This Week in Medical Travel Today…

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Greetings, Transparency is a word that gets thrown around a lot in medical care. While the term is frequently applied to costs, its scope in the world of medical travel is expanding. In this week's SPOTLIGHT we speak with two individuals who are seeking to bring greater transparency to the

László Puczkó, Founder, The Tourism Observatory for Health, Wellness and Spa, PART ONE

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Editor's Note: Readers may recognize László Puczkó's name as the author of numerous papers and books on medical travel (Wellness Tourism and Medical Tourism: Where do Spas Fit?, The Future of Spa Tourism, High-End Medical Travel), co-author of Health and Wellness Tourism, in-demand speaker for many global medicine conferences and events, and respected researcher. To that list

SPOTLIGHT: Jim Tate, Medical Travel Commission, PART ONE

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Editor's Note: If you follow any of the popular medical travel news feeds you've no doubt seen a good bit of buzz about recent certifications issued by the Medical Travel Commission. According to the company's website, the International Patient Program Certification is designed to "recognize organizations that provide extraordinary, best-in-class service

Eggs on Demand in Lawless Market

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indianexpress.com - Advancing technology and growing medical tourism have helped in vitro fertilization thrive in India, but with little regulation. Egg donors are chosen and paid according to their profile, with touts and agencies arranging them for hospitals and recipients. And the donor is often at risk, a fact highlighted

READERS WRITE: Kate Kyoungmi Kang

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Editor's Note : Kate Kyoungmi Kang, MHA, works as a medical tourism consultant at Ipock International Healthcare Consulting, LLC.  Her interests lie in growing the Korean Medical Tourism market and creating global infrastructure to facilitate the growing industry. As a recent master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) graduate, I am excited to be

This Week in Medical Travel Today…

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Greetings, Not surprisingly, the day the Supreme Court handed down its 5-4 vote in favor of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), the front page of The New York Times featured a story on the then-pending ruling. What was interesting was the fact that editors ran a story about medical