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This Week in Medical Travel Today…

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Greetings, While partnering is hardly a new trend in medical travel, it is one that’s generating a lot of attention lately in the US. Concerns about the Affordable Care Act are motivating providers, payers, suppliers and other healthcare organizations to actively consider and pursue partnerships to address the potential realities of healthcare reform (see lead […]

Joseph Barcie, Baptist Health South Florida, Part One

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Editor’s Note: When I received a recent “status change” from Joseph Barcie via a social network, I was intrigued to learn what kind of opportunity could draw him away from the great success he had at International Hospital Corporation (IHC). I quickly learned that although he had moved on to Baptist Health South in Florida, he […]

Camille Hoheb, Wellness Tourism Worldwide and Global Spa and Wellness, Part One

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Medical Travel Today (MTT):Let’s start with your background. Tell us how you became involved in wellness travel. Camille Hoheb (CH): I initially earned my master’s degree in Healthcare Administration, and focused on hospital management, specifically, marketing, business development and healthcare education, which also included managing a hospital-based wellness center. After 10 years in the hospital industry, I […]

Partnering is a Growing Trend in the Healthcare Industry: Survey Finds

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PRWeb – “Partnering” is a healthcare industry trend that appears to be gaining momentum, according to a recent survey of California-based healthcare executives, taken following the Supreme Court’s decision to largely uphold the Affordable Care Act. The survey, conducted in July by the Adaptive Business Leaders (ABL) Organization, an executive networking and peer-advisory group for healthcare […]

Mercury Advisory Group Posts New Series on Smart Cities and Medical Tourism

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Editor’s Note: Mercury Advisory Group Team Leader Chad Reischl, MURP, LEED-AP, just published a new series on medical tourism and smart city development. The five-part series examines how smart cities use modern technology and human capital to go beyond traditional development practices. This development approach is essential for places in search of new ways to solve economic, social and […]

National Center for Policy Analysis’ John C. Goodman Publishes Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis

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A book launch party will be held on Wednesday, August 22, 2012,6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Competitive Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C., to honor the publication of Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis by acclaimed healthcare scholar John C. Goodman, Ph.D. RSVP here In Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis, Goodman explains in clear and compelling language why the […]

Seeking International Patient Coordinators for Academic Study

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Simon Fraser University in Canada is in the process of conducting research focused on medical tourism. Funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the study aims to understand more about the friends and family members who accompany medical tourists abroad, including the roles and responsibilities they take on. We are currently looking to identify […]

News in Review…

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Stem Cell Tourism Hardly a Vacation genengnews.com –Until the scientific evidence for both safety and efficacy is determined, these alternative treatments will be heavily scrutinized. Tired of pain from a rotator cuff tear that knocked him out of baseball a year earlier, pitcher Bartolo Colón jumped at the chance in 2010 when the medical director […]

This Week in Medical Travel Today…

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Greetings, There are few destinations that epitomize the promise and challenges of medical travel better than Dubai. Once heralded as the future face of the industry, Dubai and, in particular, Dubai’s Healthcare City, were designed with noble aspirations and lofty ambitions. Then, like the rest of the world, it suffered from the realities of a […]

The Promise and Realities of Dubai as a Healthcare Destination

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It’s been over ten years since Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, announced the launch of Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC). While the much-touted city was designed to “meet the demand for high-quality, patient-centered healthcare” in the region, there […]

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