Pramod Goel, CEO of PlacidWay, became involved with medical travel because he wanted to better understand the globalization of various industries. PlacidWay is among the most successful global medical tourism facilitators in the world. It is a leader in spreading information about and options for international healthcare, with a network of over 250 medical centers in more than 30 countries worldwide.
Mr. Goel has previous experience in the travel industry, and has always seen room for growth in healthcare. “Healthcare was always a localized industry, and I realized that at some point in time it has to become a global phenomenon. Over the years that is what we’ve seen.”
In this interview, Mr. Goel shares his insights on standards and credentials for international healthcare providers. He discusses accreditations and certifications, how consumers can protect themselves, and what the future of medical tourism will hold. “Everyone is the best and cheapest,” says Mr. Goel, “so providers need to find a way to differentiate themselves.