Troy, MI, August 01, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- South Korea hosted two successful global healthcare conferences in the U.S. earlier this month, which were designed to launch their U.S. marketing efforts. Attendees in New York City on July 16, 2009 and San Francisco on July 18, 2009 heard first hand from the Korean Minister of Health, Welfare and Family Affairs, the Council for Korea Medicine Overseas Promotion, and the President of the Korean Health Industry Development Institute (KHIDI). At the conference, the Korean government and healthcare providers presented to U.S. insurance companies, physicians, and medical tourism facilitators the ways to better serve U.S. patients and cut down on U.S. healthcare costs. Jae-Hee Jeon, the Minister of Health, Welfare and Family Affairs, expressed gratitude to those who attended the conference and also hoped that the information about the advancement of Korean Healthcare Services would motivate the U.S. to cooperate with South Korea in these medical travel efforts.
Representatives from South Korea’s hospitals were present to talk about the excellence of their healthcare facilities, their pricing, and their willingness to attract U.S. patients for elective healthcare procedures. Also presenting was Alex Piper, President of OneWorld Global Healthcare Solutions, who spoke about the South Korean Medical Tourism Pilot Program for U.S. patients. He was quoted as saying, “The program will partner a U.S. company, insurance company, or government entity with the high quality, affordable South Korean Healthcare. It is estimated that U.S. companies can save millions of dollars, depending on the number of employees and their usage of the foreign-based healthcare facilities.” Alex Piper along with other guests felt optimistic about the future growth of the Medical Tourism Industry. South Korea expects to hold many more of these conferences, and those who attended look forward to the future networking and business opportunities.