With the threat of hyperinflation and with medical costs skyrocketing, people are going to be looking for affordable solutions. We want people to know that they are not trapped in the U.S. Healthcare system — that they do have an option.
“I believe if people experience the freedom to travel for cost and quality considerations it will totally transform their feelings about healthcare,” said Tom Ocean, Director of Business Development for EscapeArtist.
Core Elements Needed to Make a Good Decision
It’s about doing the first things first; doing your due diligence, getting a 2nd opinion, making sure that you’re dealing with accredited organizations, making sure that your financing is in place and making sure that your after- care is in place.
It’s a much more comprehensive picture than what most medical tourism portals lead you to believe.
To meet that need we have created a partnership to provide a solution for EscapeArtist readers that is not only affordable but safe. Our purpose is to improve your quality of life results through medical tourism. And the website will be launched soon as EscapeMD.
According to Ocean, “It’s a perfect partner for EscapeArtist because it fits the EscapeArtist dream to improve people’s quality of life.”
The three elements of the partnership relationship maketheEscapeMD solution unique.
What The Partnership Will Deliver in 2011
First and foremost we will find people the highest quality care for the least expensive price and support people throughout the decision-making process and the experience of traveling for treatment with advisory services, education and patient advocacy.
We are not just another medical tourism portal. We intend to establish ourselves as the elite provider of medical tourism facilitation, education, awareness and the source that people come to where they can find safe resources and where people can participate in a supportive community to get all their questions answered.
Our relationship with providers of medical services is unique because we credential all hospital providers. In other words, a hospital must meet certain criteria and be part of our database and network before we accept them as a commercial sponsor. It is about patient safety and a sustainable business process.
Our partnership with International-Triage, LLC ensures that we have a proven and dependable business process for managing the medical, business and customer services aspects of this business. To this end, EscapeMD serves as a trust agent for both patients and hospitals abroad. We offer the individual patient the same tools that are available to the big insurance companies. We offer the hospitals the assurance that comes with an International TPA (“Third Party Administrator”)
“A self-pay patient should be able to walk with the same ease abroad as they walk here in this country when it comes to interfacing with hospital systems. In this way a consumer can have the same confidence in the integrity of the process as with the integrity of the procedure. And they can experience consistent responsibility wherever they go because it is managed by the same organization,” said Shai Gold, CEO of International Triage.
Our partnership with Traveling4Health.com ensures that we have an independent social media component that is trusted with unbiased reporting and content development about healthcare issues that are relevant to the medical traveler.
The Safety Net of Group Membership
The Traveling4Health Community will provide to EscapeMD the security and safety of a caring community where consumers can be educated on medical tourism and find answers by participating in unfiltered conversations between consumers, patients and providers.
Patient-generated reviews of providers, advisory services and a complaint resolution process will provide Escape Artist readers a safety net and power that comes from group membership.
“We have creative bloggers, professional contributors and advisory services for resolving patient complaints and the industry’s first “Dog House” section for providers that have failed patients.” said Ilene Little, CEO of Traveling4Health.
Help Yourself and Others
Come join us. We are open to your involvement in EscapeMD.If you can provide a value that we don’t possess that will help us all accomplish our goalswe want to talk to you about adding you to our initiative. And certainly your participation in the community will help others.