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Archive for May, 2012

Cliff Orme and Balbina Lankenau, CIMA Monterrey, PART ONE

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Cliff Orme, President and COO, International Hospitals (CIMA) Medical Travel Today (MTT): I’d like to start with CIMA’s Medical Value Travel. What prompted its launch and how does it operate? Cliff Orme (CO): Medical Value Travel (MVT) came about when we realized that there were a significant number of people looking for healthcare services abroad. Most […]

From Medical Travel for Clinical Trials to Traditional Therapies, Minerva’s Personal Health Choice Plan Offers Complete and Unbiased Care Options

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As the expression goes, Farrah Walsh cut her teeth in the field of clinical research and drug development. After freshman year in college, she took her first job as an intern – Clinical Research associate through Northeastern University’s co-op program for a startup medical device company called Aspect Medical Systems. While her career path over […]

Mixed Signals on Ascension Health Plans for $2 Billion Cayman “Health City” Project

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“We’re not considering this a medical tourism facility.” “… we intend to offer cost-effective treatment for the citizens of the US and also (those) who are under-insured.” Stltoday.com – Ascension Health Alliance executives say their joint venture to build a $2 billion “health city” in the Cayman Islands with an India-based hospital group will bring […]

Johns Hopkins and Westbank First Nation Discuss Luxury Medical Tourist Facility: Is it viable?

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http://blogs.vancouversun.com – Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore is consistently ranked as America’s best. As a brand, it doesn’t get any better. It has a global arm (Johns Hopkins International) so it can share its intellectual talent pool. Those are just two of the reasons the Westbank First Nation (WFN) wants it on board for Canada’s first $125 million, luxury hospital aimed at foreign medical […]

Hospitals and Health Systems Anticipate that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will Reduce Organizational Revenue

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HighRoads, the industry leader in SaaS-enabled (software as a service) healthcare compliance and benefits management, and Sullivan, Cotter and Associates, Inc. (SullivanCotter), a nationally-recognized compensation and human resource management consulting firm, find that 55 percent of hospitals and health systems anticipate a drop in revenue as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), with 12 […]

Out-of-the-Box Thinking Makes Insurance Available in Big-Box Stores

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Editor’s Note: While not directly tied to medical travel, this recent fiercehealthpayer.com story regarding Aetna’s decision to make health insurance policies available for purchase at Costco caught my eye. While I don’t think one-size-fits-all, off-the-shelf medical travel packages will be quick to follow (or even a good idea), I’m certain that some clever medical travel marketer […]

Save On Medical is a Resource to Patients in Texas Cities

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Prweb.com – Save On Medical announces their new patient assistance initiative, which helps patients in low-populated areas find quality and affordable healthcare providers with comparative price-shopping features. Patients with limited physician access now have a resource to help them discover the closest providers with the best reviews and pricing. Geographic data firm, Ersi, and The Washington Post released a […]

48 Million People Lack Insurance, Unaware of Health Law

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fiercehealthpayer.com – Almost 25 percent of adults between 19 and 64 years old–or 48 million people–lacked health insurance last year, and almost 70 percent of those adults lacked health coverage for more than a year, according to a study published by the Commonwealth Fund. The study suggests that this coverage gap is partly driven by a lack of […]

Jamaica Poised To Benefit From US$35 Billion Health Tourism Industry – Government Seeking To Develop Plan To Tap Into Growing Market

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Jamaica-gleaner.com – With the capacity to generate in excess of US$35 billion per year, health tourism appears to be a viable income-generating option, which, if pursued, could bring vast sums into the country’s coffers. “There is a lot of potential for health tourism in Jamaica,” said Dr. Wykeham McNeill, minister of tourism and entertainment. “Numerous persons have shown interest, […]

News in Review

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Warning over Medical and Dental Tourism More than 50,000 people leave the UK to have medical or dental treatment abroad every year, however, a consultant surgeon has warned that patients must do extensive research in order to avoid pitfalls.   How Doctors and Patients Do Harm Newyorktimes.com – Just how broken is the United States […]

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