This Week in Medical Travel Today…

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by Amanda Haar, Editor   Greetings, Innovating the innovative. That seems to be what much of medical travel is about these days: introducing new ideas to an already innovative approach to healthcare. In this week's SPOTLIGHT we feature HealthSouk, an online marketplace for dental services where dentists can actually manage

Farrah Walsh, Minverva Journeys

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Editor's Note: When you conduct as many interviews as I have related to medical travel, you end up discovering many of the reasons that drive people to join the industry. There are those in pursuit of the pure business and financial opportunity. There are the tech people who like

Dr. Neilesh Patel, HealthSouk, Part One

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Dr. Neilesh Patel, Strategic Director, HealthSouk Editor's Note:  The founder of HealthCare Volunteer and HealthCare Tourism International (now-defunct), Neilesh Patel has a long-standing interest in global healthcare. He recently stepped firmly back into the medical industry with the launch of HealthSouk, an online marketplace for dental services. Medical Travel

Israel Shows How Health Care Is Going Global

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By Gregory W. Moore, Esq., Healthcare Practice Group Leader, Clark Hill PLC It may be one of the smallest countries in the world in terms of its land area.  But, when it comes to healthcare technology and medical tourism, Israel is becoming a major hotspot. I had the pleasure

Patients Beyond Borders® and Medeguide™ Form Strategic Alliance

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Partnership creates one-stop shop for international healthcare consumers in search of safe, affordable medical care Chapel Hill, N.C., US, and Bangkok, Thailand – Patients Beyond Borders®, the world’s leading source of consumer and industry information about international health travel, and Medeguide™, the world’s leading online international doctor directory, have formed

MTTI Announces Launch of “Welcoming the World”

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Medical Tourism Training Inc. has announced the first-of-its-kind on-line and on-site program, "Welcoming the World: Building an Outstanding International Patient Department." Created by its team of internationally recognized healthcare and training experts, "Welcoming the World" is a fully scalable and flexible package for both new and established International Patient Departments. Providers

A Look At How Health Reform Is Driving Doctors Out Of Business

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Businessinsider.com —American doctors are facing a financial crisis. According to Parija Kavilanz of CNN Money, physicians blame "shrinking insurance reimbursements, changing regulations, and rising business and drug costs" for their recent financial troubles. As private practices become victims of healthcare reform and Medicare and Medicaid cuts, many doctors are being forced to shut their

Ahmadinejad Stresses Iran’s Growing Medical Tourism Industry

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Farnews.com — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadineja stressed Iran's high capabilities in medical fields, and added that many people from around the world now choose Iran for receiving medical treatment. Addressing a conference on medical research here in Tehran on Tuesday (1/17), Ahmadineja said that 30,000 people come to Iran each