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

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

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,

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

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

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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

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

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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