BONN, Germany, April 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
Changes are inevitable for the global healthcare sector. Health care providers, payers, governments and other stakeholders, such as insurance companies, seek to provide an effective and financially profitable assistance to consumers of healthcare services erasing the geographical boundaries.
The Economist Intelligence (EIU) reports that the investments into healthcare systems will be reduced in more than 60 countries in 2017-2018. Thus, a growing income of patients from the developed countries and the government plans to reduce investments into the healthcare are going to force patients to seek better treatment quality abroad.
Before 2008 international patients paid only the initial cost of treatment in Germany. Additional cost could be added because of the complications that occurred during the treatment. In reality, patients almost didn't pay any extra costs after the treatment thus creating billion-dollar debts of foreign patients to the German healthcare system.
A solution to this issue became the accrual of additional cost to the preliminary bill on the average amount of 60%. Today, it means all international patients pay 60% of the additional price in the event of extra expenses within the treatment process. This way the hospital insures their financial risks.
Therefore, in 2016 there were arranged over 40 innovative solutions in the global healthcare sector. MHS model by German Booking Health GmbH™ company is the most promising one.
MHS (Medical Hospital Service) model provides all the clients booking treatment abroad through the Booking Health GmbH ™ parent company with a free compulsive insurance. Such an innovation is based on the direct contracts and excludes any additional costs for the patient. Insurance covers expenses up to 200,000 euros in case of complications.
"Hospitals are interested in providing high quality healthcare services and in the insurance of their risks. We took over the administrative work involving the receiving and processing of the incoming international requests so the hospitals can focus their resources on the medical personnel and new equipment."- Elena Sergeeva, SEO of Booking Health GmbH
Germany's model and the existing solutions of its leading companies in the area of international healthcare precisely demonstrate a possibility of the fundamental changes in the current system thanks to the innovative approaches within the global context. The problem of qualitative healthcare services accessibility is not an internal issue of individual countries anymore and requires active actions from the international community. A single global solution has to be made on the example of the German MHS model.
About Booking Health:
Booking Health is an international online platform for booking medical and health improvement programs. Due to the technical innovations underlying the concept of Booking Health portal, the segment of medical tourism has raised to a completely new level of information technology. The portal offers its services in three leading areas: diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation in the leading countries in the field of healthcare - Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. The online portal provides an opportunity for an independent choice, a visual comparison of offers with the possibility of booking a health improvement or medical program of interest like a tour.
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