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,
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
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
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,
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
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.