US-based company launches Singapore search site


Aimed at attracting more Americans to Singapore for medical treatment, a new website helps users find specific specialists, review their credentials and request consultations.

Singapore Tourism Board (STB) launched Singapore Destination Medicine in collaboration with MedicaView International to streamlines the process of searching, comparing and selecting Singapore healthcare services online.

Targeting medical travellers, particularly from North America, the site offers a resource for those seeking high quality and affordable healthcare outside the US. The clean and user-friendly site features a simple form to select doctors or hospitals in Singapore, based on the required medical procedure. Users can call up accreditation information, doctors' credentials and request cost estimates at selected medical institutions.

John Linss of MedicaView International commented: "North American patients who have already travelled for healthcare to Singapore have discovered that high quality of care can be combined with affordable prices and the demand for such services is growing. There is no question that North American patients will be very comfortable visiting Singapore's clean and modern city. The low incidence of crime, prevalent use of English and high level of service and hospitality will be very well received by them.”

Notable extras on the site include a continuity of care programme that can link stateside doctors with offshore surgeons to provide for electronic medical records to be stored in a secure collaborative environment where doctors from both sides can collaborate over the case. Surgical complications and travel insurance is also available to cover most eventualities related to travel and health care procedures. Travel options can be accessed directly from the site.

Singapore Destination Medicine also provides for the syndication of Singapore healthcare services across other sites; DestinationMed, Global Patient Services, and additional sites to be announced soon.

Launched in 2003, SingaporeMedicine is a multi-agency government-industry partnership committed to strengthening Singapore's position as a leading medical hub and international health care destination in Asia. Led by the Ministry of Health of Singapore, SingaporeMedicine is supported by three government agencies: the Economic Development Board, which develops industry capabilities, the International Enterprise Singapore, which fosters regionalism by Singapore-based health care players, and the Singapore Tourism Board, which markets Singapore as a healthcare destination to inbound international patients.

MedicaView International (MVI) is a US company. Its Global Connect platform enables global and/or local online interaction and commerce between accredited healthcare providers, consumers and other healthcare related entities.



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