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This Week in Medical Travel Today

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THIS WEEK IN MEDICAL TRAVEL TODAY Volume 5, Issue 22 by Amanda Haar, Editor Greetings, A couple of interesting research efforts caught our attention lately, and we’re happy to provide a bit of insight into both in this week’s issue. Still in the formative stages, an effort by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) hopes to […]

Letters to the Editor

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Laura, I am reading your book Medical Travel Today: Opinions and Perspectives on an Industry in the Making and am finding it immensely informative. It is superb. I am a practicing physician assistant in Addiction and Internal Medicine and am planning on being involved in medical travel facilitation. I am eventually relocating to Brazil. Your newsletter and again your book have been very enriching […]

Zachary Rozga

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            Medical Travel Today (MTT):  Why you are interested in medical travel as a form of sustainable tourism? Zachary Rozga (ZR):  I am currently engaged with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) as a Tourism Expert. The Inter-American Development Bank is like the World Bank, except that its focus is in […]

Tracy Simons, President, Custom Assurance Placements, Ltd.

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Editor’s Note:  Based in Columbia, SC, Custom Assurance Placements (CAP) is a specialty lines insurance broker. In addition to traditional policies, CAP has developed several policies designed to meet the unique needs of medical travelers, providers, and facilitators. CAP president Tracy Hahn Simons recently spoke with us about those policies and how they serve the […]

New Study finds that “… half of all identifiable medical tourism companies in Canada are no longer in business.”

Editor’s Note: A new paper by Professor Leigh Turner of the Center for Bioethics, University of Minnesota offers an interesting look at the current realities of the medical travel industry in Canada. The article effectively analyzes websites of Canadian medical tourism companies that advertised international healthcare but ultimately exited the marketplace. While the article doesn’t […]

Health Options Worldwide and Cancer Treatment Centers of America Enter New Agreement

Business Wire—Health Options Worldwide (HOW) and Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) have agreed to expand healthcare options and accessibility for cancer patients at all four CTCA regional destination hospitals in Chicago, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Tulsa. HOW is an online healthcare management system providing comprehensive solutions for employers and insurers, including affordable medical travel for the […]

New medical tourism association to target high-spending markets

Medical service providers, hotels and travel agents are establishing their own association to develop and promote Thailand as a medical tourism destination, and especially to lure visitors from high-spending markets like the Middle East, Russia, the United Kingdom, China and Japan. The Nation — “The Thailand Federation of Medical Tourism Association, which is in the process […]

Center for Medical Tourism Research (CMTR)

Center for Medical Tourism Research (CMTR) www.medicaltourismresearch.org   Call for Papers (CFP) 3rd Annual Medical Tourism Research Conference “The Power of consumerism- patient choice & medical travel” February 13-15, 2012 – San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A. KeyNote Speaker: Dr. Tricia Johnson,Rush University Dr. Johnson is the author of the recent book: The Future of Healthcare- Global Trends […]

Hospital Clínic of Barcelona Performs First-Ever Total Removal of Colon Through Anus

  The operation was held in Barcelona by Dr. Antonio Ma de Lacy, Head of the Gastrointestinal Surgery Unit at the Hospital Clínic (University of Barcelona), through a new surgical technique, HANDS. This procedure could be applied in 100% of patients who need a colon removal. The patient, 36 years old and diagnosed with severe […]

Global Health Voyager, Assad Harofeh Medical Center form Partnership

Web-based medical tourism company Global Health Voyager Inc. (OTCBB: GLHV) today announced it has entered into a partnership with Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, one of the largest hospitals in Israel. An 800-bed facility, Assad Harofeh Medical Center offers traditional Western medicine and a comprehensive range of medical-surgical services. “The addition of Assaf Harofeh is a […]

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