apr 29, 2016 Posted by Amy Montgomery

New Hospital Study of Inbound US Medical Travel

Rush University Medical Center which is located in the state of Chicago in the United States of America is in good partnership relations with the University Health System Consortium (UHC). Rush University Medical Center has lately been given a $500,000 Market Development Cooperative Grant designed for assistance in development of medical travel to many other academic medical centers situated in other cities and towns in the United States of America.

As far as it is known the three-year grant was given by the Department of Commerce in the United States of America which was designed to be applied while correctly measuring the quantity of foreign people travelling from other countries of the world to the United States of America with the intention of receiving education in the field of medical and health care. In fact, there, probably, a mistake was made by the American government while counting a precise number of willing people, more testofuel. Despite this fact, many academic centers of the country anticipate exciting the development and significant increase of exports in the sphere of medical care as the latter was bought by people living in other countries of the world. This operation is planned to be completed via improving the observation of data networking across higher educational establishments which are situated on the territory of the United States of America, as well as via the accomplishment of the high-level methods of strategic business development.

Besides, the professional researchers of Rush University medical center co-work with the University Health System Consortium. This partnership was created in the year of 1984 and includes today 107 academic medical centers and 246 of their affiliated hospitals. Thus, this, so to say, union of medical centers involves approximately 90% of all non-profit academic medical centers situated on the area of the United States of America.

It is expected that in the course of the project, a methodology needed to properly estimate and evaluate medical care exports will be designed. It is already planned that the influence of those methods will be observed during the next 3 years. According to the data published in the year of 2011 in Health Policy, more than 43,000 and less than 103,000 foreign people travelled to the United States of America in order to receive education in the field of medical care. This investigation was accomplished by two researchers - Andrew Garman and Tricia Johnson, and the estimation was made in the year of 2007. In this very year according to statistical data between 50,000 and 120,000 inhabitants of the United States of America went abroad to get educated in the field of healthcare. As you can see, the export number is significantly lower than the number so often illustrated by the medical tourism industry! That is why the main goal of the researchers' project is to perfectly the number of coming foreigners in order to receive as precise numbers as it is possible.

Beside receiving and systematizing a proper amount of information concerning the international students which has to be reported, this project also aims to create a forum for foreign patient programs, make up and lead a great variety of conferences and meetings emphasizing the applied methods for increasing the universal competitiveness of academic medical centers situated in the United States of America. In addition, the program purposes to improve and strengthen strategic relationships and create partnerships with foreign centers of healthcare as well as private payers.

Summing up, it would be necessary to emphasize the fact that another modernized research on the sphere of medical tourism is essential for the further development of the whole tourism industry. There is a global healthcare directory called Novasans. It is well-known all over the world and highly honoured by many other countries. So, it also supports this purpose as it is willing to experience great scientific progress!