In its quest to provide patients with relevant information about health options abroad, the medical tourism guide Novasans today launches its new, improved, online portal and directory for healthcare travel.


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Interactive source to medical tourism and healthcare travel

Ten months after Novasans launched its first online medical travel guide, a new, enhanced, website is introduced to accommodate the rapidly increasing number of visitors.

The new Novasans website focuses mainly on supplying medical tourism information through the following areas and means:

  • User-friendliness
  • Patient intelligence
  • Interactivity
  • Transparency
  • Relevancy
  • Latest News and Instant Updates

New features on the updated

  • A directory featuring over 2,000 hospitals, clinics, medical travel agents, and spas across the world;
  • Improved hospital and clinic profiles featuring facility info, photos, videos, patient stories, and doctor CV’s;
  • Possibility to compare and connect directly to healthcare facilities;
  • Interactive areas; patient ratings, reviews, comments, and forums;
  • Extended patient guides for treatments, destinations, prices, and travel information;
  • Fresh design;
  • Updated and simplified directory search function;

Patients’ increased need for relevant healthcare information and options

The managing director and founder of Novasans, Ms. Victoria Svederberg, says, “The growth of the medical tourism industry is spurred by a wide range of factors, such as higher costs and long waiting times in the patient’s home countries, more flexible and lower international travel costs, along with improved infrastructure and technology in the provider countries.”

Ms. Svederberg continues, “A natural outcome of increased travel is the number of international patients admitted to hospitals for various injuries and medical conditions during their journeys. When experiencing the excellent service, professionalism and technology at these medical institutions, the potential anxiety of traveling abroad for elective treatments is diminished.

On Novasans’ objective she states, “The Internet revolution has made information available for anyone, anywhere. However, the rapid expansion of online information, and the anonymity of the Internet, can aggravate the possibility of finding relevant, truthful information about healthcare abroad. Novasans condenses the massive plethora of information on the Internet, and presents patients with relevant and updated information about medical and healthcare options abroad.”

Now, why is this important, well its important because its on of the first advanced web applications combining a knowledge database referencing basically every medical operator in a specific region.
The domain for medical tourism has been growing incredibly over the last couple of years and is showing no signs of weakening, quite the contrary despite recession etc.

Now, medical tourism ties in very closely to a dear domain of mine: eHealth, a term for healthcare practice supported by electronic processes and communication.
We will see this particular domain explode in arbitrary directions over the next 5 years in all kinds of ways which today may seem like science fiction. However, its reality today that your EHR (Electronic Health Record) is already online in many cases, typically by being embedded in network-connected enterprise-wide information systems.
Your EHR may include a whole range of data in comprehensive or summary form, including demographics, medical history, medication and allergies, immunization status, laboratory test results, radiology images, vital signs, personal stats like age and weight, and billing information.
The purpose of putting an EHR online can be understood as a complete record of patient encounters that allows the automation and streamlining of the workflow in health care settings and increases safety through evidence-based decision support, quality management, and outcomes reporting.

About Novasans

Novasans, founded in 2009, is the leading online guide to medical tourism and healthcare travel. The information portal comprises the most comprehensive directory to medical treatments, plastic surgery, dental, and wellness procedures abroad. The website is an unbiased guide providing patients will all information necessary before choosing to go abroad for health related treatments.
Novasans is the only existing Web 2.0 based medical tourism source, where private persons and healthcare providers can meet and exchange information, opinions and offerings. On Novasans, readers receive daily updates on the latest information about the medical tourism industry and research within the healthcare field.
Compare and Contact hospitals, clinics, and spas online

Novasans features interactive functions such as forums, patient reviews/recommendations, and the ability for potential patients to compare and contact hospitals, clinics, and wellness institutions all over the world for quotations and bookings. On Novasans, patients will find truthful and transparent information necessary to make secure and affordable choices, just right for them.

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