Several medical tourism associations were formed in the past few years as a response to the fast growth of the medical tourism industry.
Here is a list of some of the prominent ones:
The Medical Tourism Association
This is the first international non-profit association based in the USA that consist of international hospitals, medical providers, healthcare travel facilitators, insurance companies and other affiliated companies and members. They share a common objective of advancing top quality of medical facilities to patients in a global setting. The Association advances the interests of its medical provider and healthcare travel facilitator members. The three principles of Medical Tourism Association are Transparency, Communication and Education.
Increase the awareness for the high quality of medical facilities accessible in several countries.
Uphold transparency in quality, pricing and patient security while providing global medical services.
Present an impartial source of information and education for patients, insurance companies and employers regarding best hospitals, their quality of care and results.
Provide a stable forum for interaction and industry involvement.
For further information, visit: http://medicaltourismassociation.com/
The European Medical Tourism Alliance (EUMTA)
This is a newly formed nonprofit organization in Hungary. Its purpose is to assist or expand the economic activities of its members through combining resources, activities or skills to generate results better than members acting by themselves.
Uphold the interest of the stakeholders in the developing medical tourism industry.
Synchronize the activities of the industry
Present convincing substitute solutions for deficiencies in the medical systems of the UK, US and other places.
Turn in to a dynamic industry forum
Grow a strong political and private section lobbing facility in the EU, USA, UK and everywhere else on behalf of their members.
Enhance patient mobility and their free selection of healthcare provider
The mission of EUMTA is to combine the power of its members so that European ventures can attain the leading position they deserve in the fast developing medical tourism market which depends on the reputation for quality and dependability.
For more information, visit: http://eumta.org/
International medical Travel Association (IMTA)
This association consists of universal medical groups and is based in Singapore. While the rapid development of universal medical facilities and Healthcare Travel begin to affect the industry experts and patients, it often raises more questions than answers. International providers want to understand more about international quality, standards of assurance, issues of liability and ways to attract the patients to their services. Consumers of medical facilities are worried about stability of care, misconduct and a number of timely matters.
As an association of universal healthcare community leaders, IMTA helps to focus on these significant issues and unite providers, patients, employers, insurers and third party brokers
Mission of IMTA
They intend to develop and uphold a sustainable healthcare travel industry to improve international patient care. Attaining this target is a team effort and can only be accomplished through the contribution of various important sectors of the industry like hospitals & medical systems, government organizations and tourism boards, doctors, dentists, nurses, and certainly the international travel industry.
For more information, visit: http://www.intlmta.org/web/imta/home
Council on the Global Integration of Healthcare (CGIH)
This is the association for medical policy, education, professional growth and support for medical tourism and healthcare travel professionals
CGIH is a non-profit, tax-exempt international NGO that is integrated solely for the growth and expansion of universal health policy, scientific, educational, literary, and charitable intensions.
The members of CGIH consistently play an important part in universally incorporated health delivery and medical tourism. The Advisory Board and Members embody a cross-section of industry, private company, labor, government and academic world.
To produce a sustainable group consisting of varied individuals who have the power to make decisions that will constantly develop the healthcare travel and worldwide incorporated medical industry.
They will construct the organization as a joint project that will be devoted for imparting and developing the largest and the most comprehensive knowledge center for medical tourism and universally incorporated healthcare.
Expand and encourage their members and thinking leaders, set up and affect international policy. To assist healthcare travel and international medical travel community to tackle crucial health care, patient security, quality, and health policy challenges in a intensely complicated, multi-disciplinary, interrelated and mutually dependent world.
Work and achieve eminence in everything they do.
Function as an interdisciplinary and mutually dependent team.
Consider the importance of individuals.
Promote innovation and creativity.
Take wise business approaches with strict financial responsibility.
They aim to constantly build and add value to the industry.