April 21, 2014

SPOTLIGHT: Pablo Castillo, CEO, MedBrick

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pablocastillo@medbrick.com http://www.medbrick.ca/ About Pablo Castillo Pablo Castillo is CEO at MedBrick, a Canadian company specializing in travel assistance, medical cost containment and medical tourism in Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada. In 2000, Pablo graduated from Bishop’s University in Quebec. Since then, he has been involved in the health insurance industry and developed strong expertise [...]

Laura Carabello Moderates IHC Medical Travel Panel Discussion

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Institute of HealthCare Consumerism’s (IHC) 5th Annual IHC FORUM & Expo Conference, Thursday, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m., May 8, 2014, Atlanta, GA Laura Carabello, founder and principal, CPR, and publisher of Medical Travel Today and U.S. Domestic Medical Travel™, will moderate a panel discussion on medical travel – “ALL ABOARD! U.S. Centers of Excellence [...]

Electronic Medical Records Market to Grow Significantly by 2017, Allowing Greater Profitability and Efficiency in the Healthcare Industry, says GlobalData

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Electronic medical records (EMR) market value to increase from $10.6 billion in 2012 to $17 billion by 2017 EMRs can “provide opportunities to enhance productivity, capture profits and improve clinical outcomes,” says analyst The market for EMRs is set to experience rapid growth over the coming years, with EMR peer group value estimated to climb [...]

Average Cost of a Hip Replacement in the U.S.

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A blog site entitled, “I Waste So Much Time,” compares the high cost of healthcare in the U.S. to other countries, specifically Spain, through a collection of text and pictures. To view the original article click here.

Health and Wellness Tourism in Austria – New Study Released

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Wellness hotels are usually marketed as offering pure relaxation and rejuvenation for the body, mind and soul, as well as a mixture of health and well-being treatments, a gourmet culinary experience and top quality service. Many outlets offer daily activity programs with fitness experts. These programs include many organized activities for families, singles and couples [...]

William T. Ross, Executive Director, South Bay Independent Physicians (SBIP) Medical Group Inc.

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About South Bay Independent Physicians Medical Group, Inc. South Bay Independent Physicians Medical Group, Inc. (SBIP) is a provider-owned and operated professional medical corporation with a primary mission of offering its members advocacy and access to preferred provider (PPO), exclusive provider (EPO) and point of service (POS) contracts. Founded in 1983, SBIP has grown to [...]

The Pleasures and Perils of Global Dental Care

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by Paul McTaggart Utilizing a global dentist is as good, if not better than, visiting a dentist down the street in the U.S. When you step into a dentist office in Mexico, Costa Rica or Thailand you will be pleasantly surprised at what you will find: English speaking dental staff, modern equipment and high quality [...]

Laura Carabello Moderates IHC Medical Travel Panel Discussion

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Institute of HealthCare Consumerism’s (IHC) 5th Annual IHC FORUM & Expo Conference, Thursday, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m., May 8, 2014, Atlanta, GA Laura Carabello, founder and principal, CPR, and publisher of Medical Travel Today and U.S. Domestic Medical Travel™, will moderate a panel discussion on medical travel – “ALL ABOARD! U.S. Centers of Excellence [...]

SPOTLIGHT: Sarah Lynn Brown, Partner, Oceanic Partners

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Sarah Lynn Brown, Partner, Oceanic Partners slb@oceanpart.com About Oceanic Partners Oceanic Partners connects international hospitals to healthcare payers, with a focus on self-insured employers, public pension funds and, in Canada, provincial health authorities. We consult on the marketing and contract process to bring patients from the U.S. and Canada to international hospitals for healthcare delivery. [...]

“Health and Wellness Tourism in the Netherlands” now available at Fast Market Research

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New Consumer Goods research report from Euromonitor International is now available from Fast Market Research Health and wellness tourism was still very underdeveloped in the Netherlands in 2012 compared to neighboring countries such as Germany. Dutch tourism organizations and companies were not yet fully aware of the full potential of this segment. However, in 2012 [...]

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