August 1, 2015

David Newman, Ph.D., J.D., Executive Director, Health Care Cost Institute

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    http://www.healthcostinstitute.org About David Newman, Ph.D., J.D. Prior to joining HCCI, Dr. Newman was a specialist in healthcare financing at the Congressional Research Service, and previously served as a consultant to the Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Army and [...]

INTERVIEW: I. Glenn Cohen, Director, Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School

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igcohen@law.harvard.edu http://petrieflom.law.harvard.edu/ About I. Glenn Cohen I. Glenn Cohen is professor of Law at Harvard Law School, and director of the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics. He is one of the world’s leading experts on the intersection of bioethics (or medical ethics), and the law, as well as health law. He [...]

Connecting the Travel Industry to the Medical Tourism Industry

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Part Two (continued from MTT Volume 8, Issue 13) by Jack Schafer Prior to a patient arriving at a foreign hospital, that patient has had nothing but phone calls and internet contact with the provider/facility.  Perhaps the ability to reach out and connect (one on one) with the patient, as only the hometown travel professional [...]

Reflections Going Forward: The IMTJ Summit 2015

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by Sharon Kleefield. Ph.D. I was fortunate to participate in the IMTJ Summit 2015. It was indeed an opportunity to share expertise and knowledge, and better understand the ongoing themes of patient involvement beyond borders. The stakeholders were well represented from around the globe: providers, travel companies, brokers/facilitators, national medical tourist groups, media, accreditors, business [...]

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 [...]

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