THE IMTJ MEDICAL TRAVEL AWARDS JUDGING PANEL
Managing Director of Global Health Travel Co
Cassandra Italia is the founder and Managing Director of Global Health Travel, a medical travel company established in 2008 with subsidiary businesses promoted by the Thailand Board of Investment.
After completing her Bachelor of Applied Science Ms Italia relocated to Asia in 2004 and engaged in rigorous market research and business planning in the medical travel industry. As a result she was accepted into the Australian Government’s New Enterprise Incentive Scheme, a program that provides financial and strategic support to entrepreneurs. Ms Italia’s entry into the industry began with operating the Australian Representative Office for Bumrungrad International Hospital.
In 2013 she launched HealthcareHands.com after identifying a gap in the market for International Patient Concierge Services. The company has partnered with some of the worlds best international hospitals, clinics, insurance companies and facilitators to enhance the medical tourists experience by providing nursing care, support, concierge services, interpreters and specialised recovery accommodations. As an innovative patient advocate she co-founded TopDocsThailand.com an online doctor service aimed to foster trust between patients and their prospective doctors along with the GHT community to enable consumers share their medical travel experiences in a safe and supportive environment.