July 3, 2015

Joey Truscelli, Founder and CEO of Life Gift Cards™ (LGC) and Mediphe™

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      www.lifegiftcards.com joey@lifegiftcards.com About Joey Truscelli Joey Truscelli, a seasoned entrepreneur, is the founder and CEO of Mediphe and Life Gift Cards. Life Gift Cards (LGC) is a prepaid, procedure-specific, gift card company focused on affordable, proactive wellness. In 1989, Truscelli founded EDSS, which became ENS, a medical data processing company that employed over 500 people, [...]

Portugal As a Destination for Plastic Surgery

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Medical Port – Plastic surgery is increasingly popular all over the world, and Portugal is no exception. Highly skilled and trained doctors perform all kinds of plastic surgeries in the top private hospitals in the country to both Portuguese and foreign patients. Some of the most requested surgeries are breast augmentation, liposuction and rhinoplasty. Portuguese [...]

Connecting the Travel Industry to the Medical Tourism Industry – Part One

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by Jack Schafer Part Two will appear in MTT Volume 8, Issue 14, set for publication on June 3, 2015 In the early 1990′s, I sold my engineering firm and became a wholesale worldwide group tour operator because that was my passion.  More than 20 years later, I became involved in a different type of [...]

Healthcare Tourism on the Rise in the Caribbean

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Healthcare tourism is listed as an opportunity for the Caribbean region, according to an article outlining “13 Opportunities for the New Caribbean.” In Caribbean Journal, an online news source, Curaçao-based development consultants Miguel Goede and Runy Calmera cite opportunities ranging from the film industry, higher education to ecotourism and sports, and note the special advantages [...]

Nicolene Botha, Marketing Director, NameSleuth, Inc.

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    www.namesleuthapp.com nbotha@namesleuthapp.com   Medical Travel Today (MTT): Can you give our readers some background on the NameSleuth app? Nicolene Botha (NB): NameSleuth is designed to help attendees of conferences and other organized events match names with faces, which is an extremely important asset for networking purposes. Right now, the app’s simple focus makes [...]

On Accurately Comparing Clinics Between Countries

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by Daniel Shaw, Clinic Ambassador, Global Clinic Rating (GCR) When considering medical treatment in a location other than your own, apart from the price factor, the question is always: Is the level of quality in your chosen clinic the same / less / more than what you expect locally? Until now, medical tourists have had [...]

The Elusive Medical Travel Business Model

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by Arlen Meyers, M.D., MBA Medical travel entrepreneurs and hospital executives trying to capture international market share are desperate to find the right business model, i.e. the rationale of how an organization creates, delivers and captures value. There are nine components of the business model canvas, and, over the past many years, patients, payers, providers [...]

Medical Tourism in Malaysia

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Quality Healthcare Malaysia is one of the few countries in the region where medical tourism is promoted by the government. This government-led healthcare system has provided medical tourists assurance on quality of care, strict regulations and safety standards within the medical industry. Affordability and Value for Money Due to a favorable exchange rate, a lower [...]

Mac McCarthy, FSA, FCA, MAAA, President, McCarthy Actuarial Consulting, LLC

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    www.McCarthyActuarial.com About Mac McCarthy Mac is the president of McCarthy Actuarial Consulting, combining the discipline of actuarial science with extensive experience and a reputation for integrity to help employers, health plans and researchers find innovative solutions to health and welfare issues. He has over 30 years of health and welfare actuarial experience, with [...]

Lewis Levy, M.D., Senior Vice President, Medical Affairs and Chief Quality Officer, Best Doctors

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www.bestdoctors.com About Lewis Levy, M.D. Dr. Lewis Levy provides medical leadership to the clinical operations team to deliver the highest quality clinical information on diagnosis and treatment to members and their treating physicians. He has over 20 years of clinical experience as an internist at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates in Boston. Dr. Levy also has [...]

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