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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 industry for distinctly different purposes. […]

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 of accomplishments you can now […]

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 to patients traveling across international borders […]

17-Year-Old Egg Donor Dead, HC Questions Fertility Center’s Role

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indianexpress.com – Not much is known about Sushma Pandey’s death, except that she was 17 years old, died suddenly and had visited a fertility clinic just two days earlier – at least the third time she was doing so in 18 months. Now, almost two years after she died, Sushma’s case may bring under the […]

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 by the death of Sushma […]

Medical tourism drains the health system in war-ravaged Libya

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Hospitals are neglected as patients are subsidized for treatment abroad. smh.com.au – A multimillion-dollar medical tourism industry catering to Libyans has emerged in neighboring countries, stripping the country’s struggling health system of vital investment and blocking efforts to rebuild a sector rife with corruption. Nowhere is the extent of Libya’s crumbling infrastructure more apparent than […]

Number of Health Apps Rising, but Download Rates Remain Low

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ihealthbeat.org -Although the number of mobile health apps has grown dramatically over the past few years, there has not been a corresponding rise in the number of people downloading them, the Washington Post reports. Rise in Mobile Health Apps Brian Dolan, editor and co-founder of MobiHealthNews, said data show the number of consumer health apps in the Apple […]

Josef Woodman Blogs on the HuffPost: How Will Healthcare Reform Affect Americans Travelling for Care?

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Editor’s Note: Just how healthcare reform will affect Americans seeking treatment abroad is the subject of a recent blog by Josef Woodman, founder and CEO of Healthy Travel Media and author of the Patients Beyond Borders series. As Woodman states, in regards to the nearly one million patients in the US who will seek care abroad, “The answer is […]

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 a part of the medical […]

News in Review

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Nigeria: Ado Bayero Returns From Medical Trip Abroad  allafrica.com – The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero, was yesterday received by thousands of residents who gathered around his palace and the Airport Road in Kano as he returned to the state from a medical trip in London. Bayero, who arrived at Malam Aminu Kano International […]

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