Christina DeSimonePresident & CEO at Future Care Inc.
Ms. Christina DeSimone, President and CEO of Future Care Inc.and Medsea Asia Ltd, has been a vigorous and successful advocate for seafarers, working to enhance the quality of their medical care onboard ship and ashore for the past 25 years. Future Care’s goal and the vision of founder Christina DeSimone is to provide the highest quality medical care available to seafarers, onboard ship and shoreside, around the globe. Future Care is a pioneer in the fields of maritime telemedicine and shipboard medical data statistical analysis. Among other initiatives, Future Care has a continuing collaboration with Yale University School of Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, to furnish data and fund research on seafarer health and wellness. Future Care and Ms. DeSimone have been recognized on numerous occasions within the wider maritime community for ceaseless advocacy of mariner health.
Through Medsea Asia Ltd, Ms. DeSimone continues to introduce her specific managed care techniques to the international maritime industry for the betterment of seafarers’ health and welfare. She has simultaneously educated shipowners on the value of humane and comprehensive medical care management solutions, improving the medical environment for the whole community. As founder and CEO of Future Care Inc., based in the United States, Ms. DeSimone has developed a unique managed care system called the Caring for the Crew program™, which is utilized by international and U.S. based blue water and brown water shipping companies and cruise lines around the globe. As CEO of Medsea Asia Ms. DeSimone brings those same successful techniques to Medsea Asia clients, with the powerful assistance of International SOS, a billion-dollar leader in medical management.
Ms. DeSimone has long championed the value of shipboard health data and has been capturing and analyzing treatment statistics for many years. This exclusive seafarer medical database results from years of telemedical response to onboard illness and injury plus subsequent shoreside treatment through to completion. Combined, this health care data represents the full medical treatment cycle at sea and landside. Ms. DeSimone intends to broaden the scope of this valuable data and research with Medsea Asia clients.
Future Care’s base of operations is in New York and Manila; Medsea Asia is based in Hong Kong and through its collaboration with ISOS has 26 call centers and locations in 90 countries.. The Medsea Asia team includes maritime physicians and nurse case managers and provides telemedical, landside medical care management and medical billing review services with 24/7 call center access.