Dr. Steve Diamond and his wife, Barbara, love to travel to remote places around the world. After Steve was released from the hospital about a week before a planned trip to India, they needed to decide whether they should still go on their trip. Steve's doctor told him that he could relapse, end up in the hospital again, and need medications while in India. Being a physician, Steve realized that it could be very risky. But, he also knew that if he could find out in advance where to go for medical care and pharmaceutical help, he could perhaps make the trip.
After researching, he found that finding out where to go was only the first part of the problem. The medication names were different and you needed a local doctor to write a prescription. The pharmacy could be in a private house, a store, a clinic, or a hospital. If Steve went to a hospital, how would he get them his previous medical history? Could the doctors and nurses speak English? Where were they trained to practice medicine? What if he needed an emergency responder? How would he get one?
Barbara and Steve went to India as planned, and luckily, they had a wonderful and uneventful trip. However, that was because Steve was prepared, and he had peace of mind because he had done the research. This experience became the foundation of the safetravelRX concept. Steve started thinking about how he could bring this type of knowledge to mitigate personal and medical risk to other travelers who may not have the experience to navigate foreign emergency and medical systems.
Enter Ron DiLeo.
After sharing the idea with Ron DiLeo, a veteran travel industry expert, the two men decided they had a start-up concept that could change the way people traveled. In fact, it could take the worry off the traveler's itinerary completely. They developed their own patented technology that securely stores all relevant medical and insurance information and uses GPS to determine the traveler's location if they needed an emergency responder. They brought in the best partners so they could add additional service features such as AIG/Travel Guard for essential real-time information and WorldAware to provide up to date Travel Risk Management services.
As the app developed, they added features that could serve various markets: business travelers, adventure seekers in remote locations, seniors who have health concerns, and students living in foreign countries (reassuring parents that their children are safe). In fact, this app is the best traveling companion for anyone taking a trip domestically or abroad.
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CEO of safetravelRX
More than 40 years of executive experience in the travel industry:
Chief Executive of American Express Travel EMEA
Chief Commercial Officer of British Airways OpenSkies subsidiary
Executive Director of The Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE)
Chief Executive Officer of AirPlus International North America
Chief Operating Officer of Rosenbluth International
Chief Commercial Officer of ALTOUR International
Founder and CEO of The In the Black Group
Advisory Board member of Travel and Leisure Magazine
Member-at-large on several travel industry commercial boards
Actively supports various travel industry angel investor groups in the U.S. and Europe
DR. STEVE DIAMOND
COO of safetravelRX
More than 50 years of experience as a physician:
Board Certified AP and CP Pathologist
Board Certified Hematopathologist
Medical Examiner and Forensic Pathologist, New Jersey
Fellow of the College of American Pathology
Fellow of the National Association of Medical Examiners
MBA, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania
COO of International Space Medicine Consortium
Associate Director of Miller-Keystone Blood Center