Document Type: Hypothesis
International Travel Medicine Center of Iran, Tehran, Iran
Health Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Institute for Cognitive Science Studies, Tehran, Iran
Department of Health Services Management, Islamic Azad University, Tehran North Branch, Tehran, Iran
Introduction: Nowadays the trend to travel abroad has extremely grown. This is while, paying attention to travelers’ health is an incredibly important issue. Many organizations try their best to provide health services during travelers’ trips. Meanwhile, the biggest and most effecting health care providers all around the world are hospitals. Regarding this fact, a theory has been presented to help these organizations coordinate and direct much more effectively in compared to the past. It is noticeable to mention that this theory can help health care providers to gain a more sustainable position in order to develop medical tourism in their centers.
Methods: A theory has been presented in this research with different dimensions. The major aspects of this model have been designed according to the relationships which exist in families. These relationships include: parents, children and others. Each of these aspects have been divided into two segments which are female and male. These aspects play their roles in three different dimensions.
Results: According to the results this study, it can be mentioned that there are 6 relationships in regards to the HEXAL Model in health service providers. These relationships include mother, father, sister, brother, step sister and other relationships. It can be also said that each of these dimensions have different responsibilities in both health care providers and travel medicine.
Conclusion: By using this model, health service providers can collaborate much more effectively. As a result, medical tourists and even other tourists can experience much more satisfying trips throughout their lives.