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Archive for October, 2012

Memorial-Hermann Texas Medical Center Certified by the Medical Travel Commission

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The Medical Travel Commission™ (MTC) has announced that Memorial Hermann – Texas Medical Center is MTC 2012 Certified, and meets the Commission’s International Patient Program criteria for 2012. The International Patient Program Certification is designed to recognize organizations that provide extraordinary, best-in-class service to patients traveling across international borders for care. The Commission is an independent organization […]

Mercury Advisory Group Announces Arrangement to Build a Health Tourism Cluster and Cancer Hospital in Mexico

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Mercury Advisory Group has developed a five- to seven-year public-private partnership project in Cuidad Juarez, Mexico, according to company CEO Dr. Maria K. Todd. “We will call upon our 65 advisers over the next five to seven years to help bring this project to fruition. Other similar projects are on the horizon in other parts of Mexico, and […]

Ibn Al-Haytham Hospital is the first Temos-Certified hospital in Jordan

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As the first hospital in Jordan and the Middle East, Ibn Al-Haytham Hospital located in Amman received the Temos Certificates “Quality in International Patients’ Care” and “Excellence in Medical Tourism” for its high-class medical, non-clinical and technical services offered for national and international patients. The two experts of the Temos assessors’ team from France and […]

This Week in Medical Travel Today…

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Greetings, Beginning with today’s issue, we’ll be featuring an ongoing series (INSIDE LOOK) at how one US-based employer is approaching the prospect of adding medical travel to its benefits option. This will be a watch-it-as-it-unfolds type of series and one that will surely be of interest to other employers, benefits managers, insurance brokers, hospitals, and […]

INSIDE LOOK: Medical Travel Today Follows One Employer’s First Foray into the World of Medical Travel

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Three years ago Sam Shallenberger, CFO of RJ Young, a $100 million equipment and leasing company based in Nashville, TN was faced with a dilemma plaguing many American employers: How to provide affordable healthcare coverage to its 450 employees. When he asked his then-broker for advice he got a bad news/good news scenario: “Industry rates are going […]

SPOTLIGHT: Julie Stone, Towers Watson

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Editor’s Note: A recent Towers Watson survey of 440 midsize and large companies revealed that employers are actively looking for ways to address the increasing costs of healthcare. Senior Consultant Julie Stone kindly agreed to speak to us about how medical travel may or may not fit into cost containment plans in the future. Her comments follow […]

Joint Commission Adds Hospitals to Top-performers List

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fiercehealthcare.com – The Joint Commission’s second annual report on quality and safety recognized 620 hospitals as top performers for achieving excellence on quality care metrics, a more than 50 percent increase from last year’s list, The Joint Commission announced today. Despite adding 215 hospitals, notable academic medical centers still failed to make the Joint Commission’s honor roll. Just as […]

Editor Concerned International Medical Travel Creating Substantial Challenges National and Global Public Health Delivery

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voxy.co.nz – A University of Canterbury (UC) lecturer is concerned about the booming medial tourism industry, combining cosmetic or dental surgery with an overseas holiday, because of the future of medical services and health security. UC Professor Michael Hall, editor of a recently released book on international medical tourism, said that the lack of accurate […]

Major Medical Tourism Initiative Launched

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Brookline, Massachusetts – 1 October 2012 – Elizabeth Ziemba, President of Medical Tourism Training, Inc. has been invited to participate with Stackpole & Associates in the project to conduct a national “Medical Tourism Market Analysis” for ProExport Colombia. The country has invested substantial sums of money in improving and expanding its health care infrastructure, creating the environment to […]

News in Review

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Southwest Winning Hearts in Medical Travel blogsouthwest.com – Blogger Shannon Roberston is doing all she can to make the world aware of her love and gratitude for Southwest Airlines’ Medical Transportation Grant Program. Renub Research Releases “South Korea Medical Tourism: Number of Medical Tourists & Medical Tourism Market Forecast to 2015”  A new report from […]

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