March 1, 2015

Transforming Access to Healthcare

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A new startup offers access to high quality medical care abroad Medical travel booking startup MEDIGO (www.medigo.com) secures €5 Million led by Accel Partners to continue its mission of improving global access to healthcare. The financing round will help the company expand into new markets and help more patients find high quality, affordable treatment options [...]

Global Wellness Institute Teams with UNWTO to Bring Wellness Tourism Increased Recognition

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The Global Wellness Institute (GWI), an international think tank that develops research and resources to positively impact the global wellness industry, signed an agreement with the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) of the United Nations, to jointly implement projects that address the role wellness tourism can play in helping increase tourism overall. The memorandum of understanding [...]

The Changing Face of Dental Tourism

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by Amanda Duffy Dental tourism has been around for centuries where, traditionally, countries with shared borders have seen nationals from one country traveling to the country next door for dental care that is either less expensive, or unavailable, at home. It is hard to put a precise figure on just how many people are becoming [...]

Anna Wexler, Graduate Student, MIT Program in Science, Technology and Society, Freelance Writer and Filmmaker

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    anna@annawexler.com http://www.annawexler.com/ About Anna Wexler Anna Wexler is freelance writer (specializing in science and travel) and documentary filmmaker who is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Science, Technology, and Society at MIT, where she is studying the social and ethical implications of brain machine interfaces. She earned dual Bachelors of Science degrees in Brain and [...]

John A. Bennett, M.D., President and CEO, Devon International Group

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      jb@devonintlgroup.com www.devonhealth.com About John A. Bennett, M.D. For the last 35 years, John A. Bennett, M.D., has been one of the most recognized entrepreneurs and businessmen in the Philadelphia area. A local and national leader in the healthcare and technology industries, Dr. Bennett is currently the president and CEO of the Devon [...]

The Downfall of Weight Loss Surgery

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by Thomas W. Clark, M.S., M.D., FACS The Downfall of Bariatric Surgery is It Works!!! What?! What I mean is that weight loss surgery often works so well that patients commonly do NOT make the lifestyle/behavioral changes that they need to make in order to optimize weight loss or keep it off long-term. The problem [...]

Beyond the Culture, Sun and Luxury Hotels, Portugal Offers Medical Tourism

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Portugal is a fast emerging destination when it comes to tourism. But, beyond golf, sun, history and food there is now a growing medical tourism product offer in Portugal. In fact, Medical Port is emerging as the country’s global medical tourism facilitator. The idea of seeking treatments, surgery and general medical care in Portugal comes [...]

Thailand Medical Tourism Market 2018 Forecasts: 15 Top Countries’ Analysis on Visits and Spending in Thailand

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MarketReportsOnline.com adds Thailand Medical Tourism & Forecast market research report of 74 pages with 65 Figures and three Tables to the healthcare segment of its online industry intelligence library. This research provides a complete analysis of the top 15 countries that visited Thailand for medical treatment. All the 15 countries in the report have been [...]

SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW: Prof. S. Yunkap Kwankam, Ph.D., CEO at Global eHealth Consultants

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SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW: Prof. S. Yunkap Kwankam, Ph.D., CEO at Global eHealth Consultants (GeHCs) and Executive Director, International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth (ISfTeH)     ykwankam@gehcs.com www.gehcs.com http://www.isfteh.org/ About S. Yunkap Kwankam, Ph.D. S. Yunkap Kwankam holds a B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering, and was elected to the following American honor associations; Eta [...]

Medicare to Drive Australian Healthcare Industry Value to US$42.5 Billion by 2020, says GlobalData

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Australia’s pharmaceutical sector to grow from US$22.7 billion in 2013 to US$32.1 billion by 2020 However, generic substitution by pharmacists has had a negative impact on pharmaceutical market growth, says report Australia’s healthcare market is set to grow to an impressive US$42.5 billion by 2020, driven by universal healthcare coverage provided by Medicare and good [...]

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