May 24, 2015

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 [...]

Best Doctors, Inc. Acquires Rise Health to Accelerate Expansion of its Digital Health Solutions Focused on Helping People Get the Right Diagnosis and Treatment

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Best Doctors, Inc., the global health company that brings together the best minds in medicine to help people get the right diagnosis and treatment plan, today announced that it has acquired Rise Health, a leading population health management company. The acquisition provides Best Doctors® with data integration and advanced analytics capabilities to add to its [...]

Employer Direct Contracting: Game-Changing Medical Travel Trend

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This article will appear in the 2015 HealthCare Consumerism Outlook magazine. by Laura Carabello, Founder and Principal, CPR Strategic Marketing Communications, and Editor and Publisher, Medical Travel Today and U.S. Domestic Medical Travel™ Ihcc.com-America’s businesses are facing some of the most monumental challenges in history regarding the provision of healthcare benefits for their employees, with significant [...]

Top Story of 2014: Health City Cayman Islands Opened

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by Michael Klein Compasscayman.com-More than three years after a memorandum of understanding was signed by the government and heart surgeon Dr. Devi Shetty’s Narayana Health of India, Health City Cayman Islands celebrated its grand opening on Feb. 25. The vision is to create a Center of Excellence (COE) in tertiary care at affordable cost for [...]

What You Should Know Before You Travel Abroad

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by Sarah Coughlan and Dr. Saule Balciuniene For the growing numbers of patients opting to travel abroad for medical treatment, the process can look scary. However, with solid guidance and the right information, medical travel can be an excellent alternative to expensive treatment at home, or provide treatment unavailable in the patient’s home country. For [...]

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