choose a medical procedure that you are most comfortable with. As an example, let's look at dental implants. Whether you require all-on-4 or implants of the upper or lower jaw, the treatment procedure can involve Endosteal implants or Subperiosteal implants. Hence, it is extremely important to discuss your medical condition and the proper treatment in advance with your doctor.

How do I know a specific treatment is right for my medical condition?

Some medical conditions have multiple treatment procedures while others have single or specific procedures. Looking at the above example of dental treatments like Endosteal implants or Subperiosteal implants, it is important to identify what they are. Endosteal implants are normally attached directly to the bone, while Subperiosteal implants are a type of metal framework that is attached to the jawbone underneath the gum tissue. This information can be provided by your dentist or doctor and you can also conduct a little bit of research over the internet to find details regarding the procedures.

Will there be any diagnostic tests prior to a treatment?

A person suffering from the common flu has to go through a diagnostic test to determine the cause, like viral or bacterial. Yes, a diagnostic test is mandatory prior to any treatment. An accurate diagnosis of the medical condition, stage of medical condition, and cause will help in determining the right treatment plan. It is important that the clinic or hospital you are planning to visit has state of the art equipment and laboratory to run required diagnostic tests.

Who conducts the diagnostic tests?

The diagnostic tests are normally conducted by lab technicians, junior doctors, nurses, and medical assistants. It is always important to check the credentials and experience of professionals conducting the tests. This is another important area apart from advanced equipment because a small mistake in a diagnostic test may lead to non-treatment or incorrect treatment of a medical condition.

What if a particular treatment doesn't suit me?

It is true that sometimes a specific treatment, however perfect it may be, might not suit you. You might show allergic reaction or other similar symptoms. This is an important area and you should ideally go with a doctor or clinic that offers you other options or who offer tailor treatments based on the medical diagnosis. Willingness to provide alternative medical treatments is important.

What kind of during and post treatment care can I expect?

Proper care is essential prior to and after any type of medical treatment procedure whether it is something as simple as hair transplant procedure or something more strenuous as Chemotherapy or radiation therapy for cancer. Depending on the type of medical condition, a clinic and the supervising doctor should be capable of handling any emergency situation as well as offer high quality care to their patients. Each patient should be provided personal care followed by monitoring of vital signs and reactions of medications prior to treatment.

Will there be any side effects of my treatment? How will I manage them?

Side effects can be quite commonplace. Two people can undergo the same treatment for a specific medical condition but their body will not react in the same manner. One patient may suffer from post treatment effects like nausea, while the other patient may not experience anything at all. Yet, it is important to ask your doctor what are the various side effects that you might experience as this will help you with your planning on a physical and psychological level for the treatment.

The management of the side effects can be done using medications or alternate therapies. This will depend on the type of side effect you experience. You need to find out from your doctor the various support options they would be ready to provide for management of the side effects.

Where will my treatment procedure take place?

The treatment procedure will take place in the clinic or hospital that your doctor represents. It is important to find out the following information from your doctor:

Appointment date and time
Time of diagnostic tests
Duration of diagnostic tests
Duration of the treatment procedure
Duration of stay prior to and post treatment procedure
Place of stay

Note: You need to also find out how experienced your doctor is in treating your type of medical condition. Does he/she have any previous experience? Is he/she a board certified specialist? You can also ask for references of patients who have been successfully treated.

Will I have a single point of contact at the medical center or will a team be appointed to address my medical needs?

Depending on the medical condition, a team of highly skilled and experienced medical professionals will address your medical needs right from admission into the clinic to getting diagnostic tests, treatment, and post treatment care. A clinical nurse will be appointed to check your vitals and monitor your nutrition during the stay at hospital. You need to ask your doctor if they have such a team in place or not. Apart, from this, you should also ask whether there will be junior doctors to address any of your immediate medical needs. You need to also find out if there is any translator in the team or someone who speaks your language especially if you are visiting a foreign country.

It is important to understand that if you ask the right questions to your doctor or surgeon then it will help prepare you for the treatment in a healthy way. Of course, there could be many more treatment specific questions that can arise in your mind and it is always recommended to discuss the same with your doctor as well. What you really need is to create a "checklist" of questions, so that you can travel abroad for your treatment without any annoying burden in your mind.

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Industry News

About ClinicHunter.com - A New Leader in the Medical Travel Market

ClinicHunter.com is a new leader in medical tourism market. Our portal offers a database of more than 10,000 clinics in different medical fields like dentistry, plastic surgery, hair transplant, eye surgery and more, stationed around the world.

With an advanced search engine and filters, Clinic Hunter helps foreign patients to find the right clinic and specialist, and contact them in a very simple way. 

Informative clinic profiles and our recommendations of a few selected clinics simplify the choice of doctors, who can satisfy even the most demanding customers.

ClinicHunter is a convenient search engine for patients, but also a valuable platform for clinics and doctors who want to improve their experience of working with customers from abroad.

Our portal offers a free listing and can guarantee that each clinic, which will assume the account will appear in our search engine. However, it is worth to remember that as much as 70 percent of inquiries from patients are sent to clinics, which are shown at leading positions in the listing.

ClinicHunter does not impose a rigid rate and proposes clinics an auction model. Partners who want to occupy top positions in the search results should offer a higher rate than the rest. At the highest positions patients can expect reliable clinics with informative profiles and quick response time to enquiry.

All of our activities are designed to provide the highest quality of service for patients from all over the world and to allow them to find expected treatment anywhere in the world.


Industry News

Asian Medical Tourism 2016
Asia is seen as the key region for medical tourism but the fantasies of huge numbers from Europe and America have been replaced by the reality of regional medical tourists.

Thailand and Malaysia compete for top destination status while India and Singapore struggle..

This report tells you- using the latest available figures- all you need to know about medical tourism in the region

This is an exclusive service from Research and Markets

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Title Index:

1. Regional background
- Introduction
- Regional Information
- Regional medical tourism
- Regional medical tourism potential
- Medical and wellness tourism
- Global tourism and medical tourism
- Health and wellness tourism potential

2. Countries covered
- China
- Hong Kong
- India
- Indonesia
- Japan
- Malaysia
- Pakistan
- Philippines
- Singapore
- South Korea
- Taiwan
- Thailand

3. Country report details
- Medical and health tourism overview
- Medical and health tourism prospects
- Problems
- Healthcare
- Inbound medical and health tourism numbers
- Inbound medical and health tourism forecasts
- Medical and health tourism revenue
- Medical and health tourism revenue forecasts
- Outbound medical tourism numbers
- Reliability of figures
- Country and region sources of medical tourists
- Target markets
- Medical tourism visas
- Why inbound medical and health tourists go there
- Inbound medical and health tourism treatments
- Promotional organizations
- Promotion
- Financial incentives
- Links with airports and airlines and railways
- Medical tourism outbound spending
- Where medical tourists go
- Why medical tourists go overseas
- Outbound medical tourism treatments
- Outbound medical tourism-state and insurers
- Domestic medical tourism

Countries Covered:

- China
- Hong Kong
- India
- Indonesia
- Japan
- Malaysia
- Pakistan
- Philippines
- Singapore
- South Korea
- Taiwan
- Thailan

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Industry News

Global Health Leader Program Focuses on HIT, Care Delivery
by Susan D. Hall

Fiercehealthcare.com-The Safety, Quality, Informatics and Leadership (SQIL) program at Harvard Medical School takes the learning health system as the framework for understanding the role of health information technology in providing safe, high-quality care.

To read the original article click here.

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Medical Travel Today: Opinions and Perspectives on an Industry in the Making

Medical Travel Today - the authoritative newsletter for the worldwide medical travel industry - is pleased to announce publication of a new book, "Medical Travel Today: Opinions and Perspectives on an Industry in the Making."

Featuring 40 of the newsletter's most compelling interviews from the first five years of publication, the volume chronicles the explosive growth of international medical tourism as witnessed and experienced by some of the key stakeholders and players. A must-read for anyone interested or involved in the industry.

News in Review

U.S. Lags Behind Other Developed Countries in Healthcare Affordability

Fiercehealthcare.com- Americans continue to have more anxiety about accessing and paying for healthcare services than people in many other developed countries.

Maharashtra Aims to Become Top Medical Tourism Destination

Business-standard.com-Maharashtra is aiming to emerge as the top destination for medical tourism through health care facilities, well-trained medical professionals and low cost of delivery, a senior official said today.

IMC Puts the Spotlight on ‘Medical Tourism'

Travelbizmonitor.com-With the objective to bring all the players on a common platform, the Indian Merchants Chamber (IMC) of Commerce and Industry organized its first Medical Tourism Conclave at Vivanta by Taj President in Mumbai.

India's Earnings from Medical Tourism Could Exceed US $8 Billion by 2020: Dr. Prathap Reddy

Ibtimes.co.in-Apollo Hospitals, a pioneer in the Indian healthcare industry, has just opened its 66th hospital.

Thailand to Promote 10 Year Visa for Medical Tourism

Chiangraitimes.com-Thailand has come up with a new visa scheme in a bid to boost its medical tourism sector.



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