Archive for January, 2012
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 fees on a minute-by-minute basis […]
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 being at the front edge of […]
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 Today had the opportunity to speak […]
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 of visiting Tel-Aviv, Jerusalem and surrounding […]
Salted caramel ice cream. Jumbo lump crab cakes. Duck-fat French fries. These are just a few of the reasons I recently spent far too much time on dishtip.com. Self-described as “a sophisticated food discovery application that analyzes millions of reviews, photos and related content across the Web to help you find the best dishes at […]
Healthcare Futurist David Ellis and J. Edson Pontes, M.D., Explore Medical Tourism: Promise or Peril?
Editor’s Note: In a recent issue of Hospital & Health Networks Daily (hhnmag.com) futurist, author and consultant David Ellis and urologist J. Edson Ponte, M.D., examine the impact of medical travel of US-based hospitals and offer a look at some of the options to prevent further loss of international and American patients. View the […]
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 a strategic alliance to provide patients […]
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 small and large will benefit […]
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 doors. Continue reading here.
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 year to receive medical treatment… […]