April 27, 2017

Archive for December, 2011

This Week in Medical Travel Today…

Thumbnail for This Week in Medical Travel Today...

Greetings, It’s natural at the end of the year to reflect on all that’s occurred in the past twelve months. Without a doubt, the medical travel industry gave us plenty to consider in 2011. Fortunately, the good news over the past year, including broader acceptance of medical travel among consumers and employers and significant new […]

From the Editor: More From PepsiCo on their Medical Travel Benefit with Johns Hopkins Medicine

Thumbnail for From the Editor: More From PepsiCo on their Medical Travel Benefit with Johns Hopkins Medicine

From the Editor: More From PepsiCo on their Medical Travel Benefit with Johns Hopkins Medicine  In our last issue of Medical Travel Today we shared news of an exciting new partnership between PepsiCo, Inc. and Johns Hopkins Medicine. Through the arrangement, PepsiCo’s domestic employees and their dependents — nearly 250,000 individuals — will be eligible […]

Nicole Serfontein, Towers Watson, Part One

Thumbnail for Nicole Serfontein, Towers Watson, Part One

Medical Travel Today (MTT):  Tell us about yourself and your experience with medical travel. Nicole Serfontein (NS): I’m South African and after practicing law and consulting in the private health sector, I spent a few years in the U.K., where I reviewed health systems and the delivery of private healthcare services in Europe and Asia […]

Oguz Engiz, Medicana International Ankara Hospital, Part One

Thumbnail for Oguz Engiz, Medicana International Ankara Hospital, Part One

Medical Travel Today (MTT): Prior to joining Medicana you were involved in the World Bank health project. Can you explain what that is?  Oguz Engiz (OE): World Bank Health projects can be seen in many different places around the world – Mexico, Chile, Bulgaria, Albania, Georgia and Turkey to name a few. These are BIG […]

Budget Travel Magazine Encourages Readers to Consider Medical Tourism — is it Worth It?

Editor’s Note: Budget Travel kicks off the New Year with a story on medical travel and what consumers need to consider. Penned by Fran Golden, the piece explores key issues and considerations surrounding medical travel and even provides a brief cost comparison chart. 

Indian Hospital fire: Dark Side of Medical Tourism

If even one of India’s shining new hospitals for the elite can be ravaged by fire, what can we expect from the crumbling government institutions for the poor? Globalpost.com—For foreign “medical tourists” and a tiny fraction of the Indian elite, shining urban hospitals treat patients with the latest in diagnostic and surgical procedures.  Multi-room suites […]

Fitness tourism could be new niche in market, says minister

bermudasun.bm—Fitness tourism could be a new niche market for Bermuda, Tourism Minister Wayne Furbert said yesterday. Furbert added: “There are a lot of things we are talking about — we have had a meeting with people who want to bring fitness tourism here, and that’s promising. We have also been talking about medical tourism, and […]

Matthew Hunt Appointed Managing Director, Health Services, Aetna International

Appointment underscores Aetna’s commitment to improve health outcomes and reduce overall cost in the global markets in which Aetna operates  BUSINESS WIRE–Aetna (NYSE: AET), a leading global diversified healthcare benefits company, announced today that Matthew Hunt has been appointed managing director, Health Services, of Aetna International. In this role, Hunt will focus on further expanding Aetna’s […]

News in Review

 2nd International Confab on Health Tourism underway in Iran A growing number of Muslim countries are discovering the benefits of medical tourism. That’s why in the Second International Conference on Health Tourism in Iran, the participants agreed to set up a regional network to facilitate medical tourism in Muslim countries.   Patients Want To Access, […]

This Week in Medical Travel Today…

Thumbnail for This Week in Medical Travel Today...

Volume 5, Issue 25 by Amanda Haar, Editor   Greetings, As the year winds down, it’s natural to assume that business will, too. But nothing could be further from the truth in medical travel. Just last week, Pepsi Co. — the world’s second largest food and beverage company — announced a new partnership with Johns […]

Page 1 of 212