HealthyIM K.K., the largest hospital and clinic search and review portal in Asia announced today that their system now contains over 700 English speaking hospitals, clinics and dentists in Japan.
February 20, 2014 (Newswire) - HealthyIM K.K., the largest hospital and clinic search and review portal in Asia announced today that their system now contains over 700 English speaking hospitals, clinics and dentists in Japan. Users can access this information, free of charge at www.HealthyIM.com
"It has taken several years to identify those medical facilities in Japan that have some degree of English language capability" says Junichi Tomita the CMO of HealthyIM. "The fluency level can vary among individual hospitals and clinics, but this gives the international patients in Japan a good basis for finding a doctor that meets their requirements".
Users can search 185,000 hospitals and clinics in Japan according to medical specialties, location, language and other criteria. They can read patient reviews and unique news and features about healthcare, wellness and medical tourism.
HealthyIM contains similar information for Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore and Korea.
Medical tourism in Japan is receiving greater attention by the government and with the awarding of the Olympics for 2020, Japan is further addressing the need to better serve the foreign community. The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare will designate thirty hospitals across the country for further investment and training to become more foreign friendly starting in 2014.
A new hospital accreditation system, known as JMIP (Japan Medical Service Accreditation for International Patients) has been introduced that certifies hospitals organized to accept international patients. So far, three hospitals have been certified with several more on the way.
Japan's healthcare is known to be some of the best in the world, particularly when it comes to cancer treatments, endoscopy and thorough health examinations. International patients are often pleasantly surprised by the reasonable costs.