If you’ve newly ventured into medical tourism and want to become a successful medical tourism facilitator (MTF), then you should know that it’s important to build good partnerships with healthcare centers if your main service focus is to refer patients to different countries and ensure patient care coordination and arrangement. Wondering why?
Here are some reasons why facilitators need partnerships with accredited hospitals and clinics:
1.) Hospitals or medical clinics that medical tourism facilitators work with indirectly represent the medical tourism agencies services. For example, if you refer a patient to a hospital and that hospital spoils the procedure. The patient will immediately blame the medical tourism facilitator (you) along with the hospital. And so no matter how great your services have been in regards to planning and arranging the medical treatment trip for the patient, the patient will associate the bad procedure with the facilitator. Therefore, it is advisable to build good partnerships with trusted and Joint Commission International (JCI) accredited hospitals and medical institutes.
The Joint Commission International is an independent body that evaluates as well as surveys hospitals located internationally. It promotes rigorous standards of patient safety and accesses whether or not these facilities meet the international healthcare, patient safety and quality care standards before accrediting them.
2.) By building good partnerships with top notch and JCI accredited hospitals and medical clinics, you can position yourself as a well-reputed MTF in the industry. Long standing partnerships with leading international hospitals will enable you to build a strong brand image and attract more medical tourism clients.
3.) It will also help you deliver high quality experiences, meeting the expectations of your clients. By partnering with JCI medical clinics and hospitals, you can be confident of the medical services and quality of the procedures that will be offered to your clients.
4.) Another aspect of good partnerships with leading international institutes is that it will help you build trust based relationships with your clients. When clients get to know that you have developed a widespread network of trusted and reliable hospitals and healthcare providers, it will enable you to gain their trust which is much needed to build relationships with clients. And chances are that they might even refer your services to their friends and family members, attracting more clients in the form of referrals.
Partner with MTB to take your medical tourism business to greater heights. At MTB, we can provide you with end to end assistance. From getting contracts for your business to acquiring facilitator certification and developing a 12 month action-plan, we can provide you with the tools and knowledge that you need to generate high returns and grow your business.