February 5, 2016

SPOTLIGHT: Mike Massaro, CEO, Flywire

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141 Tremont Street 10th Floor Boston, MA 02111 Phone: +1 617 329 4524 Fax: +1 617 778 2233 www.flywire.com About Mike Massaro Mike has successfully grown organizations for the past 14 years, both in start-up environments and multi-billion dollar companies. Prior to Flywire, he was vice president of Strategic Accounts & Corporate Development at Carrier [...]

World’s Health Tourism Professional Gather in Ankara

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“Global Health Tourism Summit and Fair (Health Sumex)” will be held in Ankara Congresium on 28-29-30 September 2016 with gracious support from T.R. Ministry of Health and strategical partnership of the Association of Turkish Travel Agencies (TURSAB) under patronage of Association of Industrialists and Businessmen of Ankara (ASIAD 1989) as an organization by HHB EXPO [...]

Korea Passed New Law for Promotion of Medical Tourism

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Businesskorea.co-kr- The Act on Overseas Medical Expansion and Foreign Patient Attraction Support passed the plenary session of the National Assembly on Dec. 2. It is expected that the act will allow more than 160 domestic medical institutions to go abroad and at least 500,000 foreign patients to visit Korea by 2017. According to the act, [...]

SPOTLIGHT: Serap Celen, General Manager/Owner, PriMed Assistance

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serapcelen@gmail.com http://www.primedassistance.com/ About PriMed Assistance Prime Medical Assistance is an international medical facilitator company registered in Turkey. The company was established in 2011 by Orhan Celen, M.D., in Istanbul. He has more than 20 years of experience in general surgery and surgical oncology, and specializes in breast cancer, stomach cancer, colorectal cancer, thyroid diseases, and [...]

Out of Africa: “Accidental Medical Traveler” on Safari

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by Laura Carabello, Executive Editor and Publisher, Medical Travel Today and U.S. Domestic Medical Travel When a treasured friend invites you to his safari wedding at the Singita Saskwa Resort in Tanzania, Africa, is there any rational RSVP other than “I’m in!”? The adventure began with an over-the-top experience spanning game and balloon rides on the Serengeti, fabulous meals and an [...]

Medical Travel: My Firsthand Experience

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by Michael Olesen Medical travel was an intriguing idea. I’ve had almost 30 years of experience in healthcare, 10+ of which were in the operating room and another 10+ years in risk, safety and quality. I had a healthy amount of skepticism about medical travel since I have seen firsthand some of the shortcuts that [...]

Executive Editor and Publisher Laura Carabello Talks U.S. Domestic Medical Travel

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Executive editor and publisher Laura Carabello authored an article entitled: “U.S. Domestic Medical Travel: Making the Move toward Value-Based Care,” which was recently featured in Accountable Care News (Volume 6, Number 11). Read the intro below: “In today’s complex healthcare environment, self-insured employers and health plan advisors recognize that reining in healthcare costs is the [...]

Richard Krasner, MA, MHA

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SPOTLIGHT: Richard Krasner, MA, MHA, Principal Consultant, FutureComp Consulting, and Blogger, Transforming Workers’ Comp 7151 Summer Tree Drive Boynton Beach, FL  33437 561-738-0458, 561-603-1685, cell richard_krasner@hotmail.com http://www.linkedin.com/in/richardkrasner Skype: richardkrasner About Richard Krasner Richard Krasner received a Master of Health Administration from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida, in December 2011, a Master of Arts [...]

SIIA Wrap-Up: Standing-room Only Crowd at Break-Out Session

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It was not business as usual for the medical travel industry during the recent annual meeting of the Self Insurance Institute of America. At this well-attended event and with four outstanding panelists, the presentations and discussions were lively and thought-provoking.  Here’s an overview: Employer Direct Contracting: Game-Changing Medical Travel Trend Panel Chairperson:  Laura Carabello, Founder and [...]

SIIA Conference: Is Direct Contracting Ready for Takeoff?

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  by Jeff Byers Healthcaredive.com-Conferences, generally speaking, are not a lively experience during educational sessions. It is with that mentality audience applause during a panel discussion on employer direct contracting warrants consideration. At the Self-Insurance Institute of America’s 35th Annual National Educational Conference and Expo, Cheryl Demars, CEO of employer-owned and -directed healthcare purchasing cooperative [...]

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