Medical tourism clusters, healthcare clusters, and medical hubs
Models for economic development
The stampede to “form” medical tourism clusters has taken on a sense of urgency over the past few years fueled by the rise in international medical travel, the desire for countries or regions to develop their healthcare sectors, and hype about the “easy” revenues to be generated by clusters.
How do all of the pieces fit together for success?
Successful medical tourism clusters are complex organisms that cross industry and political boundaries. True clusters are demarcated, defined, organized, governed, and grown in ways that are separate and distinct from other models such as informal healthcare hubs or medical tourism associations. Clusters require a commitment of time, financial resources, and leadership that are much more substantial than hubs or associations. Is a medical tourism cluster model the best option for you?
Clusters challenge sector leaders and competitors to work together for common goals while maintaining individuality for success. Long term thinking, planning, and cooperation are required to maximize the strength and continued focus of clusters.
Creating a viable strategy, developing and implementing a cluster plan designed for success requires experience, knowledge, and expertise that the Medical Tourism Training team offers to its clients.
- Exploring options to create a healthcare cluster or other model for economic development
- Ready to move forward with a medical tourism cluster or health cluster
- Facing an obstacle or barrier that is preventing growth of your existing cluster or hub
- Considering refreshing or relaunching a cluster that has not reached its goals or potential
For an in-depth review of the topic, download the free white paper entitled “Dimensions of Medical Tourism Clusters” by using the form in the sidebar.
Learn from our experience creating the medical tourism road map for the Philippines.