Since 1983, Maria Todd has helped hundreds of ambitious and extraordinary clients to grow and scale their unique game-changing medical, dental, rehabilitation and wellness businesses.
80 percent of these clients are still active.
HEALTH TOURISM BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Maria Todd brings clinical, administrative, insurance contracting, travel agent and facilitator experience, marketing and care coordination experience to help your practice or health facility launch a medical, dental or wellness tourism program in the USA or abroad.
Since 1983, she's helped clients in the USA and 116 countries with startup strategy, product and program design, accreditation preparation, staff training, local, regional and national health policy for health tourism, branding, and target market identification. She's led international development projects funded by the World Bank, EU, USAID, GIZ, GDSI and others as a technical expert and strategist and helped leading software developers design specialized health and wellness tourism software features and functionality.
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How Maria Can Help Health Tourism Value Chain Suppliers Startup and Thrive
Medical Tourism Startup
An Expert's Eyes
Learn how Maria Todd brings the eyes and perspective of a seasoned expert with 35 years of experience to medical tourism startups. Continue
Contracts with Insurers
Learn how Maria Todd helps health travel and medical tourism suppliers win contracts with insurance companies and employers. Continue
Third-party payment for health travel is gaining in popularity. Insurers, employers and labor unions are curious about health travel but they have so much fiduciary duty and regulatory compliance that they cannot simply select a low-cost provider and start sending patients. If third-party contracting is the strategy you've decided to pursue, you'll need to prepare for rigorous scrutiny and have every need anticipated. Maria will leverage decades of experience working with third-party payers and their contracting teams to prepare your organization or health facility for third-party payer contracting success. To learn more, call her today.
Learn what training Maria Todd offers for new and established health tourism facilitators and for experienced travel agents seeking to expand their business.Continue
She'll share insights and lessons learned from more than 35 years in the business to accelerate your learning curve. With her help, you'll reduce costly mistakes, receive model site inspection checklists and training on what to look for, and bring back several contract templates you'll need to work with trading partners and clients. Package includes free access to specialized software for health travel coordination and one hour per month of scheduled remote telephone and email startup support for 12 months from the start of your training. Learn more about medical tourism facilitator training with Maria Todd.
Medical Tourism Hubs
Nearly every state and province is home to a healthcare facility, acute, academic, inpatient or outpatient ambulatory surgery. According to all the online and published reports about medical tourism market size and potential, Continue
Destination developers want a single-source, unbiased resource that will provide them with the tools to make their community a vibrant, thriving health and/or wellness tourism destination. But where is such a resource? Where can you find the best practices, trends and technologies from the best resources and provide them to your community so you are all on the same page, working in unison?
Maria describes health tourism as "an experiential product that offers an unforgettable visitor experience. It is produced by combining carefully coordinated travel to a destination, an opportunity to enjoy the hospitality of its people, its culture and its history, the rest and rejuvenation of its accommodations, the unique flavors and recipes of local and regional gastronomy, and the precision and compassion its health services providers working collaboratively. Together, they produce the elements to create a unique visitor experience and story-telling value that will be shared for generations."
As medical tourism gains in popularity, local, regional and national government authorities are taking notice of the tax receipts, FDI opportunities, and other economic and capacity development that could be realized if they decide to support medical tourism hub and cluster development. Contact Maria to learn more about how she can help with strategy, execution and operations for your health tourism hub.
Learn how Maria Todd helps hospitals and other health facilities attract new patients from outside their local market area Continue
Hospital administrators, clinic managers, and business office managers interested in launching a medical tourism service line call on Maria Todd because they respect that she's one of them. Learn what's involved to build, package, launch, market and operate a branded medical tourism service line.
This medical tourism readiness assessment and training package includes a site visit, arrival and pre-departure debriefing, destination familiarization tour, site inspection, surgeon interviews, training for admission and discharge managers, training for quality and accreditation team leads, package development and pricing advice, one full year of free use of specially-designed medical tourism case coordination and health travel management software and one hour of scheduled remote support each month for 12 months by phone, email or VOIP.
Stem Cell Medical Tourism
Learn how Maria Todd helps stem cell and regenerative medicine providers connect with health travel and anti-aging patients seeking stem cell treatments.Continue
Stem cell treatments are advertised online for every type of health concern and anti-aging intervention. Very specific rules exist in most countries about the promises one can make about results for any medical or dental treatment. Break the rules and face regulatory sanctions, international brand and professional reputation jeopardy, fines, and your website shut down by Google, Yahoo or another search engine. Maria Todd has authored the only book in the industry designed for healthcare providers seeking to attract international patients to their stem cell program. In the book, she leverages over a decade of stem cell medical tourism business development experience and lessons learned and helps you design, launch, advertise, and operate a stem cell medical tourism program. Learn what it takes to rise above the thousands of stem cell advertisers to attract patients to your program.
Dental Tourism Strategy
Dental Tourism Startup
Learn how Maria Todd helps dental clinics worldwide to attract new patients from outside their local market through dental tourism. Continue
Her dental tourism startup strategy package includes clinic readiness assessment, dental services package design and pricing advice, and marketing, advertising and partnering strategies to attract patients and work with referral agents. Maria's dental tourism startup strategy and operations package also includes free access to specialized software for health travel coordination and one hour per month of scheduled remote telephone and email startup support for 12 months from the start of your training. Get in touch to learn more.
Learn how Maria Todd has helped health and wellness clinics and clinicians new to medical tourism plan, launch and execute marketing strategies that drive results without lots of capital. Continue
Many medical tourism novices view medical and dental tourism as a way to sell off excess capacity - hospital beds, hotel rooms, surgery blocks. They approach medical tourism development as a product of appointments, travel and hotel reservations, and a sightseeing option. They approach competition as a matter of cheaper pricing. That may be what the novice sees at the surface level, but developing a medical or dental tourism service line is so much more involved.
The single most common feedback Maria hears is "I never knew there were so many details to consider." These include, but are not limited to:
- Travel planning and unexpected or unforeseen events
- Altitude physiology travel considerations
- Health tourism policy development and enforcement
- Professional practices and reputation risk and liability mitigation
- Vocational education and training
- Package development and pricing strategies
- Marketing communications
- Referral agency relationship management
- International healthcare advertising and promotion
- "Ideal customer" definition and targeting
- Internet privacy and security compliance
- Interstate and international medical records transfer
- Quality certification and accreditation programs
- International patient department operations
- Provider network development and contracting
- Credentials verification
- Insurance and employer contracting
- Software applications needed
- Professional liability insurance
- International currency conversion
- Large sum international payment rules and regulations
- Global tax calculations and compliance
Hotel & Spa Readiness
Learn how Maria Todd uses 35+ years of experience to prepare accommodation partners to enter health and wellness tourism. Continue
Hotels, spas and resorts need more than a handicap access room available for medical tourism partnership opportunities. The average medical tourism hotel guest has complex needs, and remains longer with a higher REVPAR than most transient and business travel guests.
This medical tourism accommodation readiness package includes an arrival and pre-departure debriefing, deep site inspection, city tour, operations, menu, housekeeping and security reviews, and an interpretation of findings and next step recommendations in a written report. Avoid unnecessary guest dissatisfaction or endangerment and be sure your hotel, resort or spa is confident and prepared to accommodate and delight medical tourism guests.
Last Chance Therapies
Learn how Maria Todd helps principal investigators recruit study participants for clinical efficacy investigations on new drugs, devices and last chance therapies.Continue
Clinical trials are research studies that prospectively assigns human participants or groups of humans to one or more health-related interventions to evaluate the effects on health outcomes. Participation in clinical trials and access to last-chance therapies has long been a primary reason to consider medical tourism but not all patients qualify as study participants. Often these patients are critically ill, weak, and physically and financially exhausted. Boarding a commercial flight to travel 10, 20 or 30 hours in one direction just isn't a possibility for many. Learn what's involved to build, package, launch, market and operate a medical tourism program to attract international patients to a clinical investigation or a last-chance therapy unavailable where they live. Maria applies her understanding of clinical medicine to this specialized, niche-focused medical tourism readiness assessment and training package. Call her to learn more.
Learn how Maria Todd has helped alcohol, drug, gambling, sex addiction, and eating disorder providers attract new patients to their partial and full-inpatient treatment programs Continue
Substance abuse happens everywhere, at every class level, education level and in every culture. How it is treated must be addressed physically, mentally, and emotionally/spiritually and culturally. Alcohol and drug addictions, are the most common, but eating disorders, sexual addition, and gambling addictions are not far behind.
Maria Todd has helped full and part-time inpatient centers on five continents to plan, launch, market and operate a medical tourism program for addiction rehabilitation, obtain accreditation, and set up care continuity programs through telehealth for aftercare that keep the patient connected and mitigates the risk of relapse for better outcomes. Contact her to learn how she can help you design a medical tourism program that aligns with existing operations for quick launch of medical tourism addiction recovery programs.
Maria Offers a Complimentary 15-minute Introductory Call
Call or email Maria to schedule a brief discussion so you can explain your concern or situation and see if she can help.