March 23, 2017

Archive for June, 2012

Readers write…

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Amanda, The problem with our medical care here in the US is that it’s based on an economic model that is a disaster. Quality has caved in to the adoption of directives here that remove the humanity from healthcare, employing hospitalists who do nothing other than provide the hospitals with more income. Putting all physicians […]

David Mair, Soter Healthcare, Part Two

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Editor’s Note: In last week’s issue of Medical Travel Today, we featured Part One of our conversation with David Mair of Soter Healthcare in which he offered insight into how Soter health plans integrate both domestic and international opportunities, including telemedicine, to reduce claim costs for the insurance plan and out-of-pocket costs. In Part Two we learn how consumers are […]

Exuma: New Community Hospital in Bahamas Serves Locals and Potentially Medical Tourists

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By Laura Carabello Georgetown, Exuma – Directly across the road from the “Fish Fry” eateries on Queens Highway – the only paved end-to-end main artery on the sleepy 37 mile (60 km) island of Exuma – is the construction site of a 10- to12-bed community hospital. A $14 million building project, not including expenditures for furniture, equipment […]

Self-Insurance Institute of America Reports on What’s Motivating Self-Insured Employers to Offshore Their Employees’ Surgical Care

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Editor’s Note: Just as this issue was getting ready to publish, we were alerted to an article in the May issue ofThe Self-Insurer, a publication of the Self-Insurance Institute of America. Written by David Boucher of Companion Global Healthcare, the story’s focus is the factors compelling American employers to consider incentivizing employees to seek care abroad. […]

Medical Travel for Employees has Benefits for Multiple Stakeholders

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Travelmarketreport.com – Adding medical travel to the employee benefit menu can be a plus both for the employer and for its corporate travel department. One obvious benefit – the additional air and hotel volume associated with medical travel –count toward contract performance minimums and rebate thresholds. And one less-obvious benefit – travel department input into […]

Wellness Travel Experience Worth $5,500 to Be Given Away at “WELL-BEING AND MEDICAL TRAVEL CONFERENCE 2012”

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It was recently announced that a spectacular wellness travel experience worth $5,500 will be given away at this month’s “Well-Being and Medical Travel Conference 2012″ on June 20-21, 2012, at The Phoenician luxury resort in Scottsdale, Ariz. (www.well-beingtravelconference.com). Participants at the event’s trade show will have the opportunity to play the “Passport to Health” game, and […]

BIMC Hospital Teams Up with Courtyard Marriott

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traveldailynews.com – BIMC Hospital Group has announced a partnership with the Courtyard by Marriott Bali to provide the country’s first-ever medical tourism packages and services to inbound travelers visiting Asia’s most popular island destination. Inaugurated on May 5 by Indonesian Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Mari Elka Pangestu, along with officials from the Ministry of Health and the […]

A New Tool To Track The Progress Of The Healthcare System

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Editor’s Note: healthaffairs.org recently ran an interesting piece on an effort by the Health and Human Services (HHS) Department to track how the US health system is performing. The Health System Measurement Project allows people to track the progress being made toward providing all Americans with access to affordable, high-quality healthcare and toward reducing health disparities. Through the presentation […]

The Dubai Health Authority Discusses Unified Medical Tourism Initiative for the Emirate of Dubai

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wam.ae – The Dubai Health Authority met with private sector organizations, Dubai Healthcare City Authority (DHCA) and Dubai Tourism and Commerce Marketing to discuss and develop a unified medical tourism initiative for the Emirate. Qadhi Saeed Al Murooshid, director-general of the Dubai Health Authority, said, “In line with the instructions of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed […]

Medical Lane Expedites Border Waiting Time at Calexico Port of Entry

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Kswt.com – Border waiting time for US patients crossing into Mexico to use medical services has been expedited thanks to the new medical lane created next to the SENTRI lane at the Calexico port of entry. One man said he traveled about four hours to see a Mexicali doctor. “It’s excellent, look at all the time we […]

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