Korea Health Industry Development Institute (KHIDI) | Medical Korea profile
Korea Health Industry Development Institute (KHIDI) is a government-affiliated institution which performs professional and systematic support to develop domestic health industry and enhance health services. Since its establishment in 1999, KHIDI has led expansion of healthcare R&D investment and building competitiveness of Korea’s healthcare industry, i.e., health services, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, food and beauty-cosmetic. Furthermore, KHIDI has been playing a major role in the industry development as the nation’s only one organization responsible for fostering health industry.
Most of all, KHIDI is witnessing rapid growth of global healthcare sector – especially in attracting international patients and exporting healthcare service providers along with healthcare systems. South Korea’s Ministry of Health and Welfare established a dedicated department within the KHIDI in 2009 with an aim to aggressively promote Korea’s medical tourism and exporting healthcare service. By launching the “Medical Korea” brand in 2009 and hosting the Medical Korea Conference in 2010, KHIDI began to actively promote Korea’s medical services to the world. Driven by such strategic marketing activities, a survey in the first half of 2017 showed that 360,000 (810,000 on a yearly basis) international patients visited Korea. This 27% year-on-year increase marks the highest figure since 2009, and the growth rate has been on the rise every year at over 29% on average. Furthermore, 155 Korean healthcare providers expanded their service and system abroad. This is a valuable outcome we have earned through years of efforts on global advancement and outreach in this sector.
KHIDI will continuously put effort to create visible outcomes through actions so that Medical Korea can play a pivotal role in global healthcare industry.
Bagatin Clinic is an innovative clinic that binds professionalism and sophistication of a medical institution with an emphasis on health and beauty. As the leading clinic in Croatia and the region, with more than 22 years of experience providing more than 16.000 clients with the highest quality of aesthetic services, today they have reputation for excellence in the fields of dentistry, plastic surgery, dermatology, and cosmetology. Bagatin Clinic nurtures a holistic approach in providing the highest level of medical services by using only world-renowned technology accompanied by highly specialized and educated staff to meet the healthcare and aesthetic needs of both domestic and international clients.
Located on the 10th floor above Hotel Hilton, it offers a panoramic view of Zagreb, Croatia’s capital, which was recognized as Europe’s top destination for 2017 by Lonely planet and voted Best Christmas Market in Europe three years in a row. Zagreb offers year – round high quality medical services for medical travelers and, combined with its cosmopolitan spirt, rich history and abundance of cultural events, makes Zagreb an attractive destination for tourists as well as for medical travelers.
HYGEIA Group is the investment arm in the healthcare services sector of MARFIN INVESTMENT GROUP (MIG) and the largest private healthcare group in Greece. HYGEIA Group owns 4 hospitals in Greece and Albania with a total capacity of 1,219 licensed beds, 55 operating rooms, 19 delivery rooms and 10 ICUs. The Group employs approximately 3,100 people and over 3,900 associate physicians.
HYGEIA & MITERA Hospitals, both located in Athens, have created a dedicated International Patient Service for fully addressing the needs of international patients and their relatives. Focused on establishing and operating Centers of Excellence, HYGEIA and MITERA Hospitals currently offer a wide range of medical services including:
Latest Generation Da Vinci Xi Robotic System
The first Private Paediatric Cardiology, Paediatric Cardiac Surgery Clinic in Greece
One of the largest Assisted Reproduction Units in Greece
The first and most experienced PET-CT Department in Greece
The mission and belief of Embryogenesis is to provide to the infertile couple the best results
according to international scientific standards within a human and friendly environment.
In Embryogenesis, every couple is treated individually according to the cause of infertility, and its
Armed with knowledge, more than 20 years of experience, state of the art equipment,
contemporary and friendly premises and our exceptional personnel, we strive for success.
We are proud for our legacy: more than two and a half decades of uninterrupted successful
operation at the forefront of Science. The result is more than 30.000 lovely children in Greece
and abroad and more than 20.000 happy families. It’s generally acknowledged that in 1991, upon
its rise, Embryogenesis set high standards and brought advanced technology in the IVF sector in
Greece. Living proof of this fact are the thousands of children born with our help and the number
of our “firsts” in terms of innovative techniques.
Our philosophy is to focus each day to our joint effort with passion, to treat each couple
separately, to simplify procedures, to create a friendly ambience. Ask your friends and relatives
about us. We are sure that you know people who know what we do! We respect our legacy and
together we strive for a brighter future!
IASO Group consists of three leading hospitals and the largest Recovery & Rehabilitation Center. It covers the complete range of diagnostic, laboratory and therapeutic services, by adopting the most advanced technologies (1,070 beds, 1,700 personnel, 4,500 physicians).
IASO Group provides an excellent level of care to patients and continuously improves its services through the adoption of the most advanced medical practices in the world, the continuous training and education of medical, nursing and management staff, as well as through investments in state-of-the-art medical equipment.
Top quality healthcare services
The largest maternity hospital in Greece and one of the biggest in Europe
Leading gynecological center
State-of-the-art IVF Center “Institute of Life – IASO”
Centers of excellence in Pediatrics
Pediatric Neuroscience and Orthopedic Center of Excellence
Multidisciplinary and highly customized Recovery and Rehabilitation programs provided through Filoktitis, the largest Rehabilitation Center in Athens.
Athens Medical Group (AMG) is the leading healthcare provider in SE Europe, with 80,000 hospitalizations and 500,000 outpatient visits annually. It has been providing high-quality, internationally certified medical services for more than 33 years.
Athens Medical Group runs 8 state-of-the-art Hospitals, in Greece, 7 in the broader Athens metropolitan area and 1 in Thessaloniki, Northern Greece, with 1,200 patient beds, 3,000 full time employees and 2,800 highly qualified physicians. Furthermore, AMG has a more than 20 years presence in Romania, where it operates 4 very modern and specialized diagnostic centers.
It is widely recognized for its Centers of Excellence and cutting edge medical procedures, indicatively: Robotic Surgery, Interventional Cardiology – Heart Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Bariatric Surgery, Neurosurgery, Oncology, IVF.
Finally, its world class Medical Prevention, Diagnosis & Wellness Center offers yearly more than 20,000 comprehensive health check up programs to local & international patients.
DXH (Dubai Health Experience) is the brand for health tourism in Dubai overseen by Health Tourism Council at Dubai Health Authority. The prestige brand was conceived by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) to strengthen the position of Dubai on the world map of medical tourism under the directive of HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council.
Fulfilling this vision, DHA aims to be a pioneer in the field of medical tourism and be a market leader for elective treatments in niche specialties and DXH aims to provide high-quality medical services and an unparalleled holiday experience in one of the world’s most dynamic cities.
Dubai is already a globally renowned tourist destination as the fourth most visited city in the world, and now envisages making healthcare part of the lifestyle experience with an impressive range of premier accredited hospitals and over 35,000 healthcare professionals from 110 nationalities providing a warm reception to patients in their own language.
The official website www.dxh.ae offers health tourists a wide array of authentic information on Dubai as a health tourism destination including health packages provided by more than 50 healthcare facilities that are members of the DXH Group. All the members of the group have been carefully evaluated by the Dubai Health Authority to ensure quality, safety and service standards to inbound medical tourists.
The smart app (DXH) is also available for health tourists to browse through all the relevant information at their convenience. The website has a live chat option with customer care personnel that will address queries on the spot.
DXH’s unique proposition is the patient centric approach with assurance of the quality of service provided and the unparalleled reassurance guaranteed even after the treatment ends.
In support of this vision, DHA developed a transparent Patient Protection Plan with the provision of the Charter of patient’s rights and responsibilities, a broad-ranging Inbound Medical Tourist Travel Insurance Scheme and a well-structured Medical Complaints Management Process in case the patient needs.
Named as “International Hospital of the Year” by IMTJ consecutively in 2016 and 2017, Sunway Medical Centre (SunMed) is a regional tertiary care hospital which is strategically located in the thriving township of Sunway City, a stone’s throw away from Sunway Lagoon, Sunway Hotel, Sunway shopping mall, providing holistic caring experience for the patients.
Established in November 1999, Sunway Medical Centre is the first hospital in Southeast Asia to receive accreditation from Australian Council on Healthcare standards (ACHS). With 25 centres of excellence, 535 beds and more than 170 specialists, SunMed serves close to half a million patients annually and international patients from more than 130 countries.
As the regional site partner of the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, Sunway Clinical Research Centre is established recently to focus on prevention and early diagnoses and improved treatments of a range of diseases, extending its clinical research to Southeast Asia’s 620 million populations.
SunMed has been at the forefront in adopting the latest technology to strive towards clinical excellence.
Gamma Knife Icon- first hospital in Southeast Asia
Varian TrueBeam STx – first private hospital in Malaysia
Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT) – first private hospital in Malaysia
Spect-Ct scan –the first Xpect bone scan in Malaysia
da Vinci® Si Surgical System – first private hospital in Malaysia with the latest model of robotic surgery system (da Vinci) for minimally invasive surgeries
SunMed has a dedicated one-stop International Patient Centre (IPC) that takes care of the needs of international patients by proving assistance ranging from patient appointment, cost estimate, interpreters and accommodation arrangement to transport logistics and etc.
Intermedika Case Management tool is the worlds first software specially built for clinics & hospitals in the medical tourism industry to manage cases efficiently and to develop stronger relationships with agents & facilitators.
Consumerism in healthcare whether we like or not like is no longer a fad. In order for healthcare providers to attract more self-pay patients, they need to be innovative and adopt technology that will provide insights into their business, accelerate treatment quoting, book appointments fast and reduce admin.
Managing cases through email and excel spreadsheets is not only not productive – it’s not safe or secure. Intermedika solves that with a centralised view enabling stakeholders to collaborate seamlessly from a single point of engagement for all patient data. Most importantly Intermedika helps increase patient acquisition, conversion and profitability.
Enterprise Greece is the official agency of the Greek State, under the auspices of the Ministry of Economy and Development, to promote investment in Greece, exports from Greece, and make Greece more attractive as an international business partner. Enterprise Greece is designed to assist foreign investors and enterprises to do business in Greece, to contribute to the outward looking orientation of the Greek economy, to attract foreign investment, to troubleshoot issues related to the public administration, and to provide key investment and business information. Enterprise Greece promotes a wide range of investment sectors in which Greece excels. In addition, it aims to promote Greek products and services to the global marketplace. Enterprise Greece helps Greek businesses reach new markets, find new business partners, and become more competitive and attractive.
Reaching International Markets
In championing investment and trade, Enterprise Greece outreaches the international business community with a variety of events and missions, and supports investment and trade delegations to accompany Presidential, Prime Ministerial, and Ministerial missions abroad.
A key component of the international outreach of Enterprise Greece is its integrated relationship with Greek Embassies throughout the world and close cooperation with the Offices of Economic and Commercial Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This unified approach allows the global business community a great number of contact for transactions with Greece’s public and private sectors.
Federation of Hellenic Associations of Tourist & Travel Agencies
Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourist Agencies
SETE – Greek Tourism Confederation
Quality certification in medical tourism & tourism medicine Temos is a neutral and independent certification body founded in 2010 as a spin-off of a European research project. Today, Temos is located with its Headquarters in Germany and currently 16 regional offices in several countries worldwide.
Temos stands for * Trust * Effective Medicine * Optimized Services * with the aim to support medical facilities like hospitals, clinics, dental practices, rehabilitation centers, eye clinics, and reproductive care centers as well as medical travel coordinators worldwide in their efforts to continuously work on quality improvement.
Their quality programs focus on the demands and requirements of patients who wish to get medical treatment overseas (medical tourism) or need to get medical treatment abroad as business travellers, tourists or expatriates (tourism medicine). Medical facilities who are awarded the Temos Certificate have implemented an own, national or international recognized Quality Management System (QMS) and fulfil in addition the strict Temos quality criteria for international patient management. Thus, the Temos quality programs are complementary to the international accreditation systems.
The Temos certification programs are peer-reviewed, annually updated and approved by the Medical Advisory Board and the International Expert Committee.
Having participated since the first IMTJ Summit I am sure that no other organization (than Intuition Communication) is able to organize such a professional event and to bring THE medical travel professionals together in one event. The perfect marketplace for business and exchange with decision makers. Dr. Claudia Mika, Founder & CEO, Temos International GmbH