Boston-based medical tourism provider, Healthbase Online Inc. has been awarded the “Best Website for Accessing International Medical Information for Patients/Consumers”. 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 consumers’ abilities to manage their healthcare expenditures and enhance healthcare quality.
Says Saroja Mohanasundaram, CEO of Healthbase, “What 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.”
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.
“Going 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,” 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.
About Healthbase Online, Inc.
Healthbase (healthbase.com), a Boston-based medical tourism facilitator, is a one-stop source for global medical choices, connecting patients to leading hospitals around the world, through a secure, easy to use and information-rich web portal. Healthbase offers over 200 medical, dental, cosmetic and surgical procedures and helps patients seek top quality healthcare in various categories such as bariatric, orthopedic, cardiac, spinal, dental, cosmetic, laparoscopic, etc. Healthbase’s partner facilities are located in India, Singapore, Thailand, Mexico, Turkey, Costa Rica, Panama and Belgium, and are expanding to Argentina, Brazil, Hungary and Malaysia. To ensure that patients receive the best care possible, Healthbase works mainly with hospitals that have international accreditation like JCI, JCAHO and ISO. Healthbase also offers medical tourism plans for self-insured businesses looking for affordable healthcare benefits for employees.