2010/05/14

Medical Travel and Medical Tourism: The Same 6 Questions - Jaime Daniel Escallon Gaviria - Vice President of Special Programs Clinica Colsanitas , Bogoto, Colombia

The Same 6 Questions - Jaime Daniel Escallon Gaviria - Vice President of Special Programs Clinica Colsanitas , Bogoto, Colombia






What does a typical day look like for you?

Almost all the days are sunny to me, I try to be happy, to see the good side of people and of the situations that sometimes seems to be difficult. For me, every day is an opportunity to do something new, to learn and to share my feelings with the ones I share my life.

What do you think is the biggest challenge in the medical tourism industry right now?

I have defined it in three words: Reliability, Patient Safety and Cost


What is the most important thing to keep in mind as a patient traveling abroad?

In the decision making process choosing a hospital, a medical staff a country, a city and a price, the patient has to have clear before travelling the following: quality of the information that he is receiving ; the experiences of the institution and medical staff; the patient orientation of the staff, the hospital and the people that will be tacking care of you during your treatment aboard; the future communication you can have after you return home; comparing the cost not only off the medical treatment, but off possible complications, transport, hotel accommodations; and the culture of the place you are travelling too.

What does medical tourism mean to you?

In a globalized world, medical tourism is a logical response. Borders are more fragile; people can seeking better opportunities outside their county. As a globalized world, technology, quality and experience are similar in a lot of countries, cities and hospitals all over the world. It is not unusual finding in the same hospital doctors trained in different places off the world. And communications give the chance to share knowledge in an easiest way that what we have some years ago.


What do you enjoy most about your work?

The possibility off meeting new people, to show what can we do for patients in Clinica Colsanitas and to present my wonderful country, Colombia and our beautiful and cosmopolitan city, Bogotá, as a true destination for medical tourism

What change would you like to see in the world?

I would like to live in a world in peace.

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